Past News & Events

 2012 News

2012 Thanks to Sempra, CWA & Co

Comerica 2012 presentation

On August 22, 2012, during a reception at  the UPAC, Economic Development Program was presented with a $25,000 Grant from ComericaCares.   

SDGE 2012 CYD Grant_Page_1

EMAS 2012 Award

 PH Ceremony-2012


UPAC 2011

CECO_logo_clr_200x70   A Special “Thank You” to San Diego County Employees Charitable Organization! 

For a $3000 grant to help support our Senior Nutrition Program!

SDGE Connected LogoA Special “Thank You” to SDG&E!

For the $25,000 grant for the Children & Youth Development Program!

verizon-foundation-logo-color-copyA Special “Thank You” to Verizon!

For the $10,000 grant for the Reading Rocks Program and the $10,000 grant for the Helping to Empower Authentic Relationships for Teens (HEART) Program.

Bank of America logoA Special “Thank You” to Bank of America!

For the $10,000 Agency Operations Grant

A Special “Thank You” to the Yip Family!

For the $5,000 donation to the Yip Family Scholarship Fund.

Wells-Fargo-LogoA Special Thank You to Wells Fargo!

For providing a $15,000 grant for Agency Operations.

For a $10,000 grant for Economic Development Program.

Thank You Wells Fargo Housing Foundation for a $10,000 grant for Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.

Citi_logoA Special “Thank You” to Citi!

For providing a $10,000 grant for UPAC’s Multicultural Economic Development Program. A small business development program that provides information and access to referral resources and technical assistance to help low to moderate income individuals start and expand small businesses.

Comerica Bank Logo PMS 294A Special “Thank You” to Comerica!

For the $2,500 Unrestricted Grant.

Union_Bank_LogoA Special Thank You to Union Bank!

For providing a $10,000 grant for Agency Operations.

Congratulations to Dan Hom!   For receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Asian Heritage Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 20, 2011.  Dan is a seasoned entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of business experience and community involvement, and advocate and friend of UPAC.

UPAC 2010

Toys for Tots

Over 200 children’s lives were brightened with new toys this holiday season, thanks to the generous contributions from Toys for Tots.

San Diego Chinese Women’s Association

Thank you to the San Diego Chinese Women’s Association for making a generous contribution for food and various essentials to one of our UPAC families in need. This donation made a special difference in this families’ lives not only during the holiday season, but for many months to come.

Citi_logoCiti and Union of Pan Asian Communities Partner to Provide Homeownership Services to Ethnic San Diegans, November 2010

San Diego, CA  Citi has partnered with Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) to provide homeownership information and services to low- and moderate-income individuals and families throughout San Diego. UPAC, a comprehensive health and human services organization focusing on the needs of Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities, has received a $15,000 contribution from Citi to support the Housing
Counseling Program.

Wells-Fargo-LogoA Special Thank You to Wells Fargo Economic Development Project:

Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation in October 2010, the program conducts outreach to very low and low to moderate income (LMI) and limited-English proficient (LEP) Vietnamese and East African individuals interested in starting or expanding small businesses. Prospective entrepreneurs attend business courses and receive individual follow-up. Program participants receive guidance in business skill development, financial resources identification, permits and licenses obtainment, and increased understanding of small business bookkeeping and management. Ten new businesses will be established and two small businesses expanded.

7th Asian Heritage Awards Dinner, July 2010

Tom Hom received a special recognition award for breaking ground more than a generation ago as the first Asian American in San Diego to hold public office. Tom was applauded for his involvement in San Diego’s downtown development and helping to expand the city’s role as a professional sports town.

UPAC President & CEO Margaret Iwanaga-Penrose received an award for her achievements in community service.

UPAC 2009

A special “Thank You”to the
US Small Business Administration!

Thank you for a $75,000 grant for the PRIME program to assist very low and low income refugees and immigrants develop small businesses.

jacobs centerA special “Thank You” to Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation!
Thank you for a $62,000 grant for the “Opening Doors” project for students and their families residing in the Diamond Neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego.

Bank of America logoA Special “Thank You” to Bank of America!
Thank You Bank of America for providing a $20,000 grant for Agency Operations.

jpmorgan logoA Special “Thank You” to JP Morgan Chase!
Thank You JP Morgan Chase for providing a $7,000 grant for UPAC’s Child Care Micro Businesss Program.

UPAC in “Asia in America” Magazine

Community : UPAC (Vol.1 November/December, 2000)

The Union of Pan Asian Communities is giving Asian American teens a special lesson in life. “UPAC has taught me so much and given me the opportunity to teach others about what I’ve learned,” says Michaela de la Cruz.

Cover Story in the 3rd Issue (Vol.1 March, 2000)

The office of the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) rests on 25th street in San Diego, a humble yet vibrant location. Within this building with a humble exterior lies the heart and soul of the largest health and human care agency for Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Diego.

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