Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are now the fastest growing racial group in the United States, increasing over four times as rapidly as the total U.S. population and expected to double from 20 million to more than 51 million by 2060. Recognizing this tremendous growth and the unique needs within AAPI communities, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13811 to reestablish the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs. The Commission works in close collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to advise the president on issues facing the AAPI community.
The Initiative also works to improve the quality of life for AAPIs by facilitating access to and participation in federal programs in which many AAPIs remain under-served. The Initative focuses on several issues that are important to the AAPI community, including economic growth, education, health, and housing.
Through its innovative approaches ranging from interagency collaboration to on-the-ground community outreach, the Initiative seeks to highlight both the tremendous unmet needs in the AAPI community as well as the dynamic community assets that can be leveraged to meet many of those needs.