Develop strategic engagement with philanthropic and private sector stakeholders in order to facilitate alignment or partnerships for the AAPI community by holding national or regional-level meetings between the private sector (such as philanthropy) and DHS leadership to discuss potential partnerships that positively impact the AAPI communities.
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Develop language to promote engaging diverse communities, including AAPIs, in appropriate DHS grant opportunities.
Review internal and external data disaggregation practices and explore potential for replication of best practices and systems.
Build relationships between DHS contracting representatives and AAPI communities to increase awareness of agency contract and procurement opportunities.
Utilize qualified multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes in appropriate situations by reporting on methods for assessing multilingual employees and plans for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.
Enhance student and recent graduate employment programs and expand strategic relationships with key institutions of higher education by partnering with the DHS Office of Academic Engagement to explore strategic relationships with institutions of higher education with significant AAPI/NHPI student enrollment or with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU).
Identify existing agency programs that disaggregate data.
Develop plan to support greater AAPI access to programs and services.
Promote diversity and inclusion of AAPIs in DHS-wide leadership development programs by aligning diversity and inclusion strategies to advance workforce diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity in all levels of federal employment.
Expand workforce diversity outreach to key AAPI organizations and affinity groups by developing targeted strategies to build more diverse applicant pools, including outreach to AAPI/NHPIs for key DHS-wide professional development programs.
Reduce cultural and language barriers that hinder AAPI and other communities from accessing services and programs during disaster response and post-disaster recovery.
DHS will invite WHIAAPI to brief the DHS Public Affairs teams on best practices for communication with AAPI communities.