THE MISSION of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute is to provide transformative leadership training for Asian Americans and other underrepresented groups to produces socially-conscious and impactful leaders for filling much-needed leadership pipelines in government, nonprofit, education, and private sectors.
THE HISTORY of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute, a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization, began in 1997 when it was founded by Dr. Michael Chang, who was then the first Asian American to be Mayor of Cupertino and also a De Anza College professor. Championed by APALI benefactors Dr. Ken Fong, Dr. Hsing Kung, Sandy Chau and other community leaders, the 400-guest inaugural banquet raised over $100,000 as seed funding to establish the Youth Leadership Academy at De Anza College as APALI’s first leadership program.
THE APALI LEADERSHIP MODEL is nationally-recognized for being a transformative experience in personal leadership growth and expanding social vision--with an emphasis on character development, community building, networking, and being part of a civic pipeline for Asian Americans and other underrepresented groups. The APALI Model features an integrated approach which is wholistic, culturally-informed, cross-generational and community-based.
IMPACT Since 1999, APALI has 1430 graduates from four leadership programs at De Anza College, and developed an APALI Civic Network of over 420 civically-engaged active alumni and over 90 current and former public officials in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area region.
ORGANIZATION Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute is a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization with IRS # 81-535-3675.
CONTACT Dr. Michael Chang, APALI Executive Director, 10319 Denison Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014.