Here's How PbP-LA Tackle Homelessness

HOME: Housing Opportunities Meant For Everyone (Part 2 of 3)

The difficulty of providing comprehensive language access and culturally competent services is a main reason why APIs are undercounted in the homeless and under-housed population in Los Angeles County. As Center for Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) tirelessly advocates on behalf of the API homeless population in the City of LA’s coalition of homelessness-combatting non-profits, PbP-LA is thrilled to have chosen CPAF as our 2019 beneficiary partner to address domestic violence and sexual assault as a major cause of homelessness.

In the first part of our ongoing series on our 2019 campaign, we highlighted success stories from our partner CPAF, and in our second post, we are excited to share how PbP-LA is joining CPAF to raise awareness and directly champion the issue of homelessness in the API community.

What we are doing with CPAF?

Through our beneficiary campaign with CPAF, PbP-LA is tackling homlessness in the API community through a multi-facet approach of raising awareness, volunteering, and fundraising. Together, we hope both to increase public understanding about the role of family and domestic violence on homelessness, and to debunk myths about the homelessness through our collaborative events and informational campaign.

  • Awareness - With the support CPAF, PbP-LA has hosted a series of educational events starting with a Homelessness 101 Webinar in April. For APIA Heritage Month in May, PbP-LA gathered community activities and experts from non-profit, government, and social enterprises for our speaker panel event. Beginning in June, PbP-LA has launched an awareness campaign to address factors contributing to chronic homelessness. You can follow our Fast Facts series on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about the myths behind combating homelessness.

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  • Volunteering - Members of PbP-LA have been delighted about our upcoming hands-on opportunities with CPAF, including shelter moving assistance, furniture drives, and homelessness count. Recently, with the help of our sponsor HD Print, PbP-LA has participated in the United Way Homewalk, one of Los Angeles’ largest fundraiser raising funds to combat homelessness.

    This year, PbP-LA is dedicating a special pro-bono consulting taskforce, Project CASES, to explore the concept of a shared housing model for clients to transition from shelters to permanent housing. This comprehensive project will gather research, interviews, and best practices to develop a non-traditional strategy and implementation program to support CPAF’s transitional housing.

  • Fundraising - Every year, Project by Project presents our signature tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, to bring you a curated list of nearly 40 top restaurants, chefs, and barkeeps in Los Angeles. On this exclusive night of philanthropy, proceeds are donated to CPAF to support their community programs. We are delighted to invite you to the biggest API walkaround charity gala in LA at the Hotel Indigo on August 3, 2019 at 6PM. Tickets are now available.

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As we learned recently of the increased number of people experiencing homelessness in LA County this year, it’s going to take a lot of work to organize and unite our API community to take action. We have seen first-hand the power of community activists and philanthropists to affect social issues in our previous campaigns. We need all hands on deck this year to support our HOME campaign at Plate by Plate, and we hope we can count on you to help.

In the next part of our ongoing series on our HOME campaign, we will explain how our net proceeds at Plate by Plate 2019 will go towards combating homelessness. Tickets to our signature tasting event is now available.

How Our Partner Fights Homelessness

HOME: Housing Opportunities Meant For Everyone (Part 1 of 3)

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Looking at the excitement at our Ticket Launch Mixer for our signature, annual tasting benefit, we are thrilled about our beneficiary campaign this year. We gathered many questions about our returning restaurants and new chefs at Plate by Plate 2019. In the first of our three-part series on our beneficiary partnership, we want to address some of the questions about our beneficiary partner this year.

This year, Project by Project Los Angeles is partnering with Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) to advocate for Asian & Pacific Islander American (API)  representation in the movement to end homelessness. As one of the main drivers of homelessness is domestic violence, CPAF provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with emergency and transitional shelters and permanent housing with API language and cultural support services.

 What exactly does CPAF do?

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CPAF’s mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. The agency specializes in serving low-income API survivors of domestic and sexual violence and is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of API women and their families. CPAF operates the only 24-hour API-language crisis hotline for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Southern California, and the only rape crisis center that provides advocacy for API survivors state-wide. 

Through one branch of its community programs, CPAF connects their non-residential clients with community advocates and service providers. At prevention workshops and community events, CPAF equipes participants with the skills and knowledge to support themselves striving to be free of violence. As CPAF’s scope has grown, volunteers have joined its community programs to assist raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and providing essential multi-language education to our API community.

Highlights from the Emergency Shelter Programs:

  • CPAF operates the only emergency shelter programs in Southern California that specializes in addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors in the API community.

  • Survivors of domestic or sexual violence and their children stay in CPAF’s safe and confidential shelter facility for up to six months while they move from crisis to safety and healing.

  • Other services include: comprehensive case management, crisis intervention counseling, financial literacy, vocational education, and assistance with locating permanent or transitional housing

Success from the Transitional Shelter Programs:

  • CPAF operates 2 of only 3 transitional shelter programs serving the API population in Southern California.

  • CPAF’s safe and confidential transitional housing program provides counseling and case management services to help survivors who need a longer transition time to become self-reliant, and maintain safe and healthy relationships.

  • Services include counseling and emotional support, financial support for education and training, childcare, and assistance to locate safe, permanent housing

Successful community support for homelessness and domestic violence must accommodate both the diversity of language and cultures in the community. This year, CPAF has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles and the State of Government for the success of their pioneering programs. Stay tune for continuing blog series on our 2019 campaign: HOME: Housing Opportunities Meant For Everyone, as we share in the next post how PbP-LA is combating homelessness with our partner

For more information on CPAF’s community programs and ways you can volunteer, please visit https://nurturingchange.org/

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Plate by Plate Los Angeles 2019 Takes a Bite at Homelessness

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Project by Project – Los Angeles (PbP-LA) is pleased to present our 22nd annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, at Hotel Indigo in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, PbP-LA is collaborating with our 2019 beneficiary partner, the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), to raise awareness for an issue that affects the Asian American and Pacific islander (API) community. Our signature event will curate culinary tastings from the city's top restaurants and libation purveyors. Admission to our elevated dining experience will include unlimited tastings from the city’s best restaurants and refreshing sips of cocktails in the spirit of philanthropy. Tickets are now available at www.platebyplate.org/la

  • Theme - Our charity gala will highlight and assist the important work being done by our community on the issue of homelessness in our community. The theme for Plate by Plate - Los Angeles this year is H.O.M.E.: Housing Opportunities Meant for Everyone. With domestic violence as a main drivers of homelessness, our partner CPAF provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with emergency and transitional shelters and permanent housing as well as API language and cultural support services. To help alleviate homelessness in our API community, all ticket sales will be donated to CPAF to help fund transitional housing shelters for homeless victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

  • Lineup - Plate by Plate will curate a premier lineup gathering the diversity of flavors in Los Angeles to bring you over 40 of the city’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. Returning participants will include Otium, Petty Cash, Broken Spanish, Patina, Metropole Bar and Kitchen, Faith and Flower, Hinoki & the Bird, Umi by Hamasaku, Preux and Proper, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Restauration, Kazunori, Joy, Raymond 1886, Starry Kitchen, Sake Dojo, and B Sweet.

    For VIP ticket holders, a rare omakase menu will be the special course of the night as Chef Phillip Frankland showcases his take of luxurious delicacies from his speakeasy Sushi | Bar. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy innovative twists on a multi-course menu from the culinary team at Metropole Bar and Kitchen. For libations, the barkeep team from Raymond 1886 will bring VIPs back to the pre-Prohibition Era with their historic repertoire of house cocktails.

    Plate by Plate is also thrilled to bring new participants to our diverse collection of chefs and bars: Tar and Roses, Pikoh, Bone Kettle, Wood and Wine, Paley, Mister O’s, H. Cafe, Salazar, Bopomofo Cafe, and Cafe Dulce. Follow us on social media as we reveal more participating eateries in the upcoming weeks.

  • Philanthropy - Attendees can meet change-makers, activities, and aspiring philanthropists on this night of philanthropy. Our walk-around fundraiser event will feature a new homelessness exhibition series, including a virtual reality experience. In the spirit of giving, participants will have a chance to win exclusive experiences and vacations at the popular Silent Auction – including an 18-course culinary excursion at the Silver Bough in Santa Barbara. All net proceeds will be donated to CPAF to help fund critical services and emergency food for homeless families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Plate by Plate - Los Angeles will be held at Hotel Indigo, located at 899 Francisco St, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 7:00PM until 10:00PM, and VIP ticket holders will be given an exclusive one-hour early entry at 6:00PM. All attendees are invited to our After Party at 18 Social, the penthouse cocktail lounge at the Hotel Indigo.

VIP Admission ($250.00/person): VIP tickets will also include one-hour early entry to the event at 6:00PM, access to an exclusive VIP Menu (with two exclusive seated tasting experiences), access to the VIP lounge to mingle and mix with other VIP guests, and a special VIP gift bag. Early bird VIP tickets are available at a discounted price at $225.00 per person. 

General Admission ($150.00/ person): GA tickets will include access to over 30 premier restaurants and beverage purveyors at 7:00PM, the Plate By Plate Photobooth, Silent Auction, and our After Party. Early bird GA tickets are available at a discounted price at $115.00 per person. 

Early Bird tickets are available in limited quantity. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older with valid photo identification. Dress code is black tie or formal attire. For details and tickets, visit www.platebyplate.org/la. Connect with us on on Instagram at @pbpla and on Facebook at /ProjectbyProjectLA/

About Project by Project - Los Angeles

Project by Project (PbP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to cultivate the next generation of Asian Americans in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.  Comprised of teams of young professionals with diverse backgrounds across all fields and industries, PbP seeks to develop innovative solutions to help local non-profit organizations build and strengthen their capacity to address our community’s most pressing needs.  Each year, a different community non-profit is selected to receive aid in its fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts. Each campaign features our signature event Plate by Plate: PbP’s annual tasting benefit hosting the region’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors and attracting thousands of attendees nationwide.  Over the last 22 years, PbP has awarded over $800,000 in grants to 38 beneficiary partners, enhancing sustainability in serving the needs of our communities. For our 22nd year, the Los Angeles chapter of PbP has chosen to raise awareness for the issue of homelessness in the APA community with our fifteenth partner.


Plate by Plate Tickets GO ON SALE TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH

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Plate by Plate 2019 is happening in August!

Come join us for an unforgettable night at Plate by Plate 2019 in August! Our annual tasting benefit it will bring you a curated list of unlimited tastings and sips of cocktails from 40+ of this city's best restaurants and beverage purveyors!

These restaurant and beverage sponsors including Otium, Broken Spanish, Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar, and more have joined together with us for an amazing cause: Asian Americans & Homelessness. Proceeds from the event will benefit our 2019 beneficiary partner, Center for the Pacific Asian Family.

When: August 3rd, 2019 (Saturday) 6:00pm for VIP / 7:00pm for GA
Where: Hotel Indigo DTLA map
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/948523802180364/

Tickets:
Early Bird discounts first available at the Ticket Launch Mixer and available online afterward:

2019 Plate by Plate Ticket Launch
June 18, 2019
Rhythm Room LA
More Info and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/816294078752556/

We will have a special Virtual Reality Experience presented by United Way of Greater Los Angeles - see how supportive housing changes people’s lives for the better!

The theme for Plate by Plate 2019 is H.O.M.E.: Housing Opportunities Meant for Everyone.
Join us on August 3rd at Plate by Plate to help give everyone a H.O.M.E.

Project by Project Los Angeles is partnering with Center for the Pacific Asian Family to advocate for Asian & Pacific Islander American representation in the movement to end homelessness in Los Angeles County.

One of the main drivers of homelessness is domestic violence. Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with emergency and transitional shelters and permanent housing as well as API language and cultural support services.

↪ In 2018, over 3000 people reported becoming homeless in Los Angeles County due to fleeing domestic violence.

↪ CPAF operates the only emergency shelter in Southern CA specialized in addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors in the API Community.

↪ 75% of survivors assisted by CPAF are API immigrant women who speak little to no English.

Proceeds from Plate by Plate go towards helping CPAF with critical services:
• emergency food and shelter for families
• facilitation of workshops on dating violence prevention for API youth
• housewarming kits for families that move into new homes
• stipends for survivors to get job training or take English as a second language
• summer camp at their shelters, including food and activities...and more!

Your Experience at Plate by Plate include:

• Silent Auction
• Raffle Giveaways
• Themed Photobooth
• H.O.M.E. Message Wall
• Celebrity Guests and Chefs
• Network with change-makers, activists, and aspiring philanthropists
• Learn about how to join the Everyone in LA movement to end homelessness #bedsnotsidewalks#areyouin

🎉 Special thank you to all our Restaurant and Beverage Sponsors who have generously committed to donating their time, talent, and amazing food/libations to Plate by Plate!

🎉 Special thank you to our charitable Silent Auction In-Kind Donors:
• Sushi Bar, for their contribution of an 18-course tasting experience at The Silver Bough in Santa Barbara
• B&K Classic Cocktails, for their contribution of a cocktail-making class experience at Baldoria DTLA
• Bone KettlePaley HollywoodPikohlaRappahannock Oyster Bar - DTLA, for their contributions of gift certificates to their establishments
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Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook as we reveal more restaurants, silent auction items, and new experiences at Plate by Plate!

Help make 2019 Plate by Plate a success by sponsoring the tasting benefit, or contributing to the silent auction. ✎ Please contact fundraising.la@projectbyproject.org.

7 Takeaways to Mobilize the API Community to End Homelessness

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In a stunning release of 2019 Point In Time numbers, the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count recently reported that homeless across LA County went up 12% this past year. To support our campaign on Asian Americans and Homelessness, and the Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month in May, Project by Project hosted an educational speakers' panel featuring AAPI experts and community advocates to share their work and experience tackling the rising rate of homelessness in LA County.

Hosted at the General Assembly Little Tokyo, leaders from the panel addressed the myths and root causes related to homelessness, their experiences with people experiencing homelessness, and the opportunities for community members to become part of the solution. Here are some key highlights from our non-profit panel. 

1. Homeless college students?

With a wide network of support and resources on college campuses such as financial aid and scholarships, many are surprised by how homelessness is affecting college students across California. Paying for higher education is becoming increasingly difficult because of (1) lack of affordable education and (2) lack of affordable housing. Addressing homelessness in Los Angeles must also address include students in higher education. Louis Tse from Bruin Shelter UCLA shared some grimming statistics of homelessness in higher education: 

  • 5% of UC students are experiencing homelessness

  • 10% of Cal State students self identify  with being homeless

  • 20% of LA community college student students have experienced homelessness this past year

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2. Wellness programs work.

It is important that we care for our more vulnerable neighbors to help them become increasingly self-sufficient by rebuilding their dignity. At The People Concern, Calvin Chan shared the success of Wellness Programs that helped those experiencing homelessness to combat addiction to substance use. From their recent data, 55% of the evaluated participants in their Wellness Program saw a decrease in their BMI. Of the smokers, 19% quit, and 47% smoked less. Calvin emphasized that Wellness Programs do work, but these success stories have not reached vast majority of LA residents. 

3. The Power of Support

There is no guaranteed way to financial security; however, we can take steps to protect ourselves and help those facing risks of homelessness. Tarry Kang from Ascencia cited that one of the most powerful tools homeless adults can depend on to rise out of homelessness is a support group.  If you meet someone who may need financial support, take the lead to create a support group of friends and family to help connect them to resources like food banks and rental assistance programs. 

4. Businesses with Philanthropic Missions

By aligning their mission with the campaign to end homelessness, businesses often create innovative ways to channel their products and services into something bigger. Tian Mu, the founder of Brethren Shoes, felt his business had a higher calling after realizing his company could do more by matching donations for every shoe sold. By restructuring his business model, Brethren Shoes offers their customers a direct way to impact homelessness. Thanks to the support of the speaker’s event attendees thru an exclusive promo code, one shoe for every shoe purchased has been donated to CPAF to support homeless women survivors of domestic violence.

5. Humanizing Homelessness

NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard. It is an attitude of some residents’ opposition to establishing homeless housing in their neighborhoods. While some are worried about security and property values, residents need to understand that it is better to have people experiencing homelessness housed and supported than to have them living in tent encampments. Jen Kim from Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative shared that most people are already predisposed to help the homeless, and the challenge is to share the countless success stories with the small and vocal opponents. 

6. How to Thrive

Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women. Addressing homelessness for women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault requires focusing on building the strength to lead independent, violent-free lives. Director Patima Komolamit from CPAF's Shelter Program highlighted how the success of their Shelter Programs hinges on embracing healthy relationships and reintegrating survivors back into society.

7. Supporting Housing Opportunities Meant for Everyone (H.O.M.E)!

Temporary homeless shelters are not the only housing needed in Los Angeles. Both shelter diversion programs for those at risk and permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people are critical to connect with services and finance resources to achieve and sustain housing. Winnie Fong from Estolano LeSar Advisors shared supportive housing combines affordable houses with on-site health and job services to help people successfully overcome homlessness and lead stable lives. 


How You Can Help?

This year, net proceeds from our annual tasting benefit are donated to our beneficiary partner Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) to support transitional housing and critical services for homeless victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Plate by Plate will bring you over 40 top restaurants and barkeeps in Los Angeles in Supporting Housing Opportunities Meant for Everyone (H.O.M.E.). Mark your calendar and make it a note to swing by Hotel Indigo in Downtown LA on Saturday, August 3rd, to learn more about the root causes and solutions to homelessness and help prevent and combat homelessness in your local community.

You can purchase discounted tickets at our Ticket Launch Mixer at 6PM June 18 at the Rhythm Room in DTLA.   

PbP-LA Mobilizing The API Community To End Homelessness

Join us in understanding the root causes and solutions to homelessness and learn about what you can do to help prevent and combat homelessness in your local community.

This event is happening on Tuesday night (5/21) at 6:30pm in Little Tokyo. It is FREE to attend and food/refreshments will be provided. RSVP is REQUIRED on via General Assembly:

Our esteemed panel features API community members and experts from non-profit, government, and social enterprises to discuss their role in addressing homelessness in LA County.

- Calvin Chan, Individual Relationship Officer, The People Concern
- Patima Komolamit, Shelter Program Director, Center for the Pacific Asian Family
- Louis Tse, Founder of Bruin Shelter UCLA
- Tarry Kang, Development Director, Ascencia
- Jen Kim, Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative
- Tian Mu, Founder of Brethren Shoes
- Winnie Fong, Senior Associate, Estolano LeSar Advisors

Special thank you to our food sponsor Estolano LeSar Advisors and venue sponsor General Assembly!

This panel is part of our 2019 Homelessness Campaign benefiting Center for the Pacific Asian Family. Ticket proceeds from our signature tasting benefit 2019 Plate by Plate will go towards the campaign.

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Thank you for the support at the Kick Off Mixer!

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The Kick Off Mixer was a smashing success with a great turnout! We were happy to meet many new faces from the community along with past and present PbP members together showing support for this year's theme. It was a jovial evening filled with food and drinks, and of course the long awaited announcement of our 2019 beneficiary partner: Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF).

CPAF was a natural choice as our partner for this year's theme of Homelessness for the important initiatives in which they provide transitional and long-term housing solutions. Additionally CPAF aims to reduce homelessness by addressing the root causes of homelessness.

For more information please see our full press release announcing our partnership with CPAF.

PbPLA Steering Committee members honored to be joined by Debra Suh from CPAF.  Ms. Suh spoke in detail about CPAF's initiatives aimed at eliminating homelessness in the API community.

PbPLA Steering Committee members honored to be joined by Debra Suh from CPAF.
Ms. Suh spoke in detail about CPAF's initiatives aimed at eliminating homelessness in the API community.

 UPCOMING PbP-LA EVENT DATES

Save the Date for these Events

  • May 21st - API Heritage Month Panel on homelessness

    • Featuring speakers from non-profit, government, and social enterprise

  • June 18th - Plate by Plate 2019 Ticket Launch! 🎉

  • August 3rd - 2019 Plate by Plate

  • October 26th - Project LEAD Hackathon

PbP-LA COMMUNITY EVENT
Through our awareness campaign and our volunteer support at community events, Project by Project aims to bring the issue of homelessness to light by highlighting the critical work CPAF has done to provide support and bring resources to the growing API homeless population. Join us on for a special speakers panel on May 21st at General Assembly DTLA covering “Asian Americans and Homelessness,” featuring experts from non-profit, government, and social enterprise to discuss their role in combating and preventing homelessness in LA County. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

RSVP to this FREE event here!


Events In the Community

Visual Communications, PbP's beneficiary partner in 2006, is hosting its signature annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from Thursday, May 2nd to Friday, May 11th, 2019. You are invited to enjoy the numerous films that highlight the narratives and perspectives of AAPI's diversity.

Visit the festival website

PbP-LA, will be co-presenting a film with our 2018 beneficiary partner, OCA-GLA, on Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm, at the Regal LA Live: A Barco Innovation Center. The screening is "Elizabeth Sung, From Actor to Icon", about APA screen pioneer Elizabeth Sung who passed away last year.

This event is FREE! Click to reserve tickets and for more information

Why Homelessness?

Did you know?

On any given night in 2018, around 553,000 people in the US experience homelessness.

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  • Of that number, 6,643 are Asian American.

    • 1,724 are families with children.

    • 4,919 are single adults.

    • 516 are unaccompanied youths.

    • 324 are Asian American veterans.

If you live in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, it is quite evident that homelessness is  a crisis in these cities. However, what is less known is how the Asian American homeless population has been increasing dramatically within the past decade. As we head towards a census year in 2020, it will be of utmost importance to count everyone and monitor our community’s progress towards reducing instances of homelessness in the Asian Pacific Islander community. Due to the increased amount of Asian and Pacific Islanders experiencing homelessness in our communities and the significance of culturally competent services for this subpopulation, PbP decided to tackle the issue of “Asian Americans and Homelessness” for the year of 2019.

Source: The 2018 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress by The US Department of Housing and Urban Development

But, why should YOU care about Homelessness?

Many of us have seen the effects of homelessness and how it impacts individuals, and many of us may have friends or family members who might be at risk of homelessness. Beyond our personal encounters with the issue, homelessness impacts all of us through various aspects  of our community.

  • Public Health:  Many homeless households are unable to access facilities to maintain personal hygiene or proper health leading to increased exposure to health risks. For those without access to mainstream system services,quality healthcare is not available and the absence of care often leads to chronic medical conditions exacerbated by their difficult living situations.

  • Public Services:  Without a robust support system, an unsupported chronically homeless person, on average, can expend $23,000 per year in emergency room visits, incarceration, and shelter stays; however, this may be avoided with proper care and prevention services.

  • Humanity:  It’s a human tragedy to realize that a member of your community not only suffers from not having a stable place to live – which may subject them to physical distress under harsh weather conditions and potential violence – but also suffers from the emotional distress of being stripped of the right to having a place called home.

Source:  http://www.homewardboundwnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Homelessness-Dec.-2012.pdf

These highlights are just the tip of the iceberg as we start digging into the source of homelessness –  poverty, health conditions, immigration, domestic violence and more. Through our own experiences with the economic downturns and everyday life, we all have personally connected with folks who’ve had periods of instability or other life challenges. However, hope is not lost in our City of Los Angeles, as a strong support system in our community exists and can bolster those experiencing homelessness through effective and targeted assistance.

Our Campaign Forward

The personal stories in our community are relatable and we are encouraged to lend our support those affected by homelessness to make it brief and non-recurring. This year, PbP aims to take on the issue of homelessness in the Asian American community with the same fervor and dedication we’ve shown to  our past themes. Our goal is to lead by bringing this issue to light and working to improve the lives of those who are affected by being unsheltered. Please join us in addressing homelessness as not just another statistic, but as an issue of advocacy in our community. Together, we can help move individuals, families, and communities off the streets and into safe, permanent homes.

Project by Project - Los Angeles Celebrates Its Fifteenth Partner For 2019

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Los Angeles, CA (April 22, 2019) – Every year, Project by Project - Los Angeles (PbP-LA) partners with a non-profit organization to advance awareness of important social issues in the Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. After an engaging selection process with our Los Angeles community members, we are proud to announce our beneficiary partner for the 2019 theme of Asian Americans and Homelessness, the Center for Pacific Asian Family (CPAF).

Center for Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian Pacific Islander community. Since 1978, CPAF has been addressing the root causes and consequences of both violence in families and against API women and their families. Expanding through their recent community programs, CPAF has reached the needs of survivors who seek to establish independent, violence-free lives in a stable housing environment.

Recent reports have shown that not only has homelessness risen among Asian Americans, but also Asian Americans have been experiencing the highest growth in homelessness among all racial groups. With even more Asian American families living in at-risk environments here in Los Angeles, our selection of CPAF the 2019 beneficiary partner could not be a better fit to raise awareness of homelessness that affects the Los Angeles API community. Through the success of their on-going housing programs, CPAF has matched API victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with both transitional shelters and permanent housing.

This beneficiary partnership will pull together our resources to support a year-long campaign to raise funds for the housing project through our annual signature tasting benefit, Plate by Plate on Saturday, August 3, 2019. This exclusive dining experience brings together in August a curated list of the most popular chefs, restaurants, and beverage purveyors in Los Angeles in support of our 2019 theme. The following restaurant sponsors have already been confirmed: Otium, Bone Kettle, Pikoh, Patina, Restauration, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Metropole Bar and Kitchen, Broken Spanish, Faith and Flower, Hinoki and the Bird, Kazunori, and Umi by Hamasaku. Stay tuned as we bring on even more amazing sponsors!

Through our awareness campaign and our volunteer support at community events, Project by Project aims to bring the issue of homelessness to light by highlighting the critical work CPAF has done to provide support and bring resources to the growing API homeless population. Join us on for a special speakers panel on May 21st at General Assembly DTLA covering “Asian Americans and Homelessness,” featuring experts from non-profit, government, and social enterprise to discuss their role in combating and preventing homelessness in LA County. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

To ensure the success of our partnership, PbP has dedicated a special pro-bono consulting taskforce, CASES, to exploring ways for new rental units to match participants of CPAF community programs with multi-lingual and multi-cultural transitional housing.  Through our actionable recommendations, our beneficiary partner can leverage our interviews, research, and analysis to support housing safeguards that could connect vetted homeowners and tenants together. Together with our 2019 beneficiary partner, PbP-LA hopes to engage at the forefront to improve the lives of those who need it the most in the API community.

Please reserve your ticket to our speaker series event here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/project-by-project-asian-americans-homelessness/los-angeles/77293.

For Press and Media, contact: marketing.la@projectbyproject.org

About Project by Project - Los Angeles

Project by Project (PbP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to cultivate the next generation of Asian Americans in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.  Comprised of a team young professionals with diverse backgrounds across all fields and industries, PbP seeks to develop innovative solutions to help local non-profit organizations build and strengthen their capacity to address our community’s most pressing needs.  Each year, a different community non-profit is selected to receive aid in its fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts. Each campaign features our signature event Plate by Plate: PbP’s annual tasting benefit hosting the region’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors and attracting thousands of attendees nationwide.  Over the last 20 years, PbP has awarded over $800,000 in grants to 38 beneficiary partners, enhancing sustainability in serving the needs of our communities. For our 22nd year, the Los Angeles chapter of PbP has chosen to raise awareness of homelessness in the API community with our fifteenth partner.

About CPAF - Center for Pacific Asian Families

Center for the Pacific Asian Family’s (CPAF) story begins in 1978, when a Filipina American woman named Nilda Rimonte questioned whether an immigrant Asian or Pacific Islander (API) woman experiencing domestic or sexual violence could get help – any help. When she found no clear options available she pioneered the programs that CPAF now use today.  Built in the mission to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women and their families. CPAF created the first multi-lingual 24-hour hotline assisting API survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the nation. In 1981, CPAF opened the first multi-lingual and multi-cultural domestic violence emergency shelter in the nation that specialized in serving API survivors of domestic violence. Thereafter, CPAF was also the first to open a multi-lingual and multi-cultural transitional program focusing on the needs of survivors who seek to establish independent, violence-free lives.

Project by Project heard your anticipation for this year's theme: Asian Americans & Homelessness!

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We are excited to announce our 2019 beneficiary partner at our Kick Off Mixer on Tuesday, April 9th at 7PM at Everson Royce Bar. Join us for a fun and passionate evening of community-building, philanthropy, and great food!

You are invited to celebrate with our guests, our friends, and our beneficiary partner in launching a year of awareness for the important issues that impact the APIA community! This will be an opportunity to learn more about what Project by Project has planned for this year, and how you can become more involved!

Come meet and mingle with our 2019 Steering Committee! Bring a friend or two for delicious bites and bold drinks while learning about our nonprofit consulting initiatives CASES, Project LEAD, and of course our 2019 beneficiary partner!

Admission:

  • Dress Code: Business Casual

  • $12 online by April 9th at 12PM PST

  • $20 at the door

Tuesday, April 9 7-9PM
Everson Royce Bar
1936 E 7th St, Arts District DTLA


RSVP Today: Facebook | Eventbrite

What's in store for this year's campaign

Save the dates! Upcoming events for this year's campaign:

  • May 21st - API Heritage Month Panel on homelessness featuring speakers from non-profit, government, and social enterprise

  • June 18th - Plate by Plate ticket launch mixer

  • August 3rd - 2019 Plate by Plate

  • October 26th - Project LEAD Hackathon

March 2019 Newsletter

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Announcing Our 2019 Theme

Each year Project by Project selects an important theme to champion. We are excited to announce our 2019 campaign theme: Asian Americans and Homelessness.

For anyone living in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, it is evident that homelessness is a problem in these cities, and one that is unavoidable. What is lesser known is how the Asian American homeless population has been growing drastically within the last decade.

The issue of Homelessness is not only prevalent in the cities where there are PbP chapters, but also in cities without a large Asian American community. This issue is a subject of much contention due to various factors such as stigma, under-reported data, and lack of awareness. With your help, let's shine a spotlight to this issue and tackle homelessness together.


Our Selection Process Has Begun!

PbP-LA is seeking to partner with a local community-based organization to highlight and assist the important work being done to provide support and resources to Asian Pacific Islander individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We aim to raise awareness of the unique issues, concerns, and experiences of our API communities while bringing the skills and resources of PbP volunteers to further the impact, capacity, and sustainability of our beneficiary partner.

We will be selecting a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization focused on issues within this year's theme and tailor a year-long campaign to help in fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts.

Applications Due: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Application Link: http://projectbyproject.org/local-chapters/los-angeles/2019-theme/

Please email outreach.la@projectbyproject.org if you have any questions!

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National Conference!

That's a wrap to our annual conference! Last month, all the chapters and the national committee gathered in Los Angeles for strategic planning and training. We were joined by actor Hudson Yang (Fresh Off the Boat) and columnist Jeff Yang (The Wall Street Journal) for a fireside chat as part of our Speaker Series! How cool!

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Empower and Thrive!

Thank you for joining us this week in honor of International Women's Day! PbP-LA is honoured to hold "How to Empower & Thrive As An Asian American Female Leader" with NAAAP. Speaker Marian Bacol-Uba gave a stunning talk on gaining clarity and confidence to empower our lives!

Kollaboration Empower Creative

EMPOWER 2019 is a creative leadership conference featuring panel discussions, interactive workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking opportunities on topics ranging from screenwriting and music production to improv comedy and executive leadership! Since 2015, this two-day weekend conference has gathered Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) artists, producers, and leaders from all across the entertainment industry to share their expertise and representation in media.

Attendees will gain hands-on practical knowledge and inspiration from featured speakers and panelists including Leonardo Nam (HBO's Westworld), Lulu Wang (director of The Farewell), Frank Shyong (LA Times), Rebecca Sun (The Hollywood Reporter), and Dumbfoundead (rapper), amongst many others!

PbP-LA is excited to bring you a promo code, good for 25% off: POWEREDBYPBP
When: Sat 3/23 to Sun 3/24
Where: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Check out our website at empower.kollaboration.org or at theFacebook eventfor more details & information.

Project by Project - Women's Empowerment!

Project by Project Los Angeles is a proud beneficiary of an upcoming event sponsored by Thriver Lifestyle, LLC: 

"Creating Magic & Money"

Wednesday March 6th, 5:30PM
Hotel Indigo: 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, 90017


RSVP Today: https://magicandmoneyspeakerpanel.eventbrite.com

 Join us at Hotel Indigo's gorgeous penthouse lounge, 18 Social, for an inspiring evening of conscious entrepreneurship, spirituality and women’s empowerment! Our four panel speakers are change-makers and influencers in their industries and champions for social good.

Event attendees will receive a wealth of information from our female entrepreneurs who have successfully weaved together their passions, purpose and profit! They will share personal experiences, stories, practices for "Creating Magic and Money" in their lives!

Enjoy delicious bites, drinks, entertainment and support local female-owned businesses!

Ticket Includes: Access to private event, speaker panel and vendor lounge with light bites and desserts. All attendees will receive a swag bag with goodies from Savage Babe CollectionBeekeepers NaturalsTouchlandEnergy MuseFour SigmaticOWYN and Kali. All attendees will get a chance to win prizes as well!

25% of all ticket sales will be donated to Project by Project.

About Project by Project:
OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, TASTING BENEFIT &
PRO-BONO CONSULTING INITIATIVES 

2018 Immigration Campaign Benefitting OCA-GLA:
Mentored Path to Citizenship Grants

Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project LA 2018

Project by Project LA's Nonprofit Consulting Initiative CASES  Click to Learn More

Project by Project LA's Nonprofit Consulting Initiative CASES
Click to Learn More

Project by Project LA's Hackathon-Styled Case Competition Project LEAD
Click to Learn More

Project By Project - Empower Yourself!

How to Empower & Thrive

Looking to gain clarity and confidence in your life, business or side hustle/passion project?

Marian Bacol-Uba, Speaker + Conscious Business Coach, Founder of Thriver Lifestyle LLC will share her insights on:

  • Tools, techniques and frameworks to shift your mindset from operating in "survivor" mode to "Thriver."

  • How to foster growth, abundance, money, joy and happiness in your life and business/career.

  • Actionable steps and strategies to building your own conscious community.

In honor of International Women's Day, Project by Project Los Angeles and NAAAP Los Angeles are proud to present:

"How to Empower and Thrive as an Asian American Female Leader"

Featuring Marian Bacol-Uba - Speaker, Conscious Business Coach, & Founder of Thriver Lifestyle, LLC

 Thursday March 7th, 7PM
Centrl Office DTLA: 360 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012


RSVP Today: http://bit.ly/HowtoEmpowerThrive

$20 Early Bird (limited quantities available!) 
$25 General Admission
Ticket Includes: Access to private event, speaker panel and light bites.
 

Marian Bacol-Uba is a Conscious Business Coach, Speaker and the Founder of Thriver Lifestyle. She helps women step into their POWER and soulfully THRIVE in life and business. Marian is also a Certified Pranayama and Meditation Teacher and the host of Thriver Lifestyle Podcast and Mondays with Marian on YouTube. She advocates for women’s empowerment, wellness and mental health awareness. She merges her 15+ years of marketing, event production and business development experience with her mission to create positive social impact. Marian has been featured on CBS Los Angeles, ABS-CBN, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal, Bustle, SWAAY Media and over 30 podcasts and publications. For more info visit www.marianbacoluba.com and follow her on Instagram @mbacoluba.

Project by Project Los Angeles is a leadership development incubator aiming to build a pipeline for the next generation of Asian Americans in philanthropy. Every year, PbP champions a community nonprofit as its beneficiary partner, driving a tailored year-long campaign building capacity around the nonprofit’s fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts. Since its founding in 1998, PbP has supported the API community with over $800,000 in unrestricted funding, addressing issues spanning civil rights, social action, advocacy, crisis intervention, and victim services.

NAAAP Los Angeles is an all-volunteer, Pan-Asian American 501(c)(3) non-profit professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, promoting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service. Founded in 2008 by an active group of servant leaders, the team of officers has continued to serve members with leadership events in all parts of Los Angeles.

Venue Sponsor: CENTRL Office - Located in the heart of Little Tokyo, two blocks west of the Arts District and 2.5 blocks east of the Historic Core at the corner of 2nd & Central, CENTRL DTLA is on the 7th and 8th floor of Brunswig Square with views of downtown Los Angeles. The space combines a modern aesthetic with a comfortable vibe and includes meeting rooms, a mother’s room, private offices for up to 40 people and premium amenities. High ceilings and floor to ceiling windows fill the space with lots of light and energy. For more info visit https://centrloffice.com/locations/california-los-angeles-downtown.

Project By Project LA Recruitment

Looking to stretch your leadership skills and apply your professional skillsets to the social sector? 

At Project by Project, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Serve marginalized communities and underserved causes

  • Invest in building your team and leadership competencies

  • Combine both of the above to apply your professional skillsets in building capacity for API community nonprofits!

Attend our Steering Committee Information Sessions

We are currently recruiting for new members from all backgrounds to join our team for our 2019 campaign. If you are a young professional in the greater Los Angeles area looking to develop your leadership skills, become more involved in the community, and make new friends, check us out! 

TONIGHT: Info Session #1
Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA
1145 Wilshire Blvd | 7-8pm

THIS SATURDAY: Info Session #2
Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA
1145 Wilshire Blvd | 12-1pm

RSVP on Facebook

Roles available within our Steering Committee include, but are not limited to:
- Fundraising
- Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Event Production
- Information Technology
- Nonprofit Outreach
- Pro-Bono Initiatives (CASES Nonprofit Consulting and Project LEAD Community Hackathon - additional application process open to Steering Committee members)
 

Our 2019 Application: http://bit.ly/2019pbpla-app


OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN, TASTING BENEFIT &
PRO-BONO CONSULTING INITIATIVES 

2018 Immigration Campaign Benefitting OCA-GLA:
Mentored Path to Citizenship Grants

Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project LA 2018

Project by Project LA's Nonprofit Consulting Initiative CASES  Click to Learn More

Project by Project LA's Nonprofit Consulting Initiative CASES
Click to Learn More

Project by Project LA's Hackathon-Styled Case Competition Project LEAD
Click to Learn More

Happy Holidays from Project by Project LA

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Happy Holidays from Project by Project LA

Wishing you all a Happy Holidays from the very merry team at Project by Project LA. We would like to take this time to thank you all for your continued support over this past year. We look forward to serving the AAPI community again in 2019! See you then!

Join Project by Project LA 2019's Steering Committee!

Interested in joining Project by Project - LA's Steering Committee? We are currently recruiting for new members from all backgrounds to join our team for our 2019 campaign. If you are a young professional in the greater Los Angeles area looking to develop your leadership skills, become more involved in the community, and make new friends, check us out! 


2018 YEAR END HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Immigration Campaign Benefitting OCA-GLA:
Mentored Path to Citizenship Grants

Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project Los Angeles 2018

Project by Project LA's Inaugural Project LEAD Hackathon


Delusion: THE BLUE BLADE

Been an incredible season for our friends at The Great Company, producers of immersive play Delusion: THE BLUE BLADE! They sold out their fall run and have decided to do the unthinkable! They are extending their run into the SPRING!!!!

We wanted to let all our Los Angeles Insiders know now so that you had time to grab tickets!

Get current on all the Delusion news here:
Variety exclusive,Haunts of LAorWestcoasterfor all the info you’ll need.

Plate by Plate LA 2018 Recap and #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, we look back to 2018 Plate by Plate LA and are grateful for all of our restaurant/beverage and corporate sponsors, community partners, volunteers, and Plate by Plate attendees who supported us in raising funds for our 2018 Immigration Campaign.
We couldn’t have done it without you!

In 2018, with Asian Americans & Immigration as Project by Project’s national campaign theme, our objective was to raise awareness regarding anti-immigration propaganda and major policy changes sweeping our country. PbP-LA partnered with community nonprofit OCA-Greater Los Angeles and championed their Mentored Path to Citizenship Grant program, which helps overcome the financial, cultural, and legal barriers facing our immigrant community in securing status and status for their families. At $725, the current fee for the naturalization application has increased 80% in the last 10 years, compared to minimum wage which has only increased 40%. Through the support of the Project by Project community and Plate by Plate attendees, we successfully raised funds to help individuals achieve the dream of American citizenship.

Thank you for helping make our 2018 Immigration Campaign and Plate by Plate LA a success.

Support Project by Project as we work towards our Mission to Develop Leaders Through Innovative Philanthropy


Please consider supporting us this #GivingTuesday! 

Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook up to $7MM to non-profit organizations. They started matching at 5:00AM PST today and ends when all $7MM been matched. Facebook does not charge any fees for processing donations - this means we receive 100% of your donations!

Project LEAD: Leaders Empowering Action Day

On Saturday, October 24th, 2018, a crowd of 80 professionals gathered for a day of learning, strategy brainstorming, friendly competition and cross industry collaboration at General Assembly in Downtown Los Angeles, who generously provided the venue. Hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of Project by Project, Leaders Empowering Action Day, is an inaugural project organized by an internal task force of volunteers within the Los Angeles chapter of Project by Project, a 503c non-profit, and made possible through key corporate and community supporters: Accenture, General Assembly, Asian Professional Exchange, Asian American Professional Association, and Cafe Dulce.

The event featured 3 speakers, 4 judges, and 6 strategy advisors whose backgrounds ranged from academia, management consultants,and political campaign strategist. The main keynote delivered by Dean Jenny Darroch of the Drucker-Ito School of Management, part of the Claremont Graduate University, was centered around, Father of Management, Peter F. Drucker’s concept of a functioning society. The two lighting talk delivered by Julie Truong from Envision Consulting and Mariko Lochridge from Little Tokyo Small Business Incubator brought applicable knowledge that volunteer consultants were able to incorporate into their brainstorming sessions. Julie spoke about collective impact from an API perspective and Mariko shared about digital marketing strategic tactics. All three speakers were in unison to urge all attendees to take an active role when it comes to civic and social engagement.

A total of 8 local non-profits, AAPI Data, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles,South Asian Network, L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, and Thai CDC partnered by providing current challenge statements which they are currently grappling with for a solution. The Project LEAD team gathered 8 teams of 4-7 cross-industry professionals for the key portion of this event: a 3-hour strategy brainstorming session concluding with a 3 minute solutions pitch in front of a panel of judges. Each team worked extensively with their respective non-profit representatives for in-depth understanding of the challenge statement, current resource realities, and the desired outcome vision. Strategic advisors guided each team during the event to facilitate solutions that were not only innovative but applicable and comprehensive.

The 4 judges deliberated extensively about each team’s solution and presentation. After careful discussion about each team’s presentation delivery, applicability of recommended solution, budget consideration, likelihood of post-event execution, and taking into consideration that many of the volunteers are not consultants by trade...the winning team stood out clearly amongst the rest. The volunteer consultant team for Changing Tides, a program at the Little Tokyo Service Center working on API community’s mental health awareness campaign, won the solution pitch competition with their clear delivery as well as comprehensive and unique solution.

Both the winning non-profit organization and the volunteer consultants walked away with prizes that the event host and sponsors generously gathered. A lucky volunteer won the raffle prize of a free course credit applicable towards an upcoming General Assembly class. All winning members received a non-transferable General Admission ticket to Project by Project 2019 flagship event, the Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit. More specifically the volunteer consultants were also awarded special access towards a future Asian Professional Exchange networking mixer, while the non-profit organization received a board-member leadership development opportunity with Asian American Professional Association.

Thank you again to our supporters, the volunteers, PbP-LA Steering Committee Members and the PbP-LA Project LEAD Taskforce for coordinating this event, including Jenelle Yee, Director of CASES Eileen Ung, President Stefanie Cheng Fuong Huynh Lisa Inouye Angela Law Tina Lee Sandra Nguyen Ver Andrew Starr, Project LEAD Coordinator. Event Photography Coverage provided by Steven Lam Photo.

November 2018 Newsletter

Come join Project by Project Los Angeles at our End of the Year Mixer in celebrating the achievements of our 2018 Steering Committee and the support you have all provided this year during our Immigration Campaign. We will also be celebrating our beneficiary partner, OCA-Greater Los Angeles, with a check presentation!

Also, meet the PbP family and get the scoop on what's in store for 2019 - recruitment for our 2019 Steering Committee begins shortly!

We will be having a RAFFLE GIVEAWAY!

Prizes include Gift Certificates to Harkin’s, Portillo’s; VIP Access to Marciano, The Broad; Thomas James Sunglasses; more to be announced!

When:
Tues, Nov 13, 2018 (7PM-9PM)
Where: Genever
(all-female, immigrant-owned cocktail bar)
3123 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Dress Code:
Business Casual, 21 & Over

Admission:
- Free (no raffle ticket)
- $10 Suggested Donation
(includes 1 raffle ticket)
- Raffle Tickets will also
be sold in-person $10/each.


2018 Immigration Campaign Panel


Join Project by Project Los Angeles at our penultimate PbP-LA Steering Committee (SC) meeting, where we will wrap up our 2018 Immigration Campaign with a panel of guest speakers addressing important topics such as workers' rights, deportation, and family separation.

We welcome prospective members to attend and meet our steering committee. Our 2019 SC application will be available online on November 17th. We will be hosting in-person and web-based info sessions in early January 2019.

Agenda:
10:30 -11:00AM Networking with PbP-LA Steering Committee

11:00AM - 12:00PM Nonprofit Panel on Immigration Issues
[Guest Speakers To Be Announced]

12:00 -1:00PM PbP-LA Steering Committee Meeting (optional for guests)
End of Year Survey, 2019 SC Application & Revamped Recruitment (New Application and Interview Process), 2019 Leadership Transition

Location:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

This event is FREE to attend. Limited rooftop parking available on a first come, first serve basis.

Success from Project CASES and Project LEAD!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural Project LEAD Hackathon! 80+ professionals gathered on Saturday, October 24th for a day of learning, strategy brainstorming, friendly competition and cross-industry collaboration at General Assembly in Downtown Los Angeles. The event featured 3 speakers, 4 judges, and 6 strategy advisors with 8 local non-profits including AAPI Data, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, South Asian Network, L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, and Thai CDC.

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Teams worked diligently with their respective nonprofits during a strategy brainstorming session and concluded with a solutions pitch in front of a panel of judges. In the end, the volunteer consultant team for Changing Tides program at the Little Tokyo Service Center working on API community’s mental health awareness campaign won the hackathon with their clear delivery and comprehensive unique solution.

Project LEAD is an expansion on PbP's nonprofit consulting initiative Project CASES. CASES most recently partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA on an extended engagement conducting research and financial modeling supporting workers' rights litigation in the California nail salon industry. The CASES team presented their findings at Project LEAD to give attendees a sneak preview of our 12-week pro-bono program.

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As Project by Project wraps up our year-long beneficiary partnership with our community partner in 2018, our volunteer team is grateful for the incredible impact from our two project initiatives newly introduced this year: Project CASES and Project Lead. PbP-LA welcomes our community and prospective members to attend our second panel of guest speakers addressing important topics p up our 2018 Immigration Campaign with a panel of guest speakers addressing important topics such as workers' rights, deportation, and family separation.

To see more event photos visit the Facebook album.
Event coverage video clips: https://youtu.be/FK5md4RxEQY
Blog: https://projectbyproject.org/blog/project-lead-leaders-empowering-action-day
Website: https://projectlead-pbpla.wixsite.com/projectleadla2018

Thank you again to our supporters, the volunteers, PbP-LA Steering Committee Members and the PbP-LA Project LEAD Taskforce for coordinating this event:Director of CASES Jenelle Yee, PbP-LA President Eileen Ung, Stefanie Cheng, Fuong Huynh, Lisa Inouye, Angela Law, Tina Lee, Sandra Nguyen, and Project LEAD Coordinator. Special thanks to our corporate and community supporters: Accenture, General Assembly, Asian Professional Exchange, Asian American Professional Association, and Cafe Dulce. Event Photography Coverage provided by Steven Lam Photo.

About Project by Project

Project by Project (PbP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in New York City in 1998 by a group of young Asian American professionals. Comprised of a team of professionals with backgrounds in finance, consulting, technology, media, entertainment and law, PbP's founding team felt it could play a strong role in assisting community groups in securing capital, reaching out to new groups of volunteers and bringing greater awareness to issues affecting the Asian American community. Every year, Project by Project – Los Angeles presents our annual tasting benefit during the summer to support non-profit partners in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Plate by Plate is generously sponsored by local businesses and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. For sponsorship information, or for inquiries about donation to the Silent Auction, please email fundraising.la@projectbyproject.org.

Project by Project LA presents Project LEAD

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Come join us this Saturday, October 27, 2018 (9:30AM-4PM) at the General Assembly - Downtown Los Angeles (360 E 2nd St #400, Los Angeles, CA 90012) for our first ever Project LEAD.

Project LEAD, which stands for “Leaders Empowering Action Day,” is a one-day event that brings together over 100 individuals with various skill sets to accomplish one shared goal: to use their expertise in brainstorming actionable and innovative solutions addressing business issues faced by community nonprofits. In true hackathon fashion, teams will work on solutions to these real-life issues in only three hours, while making a lasting impact on their local communities.

We will have a diverse array of nonprofit clients in the API community, including AAPI Data, Thai CDC, South Asian Network, Legal Aid Foundation, and high-profile guests from Accenture, Deloitte, Drucker School of Management, Envision Consulting, etc.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to apply your professional skills in solving real community challenges. Every volunteer consultant gets a swag bag and a raffle ticket (Raffle prizes include a waived course fee ($500) for AAPA Board Leadership or Mentorship Program). We will also have some amazing prizes for the winning team which includes Plate by Plate tickets, APEX mixer access, AAPA workshop access, etc.

For more details about speakers, projects, and RSVP info,
please visit: http://bit.ly/pbpla-projectLEAD2018

Thank you to our corporate and community supporters: Accenture, General Assembly, Cafe Dulce, Haunted Little Tokyo, Asian American Professional Exchange, Asian American Professional Association