San Diego API Coalition

San Diego API Coalition



The San Diego Asian Pacific Islander (API) Coalition is a group of San Diego API organizations that operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Pacific Arts Movement, a 501(c)3 organization.

Our mission is to facilitate conversations with API communities and advocate for representation of voices by:


  • Amplifying and cultivating leadership
  • Acting as a hub for API organizations to collaborate
  • Building a more inclusive and equitable San Diego

Leadership core


The Coalition is led and facilitated by an annually elected leadership core consisting of the following roles:

Kent Lee


Alex C. Villafuerte


Lauren Garces


Carmela Prudencio

Communications Coordinator

Kirin Macapugay

Membership Coordinator

Samuel Tsoi

Membership Coordinator

Organizational membership


All County of San Diego API not-for-profit organizations, student groups, or actively meeting community organizations are eligible to be considered for membership and invited to participate. See full details including voting procedures and suggested membership dues by reading our Policies & Procedures.


The San Diego API Coalition meets every first Thursday of the month.

media & press

For inquiries or media requests, please contact Carmela Prudencio at or 619-400-5911.

News Features


For general questions, please send an email to or message us on any of our social media accounts.

List of organizations

  • Asian Business Association
  • Asian Solidarity Collective
  • Convoy District Partnership
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals San Diego
  • Pacific Arts Movement
  • Queer APIMEDA Coalition
  • San Diego Pride
  • Taiwanese American Professionals – San Diego
  • Viet Vote