Project by Project Los Angeles: November 2016 Newsletter


Project by Project LA Presents: End of Year Mixer

Come join Project by Project Los Angeles at our End of the Year Mixer in celebrating and recognizing the achievements of our 2016 Steering Committee and the support you have all provided this year! We will also be celebrating our beneficiary partner, APAIT, with a check presentation!

We will also be having a Raffle Giveaway. Prizes include Escape room party for 8 (over $200 value), Six Flags tickets, beauty sessions (over $100 value), alcohol delivery service, and many more!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ADMISSION: $10 suggested donation

WHERE: Beach Nation, 8289 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046


APAIT Quest 2017

Our 2016 beneficiary partner, APAIT is proud to announce the return of our transgender advocacy pageant, QUEST! QUEST is designed to encourage the empowerment of the often marginalized transgender community. The event aims to decrease rates of high-risk behaviors in the community, including those contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS infection. QUEST celebrates uniqueness and diversity, while supporting the transgender community. Previous winners have gone on to become leading advocates for the rights of transgender individuals.

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm (Doors open at 6PM)

WHERE: David Henry Hwang Theatre, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012



Plate by Plate New York Recap

During a particularly rainy NYC weekend, LA Steering Committee members volunteered at fellow NY chapter’s first ever exclusive “all-VIP” tasting, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.  The harsh weather didn’t stop neither the volunteers nor attendees, as the event brought out a strong crowd of food and beverage enthusiasts.   In addition to the standard walk-around tastings, Plate by Plate New York introduced a new component this year: seated multi-course  tastings from top purveyors in the Big Apple. Among them included Michelin starred Chef Chris Jaeckle - with an impressive resume including Eleven Madison Park, Morimoto and Ai Fiori, All’onda, and Uma Temakeria, it’s no wonder he was one of the fan favorites!  Net ticket proceeds of the event benefitted NY’s beneficiary partner National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), as part of PbP’s national campaign to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues within the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities.   In addition to the good food and atmosphere, Plate by Plate was also informative – NY Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan was particularly powerful in her speech highlight accomplishments and addressing struggles regarding the LGBTQ movement and resonated well with the audience.  Overall the new Plate by Plate format proved to be a success, and we cannot wait to see what PbP-NY will pull off next year! 


PbP LA Joins APAIT at AIDS Walk Los Angeles

On Sunday, October 23, Project by Project Steering Committee members joined our 2016 beneficiary partner, APAIT, and their team at the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles held in Downtown LA. The 10km walk began with a kickoff at Grand Park and proceeded through the streets of Downtown LA. The APAIT team raised over $13,000 in donations from its team walkers, ranking 19th on the Top Team list. Of all the money APAIT team raised at AIDS Walk LA, 80% of that amount gets donated back to APAIT for their educational and prevention programs.


CPAF 38th Anniversary Gala

Project by Project’s community partner, Center for the Pacific Asian Family, recently awarded the Weingart Foundation as its Champion for Change at CPAF’s 38th Anniversary Gala for Change in September. Several Culinary Partners contributed to the food tasting festivities to benefit CPAF, whose mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women.


APEX 23rd Awards Gala - Moonlight Masquerade

PbP-LA members participated in last week’s 23rd Annual Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) Awards Gala at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. Some members volunteered while others attended as guests, all in support of the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the arts, community and corporate/business sectors.  At the Awards Gala, APEX was able to recognize these accomplishments while bringing together APEX members, supporters, community leaders, elected officials and corporations.  The honorees were as follows:  Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, for Excellence in Community Service; 626 Night Market, for Excellence in Business Leadership; and Jennifer Du, APEX’s Director of Marketing, recipient of the APEX President’s Award.


Community Event: 17th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive

Project by Project LA is a proud community supporter of this year's APA Community Holiday Toy Drive and Reception, a non-profit event that strives to provide toys for low income families in the Los Angeles Asian American community. This year the toy drive will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 6-9PM at the Japanese American National Museum. Guests can bring an unwrapped new toy valued at $20 (or more) or a minimum donation of $20 to enjoy an evening of food, beverages, desserts, entertainment, and access to the museum's exhibits. For more information, visit


Volunteer of the Month: November

Michelle Li initially joined Project by Project LA in 2014 as she was interested in volunteering for other non-profit organizations. During that year, PbP was coincidentally working with Pacific Asian Counseling Services, which appealed to Michelle's interest in helping people in regards to mental health. Through working on the Outreach team, Project by Project has given Michelle various opportunities to learn about the different organizations in the community, and meet many people who try to help those that are under-served. Michelle currently works at Center for the Pacific Asian Family, as a crisis intervention hotline counselor. In her free time, Michelle enjoys watching movies, and exploring new places with her friends.

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