About Us

The Civic Leadership USA is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Washington DC in 2013. It was the vision of Mr. Sandy Chau, chairman of the board. The Foundation is headquartered in San Mateo California.

Our main objectives are to empower and organize the Asian and Pacific lslander American(APIA) communities, to create a national network of civic-minded organizations and leaders and work in unity.

Train, Connect, Collaborate, Empower and unite civic leaders and local organizations in the USA.

The principal activity of CLUSA is to sponsor Civic Leadership Forums aimed at training APIAs to participate in the political process and our civic life. The Forums are non-partisan and inclusive of all Americans regardless of ethnic group or country of origin.

After the inaugural San Mateo, California CLUSA in 2015, Civic Leadership Forums have been held across the country. Include 32 civic Leadership Forums in 22 cities and 12 States. April Civic Leadership Forums in San Francisco, Boston and Iowa, in addition to a major national Civic Leadership Forums in Washington DC this Fall. Future Civic Leadership Forums programs will be announced on this website.


Our Vision is to create a pipeline for Civic Leaders for a fair and harmonious society.


Our Mission is to strengthen the status, image, participation, influence, and collaboration in the civic engagement of Asian Americans.


Our Goals are to train and connect leaders across America. We sponsor Civic Leadership Forums to cultivate, nourish, and connect American civic leadership.


Our Objectives are to establish a pipeline of civic leaders who intend:

  • To run for public office with service as their core mission.
  • To build platforms in each community that groom and support local leaders.
  • To build alliances of civic leaders.