Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, April 5th, CAUSE hosted its 25th Annual Gala: “The Time is Now!” at The LA Grand Hotel Downtown.
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Monterey Park, CA – CAUSE held the third Leadership Institute Training Session of 2018 at the SoCalGas Monterey Park Learning Center.
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Los Angeles, CA – CAUSE hosted the first CAUSE Leadership Network (CLN) Reception at Far Bar in Little Tokyo.
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Our programs approach

The Leadership Pipeline

Our leadership development programs ensure we have leaders for the APA community by offering opportunities for them to develop the connections, skills, and knowledge to support their rise to the top of the civic and political arena.

We cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.


CAUSE Leadership Qualities


Civic Engagement

We empower and educate our communities.

In order for our APA communities to be aware, mobilize, and vote in future political debates, our Voter Outreach, Training, and Education (VOTE) Initiatives provide culturally-aware outreach resources to encourage civic participation. We understand that our communities need to have the knowledge, access, and network to be fully immersed in our democracy.

Our programs inspire APAs of all ages to voice their vote and define their future.


CAUSE 25th Annual Gala


Our theme this year is “The Time is Now!” The Asian Pacific American community is one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, but remains severely underrepresented. As our country enters a new era of politics, it is important, now more than ever, to mobilize and empower our community, to make an impact in future elections. We want to ensure that the many voices in our communities are being heard.


The CAUSE Annual Gala is our nonprofit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and the premier APA event for those interested in politics and community. It boasts the largest attendance of APA elected officials and is a celebration of those striving to make an impact in our community.

"We have to have a nation of educated youth who are given their opportunity and their promise. And that’s the work and the embodiment of the work CAUSE does."

The Honorable John Chiang
California State Treasurer
"[CAUSE] has helped scores of young people to see that they could have a future in public office."

The Honorable Judy Chu
United States House of Representatives, 27th Congressional District
"You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you're not the last. And that's at its core what this organization is about."

The Honorable Kamala Harris
United States Senator (CA)