Kollaboration is a non-profit organization that aims to promote Asian Pacific Islander presence in entertainment and media. The Kollaboration San Francisco chapter is blessed to reside in the Bay Area where diversity, creativity, and passion abound. We are proud to serve this inclusive community and help cultivate the ambitions of promising individuals, to influence and increase diversity representation in the entertainment industry.
Kollaboration’s mission is to build bridges, out-create negative stereotypes, and promote diversity. We are a global platform intended to discover, empower, and connect the next generation of artists and leaders to reach mainstream media prominence and change culture.
How we came about...
Kollaboration was founded in 2000 by Executive Director Paul "PK" Kim. Under the guidance of Executive Producer Roy Choi, Kollaboration became officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in January of 2006 and became an Asian and Pacific Islander organization.
Kollaboration's current mission and mantra is "Empowerment through Entertainment." In addition to encouraging the diverse talents of API youth, Kollaboration seeks to empower (1) API youth by providing them with a creative outlet and leadership training that serves as an alternative to gang-activity and delinquency for those at-risk, (2) API families by offering a platform for communication that bridges the gap between 1st generation parents and latter generation youth, and (3) the API community at large, by raising awareness for other critical community issues and NGOs.
In contrast to our mission statement of "Empowerment Through Entertainment," the ultimate vision for Kollaboration is "Entertainment Through Empowerment," envisioning a future when our organization represents a movement of innovative and creative artistry with all races and ethnicities.