APAC is a community-based, non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to cultivate civic engagement to forward the voices of San Diego’s Asian Pacific American community.


  • Improve the quality of life of Asian Pacific American (APA) and to contribute responsibly to the social, economic and civic strength of the community
  • Increase voter education and participation in the APA community
  • Identify and mentor leaders who can mobilize and represent the community on public issues
  • Establish and nurture relationships with San Diego’s non-Asian Pacific communities
  • Promote cross cultural understanding and exchange at the local and international levels
  • Build alliances and strengthen civic minded individuals and groups to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life in the community


Education is something we all do across the life span. APAC is dedicated to education for both the young and the old, which includes:

  • Representation of APA in school boards and education committees
  • Support the educational development of future community leaders through APAC’s Tom Hom Scholarship and Next Generation Leaders Program
  • Identification & training of young people to be future community leaders with our Next Generation Leaders Program (NGLP)

Asian Americans have one of the lowest level of involvement in the American political process. APAC provides a platform to get Asian-American issues to the elected officials. Our work focuses on the following:

  • Strengthen Asian political voices with our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) program
  • Increase voter registration in the APA community
  • Voter Education outreach through our Night of the Round Table program

APAC is committed to engaging the community and motivating the community to become more civically engaged through:

  • Collaboration and support of cultural events among APA communities
  • Weekly email distribution highlighting cultural and educational events among the APA community
  • Cross marketing of events and information through our Coalition Partners program