The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) was founded in 1989 to address the visibly low numbers of Asian Pacific Americans serving in the public sector. The founding members of CAPAL came together in Washington, D.C. to establish a forum for engaging and training the next generation of Asian Pacific American policymakers and public leaders.

CAPAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational and professional organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to promote Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.



CAPAL is under the leadership of:

  • Board of Directors
  • Advisory Council
  • Program Manager
  • Public Service Fellow

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