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 an active role in government appointments.
APAPA’s established track record demonstrates that we value and support our future leaders and is dedicated to fostering our future through 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.
150th Anniversary Celebration Chinese Built US Transcontinental Railroad: 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Chinese immigrants contributions to the building of our first transcontinental railroad. Visit their web site to learn more about the many events and programs being planned to commemorate this important achievement in American history: http://railroad150.com. Donate here: http://apapa.org/contact/membership.aspx
MOU Ceremony Between ILF & APAPA:
A Memorandum of Understanding has been established between
the New York Chapter of
APAPA and the International Leadership Foundation (ILF). The ceremony and press
event announcing the 2015 ILF Civic Fellowship was held on December 20 at Waitex
Group Headquarters in New York.
Lucy Oback Resigns as APAPA President: "I regret to announce
the resignation of Lucy Oback from the position of APAPA Statewide President and
National President effective January 1, 2015. Lucy and her husband, John, have
worked tirelessly on the different APAPA programs. John, who is also resigning,
has given many years of his time designing the APAPA website. It has been a
great privilege to work with this outstanding couple. Lucy will continue to
chair the Annual Capitol Internship Award and Scholarship Gala as she has done
for the last 9 years. On behalf of all of us at APAPA, we would like to thank
Lucy & John Oback for their dedication to our cause."
APAPA-TVC's Grand Opening & 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration Gala:
APAPA Tri-Valley Chapter will have a Chapter Grand Opening Gala along with a
Lunar New Year celebration on February 28th, 2015. Elected officials from the
federal, state, and local levels along with community leaders are invited and
will be present at our event. Limited seating is available to the public so RSVP
before tickets are sold out.
APAPA-BAR's 2015 College Leadership Program:: This program is
designed to prepare college students of API background to become future leaders
in California. Students will have the opportunity to work in the offices of
elected officials and policy offices across the San Francisco Bay Area as staff
interns. Application materials are due by January 2, 2015.
APAPA's 2015 Internship
Application: APAPA's Capitol Summer Internship Program is designed to
prepare college students to become future leaders in the State of California.
This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership
skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged. Application
materials are due by February 11, 2015.
APAPA's 2015 Scholarship Application:
APAPA-CEF will award a number of scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to
selected students who will be attending college during the 2015-2016 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. Apply now.
11th Annual Capitol
Internship Award Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala will
take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on 1230 J
Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The API newly elected officials in California: APAPA is honored to
have worked together with other API associations, organizations and individuals
to help get more API’s to seek elected and appointed office in California. The
successes of the API candidates from the November 4, 2014 election is the
highest in history.
Find out who they are.