Asian Pacific Islander

Community Collaborative 

Asian Pacific Islander Community Collaborative (APICC)

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Collaborative (APICC) is a collection of over 30 Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) community-based organizations that provide services to the 5th Supervisorial District; it was established in December 2002.

Mission Statement:
APICC, which was created by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, advocates for and promotes linguistically and culturally accessible County services for Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Americans. Our focus is on language access, employment, and social services issues, and will work with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and businesses that serve API communities.

In April 2021, we made a group decision to change our name to include the Pacific Islander community. Formerly Asian Community Collaborative (ACC), to now the Asian Pacific Islander Community Collaborative or APICC. This reflects not only a change in name only, but it is also a recommitment that we will work to be more inclusive and elevate issues, especially with the lack of data and resources for the Pacific Islander community in the County.


(partial list)

  • Lao Family Community Development Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of the East Bay
  • Asian Health Services
  • Asian Neighborhood Design
  • Asian Prisoner Support Committee
  • Filipinos Advocates for Justice
  • Asian Immigrant Women’s Advocate
  • Oakland Asian Students Educational Services
  • East Bay Community Law Center
  • East Bay Asian Development Corporation
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum
  • Asian Community Mental Health Services
  • Asian for Job Opportunities
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Asian Pacific Fund
  • Asian Pacific Islander Outreach
  • API Legal Outreach
  • Burma Refugee Family Network
  • East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
  • Regional Pacific Islander Task Force – Bay Area
  • Eden I&R 211
  • BANANAS, Inc.
  • C­ommunity Health for Asian Americans
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • J-SEI
  • Lao Family Community Development Inc.
  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay
  • East Bay Korean American Senior Services Center
  • Family Bridges
  • Legal Assistance for seniors
  • Oakland Asian Cultural Center
  • Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
  • BART
  • Asian and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health
  • Supervisor Dave Aide, Sarah Oddie
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Aide, Vanessa Lee
  • James Chang, City of Berkeley Rent Board
  • Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

Website links:


      • May 18, 2023: Dialogue About Violence: The objective of this meeting was to provide resources, supportive response and healing for victims of crime that leads towards solidarity amongst all communities. The panelists shared information respective to their network and communities they serve.
        Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department
        Evette Brandon, Quality Improvement & Accreditation Director, ACPHD, Quality Improvement & Accreditation Division
        Kristen Clopton, Violence Prevention Manager, ACPHD, Office of Violence Prevention
        David Kakishiba, Executive Director, East Bay Asian Youth Center
        Dr. Jennifer Tran, President, Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce & Co-Founder, PIVOT– The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization
        Tau Vee, Co-Chair, Regional Pacific Islander Task Force
        Ben Wang, Director of Special Initiatives, Asian Health Services
        Andrew Park, Executive Director, Trybe
        In response to the far reaching impact of COVID-19 onto our greater community, ACC is hosting a series of online workshops dedicated to connecting our API community organizations to current resources and also giving them a forum to provide direct feedback to administering agencies on how to improve accessibility and outreach to the API community in Alameda County.
        • June 10, 2020 Meeting: DRAI and PPP Programs
          We hosted Christopher Ramirez from Catholic Charities of the East Bay who is spearheading the state’s Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) program in the area, and Julie A Clowes from the Small Business Association, who shared the new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness program.
          DRAI Flyer | SBA PowerPoint Presentation
        • May 6, 2020 Meeting: Mental Health Resources for Staff and Financial Assistance for Non-Profits
          Cynthia Choi, Chinese for Affirmative Action and STOP AAPI Hate Coalition Member
          Sun Hyung Lee, LCSW, MPH, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
          Joshua Lee, MA, Multicultural Fellow, Power Pathway at San Francisco Foundation
          Sabrina Wu, East Bay Community Foundation
      • New Governor Priorities: On March 27, 2019, our special guests Monica Miller from Political Solutions LLC and Cat Nou from the API Legislative Caucus shared how the Governor’s new priorities will affect our local API organizations and residents. Click here for meeting notes.
      • Census 2020: Our meeting in October 2018 will focus on preparing community organizations for the Census 2020 and why it is important for us all to be counted. We will also discuss the newly introduced citizenship question and how it might affect turnout.
      • API Boys and Men Forum: April 14, 2016 graphic report: API Boys and Men Forum (PDF – 486kb) *
      • Resource Map: APICC worked on creating a resource map that identifies where service providers are located in Northern Alameda County, including churches.
      • Community Forum: We hosted a statewide conference on language access in May 2004, in conjunction with the Alameda County Social Services Agency and the East Bay Asian Consortium (EBAC). The forum brought together California counties and communities to foster better working relationships and address some of the important issues facing API communities.

The ACC general membership meets quarterly in Oakland.

Contact information:
Irmina Sanchez
Special Aide to Supervisor Carson
1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-6687 direct
(510) 272-6695 main