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Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program

The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) is: to assist the development of small and micro businesses in Los Angeles with a particular focus on the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Filipino business communities, especially those of low income immigrants.


Formed in 1999, API SBP is a collaborative of five community organizations: the Chinatown Service Center, Koreatown Youth & Community Center, Little Tokyo Service Center CDC, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans and Thai Community Development Center.

[ API SBP Website ]

Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)

Mission: A3M’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of patients with blood cancers or blood related disease by educating and recruiting potential marrow donors and providing patient support services.

Vision: A3M’s vision is to grow and diversify the National Registry through focusing on minority marrow donor recruitment, therefore increasing the likelihood of patients finding a marrow match.

History: In 1991, Sharon Sugiyama started a grassroots movement to recruit a marrow donor for her nephew Nick. A lifesaving marrow transplant was Nick’s last hope. Challenged with the low number of minorities, particularly Asian and Pacific Islander bone marrow donors in the national marrow donor registry, Sharon founded Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) with the goal of increasing the likelihood of minority patients finding a marrow match.

Today, with the support of A3M’s fiscal sponsor, Little Tokyo Service Center, A3M is one of the largest minority recruitment centers in the Be The Match Registry. A3M provides culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach, education and marrow donor recruitment in ethnic minority communities, including but not limited to: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, South Asian, Thai, Vietnamese and Latino.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo community, A3M's work impacts patients around the world. A3M has recruited over 300,000 potential donors to join the Be The Match Registry. Over 400 A3M donors have gone on to donate their marrow or blood stem cells, giving hope to patients in need of a life-saving marrow transplant.

A3M Logo - Recruitment Center for Be The Match

For more information, please visit A3M's website.

[ A3M Website ]

War Relocation Authority Camp Images Archive

 Photograph credit: National Archives and Records AdministrationWith funding from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program of the U.S. National Park Service, Stone Ishimaru’s photographic collection of over 3,000 images from the ten War Relocation Authority Japanese American Internment camps have been restored and digizited in order to preserve them for future research and education.

Stone Ishimaru’s restored photographic collection can be viewed on this external website: http://usainternmentphotos.org/

Additional photographs of Japanese American Internment are available for viewing on the National Archives and Records Administration's website: http://www.archives.gov/

Photograph credit: National Archives and Records AdministrationThis material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

This material received Federal financial assistance for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally funded assisted projects. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to:

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