On Nov. 18, President Obama nominated Vivek Hallegere Murthy as United States surgeon general. Since 2009, Dr. Murthy served as the president and co-founder of Doctors for America. He is also a hospitalist attending physician and an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific […]
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) welcomed Krystal Ka’ai as its new executive director on Sept 12.
The White House Champions of Change series spotlights ordinary citizens who are demonstrating extraordinary commitment to their community, their country, and their fellow citizens.
South Seattle Community College announced in February that 45 of its students have each been selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) announced Monday, Jan. 14 that Daniel M. Mayeda of East West Players (EWP) and Priscilla Ouchida of Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) have been elected as its new co-chairs. The APAMC, a coalition comprised of civil rights and media activism organizations, also announced that it will be expanding […]
By Mico Letargo NEW AMERICA MEDIA LOS ANGELES – In a paper entitled “Asian Americans at the Ballot Box: The 2008 General Elections in
The Asian & Pacifi c Islander American Scholarship Fund has created the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program with scholarships ranging from $2,250 to $5,000 during the 2012 to 2013 academic year. The new scholarship fund is designed to give AAPI students access to higher education and help develop role models and train future leaders in their communities. The APIASF Community Scholarship […]
The Social Security Administration announced on Nov. 1 that monthly Social Security benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the first since 2009.
According to a new report released last month by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the AAPI community is an untapped asset that is critical to both achieving the national college completion goal and ensuring the […]
Newly designated co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu said on Oct. 11 that the Obama Administration has opened doors for many AAPIs and plans to expand its outreach to even more communities in need of federal services and protections.