Anonymous Reporting Form

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an anti-Asian assault, please fill out and submit the form. NAPCA cares about protecting our elders. Our collective voices will be heard.


Nominate Champions of Elders

Submit your selections for our 2021 Champions of AAPI Elders and recognize the work of individuals who exemplify our mission.


In-Home Vaccination Program

Los Angeles County residents: Get assistance in your native language to vaccinate at home.


NAPCA Employee Testifies to Expand Social Security

NAPCA employee Mrs. Prepedigma ‘Cora’ McDonnell testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, sharing her personal story as a Social Security beneficiary.


NAPCA Mourns the Victims of the Atlanta Mass Shootings


NAPCA Launches COMPASS with Partners Nationwide

The AAPI community is experiencing inequities magnified by COVID-19. Learn how NAPCA and partners are using COMPASS to inform change.


NAPCA NEWS and In The News

Read our latest press releases and media coverage.


Help older adults live with dignity and respect

Your gift in any amount helps us in our mission to serve as the nation’s leading advocacy and service organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of AAPIs as they age.


AAPI Underrepresentation in Research

Read what NAPCA is doing to change this and how you can help


NAPCA Announces Five New Board Members

Today, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) announced that Julie J. L. Cheng, James Lum, Maggie “Mankei” Jim, Neerja Kathuria and Peter Y. Soh have been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We welcome our newest board members to NAPCA’s Board of Directors. Julie, James, Mankei, Neerja and Peter bring over a generation of leadership and finance experience and we are confident that they will be a significant benefit to NAPCA as we continue our work toward the well-being and quality of life for diverse older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” said Gie Kim, board chair of NAPCA. “We also welcome James in his role as our organization’s treasurer.”

Julie J. L. Cheng, Esq., is the principal and founder of New Bamboo Consulting, which specializes in operational development: strategic planning, corporate and intellectual property strategy, portfolio management, contracts management, business development, alliance management and executive coaching. Ms. Cheng has served as general counsel and vice president for business development at the Institute for OneWorld Health and assistant general counsel at Bayer HealthCare. Ms. Cheng has been active in many community and non-profit organizations, including helping to create the Alameda Community Sailing Center, and participating on the boards of ACSC, the Oakland Yacht Club, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the NAPABA Law Foundation and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

James Lum is a partner in Bridgespan’s Boston office and serves as the organization’s chief financial and information officer. He has served as the chief financial officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, as well as GuideStar (now Candid). In 2014, while at GuideStar, James was recognized with Association Trend’s Nonprofit Transformational CFO of the Year award. Previously, James led financial and technology projects for national and international divisions of media companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV International, John Wiley & Sons, SiriusXM and Showtime Networks. He is active with a variety of organizations and currently serves on the boards of nonprofits, Aeris Insight and Impact Network.

Maggie “Mankei” Jim is head of finance at Zipline, where she oversees the finances of the company’s focus on designing, manufacturing and operation of delivery drones. Ms. Jim has served in multiple roles at Zipline, including as chief of staff and in positions in global operations and strategic finance. Previously, she served as an engagement manager at Oliver Wyman and in financial roles at The Starter League and Aon Benfield. 

Neerja Kathuria is a data product owner at Nestle, where she drives value to Nestle USA’s eCommerce and Marketing by leading the efforts of managing business cases, product backlogs, and sprints in collaboration with Business Owners, IT, external data providers and SMEs. Ms. Kathuria has served in leadership positions at Fortune 100 companies focused on business analysis and development, including Marriot and Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Peter Y. Soh is a managing director at Accenture, the global professional services company, where he is a member of the corporate communications leadership team. With more than 30 years of public relations and corporate communications experience, Mr. Soh provides Accenture senior leaders with strategic communications strategy and counsel, while managing a global team of communications professionals who support a wide range of business areas and geographic markets. He has deep experience in technology PR, issues and reputation management, executive positioning, public affairs and media relations. 

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Our 2022 in Numbers

Calls to Helpline

In response to COVID-19, NAPCA launched its free 1-800 Multilingual Phone Helpline for older adults and caregivers in March 2020. From March 2020 to June 2022, the Helpline received over 14,202 calls from 10+ states. NAPCA’s Helpline counselors provide in-language support for COVID-19 Vaccine and COVID-19 emergency resources, Social Security, Medicare, general public benefits and more. NAPCA’s Helpline was featured by QUARTZ and covered by NBC News.

Older Adults

In 2020, NAPCA’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), in partnership with the US Department of Labor and over 400+ community based organizations, placed over 1047 older adults in non-profits and government agencies across the country. NAPCA worked with them to develop skills training to find employment, and quickly shifted to a virtual format to keep participants engaged and paid throughout the pandemic.

Older Adults

The Senior Environmental Employment program (SEE) placed 162 working older adults in the Environmental Protection Agency. Of these, over 50% of the participants were age 70+.


NAPCA was one of 20 national non-profit organizations to receive a $14 million award per year, totaling $56 million to continue operating the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) over the next 4 years. SCSEP participants will operate in 59 counties in 7 states.

AAPI Individuals

NAPCA is partnering with the University of California San Francisco to develop the nation’s first research registry for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and is actively recruiting 4,000 individuals. Learn about why this is important: CARE research registry.

Website Views

The NAPCA website received almost 74,000 views throughout 2022. Of these, our National Resource Center for Older Adults and Caregivers and related resource pages received over 27,000 views. These include multilingual state-by-state resources, toolkits and guides for caregivers and organizations, and time sensitive resources around the 2020 Census and Presidential election.

We are NAPCA

Our mission is to preserve and promote the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and diverse communities as they age.

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