Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

PACE Receives $1 Million Grant from Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers

Los Angeles, Calif (May 14, 2024) — Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $1 million grant over three years from the Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers initiative. This award will enable PACE to expand its impact in driving economic mobility for Los Angeles residents while […]

PACE President & CEO Kerry Doi Testifies in Congressional Hearing on SBA Loan Program

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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 Business’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

PACE and Pasadena City College Offer ESL Classes

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Become a PACE Setter! Pasadena City College and PACE will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to students who want job training and better English. Scroll for benefits, eligibility requirements and to sign up.  Classes start January 24! Program Incentives Make money while you improve your English and get support while studying. Earn […]