The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of AAPI organizations and leaders dedicated to serving the community and its diverse needs. NCAAT established the CPN to further our mission of supporting equity and justice by fostering community among AAPIs in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation.

The goal of the Community Partners Network is to recognize and uplift the existing community power within AAPI populations across the state and bring people together to amplify a movement for positive change.

The Community Partners Network provides mini-grants to support civically engaged projects, a space for shared learning and opportunities for AAPI communities, and mutual support among partnership members.

Join our 2023-2024 CPN cohort! Submit your application before April 30, 2023.

Membership Overview

We are looking to partner with Asian-affiliated organizations who are committed to educating, mobilizing, and building power among their members in North Carolina. The Asian American population is the fastest-growing racial demographic in the state and our voices are stronger together!

Members of the CPN will be part of a state-wide network and will participate in NCAAT’s existing programs to promote civic engagement in Asian American communities. Each members’ level of commitment will be tailored to their organizational/personal capacity to encourage sustainable and long-term involvement. Starting in the 2023-2024 cohort, we are offering four tiers for partnership.


  • Collective goal-setting to strengthen the state-wide mobilization
  • Attend Network-wide monthly meetings.
  • Collaborate on one network-wide event to address concerns within the AAPI community.
  • Complete projects within the tier of engagement
  • Collaborate with members


  • Support from NCAAT on selected programming, including the mini-grant opportunity
  • Inclusion to a cross-state coalition of affiliate organizations working towards an understanding of doing work in a pan-Asian American context
  • Access to NCAAT resources, training, workshops, educational materials, cultural and political programming, and more
  • A stronger voice and representation in local/state government