26. April 2012 10:52
For immediate release CONTACT: Lucy Oback
April 26, 2012 (916) 928-9988, firstname.lastname@example.org
APAPA FOUNDER C.C. YIN TO RECEIVE THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
INSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES 2012 CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) was established 18 years ago by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) leadership which included members such as U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Congress members Norman Mineta and the late Bob Matsui. The organization's goal is to build API leadership and establish the political pipeline through leadership programs that empower groups and individuals at all levels of professional development. The current chair of APAICS is the first Chinese American woman to serve in Congress, Rep. Judy Chu.
"C.C. Yin has served as an outstanding role model as one of the most successful Asian American franchisee owners of McDonald's. C.C.'s passion and generosity in giving back to the community and helping new immigrant families realize their American dream is second to none" according to Chair Emeritus of CAPAC and APAICS boardmember, Rep. Mike Honda.
Other national leaders who will be recognized for their community leadership at this event will be Floyd Mori, former national executive director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Karen Narasaki, former president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC).
The APAICS Gala Awards Dinner is the premier, national event for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community drawing a national audience of over 1,000 API leaders from around the country including a number of appearances by the President of the United States.
The event takes place May 8th at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. during Asian Pacific Heritage Month. For information contact Terrina Gogue at email@example.com.
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14. April 2012 19:05
On April 12, 2012, APAPA-BAC hosted a successful town hall meeting in Oakland featuring the candidates of California Assembly District 18.
All three candidates running for State Assembly District 18 -- Mr. Rob Bonta, Mr. Abel Gullen, and Mr. Joel Young --were present to advocate their candidacy.
After dinner, the candidates debated. The debate focused on the state budget, education, taxation, public employee's pension and each candidate's expertise as well as their qualifications to represent the district.
The meeting was also sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Association, the Chinese American Political Association and the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay. Many leaders of the Filipino community attended the event.
About 85 community members from District 8 attended the meeting at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior where the event was held. Community members left the meeting with a better understanding of each candidate and where each stands on important issues in the district.
6. April 2012 13:36
The deadline for the APAPA CEF 2012 Scholarship Program is fast approaching!
Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship must complete an application and submit
required documents by April 14, 2012.
1) Download the application form: Scholarship Application 2012.pdf (161.10 kb)
2) Complete the form and gather all required documents (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.)
3) Mail the application and all materials to APAPA's headquarters by the deadline.
If you have any questions, please email Lucy Oback at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. April 2012 18:23
Officers and Board Members of APAPA attended the Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce's (GSVACC) 1st First Annual Installation Banquet and Gala. On Saturday, March 31, 2012, C.C. Yin, Ofa Mann, Tom Bhe, Edgar Calderon, Paul Chow, Honey Lum and Julie Tcha celebrated GSVACC's very successful year at Hilton Sacramento Arden West.
GSVACC (gsvacc.org) has accomplished admirable feats this past year—Little Saigon, tutoring programs, helping businesses and more. APAPA is proud to support such a community-driven, hard-working organization.
Over 200 people attended the event. Slideshows showed the several different projects, events and programs GSVACC has done during the past year. Not only were attendees blown away by the slideshows, but attendees were also entertained with traditional Vietnamese music.
The night ended with great music, friends and a bigger commitment to supporting our community and local businesses.