Building Community: Scholarship Award reflects our Local 1000 Purpose Statement


Our union’s purpose and values encourage us all “to give our members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.

On April 19, leaders of our union’s Asian-Pacific Islander Committee (API) attended the Asian Pacific State Employees Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Gala and, on behalf of Local 1000, presented a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring student who has demonstrated her commitment to higher education and giving back to her community.

Our scholarship award went to Harmanpreet Kaur, a Sikh immigrant who overcame many hardships in her younger years to achieve outstanding results in her studies as well as community service.

Local 1000 has consistently partnered with the Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA) to contribute to the betterment of API state employees and the community at large.

“This is how we create opportunities for the next generation to participate, prosper and reach their full potential,” said Joel Chan, a member of our API committee and a Business Tax Specialist at BOE in Oakland. “We’re investing in our community by supporting a program with meaningful and long-lasting impact for youth and young adults.”