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Plate by Plate Los Angeles 2019 Takes a Bite at Homelessness

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, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Restauration, Kazunori, Joy, Raymond Restaurant, 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, Pacifique, Bone Kettle, Wood and Vine, 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, community activists, 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.projectbyproject.org. Connect with us on on Instagram at @pbpla and on Facebook at /ProjectbyProjectLA/

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 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.

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.

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.

Tickets on Sale Now for Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project

For Immediate Release Contact: marketing.la@projectbyproject.org

Los Angeles, CA (June 20, 2018) - Project by Project – Los Angeles (PbP-LA) is pleased to announce that tickets for our annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, are now available to the public at www.platebyplate.org/la. For our 21st anniversary, PbP-LA has collaborated with our 2018 beneficiary partner OCA - Greater Los Angeles to raise awareness for this year’s theme: Immigration in the Asian American community. All net proceeds from our signature event will be donated to the organization’s “Mentored Path to Citizenship Program” which will help program recipients chase their dream of naturalization.

Assembling a curated list of star chefs, celebrated restaurateurs and beverage purveyors from all over Los Angeles, Plate by Plate will bring you fun, food, and philanthropy all in one night! As a new addition this year, we are excited to announce actors Michelle Krusiec and Leonardo Nam as the Co-Chairs of Plate by Plate Los Angeles 2018. Together, they will cast a spotlight on how the food we eat relates to the immigrant experiences of the chefs, cooks, and staff in the food service industry.

Plate by Plate will showcase a premier lineup gathering of over 40 of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants and beverage vendors. Returning participants will include the following: Alexander’s Steakhouse, Faith & Flower, Kato, KazuNori, Patina, Pine & Crane, Restauration, Rosaliné, Sotto, Starry Kitchen, Tsubaki, Umi by Hamasaku, and Wolf. For VIP ticket holders, Plate by Plate is thrilled to bring onboard Rossoblu and Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke (République, Petty Cash, and Sari Sari Store).

Plate by Plate strives to select fresh and exciting bites around Los Angeles, and will be adding the following new participants to our 2018 lineup: B Sweet Dessert Bar, Broken Spanish, Gabi James, Hinoki & the Bird, Ms. Chi, Otium, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, and Tartine Manufactory. We will reveal more participating eateries on our social media outlets in the upcoming weeks.

Plate by Plate – Los Angeles will be held at the City Market Social House, located at 1145 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 7:00PM until 10:00PM, and VIP ticket holders will be given an exclusive one-hour early entry at 6:00PM. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in our Silent Auction, to enjoy our Photobooth, and attend our After Party (details to be announced).

VIP Admission ($250 / person): VIP tickets ($250 / person) 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.

General Admission ($150 / person): GA tickets will include access to over 40 premier restaurants and beverage purveyors at 7:00PM, the Plate By Plate Photobooth, Silent Auction, and our After Party.

Tickets are on sale at www.platebyplate.org/la. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older with valid photo identification. Dress code is black tie or formal attire. For more information, please visit our website, or follow us on Instagram at @pbpla and on Facebook at /ProjectbyProjectLA/.

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.

PbP-LA March 2018 Press Release

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Project by Project Los Angeles Chapter 2018 Beneficiary Partner - OCA-GLA

Project by Project - Los Angeles Celebrates Its Fourteenth Partner

Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2018) – Every year, Project by Project - Los Angeles (PbP-LA) chooses a non-profit organization as a beneficiary partner to advance awareness of important social issues in the Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander (APA) community. After an engaging selection process with many community members, Project by Project - Los Angeles is pleased to announce its beneficiary partner for the 2018 theme of Immigration.

Organization of Chinese Americans - Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to fostering the active participation of APIs in both civic and national matters through leadership opportunities and community empowerment activities. The local chapter of this organization in Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) and PbP-LA are teaming up to advance the social, political, and economic well-being of APIs in the United States.

As APIs comprise 16% of the Los Angeles County population and also achieve the fastest population growth in Los Angeles County, the selection of OCA-GLA as the 2018 beneficiary partner could not be a better fit to raise awareness on immigration issues that affect the Los Angeles API community. When 11% of the undocumented population in United States is of API origin, we must work together to mobilize and defend our immigrant rights and to assist folks through the naturalization process.

This beneficiary partnership will pull together our resources to support a year-long campaign to raise funds for the “Mentored Path To Citizenship” program. In their journey to secure full protection and rights within our country, qualified participants will receive financial aid for their naturalization application, and pro-bono legal assistance from PbP-LA’s past partner, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA). Together with our partner, PbP-LA will capture the stories of participants to showcase not only their struggles and challenges, but also their hopes and aspirations in their path to citizenship.

To ensure the success of the Mentored Path to Citizenship program, PbP has formed a special taskforce from the newly launched CASES Initiative, with OCA-GLA as our first client. CASES are the initials for “Collaborations Accelerating Sustainable Engagements and Solutions,” a non-profit consulting initiative leveraging the diverse and cross-functional skill-sets of our volunteers to tackle specific capacity-building projects. Through interviews, research, and analysis, the CASES teams will produce written deliverables and presentations providing tangible, actionable recommendations to inform the strategy and implementation of our year-long partnership campaign with OCA-GLA. To learn more about becoming a CASES team member or client, please visit https://pbpcases.github.io/.

Partner Kick Off Mixer

To celebrate the launch of our partnership with OCA-GLA Asian Pacific American Advocates, Project by Project - Los Angeles will bring together our friends, guests, and beneficiary partner for a Kick Off Mixer on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Mama Lion, located on 601 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, California 90005.

Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/PbPLAKickOffMixer18 for $12, or admission can be also purchased at the event for $20. Dress code is business casual. Light refreshment is provided while mingling and meeting attendees. Learn more about our initiatives this year and how to become more involved with Project by Project.


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 35 beneficiary partners, enhancing sustainability in serving the needs of our communities. For our 21st year, the Los Angeles chapter of PbP has chosen to raise awareness for the issue of immigration in the API community with our fourteenth partner.

About OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

Founded in 1973, Organization of Chinese Americans – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the active participation of APIs in both civic and national matters and striving to instill a sense of social responsibility in the API community through leadership opportunities and community empowerment activities. The goals of the organization are to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity, and fair treatment; promote civic participation, education, and leadership; advance coalitions and community building; and foster cultural heritage. From its inception in 1991, the local chapter OCA – Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) has made an impact in the greater LA area through community service, advocacy and organizing, education and leadership development. OCA-GLA is one of over 80 chapters around the U.S. that make up the OCA family.

PbP SF Announces 2015 Partner - Chinatown Community Development Center

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Chinatown Community Developent Center April 23, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – Project by Project San Francisco (PbP SF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports non-profit organizations creating a positive impact in the Asian American community. Each year, the three chapters of Project by Project (PbP) decide on a theme and select a local non-profit organization supporting the Asian American community as its partner. In the spirit of PbP’s 2015 theme of Housing, PbP SF announced today that it has named Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), as its 2015 non-profit partner.

CCDC's mission is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. It is a 38-year-old place-based community development organization serving Chinatown and other low income neighborhoods. CCDC plays the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing, serving over 4,000 residents annually.

CCDC currently manages more than 2,000 units of affordable at 25 sites throughout San Francisco.  In addition to developing and rehabilitating affordable housing, CCDC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services, civic engagement and leadership development training for youth and adults, housing counseling, and policy advocacy. Chinatown Community Development Center builds and preserves neighborhood assets and sustainable communities for low income residents. It also provides ongoing support and technical assistance to tenant-based, grassroots organizations in San Francisco.