The 2013 JACL Collegiate Washington, D.C. Leadership Conference is an intensive three-day leadership development program that introduces Asian Pacific American student leaders to the national policy-making arena.

Participants in the 2010 conference.

Participants will be briefed on legislative issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community and examine the role Asian Pacific American civil rights organizations play in affecting public policy in the nation’s capital.

They will also have the chance to meet and work with other student leaders representing colleges and universities throughout the country and learn ways to effectively address issues and create positive social change on their own campuses and beyond.

The conference is funded through the generous support of UPS and Southwest Airlines.

An applicant must be an Asian Pacific American undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior class student attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis.

Twelve participants will be selected to attend the conference. Applicants will be notified the week of Jan. 28.

JACL will cover airfare, lodging, meals (continental breakfast, lunch, dinner) and transportation during the conference for all participants.

Dates: Friday, March 15 to Monday, March 18 (arrival by 4 p.m. Friday)

Location: Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 25 (postmarked or emailed), to JACL Midwest Office, Attn: Collegiate Leadership Conference, 5415 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 or

For more information, contact: Bill Yoshino, Midwest regional director, at or (773) 728-7170.

Recap of 2011 conference

Recap of 2010 conference


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