CAPAL was founded in 1989 with a goal to increase APA participation and leadership in public policy and government. Today, we are a nonpartisan network of professionals in the Washington, DC area who conduct education and outreach on a number of issues. CAPAL conducts monthly forums and workshops on issues of interest and concern to the APA community that are tailored for its members and open to the general public. We also run the Washington Leadership Program, a summer-long public policy educational series designed for college students, and offer competitive scholarships to college students who are interning in Washington.
CAPAL truly hopes to honor those pioneering Asian Pacific American leaders and mentors who sacrificed so that future generations would have opportunities that they did not. By devoting its time and energies toward college students and young leaders, CAPAL hopes to pass along their amazing lessons in leadership and the sense of responsibility for the community. Current CAPAL boards and members are indebted to the vision and perseverance of its founders who had the dedication and wisdom to make CAPAL a reality
CAPAL is a 501(c)(3) charitable and not-for-profit organization.
Michelle Chen - Board Member
John Kim - Board Member
Kirstin Doan - Board Member
Ron Nerida - Board Member