APAICS | Regional Leadership Academy | Philadelphia, PA
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Regional Leadership Academy | Philadelphia, PA


Between 1990 and 2010, the AAPI population in Philadelphia grew 126% (Pew Research, 2011). With an estimated total of nearly 100,000 AAPIs, trailblazing community leaders like Councilman David Oh and Councilwoman Helen Gym have emerged to govern the city within the past five years. Now more than ever, engaging and connecting with the expanding community and political leaders in this area is crucial.

The Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership and training program to further develop leadership skills, promote public service, and support effective, impactful leaders in AAPI communities across the country. The program also allows APAICS to partner with local community leaders to discuss current issues affecting the AAPI community in the region, provide leadership training, and develop the growing network of past APAICS program participants. Both current AAPI leaders and those looking to run for public office will benefit from this practical leadership training. The program will emphasize vital skills regarding the development of a social media strategy, campaign fundraising, and locally-significant policy issues.

We encourage emerging AAPI leaders from the Great Philadelphia Area, and the Delaware Valley more broadly, to join us.

The Philadelphia Regional Leadership Academy will be convened in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.



October 19-20, 2017: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Registration and Breakfast begins at 8 AM on October 19, 2017



Comcast Center

1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Application deadline is October 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

If you have any questions or inquiries,

please contact Anthony Reyes at anthony@apaics.org or (202) 296-9200.

Day 1 Schedule

Leadership & Political Training

Day 2 Schedule

Policy Summit

The program consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from, planning your campaign, fundraising strategies and tips, to media training.

  • AAPI Data
  • Communications
  •  Fundraising 101
  • Transitioning from Local to State or National Elected Office

Join federal, local and community stakeholders in policy round table discussions on issues concerning the local city and the greater regional area.

  • TBD

Hosted By




Southwest is the official airline of APAICS Regional Leadership Academy