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We help prepare the young generation to become leaders in the public, business, academic, community, and professional fields.
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The International Leadership Foundation’s 2023 Civic Fellows
This year’s cohort boasts of 33 accomplished and civically-minded Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) undergraduate students from distinguished colleges and universities.

For the Next Generation of AAPI Leaders

ILF Fellowship

We are looking for outstanding Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students who will join our Fellowship Program!

​Youth Leadership Academy

We support Asian Pacific American college and high school students through organizing weekly trainings during the summer.

Leadership Conference & Awards Gala

ILF hosts its Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala to support, train, and empower young leaders.

National Advisory Boards

We have 20 National and Global Advisory Boards! Check them out here.


About Us

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, public service, and economic effectiveness of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and other Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship, and international business and politics through a network of business and community leaders.

Since our founding in 2000, ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training for over a thousand select AAPI college students nation-wide.


Federal Response to Violence Against AAPIs

ILF and National ACE hosted a panel discussion with federal partners to address AAPI community concerns regarding hate crimes, workplace discrimination, bullying, community safety. Key federal partners included: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission​.

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Mr. Robert Moossy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
  • Mr. Justin Lock, Conciliation Specialist, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Christopher Donohue, Supervisory Special Agent & Civil Rights Program Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York City
  • Ms. Laura Vartain Horn, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of California
  • Mr. Zeyen Wu, AUSA, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado
  • Mr. David Kennedy, Co-Chief Civil Rights Unit U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Ms. Kessela E. Reis, Program Manager National Partnerships and Initiatives Office of Field Programs U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, DC
  • Ms. Susana Mapu, Special Agent, FBI Central District of Florida
  • Ms. Kristina Jensen, Special Agent, FBI Kansas City

Hate Crime Threat Guide – English
Hate Crime Threat Guide – Traditional Chinese
Hate Crime Threat Guide – Simplified Chinese
AANHPI Resource Brochure on Preventing Bias and Hate Incidents

Thank you to all of our partners for supporting ILF activities and programs throughout the year. We’re grateful for your support.