For years, policy advocates and individual organizations have looked to local government for support, but their voices weren’t enough to leverage funding. API Council is a 40-member citywide coalition that advocates for equitable policies and resources on behalf of API communities. Our 40-members serve over 250,000 API residents in San Francisco. The API Council has advocated for funding to sustain and expand core services in housing, and health and human services.
The physical, mental, and economic welfare of my community is my top priority. It is important to work with city leaders and neighborhood groups to campaign for policies that directly address this priority.
- Kari Lee
Executive Director of Chinatown YMCA
Being a member of API Council has opened the door to many benefits and opportunities that help our organization succeed. We are able to coordinate our grassroots efforts with other groups and grow stronger together.
- Kent Woo
Executive Director of NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
San Francisco has some great organizations that are dedicated to advancing and advocating for the API community. As a cohesive council, we can utilize the individual strengths of all of these organizations to effect real change
- Sarah Wan
Membership Community Co-Chair, and Executive Director of Community Youth Center
I love San Francisco and I wouldn’t live anywhere else, but there is a lot that we can do to improve our quality of life, especially for immigrants, tenants, and the poor. It is important that we band together to solve these problems.
- Rex Tabora
Board Member of APACC
Thank you API Council for doing everything you can to advocate for the Asian community in our great city!
- Debbie Irawan
Japanese Community Youth Council