Central Valley Regional Leadership Academy

About the Regional Leadership Academy

The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training event for community stakeholders, individuals seeking to run for public office, current elected officials, and those with an interest in policymaking or social justice.

The Central Valley Regional Leadership Academy is co-hosted in partnership with the League of CA Cities Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.

APAICS and the LOCC API Caucus are proud to deliver programming that is consists of interactive political training with topics ranging from developing your campaign plan, communications, digital organizing, power mapping, volunteer recruitment and management, and fundraising.


The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. To learn more about APAICS, please visit: www.apaics.org.

About LOCC API Caucus

The API Caucus is a non-partisan organization organized within the League of California Cities. The API Caucus serves as leaders to improve the quality of life, advocate on behalf of the API community, and provide resources to develop the next generation of leaders. Active in the development of public policy affecting our cities, constituents, and all of California. To learn more about the Caucus: www.cacitiesapicaucus.org

Community Partners

  • Asian Business Institute & Resource Center (ABIRC)
  • The Fresno Center
  • Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM)
  • Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP)
  • Jakara Movement
  • Greater Fresno Health Organization
  • Stone Soup Fresno
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)


The academy will take place all day on Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28.

There will also be a community reception on the evening of Friday, September 27.


The full schedule will be provided with exact times closer to the event date.

Rough timings are as follows:


Training: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Community Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Training: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


The Fresno Center

4879 E Kings Canyon Rd.

Fresno, CA 93727

Cost of Attendance

There is a small fee of $25 to attend the academy. Upon acceptance, program participants will be asked to pay this amount. The fee covers the entire training, breakfast and lunch both days, and the reception on Friday evening. However, if you’re a dues paying member of the League of Cities API Caucus member, it will be waived. If you have any questions about the membership dues feel free to contact Yee Xiong at: Yee@Lam-Consult.com. You may learn more about the membership dues and pay online here.

If you are unable to pay the $25, scholarship options are available.

Deadline to apply: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

We will notify applicants no later than September 24, if they have been selected.

For additional information, please contact us at programs@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.

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