Category: APIOPA Crew

Viva SGV Asian American Bike Tour Recap

This past Sunday, APIOPA and The Wilderness Society hosted the Asian American Bike Tour during the Viva SGV Open Streets Event in El Monte and South El Monte. The goal of the tour was to initiate a dialogue by shedding light… Read More


By Sina Uipi I’d like to thank our friends at Empowering Pacific Islander Communities for organizing the #HerHeartMatters campaign in February, which is Heart Health Month. There was a challenge to post as many selfies with important women… Read More

Is Fresh HiFi Still Fresh?

By Ailene Ignacio   By now, most folks know me as that girl from P-Town that used to work on corner store conversions in the underserved community of Historic Filipinotown. But now that the Fresh HiFi project is no… Read More

Our Stories vs “Their Stories”

By Sina Uipi Last week, we continued another great session of POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI. The theme was still the same, which was to explore our aka (roots), but this time we had a different proverb, which was… Read More

#givingTuesday 2015, support APIOPA!

APIOPA signed up as a partner organization for #givingTuesday, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. Each year, we… Read More

Youth Environmental Equity Tour

A few weeks ago, APIOPA was apart of organizing a youth environmental equity tour from Lennox to Koreatown. Some local Tongan youth joined us and they enjoyed the tour and learned about the different projects going on in… Read More

Launch of FAB Curriculum, POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI, Was A Success!

Hawthorne United Methodist Church We finally did it!! We are so happy and proud with how our launch went for the FAB curriculum, POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI. It was a success and the turnout was way better than… Read More

Wisdom of Young Coconut Tree

POTOPOTO ‘A NIU MUI, is a Tongan proverb, and is defined as wisdom of young coconut tree. When this tree grows and starts to bear fruit, it produces an innumerable amount of coconuts for its size and maturity…. Read More

An Urgency for Consistent Interruption

Lennox Tongan United Methodist Church The interpersonal violence between Sāmoan and Tongan gangs is nothing new in our communities, especially in Southern California. Before the beef between gangs and colors, there seemed to be this unspoken disdain between… Read More

APIOPA receives “Visionary non-profit” award from CCPHA!

Very exciting news friends! We received word this past week that we were nominated and awarded the “Visionary Non-Profit” Award by our partners at California Center for Public Health Advocacy. This honor is part of CCPHA’s annual Champions of… Read More