About Us

What is PACE?

Working families deserve the necessary support and opportunities to build wealth and advance their family’s financial position. Most, however, do not have access to the information and resources needed to build a financially secure household. PACE assists Asian American Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.

Since our founding in 1976, PACE has been recognized as a leader in addressing poverty and economic inequity within the low-income, ethnic and immigrant communities of Los Angeles County.

45 Years in the Making

While PACE was originally formed to serve Los Angeles’ growing API – Asian Pacific Islander – refugee community, overtime we have expanded our services to address the issues of poverty and inequity faced by Angelinos across all ethnic groups.

More than 1.2 million men, women, children and families have come to PACE over the past 45 years seeking a guiding hand to get a good job, start their own business, improve their financial skills, assure their children’s success and create a better quality of life for themselves and their community. Our ethnically diverse staff reflects the multicultural diversity of our clients; collectively, PACE staff have linguistic and cultural competency in 40 languages and dialects. 

Our Cumulative Impact

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