In 2005, three community activists from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) and Filipino American descent (Eddie Enriquez, Lydia Loristo and Marissa Acierto) sat in a Starbucks over a cup of coffee in National City.  They discussed the disparity that no multi-ethnic org of co-founders existed and that their concerns were not really cohesive unless they created a multi-ethnic organization.  The master plan would be the first of its kind nationwide and the three selected highly respected leaders in their communities:  Mateo Camarillo representing the Latinos, co-founder of the Chicano Federation and the first Latino to own a Latino radio station in San Diego County, and Dr. Maxine Shepard, representing African Americans, founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King Club of San Diego County.