AYPAL: Building API Community Power

A nonprofit organization

AYPAL is a leadership development, community organizing, and coalition-building organization that seeks to create healthy, safe, and thriving communities. 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's approach to youth development and empowerment includes Leadership Skills Development, Youth Civic Engagement, and Cultural Arts Activism. AYPAL has been in existence for over two decades serving thousands of high school youth in Oakland living in high-priority neighborhoods. 

Young people are the courageous, creative, and hopeful leaders WE want to follow. You can play a role in our community supporting each other and making change together, instead of waiting for change to come. You can play a role in youth leading our community. 100% of this funding goes directly to youth by securing youth stipends for AYPAL core leaders. 

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AYPAL: Building API Community Power


Arts & Culture Education Environment


1238 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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