API Legal Outreach (APILO)

Our mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth. Our diverse staff provides holistic legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.

API Legal Outreach (APILO)

JT Restaurant

Someone who doesn’t live or work in the area around 6th and Mission might walk past the Mint Mall and miss the tiny JT Restaurant. But around the neighborhood there are many, from elderly residents to construction workers to Filipino and Latino families, who know the business not only for its home-style chicken and pork adobo, but also for its vital role as a community space.

JT Restaurant

South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)

The South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) is a multi-racial, community-based organization, serving low-income immigrant youth and families in SoMa and greater San Francisco since 2000. SOMCAN organizes, supports and informs the SoMa community through leadership development, advocacy, direct services, and referrals.

South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN)

Veterans Equity Center (VEC)

VEC was originally established to provide services for Filipino World War II veterans, VEC has expanded its services to include low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ, formerly incarcerated and homeless individuals. VEC assists these groups through case management, counseling, free legal clinic, health services, and affordable housing opportunity assistance.

Veterans Equity Center (VEC)
ArtsSameer Bhutani

Kearny Street Workshop

KSW's mission is to produce, present, and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. 

We envision a more just society that fully incorporates Asian Pacific American voices informed by our cultural values, historical roots, and contemporary issues.

ArtsSameer Bhutani
Kearny Street Workshop

Galing Bata Bilingual Program

The Galing Bata Bilingual Program at the Filipino Education center provides quality guidance, care, and protection (gabay, lingap, bantay) to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade during the after school hours and during 5 weeks in the summer.

Galing Bata Bilingual Program

Arkipelago Books

Arkipelago Books has been a pillar to the community for 20 years and exists as the only distributor of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store's collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.

Arkipelago Books