Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 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

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3702 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-721-0122

General Information

Alternative Name: The Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders
EIN: 41-1417198
Principal Staff: Ekta Prakash
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 18
Volunteers: 75
Number of Clients: 3,000


Board Chair: Theresa Haynes
Number of Board Members: 8
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 5.9

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