Community Coalitions


Community Coalition

Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Community Coalition(GAAPICC)

“promote unity and improve the well-being of all Asian and Pacific Islanders in Georgia through advocacy, education, and community programs”.

 In 2005, 25 community leaders came together to form GAAPICC with the purpose of regularly meeting to share their approaches to improve the overall well-being of the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander community. This culturally and socially diverse array of organizations and individuals allows for well-developed plans and implementation strategies that benefit the entire community. CPACS remains an active member of GAAPICC and is the headquarters of the coalition.

Community Action for Teens (CAT)

 The CAT program is intended for youth ages 14-18 who want to work together to learn and develop leadership skills in order to make a difference in their lives, families, schools and communities.


CAT youth become advocates against challenging issues that trouble young peopletheir age, namely alcohol and tobacco use.

CAT members also participate in numerous community service projects aimed at building appreciation and respect for community, fostering leadership development and community service skills.

CAT members meet on a regular basis and plan projects for the community.

Georgia Team Empowerment (GATE)

 CPACS created GATE with the purpose of uniting the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and Latino communities in Georgia through a shared desire to support empowerment and action toward building a healthy community.

GATE’s initiative relates to preventing and reducing the rate of alcohol-related traffic crash fatalities among youth and adults in Georgia within the API and Latino communities.