Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Building the Pipeline for Asian American & Pacific Islander Political Leaders

APAICS

Our Mission

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.

Our Programs

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National Leadership Academy

The APAICS National Leadership Academy for Elected Officials was established in 1999 to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials with the skills and resources needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance into higher office.

National Leadership Academy

The APAICS National Leadership Academy for Elected Officials was established in 1999 to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials with the skills and resources needed to excel in their current office as well as prepare them for opportunities to advance into higher office.

Regional Leadership Academy

The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training and policy summit for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community stake holders and those seeking to run for elected office at all levels across the country.

Regional Leadership Academy

The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training and policy summit for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community stake holders and those seeking to run for elected office at all levels across the country.

Congressional Fellowship Program

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship Program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, DC, providing exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members in a congressional office.

Congressional Fellowship Program

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship Program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, DC, providing exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members in a congressional office.

Summer Internship

The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy.

Summer Internship

The APAICS Summer Internship Program is an eight-week program that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work in Washington. D.C., and experience American politics and public policy.

Our Resources

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AAPI Elected Officials 2018

AAPI individuals who were elected officials during the 2017-2018 cycle

AAPI Candidates 2018

AAPI individuals who were candidates for elected office during the 2017-2018 cycle

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Event | March 15, 2019

When

March 15-16, 2019

Where

Newark, NJ

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Upcoming Event | May 1, 2019

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Multiple Events

Checkout our calendar to see all events for the month of May. Some require RSVP, while others are open networking events.

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Upcoming Event | May 14, 2019

The annual APAICS Awards Gala Dinner is the premier event in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The evening honors Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, both current and pioneers, and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to politically empower the AAPI community.

When

May 14, 2019
Reception – 6:00 pm
Dinner – 7:00 pm

Where

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Upcoming Event | May 15, 2019

The summit brings together non-profit and corporate leaders, subject matter experts, as well as local and federal elected officials for a day of bipartisan policy discussions that affect the AAPI community and the nation at large.

When

May 15-16, 2019

Where

TBD
Washington, DC

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Upcoming Event | May 22, 2019

The Military Leadership Luncheon is dedicated to promoting leadership diversity and Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in our troops. Active members and veterans of our Armed Forces have the opportunity to learn how to utilize skills and prior leadership experiences to contribute to personal and professional development in the future. Promoting diversity in the military encourages and strengthens the voice of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout our nation.

When

May 22, 2019
12:00 PM

Where

Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024

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