About Us


Our Mission

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline.



CAPAL envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.


As the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I cannot stress how instrumental CAPAL has been in cultivating the next generation of leaders. Through their education and leadership training program, CAPAL is assuring that the interests of the Asian Pacific American community will be honored for years to come.”

– Mike Honda, Former U.S. Congressman (CA-17)

“We should all take pride in CAPAL’s work – in bringing together Asian Pacific American professionals in the DC area, in building opportunities for all of us to work together, and especially in helping to develop our future leadership.”

– Norman Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation