The mission of the Union of Pan Asian Communities is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities of San Diego County. UPAC recognizes the diverse ethnic and cultural identities and strengths of these communities and their need for self-sufficiency.

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Learn About Our Programs

UPAC provides a variety of programs to support the well-being of our community. Explore what we have to offer and how we can serve you.

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Join our compassionate team of professionals and make a difference in the community! View openings here.

Neighborhood Enterprise Center

Visit the Neighborhood Enterprise Center

Opened in 2018, our social enterprise in City Heights includes The Neighborhood Café, the YBE Print Shop and a Community Gathering Space. Visit us at 5296 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105.

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San Diego Business Journal’s Top 50 API Leaders of Influence

Congratulations to UPAC President & CEO, Margaret Iwanaga Penrose, for being recognized as a Top 50 API Leader of Influence by San Diego Business Journal. For over 33 years, Margaret has fearlessly led the organization and made a drastic impact in the lives of San Diego immigrant and refugee families.

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2022-2023 Beverley Yip Scholars

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Beverley Yip Scholarship Recipients!  We’re excited to share a little bit about this year’s recipients. The purpose of the Beverley Yip Scholarship is to provide scholarships to qualified students in need of financial aid to assist them in pursuing post-secondary education and/or training toward a degree or career in social work,…

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Instagram Story

AAPI History Month

AAPI History Month Written by: Cas Hom, SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Association  In the United States, the month of May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month). First introduced by Jeanie Jew, a Chinese American staffer on Capitol Hill in 1976, AAPI Heritage Month is meant to…

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