Category: Hikes

The New and Improved Lennox Park

By Scott Chan We are so happy to share the good news about the changes that have been made at Lennox Park. The walking trail, which has been a long-time advocacy project of the Tongan Community Service Center… Read More

Airbeam Sensor Workshop with SGV Youth!

By Kyle Tsukahira On Saturday, December 6th we had the opportunity to lead a workshop with high school youth from the Promoting Youth Advocates (PYA) club at the new Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) satellite… Read More

Lennox Park Walking Trail Coming Soon!

By Scott Chan Sina and Scott recently met with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ office and the Dept of Parks and Rec to discuss having Tongan translations at Lennox Park. Yes, you heard us right. The workout equipment and walking… Read More

APIOPA Visits Canada: Receives Airbeam Sensors to Continue Youth Work!

By Kyle Tsukahira Kyle recently had the opportunity to attend the 2014 NAAEE conference in Ottawa, Canada to participate the Global Environmental Education Partnership steering committee meeting with representatives from Japan, South Korean, New Zealand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia,… Read More

Surveying Lennox on Safety: Results

By Scott Chan For the past year, APIOPA has helped to coordinate the Hawthorne/Lennox Community Safety Coalition. The coalition is a partnership of nonprofits, community groups, and faith groups, with local law enforcement. The coalition formed not only… Read More

Project SEEK – 90% Overweight and Obese

By Alisi Tulua 90% of Pacific Islanders are overweight or obese, with 80% of Samoans and 67% of Tongans classified as obese, according to the 2012 Pacific Islander Health Study conducted by Dr. Sela Panapasa of the University… Read More

APIOPA Youth Empowerment at Glen A. Wilson High School

By Scott Chan It’s been over a decade since I graduated from Glen A. Wilson high school. Looking back, there were few nonprofits or community organizations around to really empower us to make the changes we wanted to… Read More

Bike to China Program Update: Chinatown Tour with Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez!

By Kyle Tsukahira On Wednesday, July 17th the Bike to China youth had the opportunity to lead their State Assemblymember, Jimmy Gomez, on a tour of Chinatown, one of nine cities represented in the 51st assembly district.  This… Read More

APIOPA and SGV High School Youth Challenge Your Thoughts on Air Quality in the SGV

By Kyle Tsukahira As we have previously mentioned: Over the past school year, the Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA) has teamed up with Crown and Sceptre, a senior honors society at Mark Keppel High School,… Read More

The Connection Between Gang Violence and Obesity

By Alisi Tulua Obesity contributes to the deadliest chronic diseases killing many in underserved communities.  There are many efforts to curb obesity with most of these efforts focused on nutrition and physical activity.  Project SEEK (Safety Education and… Read More