Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) is a nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.
Accelerator Lab Partners:
Victoria Huynh, Vice President, CPACS
Victoria Huynh is the Vice President of the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS), the first, largest, and oldest organization in the Southeast to focus on issues and concerns of Asian Americans and immigrants, especially women, children and families with low incomes.
Mrs. Huynh’s childhood experiences in her limited English proficient (LEP) Vietnamese Refugee household fuels her passion for community building, strategic planning, and policy work within the immigrant and refugee spaces. Since 2019, Huynh has tirelessly advocated for the Asian and immigrant communities on various local, state, and national community advisory boards, coalitions, and committees dedicated, but not limited to, areas of language access, civic engagement, immigrant rights, cultural competency, charitable services, and direct services. She serves as the lead of the CPACS’ civic engagement program and co-chairs the Asian American & Pacific Islander Complete Count Committee.
From 2013-2018, Huynh served on the National Regional Health Equity Council and currently served as the Cultural Competency Committee Chair. In 2015 and 2017, the Georgia Asian Times recognized Huynh as an honoree of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia. Huynh was recently appointed to a three year term with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.
Heejin Ko, Office Manager/ HR Coordinator, CPACS
Herein Ko has been an in-person assister at a nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia for the past four years. As an office manager/ HR coordinator and certified application counselor, she is able to provide opportunities for low-income families that do not have the resources readily available to them. Ko is fluent in Korean and English, but in cases where other languages are spoken, she relies on the help of her fellow assisters.