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

“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 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
“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
“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