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.



ILF 2016 Civic Fellowship Program
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 www.ILFnational.org

APAPA-SVC's Grand Opening Celebration
The APAPA-Silcon Valley Chapter will be having their Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Febuary  6, 2016 in Cupertino, CA. For more information click here

Welcome Back APAPA Leaders Amy Tong & Lucy Oback!!
We are happy to annonce 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 as our Internship Chair. Read more about the news here

APAPA-SOC Summer Internship Program
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.

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.