AYPAL: Building API Community Power

Oakland, CA

Founded in 1998, AYPAL is a leadership development, community organizing and coalition building organization that seeks to create healthy, safe, and thriving communities. It serves the Asian and Pacific Islander Immigrant community of Oakland, CA. Today, AYPAL is a leader in the education justice movement and the only organization in the state of California that organizes low-income immigrant and refugee API families around reforms in public education.


“AYPAL’s mission is to empower Oakland’s low-income Asian & Pacific Islander immigrant and refugee families to be leaders for school reform and neighborhood change.” –AYPAL website