Human Services

Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • www.cpacs.org

Mission Statement

The Center for Pan Asian
Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) mission is to promote self-sufficiency and
equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive
health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.

Main Programs

  1. COMMUNITY HEALTH
  2. COUNSELING
  3. SENIOR SERVICES
  4. HOUSING COUNSELING
  5. LEGAL & IMMIGRATION
  6. COMMUNITY EDUCATION
  7. CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILIES
  8. RESEARCH
  9. ADVOCACY
  10. SOCIAL SERVICES
Service Areas

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Georgia

ruling year

1983

Chief Executive Officer

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Mrs. Chaiwon Kim

Keywords

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cpacs, asian american, community, health, refugee, immigrant

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EIN

58-1437980

Physical Address

3510 Shallowford Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30341

Also Known As

CPACS

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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CPACS,
founded on the belief that people need people, is the first, largest,
and longest standing organization in the Southeast focused on issues concerning
Asian Americans. Since its inception CPACS goal has been to deliver a broad continuum
of comprehensive, family centered health and social services. CPACS recognizes
that health, education, employment, citizenship, and community are
interrelated, interdependent, and integral to individual success as well as the
ability to contribute to the society in which we live.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

COMMUNITY HEALTH

CPACS provides primary and preventative health services, health promotion and education services, and support services in a culturally sensitive and language appropriate manner.

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Program 2

COUNSELING

CPACS provides a variety of counseling services in both individual and group settings to address the communities mental health needs. Counseling services include: mental health and substance abuse addiction counseling, State approved DUI counseling services, Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP), breast cancer support groups, victims services, and healthty families. The goal of CPACS counseling services is to prepare all to find compassion for themselves and others.

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SENIOR SERVICES

The Senior Program at CPACS provides a range of services that is aimed at maximizing independence and the quality of life for the Asian American senior adult population in the state of Georgia. Our holistic approach provides services and programs to seniors by promoting health and nutrition, financial, social, and recreational well-being.

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HOUSING COUNSELING

CPACS Housing Counseling Department provides housing counseling, education, information and referrals to stabilize neighborhoods, communities and families and prevent homelessness.

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Program 5

LEGAL & IMMIGRATION

CPACS legal department is committed to the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law. This department represents clients all over the United States and from countries around the world. We work on immigration issues including employment-based petitions, marriage petitions, visa extension, change of status, and naturalization.

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Program 6

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Conducting English as a Second Language (ESL) classes since the agency’s inception, CPACS now offers several other programs and courses. Our Community Education department facilitates learning opportunities to help people to help themselves and to raise the quality of life our communities.

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Program 7

CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILIES

CPACS Youth Program utilizes a multi-layered, year-round afterschool and summer program approach to address the achievement gap that affects low-income, immigrant, and limited English proficient children. The program serves youth, K-12, in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties through a continuum of leadership-based programs and academic support.

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RESEARCH

The Institute for Asian American Community Research is the first community-based Asian American research institute in the South. Keeping true to the CPACS vision and mission, the Institute for Asian American Community Research is committed to building stronger communities through quality research and dissemination of findings.

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ADVOCACY

CPACS is committed to promoting and protecting human and civil rights. By collaborating with local and national organizations, we are able to advocate for individuals and the community as a whole.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

CPACS serves as an information and referral agency for issues of health, housing, medical, and financial services as well as a transportation agency serving the needs of the low-income, immigrant, and limited English proficient members of our community.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Complete successful capital campaign to enable expansion of quality facilities and services.
    2. Deliver outcomes-driven quality direct services direct and in collaboration with others to improve the current well-being of CPACS clients.
    3. Develop impactful research, advocacy, and capacity building programs and services to influence change in policies and access to resources for greater equity for immigrants and refugees.
    4. Strengthen organizational systems and processes to attract and retain talent and to support a high impact organization.
    5. Establish CPACS as a regional Pan Asian community anchor with national influence.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1.1 Expand key donors for capital and identify additional sources for annual operations
    1.2 Plan, fund, and execute Capital Campaign project
    1.3 Plan, fund, and launch CPACs Gwinnett for maximum sustainability
    1.4 Establish a stronger Clarkston presence
    1.5 Create the right set of programs and services and delivery models for maximum impact to clients
    1.6 Establish logic models & theories of change in programs or service areas where they are not operating today.

    2.1 Analyze program impact, its match with community needs, potential opportunities to enhance overall quality of services, and create a plan/strategy for high programs quality.
    2.2 Develop a strategic collaborations plan
    2.3 Develop a strategy to fund an evaluation planner

    3.1 Establish CPACS’s as an expert and thought leader on immigrants & refugees via research that helps drive awareness of needs and influences positive action toward addressing the health & social service needs.
    3.2 Develop capacity building services that grow the strength of other immigrant & refugee organizations while enabling a sustainable model of delivery

    4.1 Strengthen HR processes for maximum effective recruitment, productive team and individual work, and to support high performing workforce.
    4.2 Improve employee benefits package
    4.3 Strengthen CPACS budgeting process to enable greater future financial visibility and improved cash and spending controls.

    5.1 Establish funding model to fund this regional work
    5.2 Convene leaders regionally to bring CPACS influence across the South for impact and greater national influence
    5.3 Codify CPACS model to share program & services & delivery approach with other refugee & immigrant organizations
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    • Multi-generational staff and services
    • Dedicated staff
    • Long standing partnerships
    • Open working environment with opportunities for innovation
    • CPACS is highly recognized across the nation
    • Comprehensive wrap around services for the clients served
    • Strong history of direct services to the community with outcome data to support success
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    - Raised an additional 2-5% of Budget to increase operating funds
    -Developed comprehensive Marketing and Public Relations plan to increase visibility
    - Identified strategies and prospects to raise 50%($2.1Milion) of funds for Capital Campaign
    - Established one key staff for Clarkston Program
    - Hired a Marketing Coordinator
    - Planed and Set Agency wide Advocacy Agenda
    - Identified and establish sustainable funding sources for research activities
    - Identified a task force to develop a plan for capacity building
    - Developed Theories of Change model for CPACS 3-legged stool.
    - Grown resources to hire HR manager to develop and lead key HR processes
    - Reviewed organizational design, key roles & skills needed for roles to complete organizational review
    - Identified and priced options for affordable benefits particularly healthcare for employees
    - Finance person assesed finance and control-related needs to drive informed process for improvement
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    - Identified a task force to develop a plan for capacity building
    - Grown resources to hire HR manager to develop and lead key HR processes
    -- Reviewed organizational design, key roles & skills needed for roles to complete organizational review
Service Areas

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Georgia

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Financials

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CENTER FOR PAN ASIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Chaiwon Kim

BIO

Chaiwon Kim is the first Asian American woman to serve as CEO / President of the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS). CPACS is the first and only multi-service community center in the Southeast serving the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Her efforts have grown CPACS from a volunteer-run organization formed to help local Korean Americans, into a multi-service organization with a diverse staff of more than 25 full and 60 part-time employees with the ability to speak 15 different languages (Asian and non-Asian). Under her direction, CPACS capacity has grown from 791 clients served per month in 1999 to 2,500 clients served per month in 2012. A Registered Nurse (R.N) by Profession, Mrs. Kim recognized the need for a clinic in 1990 when she began working at CPACS as a volunteer receptionist. Soon after, she spearheaded the development of CPACS free clinic which provides basic health checks and immunizations for the immigrant community. In 1999 she initiated the Asian Breast Care program—a comprehensive program aimed at providing culturally and linguistically appropriate, affordable breast cancer screening to uninsured and underinsured API women. She later developed Korean and Chinese cancer support groups, the first and only in-language support groups of their kind in Georgia. In 2000, CPACS became a certified HIV testing and counseling center and in 2006 Mrs. Kim secured funding through HUD to develop the first Georgia senior housing complex —only the second for Asian Americans in the nation. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2001 and become a state certified addiction counselor (GACA) in 2003.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nack Paek

Metro City Bank

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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