2019 APAC Gala Table Hosts

We are appreciative of all of our table hosts for the 2019 APAC Annual Award Gala! 2019 APAC Table Hosts AARP Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O San Diego Alliance of Chinese Americans Alliance for Quality Education & Mitz Lee America’s Thai Chamber of Commerce Banner Bank Convoy District Partnership Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego (COPAO) Crab Hut Restaurant – hosting...

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

Tom Hom Scholarship Recipient – Cameron Tran Ever since he was young, Cameron has been involved in many community events, due to the variety of activities that he participated in.  He was an active Boy Scout for 7 years, during which he contributed over a hundred hours of community service.  His Eagle Scout project was done three years ago for the Mira Mesa Senior Center.  In addition, he...

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2019 APAC Lifetime Achievement Award – Bouavvanih Rasih

Lifetime Achievement Award – Bouavvanih Rasih Bouavanh A.J. Hope Rasih is the co-founder and President of the Rasih Citizenship Education Institute. He has over 34 years’ experience in citizenship and naturalization, voter registration, community and public safety, public relations and interpretation and translation services.  As a Citizen Maker, he has assisted 1,340 refugees and new...

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2019 Rising Star Award – Lauren Garces

Rising Star Award – Lauren Garces Hailing from the island of Oahu, Lauren Garces finds her zen in organizing shelves and in the chaos of directing events. She has had humble beginnings and tremendous growth in San Diego through event production and community empowerment and is currently the Vice President/ Creative Director of Silk Road Productions – one of the leading, award-winning...

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2019 Outstanding Organization Award – San Diego Japanese Citizens League

Outstanding Organization Award – San Diego Japanese Citizens League The San Diego Japanese American Citizens League’s (JACL) mission is to promote universal civil rights and social justice, foster cross-cultural education and understanding, and preserve and cultivate the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community in San Diego.  The following lists the projects achieved over the...

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2019 APAC Excellence in Civic Leadership Award – Cynthia Suero-Gabler

Excellence in Civic Leadership Award – Cynthia Suero-Gabler Cynthia has a unique background in non-profit, for-profit and government sectors.  She started her career at the Urban Corps of San Diego as an at-risk youth supervisor and quickly promoted through the ranks as the department manager. Mentored by former City Councilmember Wes Pratt in her early 20’s, she learned importance of giving...

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