Philadelphia Regional Leadership Academy Application
To apply for the Regional Leadership Academy, please complete this application and email your resume to The questions are divided into sections. The whole application should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

October 11th at 11:59 PM ET

October 19 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM
October 20 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Between 1990 and 2010, the AAPI population in Philadelphia grew 126% (Pew Research, 2011). With an estimated total of nearly 100,000 AAPIs, trailblazing community leaders like Councilman David Oh and Councilwoman Helen Gym have emerged to govern the city within the past five years. Now more than ever, engaging and connecting with the expanding community and political leaders in this area is crucial.

The Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership and training program to further develop leadership skills, promote public service, and support effective, impactful leaders in AAPI communities across the country. The program also allows APAICS to partner with local community leaders to discuss current issues affecting the AAPI community in the region, provide leadership training, and develop the growing network of past APAICS program participants. Both current AAPI leaders and those looking to run for public office will benefit from this practical leadership training. The program will emphasize vital skills regarding the development of a social media strategy, campaign fundraising, and locally-significant policy issues.

We encourage emerging AAPI leaders from the Great Philadelphia Area, and the Delaware Valley more broadly, to join us.

The Philadelphia Regional Leadership Academy will be convened in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

A networking reception will be held on October 19 after the training from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

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