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DIRECTORY OF API RESOURCES

Important Links

California School Board Association (CSBA)
www.csba.org  
The California School Boards Association is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state's more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. It brings together school governing boards and their districts and county offices on behalf of California's children. 


Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJA)

www.advancingjustice-la.org

AAJA'S mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.  


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
www.apaics.org
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels. 


Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI)

www.svapali.org  

The vision of APALI is to advance civic leadership education and to create a civic leadership pipeline from underrepresented communities. Each year, APALI educates and nurtures over 150 leaders who range from youth leaders to emerging community leaders to elected officials through five leadership education programs. 


Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
www.apapa.org  
APAPA was established with the primary mission of empowering Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development. To accomplish this objective, APAPA developed voter registration events, internships, scholarships, voter education forums, and leadership, mentoring, and networking programs designed specifically for the education, betterment, and advancement of the API community.

 

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)

www.causeusa.org

Asian Pacific American (APA) community through nonpartisan voter outreach, training, and education as well as leadership development.


Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) 

www.leap.org  

LEAP's mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders through leadership, empowerment, and policy. Since its founding in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) has been intent on "growing leaders" within the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the country. When LEAP opened its doors 27 years ago, it had a simple yet powerful idea: that in order for API communities to realize their full potential and to foster robust participation in the larger democratic process, those communities would have to begin producing leaders who could advocate and speak on their behalf.