President Barack Obama drops by an Asian American & Pacific Islander Initiative (AAPI) meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, March 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

What's New

  • Building the Capacity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community in Southern California

    On November 5, 2014, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Region 9/Southern California Regional Interagency Working Group (RIWG) partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Los Angeles, the Asian Pacific Planning & Policy Council (A3PCON), and East Los Angeles College (ELAC) to host an intermediate-level grant-writing workshop in Los Angeles.

  • Knowing Your Rights in Colorado

    On November 6, 2014, the RIWG and WHIAAPI came together to host a “Know Your Rights” event for the Denver AAPI community.

  • Understanding the Needs of the Vibrant AAPI Community in Illinois

    On October 29, I had the privilege, alongside federal representatives from 12 agencies, to hear from more than 70 AAPI community leaders at the WHIAAPI Region 5 AAPI Community Listening Session.


On October 14, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that restores the White House Initiative and President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to address issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Download President Obama's Agenda and the AAPI Community
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