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.



8th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Leadership Conference: On Saturday September 26, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association-Southern California Region (APAPA-SCR) will host its 8th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American “Leadership Conference” at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Diamond Bar. The mission of this conference is to empower our people, educate and nurture future leaders in our community. For more information click here

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. For more information please visit: www.apapavotersforum.org

APA News & Review: APAPA's Annual Voters Education Forum is featured in APA News & Review's September/October newsletter. Click here to check it out!

Potential Biases in Prosecution of Chinese Americans:
Seven Asian American professional and community organizations who represent millions of Asian Americans have come together, led by the Committee of 100, to ask Attorney General Lynch to examine the possible racial discrimination and hostile tone in criminal prosecutions recently. View official press release here

Letter to Attorney General Lynch

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.

2015 API Annual International Leadership Alumni Conference: APAPA and VNA succesfully cordinated the 2015 API Annual International Leadership Alumni Conference. It took place on August 14-16, 2015. The weekend provided networking oppertunities and workshops for our young future leaders! The theme this year was “Empowering Leadership Through Self Growth".

APAPA-SOC's Grand Opening: APAPA Solano County Chapter held their Chapter Grand Opening on August 1, 2015 at the Solano County Event Center. Elected officials from the state, local levels, and community leaders were all present at the event.