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Stay Connected

Follow APEN on social media to stay up-to-date on our campaigns for environmental justice.

We need long-term volunteers who:


  • Are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Mien, Khmu, or Lao or
  • Have professional filmmaking, photography and/or graphic design skills or
  • Are from Oakland Chinatown or Richmond’s Southeast Asian communities

Join the Fight!

Build power and build community by volunteering for APEN’s events and campaigns.


APEN hosts interns through several school programs* including:

If you’re applying for an internship through one of these programs, get in touch with us at info@apen4ej.org. 

*We do not take on unpaid interns who are not receiving school credit or a stipend.

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Job Openings


APEN is hiring! Check out our current openings here.

Our Office Locations

Downtown Oakland

Our Main Office (Downtown Oakland)

426 17th Street, Suite 500,
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 834-8920
Fax: (510) 834-8926
Email: info@apen4ej.org

Getting Here

Taking public transit?  We are located 1 block away from the 19th Street BART station, and close to AC Transit bus lines 72, 12, 6, 51A, 33, 18, NL, 14, 88, 40, 20, 1, 19, 29, 96, or the free Broadway Shuttle.

Planning to drive? There is limited metered parking nearby or park at the paid parking garage on Franklin between 17th and 19th Streets.

Accessibility: Our downtown office building has an elevator and wide enough halls and doorways for wheelchair users.  Doors open manually, and a security guard on-site can assist visitors with opening doors during weekday work hours.

Oakland Chinatown

Our Oakland Chinatown Office

299 13th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 593-2283

Getting Here 

Taking public transit? Take AC Transit bus lines 1, 6, 12, 14, 19, 20, 29, 33, 40, 51A, 72, 72M, 72R, 88, 96, 314, 801, or 840. Any of these lines should get you within a few blocks or closer to our office.

Planning to drive? There is limited metered parking nearby or park at the paid parking garage behind our office. The entrance is on 12th St.

Accessibility: Our Chinatown office has no steps. There is an ADA accessible bathroom in our office. Doors open manually.


Our Richmond Office

12818 San Pablo Ave,
Richmond, CA 94805
Phone: (510) 236-4616
Fax: (510) 236-4572

Getting Here

Taking public transit? Get off at the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station and catch the AC Transit 72 or 72R to San Pablo and McBryde.  Our office is a half-block away.

Planning to drive? There’s free parking lot in front of our office and free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

Accessibility: Our Richmond office has limited accessibility for people who use wheelchairs.  There are no steps, but the pathway in front of the office is sometimes blocked by cars and our restroom is not wheelchair accessible. 

Support Our Work

With your support, we can build a world where all people have access to clean air and all our communities can thrive.

Build power with APEN by donating today.      

Together, we are stronger than the crises that threaten us.

This year, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing its 2022 Scoping Plan, a blueprint for California’s climate policy for the next 20 years.

So much is on the line: Our air. Our homes. Our health. #OurClimateFuture

Join us on May 12 at 6pm for a virtual rally and direct action calling on CARB to protect #OurClimateFuture!