Claudine Cheng

Founder, APA Heritage Celebration Committee

Claudine Cheng is an attorney by profession and a long-time community activist. She currently serves as board chair of RENEW SF, director of SPUR, North Beach Citizens and Pathway for Kids. An Asian American and an immigrant, Claudine is a strong advocate of civil rights and equal opportunities.

She was the first person from the West Coast to be elected National President of OCA, a civil rights advocacy and education organization with 80 chapters and affiliates in the country. In 1991, Claudine was instrumental in leading a national advocacy campaign leading to the historic issuance of a series of Lunar New Year commemorative stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. Three years ago, Claudine led a successful fundraising campaign that resulted in the purchase of a building and establishment of the OCA National Center in Washington D.C., a first for a national APA organization in the country' s capital.

Claudine received the Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and the Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law

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