The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute (API-CLI) was founded in 2011 with the vision of building the leadership capacity of community leaders and of building collaborative alliances and partnerships among Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities to address racial and ethnic disparities. The innovative leadership program uses a popular education model in its leadership skills curriculum to engage and empower community leaders. With staff support, Fellows have the opportunity of working in teams based on their expertise to design and facilitate these workshops.

The Institute is led by Immigrant and Refugee Community/Asian Family Center (IRCO/Asian Family Center) in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).

For more information about the Asian Pacific Island Community Leadership Institute (API-CLI), contact Sophorn Cheang at: or (971)271-6501.