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July 25th, 2014 by





OCAPICA will be celebrating its 17th Anniversary with our annualGathering Under the Banyan TreeDinner to be held on Thursday, October 2nd at the Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Hope you all can join us!

For sponsorship information contact 714-636-9095 or events@ocapica.org.

July 25th, 2014 by

OCAPICA and AAAJ’s New Report



On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, OCAPICA and Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) released their new demographic report, A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Orange County 2014.  About 120 individuals attended the release event which highlighted data including – AAPIs in Orange County are the third largest population in the nation and the fastest growing population in Orange County.  Free reports are available at OCAPICA or you can also download the report here.


April 20th, 2012 by

(April 18, 2012) – The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Higher Education Summit will convene April 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles.

Addressing critical issues such as the “Asian model-minority myth,” the summit will present the newest research about AAPI students.

“The AAPI summit offers an unparalleled opportunity for educators to engage with outside experts and each other about the complicated issues facing AAPI students and what we can do to address them,” said Gaston Caperton, president of The College Board. “The summit will allow educators to share their stories and to hear from speakers and panelists who will help us all think beyond our own small corner of the world. It’s time to think big and act bigger.”

The event will feature respected AAPI higher education leaders including Leroy Morishita, president of California State University, East Bay, Mo Qayoumi president of San Jose State University, Iosefa (Sefa) Aina, dean and director of the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College and Robert Teranishi, associate professor at New York University.

“We see this conference as an opportunity to advance our strategy for improving college access and completion for all Asian American and Pacific Islander students,” said Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system. “We also look forward to showcasing our Journey to Success program as a national model for effective partnerships and community engagement to raise college awareness and preparation among AAPI students and families.” 

Organized by the College Board and the California State University system, the summit will welcome leaders of national advocacy and community-based organizations, college admission and outreach officers, faculty and teachers, school counselors, policymakers and parent engagement coordinators.

The summit program can be found here
***Click here to register.***

(all info via http://www.calstate.edu/pa/News/2012/Release/AAPI.shtml)

April 17th, 2012 by


The Asian Pacific American Legal Center has been kindly providing culturally sensitive multilingual legal help for API OC residents without an attorney through their weekly workshops and clinics. Here is their current weekly schedule:

Free Vietnamese Divorce Workshops

For Orange County residents without an attorney.  Attendees will be assisted with filling out forms, understand the divorce process, be able to ask basic family law questions and understand their rights. Assists from filing to judgment. Every Wednesday at 1:00pm at Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868. By appointment.  Contact 800-267-7395 for appointments. (Vietnamese hotline)

Self-Help Center – Free Court-Based Self-Help services in Vietnamese twice a week

For Orange County residents without an attorney. Assistance in family law including divorce, legal separation, nullity of marriage, child custody/visitation, child support, spousal support, name change, guardianship, domestic violence, etc., every Tuesdayat Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868. Assistance in civil actions including unlawful detainer/eviction, criminal expungement, small claims, civil harassment, traffic, breach of contract, etc., every Thursday at West Justice Center, 8141 13th Street, Westminster, CA 92683. Contact 800-267-7395 for more information. 

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