Seattle Regional Leadership Academy
APAICS hosted a successful Regional Leadership Academy in Seattle, Washington from July 12-13. Participants were trained on a variety of topics, from digital organizing to fundraising.
A special thanks to our co-hosts: APACEvotes, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific Affairs, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS).
Women’s Collective Summit
APAICS hosted its inaugural Women’s Collective Summit on Thursday, July 25.
We saw a turnout of almost 150 women from across the nation– leaders, organizers, elected officials, and more.
“At one point, there was not even a women’s restroom in the senate building. After the 2018 election, we saw 131 women elected to office” -CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu shared in her remarks. Participants also heard from MN State Representative Samantha Vang, Councilmember Michelle Wu, Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran, and Mayors Sadaf Jaffer and Lisa Wong.
National Leadership Academy 2019
We ended the month by hosting the National Leadership Academy, a two-day leadership training event for current elected officials and individuals seeking to run for public office.
The program consisted of interactive political training with topics ranging from developing your campaign plan, communications, digital organizing, power mapping, and fundraising.
Intern Ice Cream Social
It’s an annual tradition for APAICS to host an Ice Cream social at Ice Cream Jubilee. This year, interns got the chance to ask President & CEO Madalene Mielke their questions about a career in public service. The social featured special guest- Aurnia!
Intern Trips to the DNC & RNC
Every year, APAICS interns take a trip to both the DNC and RNC to learn about bipartisan APA community engagement efforts.
We celebrated up a wonderful year of our congressional summer internship with a graduation ceremony – featuring remarks from Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Gil Cisneros, and Rep. Bobby Scott. CONGRATS GRADS!
We are so sad to see the summer interns go! We hosted our good-bye dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, where interns reflected on their experience and shared highlights and favorite moments.