President Obama knows that the best way to keep our economy growing is by ensuring a strong, secure, and thriving middle-class. By the end of the year, the President and Congress must take action to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” and make long-term changes in how much money the federal government takes in and how much it spends.
South Asian American community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and Obama Administration officials commemorated Diwali at the White House with remarks from Vice President Joe Biden on the importance of the holiday.
Over the past decade, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) owned small businesses have seen particularly strong growth. President Obama has taken considerable action to expand capital access for AAPI small businesses, like directing more than $13 billion dollars to 19,000 AAPI firms.
When Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are aggregated in the broader Asian category, their real needs are masked; as a result, these communities are often overlooked and may not receive the extra support they need to succeed. This paper describes a common approach taken by statistical agencies to increase sample sizes by pooling data across months or years of data collection.
August 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM ET by Katherine Wallman
If you’re a student thinking about college or career school or a borrower already in repayment, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid has launched some exciting new tools to help you through the financial aid process.
August 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM ET by Vandna Wendy Bhagat
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened for a Midwest Regional Action Summit at The Ohio State University, bringing together 300 community leaders and federal agency representatives in a day-long convening to exchange ideas.
AAPI Business leaders, representing major corporations and small businesses from a range of industries and sectors, participate in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Leaders Forum at the White House.
July 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM ET by Ari Matusiak & Gautam Raghavan
Disaggregation of data is a necessary step in fully understanding the needs of the AAPI community. The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), is working to remove hurdles in students’ lives by seeking your input.
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanderson, travels to Seattle, Washington and learns about the AAPI community's history, programs and organizations, and cultural institutions.
The White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on AAPIs welcome more than 150 student leaders for a briefing on bullying prevention, campus and community engagement, social media, higher education resources, and careers in the federal government.
The story of Vincent Chin serves as an important moment in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and civil rights history. Hate crimes remain all too prevalent in communities across the country, and prosecuting hate crimes is a top priority for the Attorney General and the Civil Rights Division.
The White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders welcome Filipino American leaders from across the country for a discussion on engaging and including all members of the AAPI community in the work of the federal government
Participants in the briefing share their ideas for ways in which the federal government can better serve the Korean American community and discuss how far Korean Americans have come in government and all sectors of society.
Hector Vargas highlights events across the country supporting the Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and discusses the challenges facing AAPI communities in relation to HIV/AIDS.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity works to reduce behavioral health disparities and promote integrated care for the AAPI population.
May 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM ET by Larke N. Huang, Ph.D. and Juliet Bui
The Department of Veterans Affairs conducts outreach to encourage every eligible Veteran, including AAPI veterans, to fully utilize benefits and services they have earned based on their military service.