Check out photos from the April 5th Internship & Scholarship Gala!

by Sokie Hul 15. April 2014 15:37

Visit APAPA's online photo gallery for photos taken at the 10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala on April 5, 2014 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. Thanks to Danny Lee, John Oback and Rochelle Pastor for attending the event and taking photos.

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Join us for the Multicultural Business & Career Expo! Wednesday, 4/16

by Chris 14. April 2014 11:45
DATE: Wednesday, April 16th
TIME: 10:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Promote Your Business
  • Market to a multicultural audience
  • Present your products
  • Bid for Government Contacts
  • Learn about business financing
  • Discover export opportunities
Boost Your Career
  • Meet leading local employers
  • Learn about positions available
  • Submit your resume right on the spot
  • Enhance your resume with a Master's degree
  • Discover degree programs for working adults
  • Learn about financial aid, student loans, and scholarships
Please feel free to pass along this information to anyone who might be interested. 

Congratulations for an Outstanding and Successful Event

by Sokie Hul 10. April 2014 15:17

I am writing to you personally to congratulate and thank all of you for a successful APAPA 10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gal last Saturday. We had great representation from diverse community, business & government leaders. This event has been extremely successful in developing our students to become leaders of tomorrow.

The success of this huge and historical event is a result of all your hard work through the leadership of Lucy Oback, APAPA President & Internship Chair. I would also like to thank Amy Tong, APAPA Vice Chair, for assisting in managing the program, Sokie Hul and the entire Hq. staff for providing support, the Scholarship Committee, Duper Tong for media staging and all the board members. I would also like to thank the APAPA Chapter leaders who traveled all the way to Sacramento from all over California to support and share in our celebration. I would like to recognize our Keynote Speaker, Sandy Chau, for his inspirational speech. Thank you to all the event sponsors, elected officials, businesses, community leaders and all of the guests who made this event exciting and memorable.

I look forward to working with all of you with continued success.



C.C. Yin, APAPA Founder & Chair

Governor Appointments - April 2014

by Sokie Hul 9. April 2014 10:20

Congratulations to Georgette Imura for her appointment to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Georgette Imura, 70, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Imura was owner of Liberty Consulting from 1995 to 2006 and held multiple positions in the Office of California State Senate President pro Tempore David Roberti from 1987 to 1994, including senate floor coordinator, legislative director and director of the Office of Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. She was the principal consultant for the California State Senate Elections Committee from 1985 to 1987 and a staff director for the California State Senate Democratic Caucus from 1981 to 1985. Imura was chief of staff for California State Senator Diane Watson from 1978 to 1981, a legislative assistant for Assemblymember Julian Dixon from 1972 to 1978, a legislative secretary for Assemblymember Yvonne Brathwaite from 1968 to 1972 and receptionist for Assemblymember Leroy Greene from 1967 to 1968. Imura is first vice chair of the Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership and is a member of the California Cultural and Historical Endowment Board, the Japanese American Citizens League and the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project Board of Directors, where she was president from 2006 to 2011.

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Sacramento Community Town Hall on April 17th at APAPA HQ

by Sokie Hul 8. April 2014 11:32

Attention Senate District 6 Voters! Come on Thursday, April 17, 2014, hear from the candidates running in your district. Don't miss this opportunity to ask them questions about issues that matter most to you and your community.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact APAPA's Headquarters at 916-928-9988 x 105 or by email at

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Meet Sandy Chau at the 2014 Internship Gala!

by Sokie Hul 2. April 2014 12:01

Meet Sandy Chau, National Chair of APAPA's Internship & Scholarship Program and Keynote Speaker of this year's gala!

Mr. Sandy Wai-Yan Chau has been active in IT business investments since 1997. From 1992 to 1997 he was CEO of one of the largest and most diversified listed construction and real estate firms in Taiwan. Mr. Chau began his career as head of a consulting firm for start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was the founding president of the influential Asian American Manufacturing Association (AAMA) in Silicon Valley in 1979, and in 1977 started Universal Semiconductor in San Jose, California. Since 1984, he has been actively involved in various real estate projects in the U.S. and Far East. He has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA.

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APAPA National Honorary Chair Hsing Kung to be honored by Cupertino Chamber of Commerce

by Sokie Hul 14. March 2014 16:36

On March 22, 2014, Hsing Kung will be presented the Citizen of the Year award given by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is recognizing Hsing for his leadership and significant contributions he has made to the Cupertino community. Dr. Hsing Kung, Ph.D., serves as a Managing Partner of Acorn Campus Ventures. He serves as chair of the Vision New America (VNA) Board of Directors, national honorary chair of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, and as a member on the boards of several optoelectronics companies. Hsing holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Please join us in honoring Hsing by attending the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce's annual STAR Awards Gala. For more details, please visit

APAPA-BAR Internship Graduation - May 8th

by Sokie Hul 13. March 2014 12:06

Please come to congratulate the past six months of community volunteerism, local government service and professional development of the APAPA-BAR Youth Leadership Interns at their graduation on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Skywest Golf Course in Hayward.

For more information, please contact Patricia Cheng at or call (925) 759-2488.

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Congratulations to APAPA’ s Legal Counsel, Stephen Murphy!

by Sokie Hul 11. March 2014 11:39

Congratulations to APAPA's Legal Counsel, Stephen Murphy!

The Bar Association of San Francisco selected Steve Murphy to receive an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service award for his volunteer work in 2013. The award is for Steve's extraordinary contributions to the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). He has been recognized as one of the top 15 percent of volunteers who gave his time to assist the underserved, diverse and low income clients that come through JDC.

Steve will receive his award on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The celebration will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law. Please join us in congratulating Steve for his dedicated service and making a difference in the community.

Join us! APAPA's 10th Annual Internship & Scholarship Fundraising Gala! April 5th in Sacramento

by Sokie Hul 10. March 2014 10:51

Join us on April 5, 2014 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento as we celebrate the achievements of our interns and scholarship recipients, fund raise and rock the night away! To RSVP or for more information, please visit

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Governor Appointments - March 2014

by Sokie Hul 7. March 2014 17:34

APAPA is pleased to announce Governor Brown's appointment of Sandra Yi to Area Board X of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Yi has been a bilingual therapist at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services since 2012. She was a case specialist at Intercare Therapy Inc. in 2011 and a behavioral therapist for Wellspring from 2010 to 2011 and for ACES Inc. in 2009. Ms. Yi was a respite worker at TERI Inc. from 2008 to 2009 and served in multiple positions for the University of California, San Diego's Sixth College from 2006 to 2009, including orientation staff and senior orientation leader. She was a legal assistant at the Law Offices of William J. Ward and Associates from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Yi is a registered trainer for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop at LivingWorks and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Ms. Yi is a Democrat.

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Educational Town Hall Regarding SCA 5 - Monday, 3/10 in Sacramento

by Sokie Hul 5. March 2014 12:21

APAPA will host session 2 of its educational town halls regarding SCA 5 on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:00-8:30pm at APAPA's National Headquarters in Sacramento. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the real facts about the intent of SCA 5 language and hear the pros and cons of SCA 5 from academic experts, legislators, educators, advocates and opponents.

For more information, please contact APAPA's Headquarters at 916-928-9988 x 100 or by email at

ABC 10News interviews Ron Cho, APAPA San Diego Chapter President, about API heavy District 6

by Sokie Hul 19. February 2014 10:57

APAPA's San Diego Chapter is taking a great interest in the city council district 6 race. The last API to serve on the city council was Tom Hom back in 1960. So far, 6 of the 7 running candidates are of API descent. District 6 has an API population of more than 30 percent. Thanks to Ron's leadership, APAPA will focus its efforts on holding town halls to educate voters and help mobilize API voters to the polls.

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HNA/APAPA Presents Hayward Candidate Debates!

by Sokie Hul 12. February 2014 14:45

Hayward Neighborhood Alert & APAPA-East Bay (Hayward) to host the Hayward Candidate Debates and 15th Congressional Candidates Debates on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hayward City Hall. This is a free, non-partisan event in a neutral, unbiased setting. Attendees must refrain from wearing attire or bringing/displaying campaign materials favoring any candidate in the Council Chambers. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joel Wong at 510-538-2791.


Governor Appointments - February 2014

by Sokie Hul 12. February 2014 13:24

APAPA is pleased to announce Governor Brown's reappointment of Lai Lai Bui to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served since 2005. Ms. Bui has held multiple positions in the Sacramento Police Department since 1994, including sergeant, detective and officer. She is a member of the California Peace Officers Association, the Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association, the Sacramento Police Officers Association and the Peace Officers Research Association. Ms. Bui is a Republican.

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PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship - Applications Due February 28th

by Sokie Hul 3. February 2014 16:42

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is currently accepting applications for their third annual PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship program. For more information and how to apply, please visit

Apply online for the Capital Fellows Programs - Deadline is February 10, 2014

by Sokie Hul 30. January 2014 11:32

California State University, Sacramento's Center for California Studies sponsors the Capital Fellows Programs for college grads to receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 to work for 10-11 months as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office. Apply online today by visiting For more information, please call (916) 278-6906 or email

Reminder - 2014 APAPA Internship & Scholarship Program Applications Due February 11

by Sokie Hul 28. January 2014 10:05

The deadline for APAPA-CEF's internship & scholarship is fast approaching. Students who wish to be considered for the internship or scholarship must complete an application and submit required documents by Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

To download the application or for more details, please visit: If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Oback, APAPA President/Internship Chair at or call 916-928-9988 x 102.

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities for Florida Students

by Sokie Hul 23. January 2014 14:01

Scholarship and internship applications are available for download for Florida students. Application deadline: February 28, 2014. For more information, please contact Andrew Jeng at

Florida Scholarship Application

Florida Internship Application

APAPA-BAR Assembly District 17 Town Hall Debate - May 21, 2014

by Sokie Hul 10. January 2014 17:52

The APAPA Bay Area Youth Leadership Program will host the Assembly District 17 Town Hall Debate on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 6-7:30pm at Koret Auditorium in San Francisco. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Patricia Cheng at or call 925-759-2488.

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