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President and Chief Executive Officer

Hmong American Partnership

Direct Phone: (651) ***-****       

Email: b***@***.org

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Hmong American Partnership

2198 S. Memorial Drive

Appleton, Wisconsin 54915

United States

Company Description

HAP is a non-profit organization focused on empowering the refugee and immigrant community by moving our clients out of poverty and towards social and financial prosperity. HAP was founded in 1990 to serve a growing Hmong community in Minnesota. We are ra ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Morning Anchor and Multimedia Journalist



Board Member
FairVote Minnesota

Community Neighborhood Housing Services , Inc

Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota

Capital Campaign Committee
Asian Pacific Cultural Center


Harding High School

Broadcast Journalism and Spanish

University of St. Thomas


Accounting and Management

St. Catherine's college


Accounting and Management

St. Kate's college


Educational Leadership

St. Mary

Master of Arts

Public Administration and Management

Master's Degree

Public Administration

Hamline University


Education , Teaching and Learning

St. Mary's University


Business Administration

The College of St. Catherine



Metropolitan State University



St. Kate

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Bao Vang, executive director of Hmong American Partnership, referred to the issue as a midlife crisis for the Hmong that has turned into an "epidemic that is sweeping the country. She and several other women said the practice would continue until male leaders in the community call it out because they have the most authority, particularly as it relates to family disputes.

"When you have leaders in the community who continue to think this is fine ... or are practicing this ... it (makes) it really hard to take your problems to them," Bao Vang said.

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Bao Vang, the president of the nonprofit Hmong American Partnership, attributes these relationships to a "midlife crisis" in the community: A more educated, driven generation of Hmong women has challenged the traditional view of the obedient, domestic wife - and men, especially older ones, are chafing at the changes.

A 2014 vigil at Hmong American Partnership's St. Paul office drew more than 200 people, Bao Vang said.

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Bao Vang, the President and CEO of the Hmong American Partnership will join CSE on a part-time basis as its chief executive officer.

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Bao Vang, executive director of the Hmong American Partnership community organization, says Hmong immigrants' challenges differ from others because they came to Minnesota as refugees.

When they arrived in the U.S., many Hmong refugees had limited academic skills and struggled to understand how to make the best use of social systems to improve their lives. They also struggled to articulate the needs of their communities to the state's power brokers.
"When you are thrown into a country or place and have to make sense out of it, it's very challenging," Vang said.
Yet, meaningful and long-lasting changes to improve economic achievement for Minnesotans of color will likely require new and creative approaches, said Vang of the Hmong American Partnership. Continuing to focus on existing systems that have failed for decades is misguided, she said.
"You see the same people making the same decisions. The same decisions produce the same results. Why are we not doing something else? Vang asked, adding that she hopes for new ideas.

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Bao Vang Bao Vang is the leadership program coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. With extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, including Lao Hmong Community, Inc., in Detroit, MI, Hmong American Partnership and Children, Families, and Community Initiative through the St. Paul Foundation, Bao works to help nonprofits achieve their missions through sustainable practices and increase their leadership development through MCN's Nonprofit Leadership Program. Bao is an active member of the Hmong community and works closely with immigrant and refugee-led nonprofits. In other related activities, Bao is a member of Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy - MN Chapter, Hmong Women's Giving Circle, and served on the Capital Campaign Committee for the Asian Pacific Cultural Center.

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