23. June 2014 17:09
Dear Friends and Community Leaders,
Thank you for your testimonies, participation and support at the Public Hearing last Wednesday, 6/18/14. The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors conducted a hearing on the elimination of and/or reductions in the level of medical services provided by UC Davis TEACH clinic and County for the medically underserved community.
It was an honor to meet Mr. Stephen Webb, President of NAACP Sacramento Branch 1060; Ms. Kula Koenig, District Director of State Assembly Member Roger Dickinson; Prof. Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director of Center for Reducing Health Disparities UC Davis School of Medicine (UCDSOM); Dr. Mark Henderson, Vice Chair of Education and Associate Dean of UCDSOM. Their public testimonies along with others resulted in an unanimous decision to continue the TEACH program, partnership between UC Davis and Sacramento County.
The hearing room was packed with UCDSOM doctors, residents and students. As I was leaving the hearing room, a 2nd year medical student came up to me to thank APAPA for supporting the community. She was APAPA intern from 2 years ago. It is a great feeling to hear that heart touching comment.
We want to especially thank the County Board of Supervisors and County Executives for listening to the voices from the community.
Tom Bhe, Ph.D.
VP Public Relations,
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
6. September 2013 10:06
APAPA Bay Area Youth Leadership Program is currently searching for college students interested in gaining firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs in San Francisco offices. Internships this year will include State Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, Mayor Ed Lee and San Francisco Association of Realtors.
This is a great opportunity for college students interested in pursuing a career in public service or community leadership!
The deadline to submit your applications is September 20th and all applications can be emailed to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org
APAPA Bay Area Youth Leadership Program.pdf (193.79 kb)
2. January 2013 17:46
Happy New Year! The following applications are now available for download from our website:
Internship Application for College Students: http://www.apapa.org/pdf/2013/apapa_intern_app_2013.pdf
Scholarship Application for College Students: http://www.apapa.org/pdf/2013/apapa_schol_app_2013.pdf
Scholarship Application for High School Students: http://www.apapa.org/pdf/2013/apapa_high%20school%20schol_app_2013.pdf
Students who wish to be considered for the internship or scholarship must complete an application and submit required documents by February 11, 2013.
1) download the application form
2) complete the form and gather all required documents (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.)
3) mail the application and all materials to APAPA's headquarters by the deadline
If you have any questions, please email Lucy Oback at email@example.com
13. December 2012 17:29
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Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), the establishment of the New York Chapter
Reported by Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, & China Press
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) has been established eleven years in California and just launched its New York Chapter in Flushing on December 2, 2012. The organization empowers its members to take part in public affairs, to nurture the next generation to become future leaders, and to increase the political and economic status of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States.
APAPA founder C. C Yin said that 11 years ago, the API community saw a need for and the importance of having representatives of API descent in public office, and this gave him and a few friends the insight to establish the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, to nurture young people interested in politics to become future leaders. In recent years, the political and economic status of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans has increased significantly, and currently, APAPA has 20,000 members and 300 active volunteers. At the state level, API representatives in California grew from zero to 30, and even the mayor of the city of San Francisco is of Chinese descent. In this year’s congressional elections, there were 18 API candidates, six of which were elected to office.
The non-profit organization consists of all types of members, regardless of party preference. The three main core services include civic engagement, youth leadership, and community services. The organization provides its members with the opportunity to be proactive and to participate and educate themselves through voter’s registration, training and internship opportunities for the younger generation, workshops for financial literacy, and appointment programs to help members seek appointments in areas of government. Congresswoman-elect Grace Meng said the creation of political history of Chinese in the United States is a joyous thing, but at the same time stresses that now should be the time to work hard to let the public see and understand the power in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. New York City Comptroller John Liu pointed out that the API population across the country has experienced substantial annual growth, according to the census data, but the number of elected representatives of API descent is not proportionate in comparison to the number of people in their respective communities. He said California’s participation in Asian politics has been a model for New York, with a female ethnic Chinese Congressmember-elect Grace Meng. Liu said, "With a Chinese mayor in San Francisco, who knows what will happen in New York?" Remarks won the audience with warm applause.
Welcoming remarks were received by Congresswoman Judy Chu, who sent a letter to congratulate the New York Chapter on its grand opening. Korean American Assemblyman-elect Ron Kim, New York State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan and New York Supreme Court Justice Peter Tom were among many of the elected officials who attended to support and congratulate APAPA at the grand opening of their New York Chapter.
New York Chapter Board: Justin Yu, chairman; vice chairs Cynthia Chou, Dr. Howard Shiang, and Michael Wang; secretary general Ching K. Chen; chief advisor Jenifer Lin; vice supervisor Cheng Hui; advisor Tim Yang.
Photo courtesy of Sing Tao Daily NYC
26. April 2012 10:52
For immediate release CONTACT: Lucy ObackApril 26, 2012 (916) 928-9988, firstname.lastname@example.org APAPA FOUNDER C.C. YIN TO RECEIVE THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANINSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES 2012 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) was established 18 years ago by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) leadership which included members such as U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Congress members Norman Mineta and the late Bob Matsui. The organization's goal is to build API leadership and establish the political pipeline through leadership programs that empower groups and individuals at all levels of professional development. The current chair of APAICS is the first Chinese American woman to serve in Congress, Rep. Judy Chu. "C.C. Yin has served as an outstanding role model as one of the most successful Asian American franchisee owners of McDonald's. C.C.'s passion and generosity in giving back to the community and helping new immigrant families realize their American dream is second to none" according to Chair Emeritus of CAPAC and APAICS boardmember, Rep. Mike Honda. Other national leaders who will be recognized for their community leadership at this event will be Floyd Mori, former national executive director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Karen Narasaki, former president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC). The APAICS Gala Awards Dinner is the premier, national event for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community drawing a national audience of over 1,000 API leaders from around the country including a number of appearances by the President of the United States. The event takes place May 8th at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. during Asian Pacific Heritage Month. For information contact Terrina Gogue at email@example.com. ### Click Here for Media Advisory PDF
14. April 2012 19:05
On April 12, 2012, APAPA-BAC hosted a successful town hall meeting in Oakland featuring the candidates of California Assembly District 18.
All three candidates running for State Assembly District 18 -- Mr. Rob Bonta, Mr. Abel Gullen, and Mr. Joel Young --were present to advocate their candidacy.
After dinner, the candidates debated. The debate focused on the state budget, education, taxation, public employee's pension and each candidate's expertise as well as their qualifications to represent the district.
The meeting was also sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Association, the Chinese American Political Association and the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay. Many leaders of the Filipino community attended the event.
About 85 community members from District 8 attended the meeting at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior where the event was held. Community members left the meeting with a better understanding of each candidate and where each stands on important issues in the district.
Photos of the event are posted in APAPA's Gallery: http://apapa.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2068