The Mission

Give voice to the concerns of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in L.A.

AAPI LA was created to address the unique challenges faced by the AAPI community, including the rapid rise of hate crimes, the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on AAPI businesses, inaccessibility to services due to language barriers, and the lack of AAPI inclusion in industries and conversations around equity and diversity. AAPI LA is tackling these challenges by bringing together nonprofit and for-profit organizations that support or provide services to the AAPI community under one umbrella. Together, these organizations collaborate to help amplify their voices, work, and assistance to the AAPI community.

The overarching goal, however, is to support a community that has been historically misrepresented, disregarded, and often referred to as the “invisible minority.” This is a path towards providing a voice to a frustrated community that has long been divided by language barriers and cultural differences.


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