APACE was founded in October 2013 by eleven civic-minded County employees. As of November 2014, APACE became a Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(3). APACE aims to be a dynamic and valuable Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the County of San Diego focused on: cultural awareness; recruitment, retention, and outreach; professional development; and partnerships and support of County initiatives.
Board of Directors:
Mary Grace Sadile
Huili (Lily) Yu
Board of Directors:
Chief Administrative Office Liaison:
About Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs)
API communities have tremendous diversity, representing more than 50 countries and ethnicities and hundreds of languages. The Office of Management and Budget defines Asians as persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asian, or the Indian subcontinent. While Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders are defined as persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islanders. Major groups include:
- East Asians: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, Taiwanese, and Tibetan.
- Southeast Asians: Bruneian, Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Mien, Papua New Guinean, Singaporean, Timorese, Thai, and Vietnamese.
- South Asians: Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Maldivians, Nepali, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan.
- Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (in the U.S. Jurisdictions and Territories): Carolinians, Chamorro, Chuukese, Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Kosraean, Marshallesse, Native Hawaiian, Niuean, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Samoan, Tokelauan, Tongan, and Yapese.
According to the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate, there are 18.2 million Asian Americans (alone or in combination) living in the U.S., accounting for almost 6% (5.8%) of the nation's population. In 2010, California, New York, Hawaii, Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois had the largest Asian American populations.
The 2011 U.S. Census Bureau estimated that there are approximately 1,371,564 Native Hawiian/Pacific Islanders in the U.S., representing 0.4% of the U.S. population. California, Washington, Texas, New York, Florida, and Utah reported higher Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations compared to other states.
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