PACE Awarded $300,000 from Cedars-Sinai to Support Workforce Development

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Los Angeles, Calif. (Mar. 10, 2023) – Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) is excited to announce a new partnership with Cedars-Sinai to bridge employment opportunities in the healthcare industry. Cedars-Sinai has awarded PACE $300,000 to assist individuals facing multiple barriers to employment achieve placement and advancement opportunities in healthcare-related careers. The award allows PACE […]

<strong>PACE Receives $800,000 from the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, Office of Community Services (OCS) to Launch Social Enterprise</strong>

PACE is excited to announce that the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services (OCS) has provided PACE with $800,000 Community Economic Development (CED) award to launch a new social enterprise!  This award will assist us in providing an equity investment in a social enterprise, The Educator Advancement Career Hub (aka […]

PACE Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

We are excited to announce our new Chief Operating Officer – William “Billy” Chun. He has over two decades of public and private sector experience in areas of economic development, investments, social impact and public policy. Billy spent eight years in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s administration, most recently as the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. He […]

Career Training Opportunities for Head Start Parents

We are announcing two new training opportunities for our Head Start and Early Head Start teachers! The CDI Assistant Teacher Pathway will prepare to work in a Head Start classroom as an assistant teacher. The Family Services Pathway offers a dual certification in Family Development Credential (FDC) and Community Health Worker (CHW). To learn more […]

PACE President & CEO Kerry Doi Testifies in Congressional Hearing on SBA Loan Program On March 29, 2022, the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing to examine the role of community lenders in the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. We are pleased to report that our President and CEO, Kerry Doi, was invited to testify at the hearing on PACE […]

PACE Announces Partnership for California Dream Fund

PACE Business Development Center is excited to announce it is partnering with CalOSBA to provide microgrants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small businesses in California!  This new grant opportunity, The California Dream Fund, is designed to incentivize new business startups, especially in underserved communities, through the distribution of microgrants.  The program will offer […]

PACE Becomes a Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, Receiving $2.5 Million Over 5 Years to Serve Minority Small Businesses in Southern California


Los Angeles, Calif. (September 10, 2021) –Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) has become one of the newest Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Centers serving California.  PACE is 1 of only 3 awardees in California and will receive a total of $2.5 million over 5 years from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s MBDA to […]

Wells Fargo Awards PACE $1.75 Million

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PACE has received an unprecedented $1.75 million investment from Wells Fargo!  Funding will enable us to reconfigure our Business education and training sessions into three comprehensive, integrated learning tracks focused on helping entrepreneurs and small business owners adapt and sustain economic recovery.  Sessions will be available both online and in four regional languages – Chinese […]

PACE Education Tailors Head Start Experiences for Children & Families

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One of the features which makes PACE Education so special is our staff’s commitment to tailoring experiences to every child and family.  Teachers encourage children to engage in and explore topics of interest to them; classrooms are staffed by teachers who speak the same languages as the students; and our Family Development Advocates go above […]

PACE Finance Corporation is Awarded $1.8 Million from the US Treasury


PACE Finance Corporation (PFC) was one of 863 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) across the nation to have been awarded funding from the US Treasury to support economic relief in underserved communities affected by COVID-19.   The $1.8 million award provides PFC with flexible capital to help local, minority-owned businesses take meaningful steps towards recovering from […]