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.
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
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
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,
or at APAPA's Blog. We value your
feedback and support.
Voters Education and
We would like to get the community more invloved at this year's Voters Education
and Candidates Forum.
Please take a moment to take this survey to help us better understand the topics
that are important to our community.
Click here for our survey
APAPA would like to express our deepest condolences to the families and
friends of those who have lost a loved one at the tragic event that unfolded in
Orlando, Florida last Sunday.
APAPA-Central Florida Chapter President, Andrew Jeng, would like to share this
information about a Prayer Vigil, taking place on June 17, 2016, 6:30PM at
Living Stone Community Church (3100 S. Golden Rd.) For more information
ALC visits ATC
Albany, New York Chapter Chair HP Wang and his wife Tingting went to visit
Austin Texas Leaders for a nice brunch. See photo
Office of Mayor Kevin
Johnson Newsletter - City of Sacramento
APAPA's Senior Advisor Maeley Tom is featured in Mayor Kevin Johnson's
May Newsletter. Click here to
view the newsletter. The article on Maeley Tom is on page 4.
Chinese Railroad Workers & Iorn Road -
Past, Present & Future
Join us on June 11, 2016 for a forum APAPA will be sponsoring about the
Chinese workers building the continental railroad. This event is
co-hosted by The US-China Railroad Friendship Association. For more information
APAPA's 12th Annual Capitol Internship Award & Scholarship Fundraising Gala
To celebrate our new 2016 scholarship and internship recipients, APAPA held a
gala on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel (1230 J Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814). Click on the links below for more information about this
Health Fair &
Youth Talent Concert
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, TOFA will be holding a Health Fair & Youth Talent
Concert for the public. There will be free health screenings available as well
as music & entertainment. For more information
Asian American Heritage
to check out APAPA's Eastern State Region Chair, Alice Yi, and her interns
signing up people to register to vote at Asian American Heritage event in
Tune in this Sunday, May 15, 2016 to CBS 60 minutes
at 7:00PM ET/PT for a special braodcasting about the wrongful
prosecutions of economic espionage including Temple University Professor
Xiaoxing Xi and National Weather Service hydrologist Sherry Chen.
Tweet your comments and reactions at @60minutes and @thejusticedept
For more information on the case of Sherry Chen, visit
APAPA's 15th Annual
Voters Education & Candidates Forum
will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at California
State University, Sacramento on 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.
For more information you can view our
APAPA Inaugural Congressional Reception
Thursday, September 8, 2016 APAPA-GDC will be hosting its first Inaugural
Congressional Reception. For more information you can view our
2016 APAPA Solano
County Voters Education Forum
SOC will be hosting a Voters Education Forum on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the
Solano Community College Vallejo Campus.
Click here for more
APAPA TVC Summer
2016 College Leadership & Internship Program
is designed to prepare undergraduate college students to become future leaders
in the state of California. This program provides an opportunity for students to
develop thier leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become
Summer Internship Program
APAPA's Florida Internship Program in Orlando is designed to prepare college
students to become future leaders in the state of Florida. Possible placement
may be in the city or county officer's office. This program provides an
opportunity for students to develop thier leadership skills, gain public policy
experience, and become civically engaged. Students often gain new perspectives,
maturity, professionalism and confidence; they also have the opportunity to
develop social relationships and skills in the result of improved acedemic
California Leadership & Summer Internship
The purpose of this internship is to help students better understand California
state and local government and to develop future leaders in the API community.
View our application below for more information.
2016 Sacramento Mayoral Candidates Town Hall Meeting
This event is being hosted by APAPA-GSC and will be held on Monday, April 18,
2016 at APAPA National Headquarters.
Click here for more information.
Racial Bigotry is a Big Deal
APAPA's Special Advisor, Maeley Tom, speaks up about the Oakridge racial
incident against Asian basketball players in the Sacramento Bee.
You can view
the article here
APAPA National Governing Board members Hsing Kung and Kenneth Fong were
featured in the Silicon Valley Impressions Magazine. Click on the links below to
APAPA's 2016 Internship & Scholarship
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.
Applications due by March 24, 2016
APAPA Statement on Officer Liang's Verdict
APAPA intends to support Officer Liang and his family. For the full official
Click here to view the Rally
For more information about Officer Liang's Verdict, follow the links below:
Thousands rally together in 42 cities to support Officer Peter Liang
New York Times (English)
Apple Daily (Chinese)
Click here for sample support letters for Peter Laing
APAPA-NYC Honors Lunar New Year School Holiday
On February 5, 2016 APAPA-NYC joined Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City
of New York, and other community leaders in commemorating the first year of the
Lunar New Year school holiday at the Queens Library in Flushing. Too view more
about this event, click on the links below.
APAPA-TVC 2016 Lunar
New Year Celebration Banquet
Joy and laughter filled the air on the night of February 11th, as APAPA
Tri-Valley Chapter members and VIP guests gathered for the 2016 Chinese New Year
Celebration Banquet. Many attendees dressed up in traditional Chinese clothing
to celebrate the year of the Monkey and enjoyed a tasty Sichuan flavored meals.
Click here to view full
ILF 2016 Civic
The International Leadership Foundation, a Combined Federal Campaign-approved
non-profit (#24372), is pleased to announce that the application process for the
2016 Civic Fellowship Program is open and ongoing until February 1, 2016.
Every year, ILF's selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding
Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks
interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.
For more information and to apply, please visit
Sign up now for APAPA Solano County Chapter's Internship Program! This program
provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, gain
public experience, and become civically engaged. Click on the link below to
view our application.
The APAPA-Silcon Valley Chapter had thier Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday,
February 6, 2016 in Cupertino, CA. For more information
Welcome Back APAPA Leaders Amy Tong & Lucy Oback!!
We are happy to announce the return of two APAPA leaders for 2016. Amy Tong will
be serving as Chair of the Voters Education and Candidates Forum, and Lucy Oback
will continue to serve our Internship Chair. Read more about the news