COPAO San Diego is a collaborative of organizations united by a common concern for the economic, social and political empowerment of its members through developmental programs and projects.


To enhance the social, educational, economic and civic empowerment of the community through collaboration of organizations and individuals. 


832 E. Avenue, National City, CA 91950 / P.O. 
Box 1504, National City, CA 91951-1504 


COPAO envisions and values a Filipino American Community:

  • That is grounded in the values of integrity, service, leadership, social justice and inclusion
  • That is continuously moving forward within a culture of evidence and transparency that inspires civic engagement, reflection and critical dialogue in a respectful, thoughtful and proactive manner
  • That highlights and maximizes the richness and diversity of our culture and defines what it truly means to be a "Filipino" within the context of our contribution in redefining what is "American" while at the same time, uplifting our Motherland
  • That has the political clout and influence commensurate with our growing population and is effective in advocating policies that improve the livelihood of Filipino-Americans at the local, state and national levels
  • That sustains its viability by being responsible stewards of its resources, creating opportunities for leadership and inspiring a pipeline of leaders from the high school, college and professional levels who are committed to giving back to their community 

COPAO is a California PUblic Benefit Corporation and IRS 501 (c) (3) organization.

Nash Ang

Nash Ang is a Filipino filmmaker that made award winning documentaries and socially relevant fiction films. As a social entrepreneur, he founded online communities that aims to unite overseas Filipinos and support rural communities in the Philippines.

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