The Asian American & Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) is holding its first education conference in Honolulu this week.

The advocacy organization dedicated to empowering educational institutions that serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders is hosting the event on Friday at Kapiolani Community College. Students, educators, policymakers and others can register to attend at

Students at UH Manoa campus February 2, 2014.

Students at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.

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“We are excited to be able to have a conference in Honolulu. Many times we see underrepresentation from this area at other educational functions held on the mainland and APIACU has heard the cry,” said APIACU President and CEO Ruby Moy in a press release.

The conference will include a discussion about the Higher Education Act which is set to be re-authorized this year. The event provides a networking opportunity for educational organizations that serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as well as a chance to share resources about funding opportunities.

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