Mission Statement

To guide refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality.

Contact Information

3702 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

General Information

Alternative Name
The Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders
Principal Staff
Ekta Prakash
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients


Board Chair
Theresa Haynes
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

In 2013 CAPI's food shelf served 21,786 individuals. To serve these individuals a total of 260,036 pounds of food was distributed during the year. CAPI manages 9 community gardens in the north Minneapolis area that supports approximately 100 immigrant gardeners. In addition, CAPI has referred an additional 70 gardeners to plots sponsored by other organizations, and 14 gardening plots were secured for 2014. In total, outreach activities for MNSure in 2013 reached 75,697 individuals and successfully enrolled 224 individuals for insurance (through MNSure). These activities resulted in 874 individuals receiving vaccinations during the 4th Quarter. Of these individuals, CAPI ensured that 95 individuals received all of their required vaccinations (fully immunized). CAPI's caregiver program provided culturally-tailored elder support services to 434 community members. CAPI reached over 282 totals registered or pledged voters during the city of Minneapolis 2013 election, along with 21 social media posts, shares to 10 social media groups and 6 media outlets to achieve a Hmong-specific national reach, multi-racial metropolitan reach to an estimated 70,000 people. Finally, the Career Pathways team conducted outreach to more than 60 individuals regarding CAPI’s Career Pathways program. They met one-on-one with 35 individuals to create a long-term career plan. CAPI also began providing job-readiness classes at the Brookdale Library.
Current Goals
CAPI has plans underway to find a location for our food shelf that will be better suited to the transportation needs of our participants. CAPI has expanded MFIP services to Bloomington with a South Hub due to a grant from DEED. The U of M Center for Urban & Regional Affairs completed a report on the economic and community status of Southeast Asians in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. CAPI will use this, and additional focus group information, to develop strategies for working with these communities for 2014 work.
Community or Constituency Served
CAPI's constituency are refugees and immigrants and low income American families.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities Metro area


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $1,132,932 83.4%
Management $192,964 14.2%
Fundraising $32,077 2.4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $2,024,260 $2,052,882 $2,106,951
Beginning of Year: $2,052,885 $2,106,951 $2,264,185
Difference: ($28,625) ($54,069) ($157,234)

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