Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities

Civic U arose from our shared belief that there are immense gaps in public knowledge and understanding of how public agencies throughout Los Angeles work, and that as a result, people in many communities feel that they cannot effectively influence their own government. At Civic U, you’ll learn how to create local
leverage that gets results. AAPI Civic U is a partnership between Cal State LA’s Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs; the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti; A3PCON; and EmpowerLA. Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute, serves as program director of Civic U.