The 2019-2020 SPARC Leadership Program has concluded! The year-long program focused on building a vibrant movement in tobacco control and health advocacy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
Over the year, 27 fellows from across California came together to hold critical discussions about health-related tobacco issues facing AANHPIs and participate in leadership building activities. On May 6 and 7 we came together online to celebrate our collective and personal successes, closing out this year’s cohort.
SPARC Core Leadership Summit
June 20-22, 2019
San Diego, CA
SPARC Capstone Summit
May 6-7, 2020
Storytelling with our Fellows
Click below to hear the digital stories of some SPARC fellows
Alana is part of the Southern California Students Fellow Team. In September, she shared tobacco education resources at PIFA - the Pacific Islander Festival.
"PIFA is the largest and longest running Pacific Islander Festival on the mainland.…
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Bay Area Team
From left to right: Lawrence Yu, Owen Wise-Pierik, Angel Halafihi, Nafiza Khan, Akinchita Kumar Not pictured: Beemy Nguyen (Coach), Mariah Santiago
Central Valley Team
From left to right: Debbie Xiong, Baolia Xiong (Coach), Ethan Thao, Millenia Yang, Triazon Vang, Sue Emanivong
Gold Country Team
From left to right: Andersen Yang, Sherrie Calibo (Coach), Hurjessica Virk, Reener Balingit
South Coast Team
From left to right: Tana Lepule (Coach), Christy Innouvong, CJ Hattori, Mele Halalilo, Lolofi Soakai, Harold Custodio
Los Angeles Team
From left to right: Karina Quiroz, Claudia Pinedo, Sambo Sak (Coach), Shenazar Esmundo, PJ Quiroz
Southern California Students Team
From left to right: Rod Carlo “Cody” Columbres, Leiana Talo Lepule, Jake Ryann Sumibcay (Coach), Vincent Basobas Not pictured: Alana Godoy