APAPA's Core Services
APAPA provides community members with the opportunity to be proactive, participate, educate, and impress upon the API community that we have a voice in government and public affairs. We are accomplishing that through Voters Education, standing up for civil rights, and playing an active role in government appointments.
APAPA’s established track record demonstrates that we value and support our future leaders and are dedicated to fostering the development of our youth. This initiative includes both college scholarship and legislative internship programs.
APAPA is also dedicated to enriching our community and helping members grow and adapt to our ever-changing society. Partnering and collaborating with other community organizations and business sponsors, APAPA has a vision to become the central hub for bringing services to our community members. Major initiatives include Digital Literacy, Health and Senior Services, and Personal Finance.
APAPA Welcomes You
Welcome to the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) website. Here you can see our efforts to educate the public about public policy and fostering future leaders from minority communities to serve at federal, state, and local levels.
We are a non-profit and non-partisan organization with a diverse membership representing all communities throughout California and around the nation. Everyone is welcome to become a member of APAPA to support our efforts of empowering Asian and Pacific Islanders in civic and public affairs. You can also receive recognition by becoming a sponsor of one of our events, such as the Internship Gala and Voters Forum. If you are a college student, keep checking our Internship and Scholarship programs page to learn about enrollment opportunities.
APAPA's 14th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum will take place on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at California State University, Sacramento on 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. View Flyer.
2015 API Annual International Leadership Alumni Conference: APAPA and VNA cordially invite you to attend the 2015 API Annual International Leadership Alumni Conference. Meet the leaders of the future on August 14-16, 2015 for a weekend of networking and workshops. This year's theme is “Empowering Leadership Through Self Growth". There is a registration fee of $50 to attend the conference. To view our flyer click here
2015 APAPA-BAR Summer College Leadership & Internship Fundraising Gala: On August 21, 2015, APAPA-BAR will be having their Summer College Leadership & Internship Fundraising Gala. Come out and show your support! For more information, please see our flyer here.
Passport to Health & Wellness Fair: On June 5th, 2015, APAPA sponsored a special event for all Asian & Pacific Islanders to stand united against obesity, diabetes, and other health issues affecting our community.
Sacramento Bee: China came to Sacramento earlier this month for a gala celebrating the 150th anniversary of a feat that many said couldn't be done - the building of the transcontinental railroad over the Sierra Nevada. Read more about the story in Stephen Magagnini's article here
APAPA-SCR 2015 Leadership Program & Summer Internship: The APAPA Southern California Regional Headquarters awarded a number of internships for college students. The purpose of the internship was to help students better understand California state and local governments and to develop future leaaders in the API community. Interns will begin working for a local/state legislator, congress member, or constitutional officer in Southern California starting July 6 - August 17.
Nepal Earthquake Relief: Please help support the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to help the thousands of people affected by the devastating disaster. You can safely and securely text-to-donate to the organizations listed on the link below to provide assistance to those in need today. No amount is too small and every donation makes a difference. Click here for more information
APAPA New York Chapter Announces Change in Leadership: APAPA is pleased to announce that Bobby Bao has assumed the position of Vice-Chariman and Michelle Wang has assumed the position of President of the NYC Board. Click here to read more
APAPA-GDC's Grand Opening: APAPA Greater DC Chapter held their Chapter Grand Opening on June 2, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol, House Visitor Center. Elected officials from the federal, state, and local levels, along with community leaders, were all present at the event. For the official press release, click here