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Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), founded in 1985, is an inter-agency organization of Asian Pacific American employees, representing over 50 Federal agencies. It is the principal organization behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May each year.
UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, contributing to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in our society.
Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), founded in 1994, is a non-partisan organization of the highest ranking Asian Pacific American career and appointed executives, judiciary members, and military officers in the Federal, state, and local governments.
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), founded in 1973, is a national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese American and Asian American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of the government.
The National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), founded in 1980, is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans. NJAHS specializes in traveling exhibitions, publications, videos, interactive multimedia, military and camp collections, and educational programs.
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), founded in 1989 by Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals as a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public sector careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.