Gregory A. Cendana
Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO and APALA Education Fund
Gregory is currently the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO and APALA Education Fund. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and as Secretary for the Labor Coalition for Community Action. Prior, Gregory was President of the United States Student Association (USSA), where he increased the budget of the organization, established strong community partnerships & played an integral role in the passage of the Student Aid & Fiscal Responsibility Act and Healthcare & Education Reconciliation Act.
Furthermore, he comes with a wealth of experience having served or currently serving on the boards of the National Jobs with Justice, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, the Generational Alliance & the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. In 2009, he started Can't Stop Won't Stop Consulting, a firm dedicated to training, peer coaching & organizational development.
Gregory was awarded the Next Generation Award from Metro Weekly, which recognizes the accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) activists, artists & leaders under the age of 30. The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum named him Ally of the Year in 2011 and Pride at Work recognized him with a Celebrating Solidarity Award for his efforts to organize at the intersections of many communities and issues.
He is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, the Management Center's Managing to Change the World, the Midwest Academy's Organizing for Social Change, Training for Change's Training of Trainers & Wellstone Action's Political Training Program. You can find him dancing with SOULcial Justice, a dance team he formed of DC's movers & shakers, or on twitter @gregorycendana.