APAPA's Core Services

The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development. To accomplish this objective, APAPA provides the following core services to the community.

Civic Engagement

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.

Youth Leadership Development

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.

Community Services

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.

You can find our latest updates here, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or at APAPA's Blog. We value your feedback and support.



APAPA's 2016 Internship & Scholarship Application:
Sign up now for APAPA-CEF's Capitol Internship and Scholarship program! We will be awarding selected students attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications will be awarded based on their demonstrated commitment to the API community, abilities, academic achievements, career goals, civic activities, and leadership skills. Click on the links below to view our applications.

The APAPA Orange County Chapter Grand Opening on Saturday, November 14, 2015 was a success! Click here for the flyer

APAPA-TVC Educational Forum
The Tri-Valley Chapter will be hosting a Educational Forum at the Roundhouse Conference Center on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The leadership speech will be delivered by Sandy Chau, Vision New America, Chair. Click here to view flyer

APAPA-PNC's Grand Opening Celebration
The APAPA-Peninsula Chapter will be having their Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Atherton, CA. For more information click here

2015 Holiday Mixer
Join us this holiday season for APAPA's annual Holiday Mixer on December 7, 2015. The event will be held at APAPA's Headquarters in Sacramento. View flyer to learn more

Representative Lieu Statement on Xi Xiaoxing
In response to racial profiling from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Asian American Professors being spies or economic espionages, Representative Lieu responds to the DOJ and calls to investigate and stop the patterns of racism.

To read about the press release: click here