Grace Li Babian
739 San Rafael Place, Stanford, CA, 94303, United States
Mission / Description
“APAPA is a non-profit, non-partisan and grassroots organization founded in 2001 by C.C. Yin and a pioneering group of fellow civic-minded friends and community leaders. APAPA was established with the primary mission of empowering Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation, and leadership development.
The Peninsula Chapter (PNC) was founded in April 2014. We aim to empower, engage, and inspire our community, especially our youth, to become future leaders actively involved in civil engagements. Our goal is to foster long-term relationships with other communities and public officials to effect greater and deeper rooted change.
PNC’s Grand Opening in November 2015 was a huge success in rallying the community and beyond. The event garnered over 250 attendees, including esteemed guests such as Congressman Mike Honda, Senator Ted Gaines, State Controller Betty Yee, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang, Atherton Mayor Cary Wiest, and many others. The event was very well received and armed with copious food and drink, guests eagerly listened as leaders communicated the past accomplishments of APAPA and the unique position of the APAPA Peninsula Chapter to achieve future ones.
PNC holds a unique strength among all APAPA chapters, its vibrance pervading from inside out. Its inherent location in the heart of Silicon Valley, the world’s epicenter of technical innovation, engenders a deeply talented and influential community that it serves.
APAPA’s mission is to promote the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through active participation and leadership in civic and public affairs. The organization educates and involves the public on public policy and provides opportunities for our youth to gain firsthand knowledge on and experience in governmental and public affairs.
Tightly aligned to APAPA, PNC chapter’s mission is to inspire and empower our members in civic and public affairs through education, involvement, and leadership development. We provide leadership training, community service, and internship opportunities to youth in the greater Bay Area communities who show interest in civic service. “
Organization External URL:
1. PR/Communication- Joy Chen/Melanie Hsu
2. Youth leadership/Internship- Grace Li Babian
3. Service- Henry Yen
4. Development- Monica Arima
5. Accounting/Finance -Jessica Chan/June Chen