Tri-Force was established in 2001. It is the alliance between two neighboring Bay Area Fil-am Collegiate organizations: The Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE) at San Francisco State University and Akbayan Pilipino-American Organization at San Jose State University. Through collaboration, Tri-Force has been able to help each other with spreading the awareness of Pilipinx culture, along with student networking, education on social issues, and creating a community for Pilipinx students in the Bay Area.