Seattle 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 local partner organizations in Seattle are APACEvotes – APIAs for Civic Empowerment, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), and the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA).


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:

About APACEvotes – APIAs for Civic Empowerment

APACEvotes strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.

About Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

About the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)

The mission of CAPAA is to improve the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in Washington State by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas. They work in partnership with our communities and state leaders to respond to concerns and bring about positive change and long-term solutions.


The academy will take place all day on Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13.

There will also be a community reception on the evening of Friday, July 12.


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


Seattle, WA

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, July 1, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

We will notify applicants no later than July 5, if they have been selected.

For additional information, please contact us at or 202-296-9200.

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