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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

The Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation was founded in 2004 as a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization designed to help prepare and better equip Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders for public service and civic involvement.

What We Do

Encourage APAs to be active leaders in their local communities and beyond.
Provide APA leaders with the tools and skills to contribute to American civic life.
Serve as a network to APA public officials and community organizations.

TESTIMONIALS

“It has been an honor to serve as co-chair of the APALF Honorary Advisory Board since the inception of the project. This is an excellent foundation that helps encourage and train APA leaders to serve in public life.”

HON. MIKE HONDA, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
HONORARY APALF CO-FOUNDER

“I came to the APALF with extensive experience in state and local government and the California Legislature gained from working in senior positions with prominent elected officials. However, despite my more than 20 years of experience and working on numerous campaigns, I felt I lacked practical hands-on political campaign training. APALF helped me become a better prepared candidate to win my election.”

HON. BETTY YEE, CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER
2004 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM

“APALF is the preeminent training program for Asian Pacific Americans. Without APALF I would not be in the Assembly today.”

HON. ROB BONTA, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
2006 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM

“I went through the inaugural training class of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF), and I can state firsthand that this training was instrumental in my success in having the opportunity to serve in public office. APALF brings in the best political consultants in the state to give a hands-on and realistic training approach.”

HON. PHIL TING, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
2004 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM

“APALF was a priceless experience. The training provided a strong foundation for my journey in public service and the network of APALF alum is unmatched. I appreciated the program’s honesty about how I could make an impact in my community, but also how elected office could change your life. I wouldn’t be where I am today without APALF.”

HON. EVAN LOW, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
2004 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM

“As I was contemplating running for office, APALF provided hands-on training that prepared me for the intense challenges of campaigns and serving in public office. This great program has trained the current generation of California’s Asian American political leadership and is preparing the next generation.”

HON. DAVID CHIU, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
2006 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM
“Thank you to APLAF for providing me with cutting-edge information, training and strategy to significantly bolster my candidacy for State Assembly and create the best possible pathway for a successful campaign. The training I received was second to none.”
HON. PHILLIP CHEN, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER
2010 APALF BOOTCAMP ALUM