Our Mission

We cultivate healthy, long-lasting, and vibrant Asian and Pacific Islander communities through grassroots organizing.

Our Vision

We want a world where Asian and Pacific Islander communities – and all communities of color – have full power to access good health and a healthy environment.

Our Story

Coming soon!

Our Team

API Forward Movement is driven by advocates who are passionate about health equity, the environment, food access, and social justice. Our core staff collaborates closely with community members, organizational partners, youth activists, researchers, and other local leaders on a daily basis. We believe in doing the work collectively!

  • Scott Chan
  • Ivy Daulo
  • Linda Huynh
  • Ailene Ignacio
  • Yong S. Kwon
  • Charles Daulo
  • Diyana Mendoza-Price
  • Paul Nguyen
  • Kyle Tsukahira
  • Myca Tran
  • Sina Uipi
  • Mark Vega

Donors & Supporters

We want to thank the following donors and supporters for their generosity, and for helping make our work possible.


  • Aetna Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • Chinatown Firecracker Run
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Dignity Health Community Benefits – Long Beach
  • First 5 Los Angeles
  • FreshWorks Fund
  • Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles
  • Kaiser Permanente – South Bay
  • Nissan Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • SoCalGas Foundation
  • St. Joseph’s Foundation
  • The California Endowment


  • Board of Supervisors – Hilda Solis
  • California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Metro
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California


  • Dahon
  • Elite Graphics
  • HealthFit
  • Metro
  • Timbuk2

Funder Groups

  • Circle of Change
  • Asian Pacific Community Fund

Community Partners

We are profoundly grateful to our partners for collaborating with us to build movements for healthy, long-lasting, and vibrant communities.

  • American Heart Association
  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • Japanese American Citizens League – Pacific Southwest District
  • Koreatown Youth and Community Center
  • Little Tokyo Service Center
  • Pilipino Workers’ Center
  • Public Health Advocates
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