The CAUSE Leadership Academy Kickoff brings together elected officials, community leaders, and families to welcome the 2018 class of Leadership Academy interns!
Associate Vice President for Government and Community Relations at Cal State Fullerton
CAUSE Board Member
Business/business casual attire is appropriate.
Parking is avaialble at 416 S. Boylston Street. It is a 2-minute walk to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. See below for directions:
Meet the 2019 Leadership Academy interns!
Read more about them here.
The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA), is a nine-week paid internship program for college undergraduates that prepares the next generation to lead and represent the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
Founded in 1991 as the California Asian American Student Internship Coalition (CASIC), CLA’s goal is to develop a pipeline of civic leadership for the APA community. As the fastest growing community in the United States, it is key that representation and leadership in the public, private, and non-profit sectors keep pace with our country’s changing demographics.
Through CLA, students are exposed to thought leaders, policymakers, and the issues of the day. Interns gain a deeper awareness of the civic issues facing the APA community in California. By the program’s end, students will have an understanding of how to engage in the politics of the day to affect the change they want to see in the world. Graduates of this program have gone on to run for political office and become leaders in politics, business, and nonprofits.