Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Communications Coordinator


Jeff DeGuia is Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s Communications Coordinator.  He supports the organization’s mission through social media and supports the Communications team in different ways including: press releases, press events, and newsletters.  He also assists the ‘Endless Possibilities. Citizenship Now!’ campaign.
Before Advancing Justice-LA, Jeff previously worked in the Wedding/Special Events industry, has interned with FilAm ARTS and their Festival of Pilipino Arts and Culture and also was an Impact Fellow with Advancing Justice-Chicago in 2010.  At the age of 19, Jeff founded ManilaStar Events, an Asian American nonprofit focused around the arts with the mission to increase representation of Asian Americans in mainstream media and to inspire younger generations to pursue their artistic and creative dreams.
Originally from Chicago, Jeff graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and received a Professional Certificate in Marketing from UCLA Extension.  He continues to work and focus on increasing API representation in mainstream media and building bridges between APIs and other communities of color through storytelling and creativity. 


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.