Central Valley Regional Leadership Academy

About the Regional Leadership Academy

The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training event for current elected officials, individuals seeking to run for public office, and community stakeholders. APAICS partners with local organizations to deliver programming that  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.


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: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Community Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Training: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Central Valley, CA

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.

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

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or individuals who are legally authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer.

Deadline to apply: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

We will notify applicants no later than September 20, if they have been selected.

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