The Union of Pan Asian Communities Records document the organization’s social service programs for Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees (including Cambodian, Hmong,
Loation, and Vietnamese) in the San Diego metropolitan area. UPAC’s programming addressed the community organizing, health,
educational, employment training, housing, and mental health needs of the immigrant & refugee community. Several programs
placed special emphasis on services for the youth and the elderly. The collection includes a wide variety of documents, including
correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, service logs, project proposals, grant applications & grant progress
reports, newsletters & newspapers
The Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) was first organized in 1972, and incorporated in 1974, by founding Executive Director
Beverly Yip and leaders of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. UPAC is a community service agency providing programs
for a vast range of Asian and Pacific Island linguistic groups, including Japanese, Samoan, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese,
Chamorro, Khmer, Ilocano, Hmong, and Lao groups in addition to others. During the 1970s and early 1980 UPAC was, funded with
federal, state and private foundation support.
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