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We're growing as an organization! Meet our new staff!

We're lucky to grow as an organization and have hired new staff to help us reach our mission! Meet our current and new staff below!

Nikki Chan

Executive Director


Nikki Chan​ is a community advocate, graphic designer, and journalist from Stockton, CA. She graduated from Dominican University of California with a BA in Communication and Media Studies. As a community advocate, she uses her skills in design and journalism to help ignite and raise voices of people who are marginalized. She has helped her hometown City of Stockton in numerous health initiatives like the Healthy Beverage Ordinance, Greenlining the Hood, and issues affecting Asian American Pacific Islanders.

Donald Donaire

Program Director


Donald Donaire is a second-generation Filipinx American who was born in Daly City but grew up in Stockton. They studied Ethnic Studies at the University of California in San Diego and returned to their hometown to do youth and education work. Donald is also involved with the San Joaquin Delta College Pride Center and the Little Manila After School Program.

Choy Pangthong

Digital Media Director

(He/Him) Anouthinh "Choy" Pangthong is a dope community servant, visual storyteller, and social justice advocate. He believes that society can reframe how it perceives formerly incarcerated individuals and marginalized communities when viewed through his captured lens.

JR Arimboanga

Communications Director (He/Him) Originally from Stockton, JR has been an educator for over a decade helping to fight for and teach the first high school Ethnic Studies courses in San Francisco and Oakland Unified. Recently, JR helped to grow Stockton Unified's Ethnic Studies program as the Teacher On Special Assignment and continues to support Ethnic Studies programs across the country. In his current role, JR hopes to bridge his passion for education, art, and community organizing to continue to empower Stockton.

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