TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.
TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Community.
TAP is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization through its parent, Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL).
In March 2004, a group of energetic Taiwanese American professionals in the Greater Seattle area formed an organization that would provide a platform for young Taiwanese and Asian Americans to network and support each other.
The inaugural TAPS event was a Career Panel held at the Taiwan Center on April 2004. To our delight, the panel of seasoned professionals held a lively discussion with 40-50 attendees. Since then, TAPS has grown from the original few to over 500 members of all ethnicity and races.
Our TAPS members have set up working committees and add additional ad hoc committees as needed:
- Community Service
- Professional Development
TAPS has regular social/networking events such as JiaBun (Dining out), LimJiu (Happy Hours), ice-skating and hiking.
Our community service efforts have flourished with projects such as the Mentorship Program, Scholarship Program for high school students, holiday toy drive and other community outreach and educational events.
TAPS has also held special events like auction fund raisers, indoor rock-climbing, Lunar Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt, kayaking, etc.
We welcome your ideas and suggestions for activities and events. We love to hear from you! If you are interested in joining our committees or should you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .