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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: May 2018 Newsletter

Leadership In Action

For the month of May, Project By Project - Los Angeles has been accelerating our leadership development in anticipation of our annual signature event that will need all hands on deck!

Following our previous leadership sessions, our Volunteer Management Team led an engaging activity tying together our implicit biases under the theme of immigration. Posing questions that probe the intersection of cultural stereotypes and our upbringings, the team led an interactive discussion that emphasized our relationships with different socioethnic groups like undocumented immigrants.

We are incredibly proud of the incredible milestones all seven teams of PbP-LA have accomplished in 2018! Each team has broken through expectations by courageously building on our previous success with new programs, more events, and  expanded campaigns. If you are excited to hear more about our CASES Team, check out our next newsletter in June for more updates!

PbP-LA x APEX Mixer Recap

On Thursday, May 17, PbP-LA collaborated with Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) to gather our friends and colleagues for an amazing, crowd-pleasing mixer. In observance of May's AAPI Heritage Month, all the proceeds from the event was donated to our 2015 beneficiary partner, Center For Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Guest speaker Kat Sea, an experienced CPAF Board member and volunteer for more than 8 years, spoke about her personal experience with her roommate who had an abusive partner, and about how her unpreparedness to help her friends at that time propelled her to join CPAF.

"With recent immigration policy changes, many domestic violence agencies have observed less crisis calls, and have suspected the fear of deportation as a significant reason to this decline. We want to raise our voice together to assure these victims are not alone."

- Eileen Ung, PbP-LA President

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, our state has the most immigrants than any other state in our nation. As many victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults also come from immigration background, it became ever more crucial to address this issue under our 2018 theme of Asian American Immigration.

It takes a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault on average 6 times to leave their abusive partner. Working with survivors is not clear cut, but raising awareness will help survivors be connected with the resources they need. Together with APEX, we successfully raised more than $1,000 to support CPAF's events for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault!

Plate by Plate 2018 - Ticket Launch

We are excited to announce that the date and location for our Plate By Plate 2018 Ticket Launch has been finalized! Our hard-working Events Team is hammering out the clinks in the event, and our Marketing Team and Operations Team will soon announce our official event pages and website.

Special pricing will be available only at the Ticket Launch, so save the date and time for this one-time exclusive Plate By Plate pricing! PbP-LA wants to thank all our newsletter readers with your subscription, so here's a sneak peek at the event details for our upcoming Ticket Launch!

Date

Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 PM

Location:

 18 Social Lounge at Hotel Indigo

Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement for our Ticker Launch website to reserve your spot!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month!

In observance of May's AAPI Heritage Month and June's Immigrant Heritage Month, PbP-LA is excited to bring together community advocates for another round of our speaker series! With panelists from 

AAPI Data

United Cambodian Community

, and more non-profits to be announced by our 

Outreach Team

, this event will conclude a two-month long celebration of our heritage. We will touch on both factual and anecdotal accounts of the enduring immigrant's uneasy journey to the United States.

Date:

Saturday, June 30

Time:

11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Location:

 The Great Company

Address:

1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

In anticipation of our panel, join us in sharing your individual immigration stories! In the upcoming weeks, we will be joining 

PbP - San Francisco

 to highlight our posts with the hashtag 

#ThisIsHome

. We can't wait to hear your family's immigration story and your experience growing up!

Volunteer of the Month - May

Jeffrey Chiang - Fundraising Team

Have you met our amazing May's Volunteer of the Month, Jeffrey Chiang? Full of dedication and ideas, Jeffrey has climbed his way to play a critical role for the Fundraising Team. As a first year member, his involvement continues to soar high, in thanks to passionate drive that pits him at a proactive stance of pursuing corporate and networking leads for our signature event Plate by Plate.

Beyond chasing leads, Jeffrey has decorated our fundraising materials with updated, creative collateral for improved prospecting with potential sponsors. With the personal motto of "Stay Disciplined. Be Aggressive." Jeffrey has taken the initiative of leading an internal financial audit to help enhance our organizational attractiveness to sponsors!

The whole committee is grateful for your first few steps of leadership. Thank you for taking the lead!

"My favorite experience with PbP has been each and every planning meeting with my fundraising team. It's awesome getting to work with passionate, focused, and organized individuals who volunteer their time to help our organization succeed. They never cease to spark new ideas for ways to build relationships with other people and organizations!"

-Jeffrey Chiang on his favorite PbP experience

Quick Chat with Our VOM

PbP: Hi Jeffrey! Congratulations on being named Volunteer of the Month! We want to showcase your excitement. Can you share what drives you to be involved with PbP?

Jeffrey: I am driven because I feel that everyone who can, should give back to others in some way. There's always been someone to help me along each step of the way in life; it's my job to pass it on.

PbP: Can you describe the most rewarding part of your role on your team?

Jeffrey: The most rewarding experience so far has been talking to potential sponsors who have shown legitimate interest in partnering with our organization. It makes me realize that getting sponsors isn't just helping PbP; it's also helping other organizations connect with the community and have their name known.

PbP: What advice would you share for potential members joining PbP? Congratulations, once again!

Jeffrey: Stay curious and ask questions. There's always something to learn from everyone.

Community Events

Are You Ready To Vote?

With many community events happening in Los Angeles, it's easy to lose track of upcoming state and local elections. Next month is California's statewide direct primary elections, and offices from the governorship to representatives in the Assembly and Senate are all on the ballot. For more information about the statewide direct primary elections, visit the official website 

here

!

Election Date:

 Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Don't forget to check out your 

election handbook

 for details about all the candidates, propositions, and local races at the polls! Cast your ballot, and voice your votes!

LGBT Pride Month!

Pride means something different to different people, but this month it's about being proud to stand up for equality and human rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Let's come together for a month of celebration where we can put our differences aside and stand together!

Venice Pride: 

June 1 to 3

LA Pride Festival: 

June 10

OC Pride Festival:

June 23

There are numerous events for LGBT pride month, and our 2016 beneficiary partner, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT), will be out there at community programming to showcase our pride spirit! Please check official websites for time and ticket details on all pride festivals!

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PbP-LA: April 2018 Newsletter

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A Conversation on Immigration

At April's Steering Committee meeting, PbP-LA invited guest speakers from our 2018 Beneficiary Partner OCA-GLA for a two-part interactive session on immigration!

The first part of the session was a panel hosted by Kurt Ikeda from our beneficiary partner OCG-LA. Many of the panel participants came to share their own immigration or family immigration stories. It was inspirational to hear of personal immigration challenges from Rebeck Sandangsal, the 2016 recipient of Mentored Path to Citizenship. This program, which will be supported by Plate by Plate this year, was founded by Bryant Yang of OCA-GLA. Sandangsal's stories poignantly illuminated the incredible depth of personal and familial struggles immigrants have to encounter and overcome in their immigration journey.

These personal stories were followed by a detailed breakdown of immigration issues by Christine Chen, an immigration attorney from Advancing Justice. By emphasizing the implications of immigration issues on the effected populations, she revealed how we can help our fellow Asian Americans in our community to become naturalized citizens. It was encouraging to witness the attentive focus and support from our PbP-LA members!

"There are a number of barriers and reasons why people might not take the next step in naturalization. The two largest barriers are the language barrier and the financial barrier. Some folks from these communities might have suffered from trauma or hardship."Christien Chen, OCA-GLA Senior Staff Attorney


Unpacking Your Biases Workshop

The second part of the session was the training workshop, "Unpacking Your Biases", facilitated by Diane Ujiye. Our facilitator embarked on a deep dive into the inner workings of how implicit biases work, and how they may impact our annual immigration campaign this year.

Diane Ujiiye helped us meditate on the problems of racial discrimination in both the past and the present. The session began with how the Los Angeles area of neighborhoods and people changed throughout the years and ended with an engaging exercise that differentiates distinct situations where our implicit bias might come to play. What we imagine in a normal moment, as Diane summarized, may be different what we actually do under the effect of implicit bias.

"Giving us different scenarios of how we would cope in different situations really brought out who in some way we are as a human and how well we could deal in different situations as with different people. Being able to have someone talk openly and casually gave it a very different vibe. We were all able to be comfortable and in our zone."Zuma Khan, PbP-LA Marketing Team Member


Save The Date: PbP x APEX!

We are excited to announce our upcoming event to benefit the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF), our past partner in 2015! Our committee is thrilled about another opportunity to work the organization to address domestic violence and sexual assault in the API community.

Date: Thursday, May 17th 2018

This mixer is a collaboration with our sister organization, Asian Professional Exchange (APEX). As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, all proceeds will benefit CPAF to help foster more dialogue within the API community about these issues! Stay tuned for more information about the event!


Spring CASES Update

The Spring CASES team is currently working on a revenue strategy to help OCA-GLA meet the required funds in awarding 20 grants to approved applicants covering the naturalization fees for becoming U.S. citizens. Part of the revenue strategy will consist of developing a video distribution strategy and collaborating with the Outreach Team to create a product that will make a deep, profound impact in the API community.

In addition, financial modeling techniques will be constructed based on historical data and past trends to forecast the finances in the foreseeable future along with recommendations on how to use the partner's resources more efficiently. The team will also be researching proposed ventures, affiliated partnerships, and past sponsorships along with an improved grant writing system to increase aid in the fundraising package for OCA-GLA.

If you want to hear about our CASES initiative, catch the next update in our monthly newsletter!


Volunteer of the Month - April
Lilian Hwang - Events Team

PbP-LA is proud to tell you about our April's Volunteer of the Month, Lilian Hwang! Her dedication to our community issues is brightly exemplified in her passion for engaging our guests and friends at community outreach events, where you can easily find her warm and affable smile. This year she embarked on a new journey of leadership as she rose to action as the Manager of Event Production.

Lilian has personally led her team in venue search and selection for all our events, including securing the gorgeous Mama Lion for our 2018 Kick-Off Mixer and especially conducting multiple locations and on-site visit for Plate by Plate. The whole committee wants to thank you for the extraordinary initiative you've cultivated this year! You're the role model for a PbP ambassador!

"I loved being floor manager last year at Plate by Plate 20th Anniversary because I had the opportunity to meet and work with the chefs and restaurants! It was fun to see Wolf win (who was in my section) and to see the dedication of ALL the volunteers – from our day of volunteers to all the vendor volunteers!"Lilian Hwang on her favourite experience

Quick Chat with Our VOM

PbP: Hi Lilian! Congratulations on being named Volunteer of the Month! We have a few questions to help inspire others! Could you tell us more about your motivation that drives you to be actively involved with PbP?

Lilian: I am drawn the to enthusiasm the members of PbP has to serving its community! It is so great to be part of a group willing to give back to the local community. I like what PbP stands for and is a safe platform for young professionals to grow as individuals!

PbP: What has been your most rewarding experience?

Lilian: To interact with new members at mixers, retreat, and other PbP events, and to share my own experiences in PbP with them, hoping "to inspire and to be inspired"! You are rewarded when you give, and PbP provides a great environment to grow as an individual and to build a community.

PbP: How has PbP helped you in your professional development? Congratulations, once again!

Lilian: It gives me a lot of anxiety to speak publicly in a large group, and I feel that PbP has slowly allowed me to take on more of a leadership role and to work on breaking past my comfort level, challenging myself to be more involved! Thank you!


Community Events

"We've Got You Covered!"

AAAJ-LA Health Justice Network, our partner in 2010, is hosting a two-day training program for individuals in our community who want to provide full-service outreach, enrollment, and retention services for client. If you're working with free or low cost health programs, all of such programs in LA County are included! There will also be immigrant issues and advocacy tips to help you and your clients navigate complicated system!

Register your spot here!

  • Date: Thursday to Friday, April 26-27, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Maternal and Child Health Access
  • Address: 1111 W 6th St Ste. 400, Los Angeles CA 90017

Stump on Starting a Business?

Our past partners have you covered! There are many issues that business entrepreneurs encounter in the first few phases of starting a business. A collaboration between Little Tokyo Service Center (PbP-LA's 2004 partner) and Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (PbP-LA's 2009 partner), this event will feature successful entrepreneurs who will share learning lessons from their pop-up show and e-commence start-up experiences. This speaker event will kick-off a 10-part workshop series that covers the fundamental parts of launching your ideas into a business. Admission is FREE, so reserve your ticket in the link below!

Register your reservation here!

  • Date: Thursday to Friday, April 26-27, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Maternal and Child Health Access
  • Address: 1111 W 6th St Ste. 400, Los Angeles CA 90017

34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Our past partner from 2006, Visual Communications, is hosting its signature, annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from Thursday to Friday, May 3rd to May 12th, 2018. You are invited to enjoy the numerous films that highlight the narratives and perspectives of AAPI's diversity. Visit the festival website here for more information and the festival and film schedule!

Our partner this year, OCA-GLA will be presenting the film "Science Fair", a coming-of-age film about nine high school students navigating rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair.

Buy your tickets here!

  • First Showing
  • Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 10
  • Address: 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more info on the FREE second showing, visit the film's website here!


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PbP-LA: March 2018 Newsletter

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Launch of a New Partnership

Last week, Project by Project (PbP) Los Angeles held a kickoff mixer to announce Organization of Chinese Americans – Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) – Asian Pacific American Advocates as the beneficiary partner for 2018. In support of this year’s theme focused around Asian Americans and Immigration, PbP-LA and OCA-GLA are raising funds for the Mentored Path to Citizenship Grant, a program for immigrants in need of financial assistance, application guidance, and legal support throughout the citizenship process.

Our President Eileen Ung and OCA-GLA’s Vice President Steven Chow each shared their excitement about the partnership leaving us with a poignant reminder that we all are impacted by immigration. Their call to action set the tone for the year as buzz filled up the walls at Mama Lion. The support shown at the event was astounding despite the rain. Our friends at Asian Professionals Exchange (APEX) also joined the fun, enjoying and mingling at the kickoff. Aside from the mention of the superb food and cocktails (the lavender gin was particularly sublime) the highlight of the night was seeing the collective human soul coming together to strive for a common goal.

In addition to the beneficiary partner announcement, PbP-LA also revealed its non-profit consulting initiative Collaborations Accelerating Sustainable Engagement and Solutions (CASES) initiative. CASES help AAPI community-based non-profits build capacity and accelerate impact through skills-based volunteering while simultaneously developing the leadership competencies of the next generation of leaders through service learning.

The night invigorated PbP’s belief in its core mission and is a sign of things to come!

PbP-LA thanks Steven Lam for volunteering as our event photographer!
Special thanks to Mama Lion for hosting our mixer!
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LA Chapter Retreat 2018

In early March, Project by Project Los Angeles held its annual retreat. This year, 40+ new and returning members participated in a weekend of packed activities to learn and welcome each other as fellow teammates.

Members learned about PbP’s history, mission, values and “what it means to be a PbP ambassador” through interactive presentations with live polls. “Business Model Canvas” and group discussions were used to help members understand PbP as an organization and its value propositions. Bonding activities included icebreakers, Big Five Personality Traits assessment, charades showdown, and cooking together to provide delicious meals. As always the retreat is an important event at the start of the year and we are proud to say that this year’s retreat was one of the best!

Triple Your Impact on PbP-LA!

From now until March 31st, Amazon is tripling your donation amount to PbP-LA when you purchase eligible items through AmazonSmile. Still thinking about your wishlist? Think no further, and register PbP-LA as your preferred charity! This exclusive charity time of the year from AmazonSmile will contribute a portion of your cart to our organization.

With just a click to connect your Amazon account to PbP-LA, you can now shop online while making a meaningful impact on our organization. All your purchases must be done on smile.amazon.com, but all items available for purchase are at the same price on regular Amazon. It's time to fill your shopping cart for AmazonSmile's charity time of the year!

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Community Events

OCA-GLA Spring Mixer

Our beneficiary partner is launching a fantastic year of events and programs! OCA-GLA invites you to meet their new Interim Executive Director Kurt Ikeda as the board of directors introduce a brand new year of community engagement and networking.

If you missed the opportunity to meet our friends from our beneficiary partner, register for your ticket to meet guests, friends, and new members of this non-profit organization to learn how you can get involved in immigration advocacy.

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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-LA: February 2018 Newsletter

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"... An Insidious Myth."

Stereotypes are often based on inaccurate generalizations, and for our community, the image of Model Minority has done more to levy sweeping, incorrect assumption to every ethnic groups under the umbrella term of Asian Americans.

This past weekend, the Los Angeles Chapter was excited to invite Christine Lee, the Development Manager of Asian Pacific Community Fund, to speak at our February chapter meeting. The illuminating presentation shared many sobering statistics about the state of the diverse ethnic groups still facing incredible challenges in health care, education, income equality, and mental health.

Our members were not only more informed but also more inspired to fight for the issue of immigration. Here are few startling statistics exploring the insidious myth of the Model Minority:

  • 1 out of every 7 Asian immigrant is undocumented.
  • APIs are more likely to be uninsured in health than Blacks or Whites.
  • 23% of Asian youth considered suicide, more than any other group.
  • 64% of Asians are foreign-born, leading to a massive language barrier.

Want to attend future events from our speaker series? Talk to us at volunteer.la@projectbyproject.org or visit our recruitment page for more info.

Heard about CASES?

We are excited to share with you our newly launched pro-bono consulting initiative with our 2018 beneficiary partner as our first client!

CASES are the initials for Collaborations Accelerating Sustainable Engagements and Solutions. Over a 12-week project term, members of this dedicated task force will participate in a specific capacity-building project by undergoing a Leadership Training Curriculum focused on the AAPI community. Here is just a sneak peek of the learning opportunities as part of a CASES Project Team!

  • Hands-on, skills-based volunteering addressing important issues in our community.
  • Access to our Nonprofit Speaker Series bringing passionate leaders and industry experts.
  • Exposure to the best practices in nonprofit management, such as fundraising, digital marketing, and board service.
  • Develop new insights on how to accelerate impact and effect change with multidisciplinary skills-based training.

Click to learn more about CASES!

Missed Our Info Sessions?

No need to fret. We put our slides on our website for you!

We are always looking for passionate folks to strengthen our voice on the issue of immigration in many different ways. Shoot us an email to lean how you can volunteer!

Member Spotlight

The success of Project by Project thrives on the incredible wealth of experience and motivation that our members collectively bring to our chapter. Our humble passion ignites the joy of accomplishment that shines through our acts of volunteering.

Without the leadership from our members, the impact of our organization would not reach far and wide to empower our unified rise to the daring challenges that face the AAPI community!

As we dive into 2018, our chapter wants to share stories that drive our members to our organization. In the following newsletter, we will illuminate many of their accomplishments through a series called "Member of the Month."

Community Events

APCF's API Nonprofit Capacity Building: Board Leadership Program

Think you can rise to the challenge of leading as a board member?

Asian Pacific Community Program is accepting application for its 6-month leadership development program that prepares you to serve as an effective board member of a nonprofit organization.

Participants will learn how to become a more engaging and impactful leader through a series of workshops cultivating the skills, knowledge, and networks for your success. This is open professionals at all levels of career levels.

Applications are now accepted, and due by Thursday, March 1st.

APEX Spring Mixer

Our friends at Asian Professional Exchange is hosting its first networking mixer of the year!

Trying to find new ways to meet people just like you? Come mingle with new and current APEX members while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the Arts District Brewery in Downtown LA. A portion of the proceeds will help support the Asian Youth Center, so reserve your spot here for the online pre-sale price!

  • When: Thursday, March 8, 6pm-9pm
  • Where: Arts District Brewery Company
  • Parking: street and parking lots nearby
  • Dress: business casual
  • Ticket Price: $10 online pre-sale, $15 at the door.

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PbP-LA: January 2018 Newsletter

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The Annual Campaign

Through a competitive application process, a local community-based non-profit organization that specializes on issues within the current annual theme is selected to participate in a year-long campaign to receive aid in its fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts. The year-long campaigns include the planning of Project by Project’s signature fundraising event, Plate by Plate , our annual tasting benefit featuring top restaurants and beverage purveyors in LA, NY, and SF attracting thousands of like-minded philanthropic attendees nationwide.

Project by Project aims to solve issues by providing solutions, engagement, and education to the AAPI community. With Asian Americans & Immigration as Project by Project’s Campaign Partner theme for 2018, our objective is to raise awareness regarding anti-immigration propaganda and major policy changes sweeping our country. Learn about what the data tells us about Asian Americans and Immigration.

The Impact

Since 1998, PbP has awarded over $800,000 in grants to our Asian American nonprofit beneficiary partners, enhancing sustainability in serving the needs of their communities. These 35 nonprofit partners located in LA, NY, and SF, through PbP’s support, have gained enhanced enhanced human capital and financial capacity to address challenges spanning human trafficking, health care, domestic violence, affordable housing, education, civic engagement, media/arts representation, and economic empowerment.

2018 Los Angeles Directors

Project by Project Los Angeles is excited to announce its 2018 Leadership Team: Building upon a vision of empowering our community and a mission of developing leaders through innovative philanthropy, PbP created a platform by which our members exercise leadership skills through direct work and engagement with our nonprofit partner organizations. For 20 years and counting, PbP has strengthened the leadership skills of Asian Americans and continues to develop a pipeline for young leaders to serve on boards and take greater leadership responsibility in all aspects of our community.

The Launch of CASES

In 2018 we are launching our new Project by Project program CASES (Collaborations Accelerating Sustainable Engagement and Solutions). CASES is a cross-functional, skills-based volunteering initiative similar to pro-bono consulting, that brings together exceptional PbP volunteers with multidisciplinary skill sets to serve on project teams dedicated to specific capacity-building projects. The teams are paired with our nonprofit partners to conduct research and evaluation of the community's most pressing challenges, and over the course of a highly collaborative 3 month engagement term, develop and deliver tangible recommendations that would allow clients to improve and grow their organizations.

These opportunities will include a Nonprofit Training Curriculum to provide members exposure to the social sector and best practices in nonprofit management, as well as a Nonprofit Speaker Series bringing in industry experts and leaders to share insights on how to effect change in the community. Volunteers will apply the knowledge obtained from these experiences to their steering committee and project team duties, enhancing their leadership competencies that would prepare them for future board leadership roles in the AAPI community.

Join Us for 2018!

We are looking for committed young professionals passionate about the AAPI community to join our LA steering committee. We are hosting 3 info sessions where you will have the opportunity to learn more about what we do and how you can join us in championing the AAPI community:

INFO SESSION 1:
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: GreatCo. HQ
(1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021")

INFO SESSION 2:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: GreatCo. HQ
(1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021)

INFO SESSION 3:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: GreatCo. HQ
(1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021)

Follow the info sessions’ Facebook Event for real-time updates. Visit our main recruitment page for details on how to apply to join our 2018 steering committee.

We look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to reach out to volunteer.la@projectbyproject.org with any questions.

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Project by Project Los Angeles: September 2017 Newsletter

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Did you Hear? Plate by Plate Photos Are Here!

As we look back on another successful Plate by Plate, what better way to remember the delicious food and great memories, than by looking through Project by Project's very own photo album?

A huge thank you to all the photographers and videographers who helped capture the event, this would not have been possible without you!

Check out the links below to our Facebook to check out the awesome picture!

Event Photos  ∙  Photobooth Photos   ∙  Step & Repeat Photos


20th Annual Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project NY

Get swept away at Project by Project New York's Plate by Plate on October 6 at the Prince George Ballroom! There will be 5 Chef's Table seated tastings, as well as a (secret!) Speakeasy!

This year’s Plate by Plate commemorates Project by Project NY’s 20th Anniversary! You’ll get to enjoy quality food, engage in stimulating conversation, participate in our silent auction, and receive free entry to our after party to dance the night away.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 When: 7-10PM EDT Where: Prince George Ballroom (15 E 27th Street, New York, NY 10016) Attire: Black Tie
Tickets: $250

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Upcoming Community Events

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 When: 6PM - 10PM PST Where: Cafe Pinot (700 W 5th Street | Los Angles, CA 90071)
Tickets: 
General $70
VIP $100
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API Small Business Program Expo

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2017 When: 9 AM - 1 PM PST Where: Almansor Court (700 S Almansor Street | Alhambra, CA 91801)
Tickets: 
Free

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APAIT 30th Anniversary Fashion Show & Dinner Gala

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 When: 6 PM PST Where: Taglyan Cultural Complex
Tickets: 
$150+
Tickets & More Info!

 

Volunteers of the Month

Our first VOM is Tim Moon, Manager of Beverages from our Events Team. PbP-LA is proud to announce that due to the continuously outstanding accomplishment of our members, the months of July and August, saw not two, but FOUR Volunteers of the Month (VOM)!

July 2017

 

Tim is a second year member of PbP. Not only did he help secure and organize numerous outstanding beverage purveyors, he also demonstrated his willingness to go above and beyond during this year's Plate by Plate. When the vendors were running low on ice, he did not hesitate to step up to drive over to the nearest store to pick up bags upon bags of ice, while in a full suit! The James Bond of PbP!

Tim's advice? "Just, DO IT!"

Congratulations Tim!

Our second VOM is Kevin Hsu, Manager of Restaurant Relations.

Kevin has been with Project by Project for over seven years, and every year we owe Kevin our utmost gratitude for his outstanding dedication and passion in gathering leads, securing, and facilitating the many restaurants and vendors who attend Plate by Plate. Without Kevin, Plate by Plate, and Project by Project would not be the same. For that, we want to thank Kevin Hsu as volunteer of the month.

Thank you, and congratulations Kevin!


August 2017

Our first VOM is Kelly Kwan, from the Operations Team!

Kelly is a first year member of PbP, but has already made a tremendous impact on the Ops Team and the organization.

She is highly responsive to all communications, and most recently demonstrated her talent for web development when she made beautiful updates to our PbP Los Angeles website!

Her advice to anyone considering PbP?

"There's something for everyone and everyone is very supportive. If you're feeling out of place, just talk to someone about it. You're here to volunteer, but PbP is also here to help you develop leadership skills, and you make great connections and friends along the way."

Congratulations Kelly!

 

Our second VOM is Ruben Rodriguez, from the Operations Team.

Ruben has been recognized as both a source of positivity and enthusiasm among his team members, and the organization. When faced with a difficult decision or challenge, he takes charge and is always one of the first to volunteer his time and effort to get things done. For Plate by Plate Ruben volunteered his time, and his vehicle to transport many of the items that were handed out to the guests, and with very little notice.

What drove Ruben to get involved with the organization?

"My main drive being involved in PbP is assisting in a community that has been misrepresented in various fields including but not limited to politics, sociology, economy and especially entertainment. As a Mexican-American, I can relate to some of these struggles Asian-Americans have dealt over the years. The feeling of helping minority groups succeed and be on the same level playing field is a goal I intend to continue pursuing."

Congratulations Ruben!


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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: August 2017 Newsletter

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15th Annual Plate by Plate presented by Project by Project LA

This year our Los Angeles Chapter showcased a signature lineup of artists, creators, and leaders who are driving the culinary culture of the sprawling metropolitan of the West. More diverse, more inventive, and more refined is what we delivered for our 20th anniversary celebration of our beloved organization!

Guests adorned with elegant dresses and suave suits arrived early in the evening to the Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center. A total of 53 vendors were present to showcase their food and drinks. The night was hosted by a special MC duo comprised of YouTube sensations Cathy Nguyen and Mike Bow along with live music from Siena and Toast.

This year's food selections featured a savory and sweet library of eclectic tastes. From the bold and daring beef tartare from Kato to the creamy and  unique flavors of ice cream from Salt & Straw, no one left the extravaganza without their taste bud desires satiated.

To wrap up the night, the vaunted prize of Best Dish was bestowed to the marvelously delicious dish of lamb and bacon with dates from the hip and rustic eatery Wolf. Best Drink was awarded to the acclaimed restaurant Sotto with their creative Mieele di Netare, a concoction of Tito's Vodka, lemon, and Honey Meletti Amaro.

This year was an absolute success! This amazing evening was a product of unwavering support from our volunteers and our friends from San Francisco and New York.

We want to sincerely thank everyone for attending our 15th Annual Plate by Plate in celebration of Project by Project's 20th year anniversary!

Check out Step & Repeat Photos now! & Stay tuned for official photos from the event!


 

8th Annual Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project SF

Join Project by Project San Francisco for their 8th annual Plate by Plate on September 16, 2017 at Bespoke in San Francisco.

Come celebrate Project by Project’s 20th anniversary with over 35 of the Bay Area’s top-rated restaurants, breweries and wineries. This year’s participants will include Alexander's Steakhouse, Twenty Five Lusk, Le Colonial, Asahi, and many more! There will also be a silent auction, photo booths, live band and an after party from 10pm until 2am.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 When: 7-10PM (VIP Preview Hour @ 6PM) Where: Bespoke at Westfield San Francisco Centre (845 Market St., San Francisco / Level 4) Attire: Cocktail

General Admission: $125  |  VIP: $200 Bulk discounts available for orders with 4+ tickets.

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Learn more about Plate by Plate and see the full list of participating restaurants and beverage vendors at https://platebyplate.org/event-sf/.


20th Annual Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project NY

Get swept away at Project by Project New York's Plate by Plate on October 6 at the Prince George Ballroom! There will be 5 Chef's Table seated tastings, as well as a (secret!) Speakeasy!

This year’s Plate by Plate commemorates Project by Project NY’s 20th Anniversary! You’ll get to enjoy quality food, engage in stimulating conversation, participate in our silent auction, and receive free entry to our after party to dance the night away.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 When: 7-10PM EDT Where: Prince George Ballroom (15 E 27th Street, New York, NY 10016) Attire: Black Tie

Tickets: $250

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#GoldFriday: 'Gook' Opening August 18

Directed by Justin Chon, Gook is a heartfelt film that explores the families and relationships between the Korean and African American communities during the 1992 LA Riots. The film won NEXT Audience Award at 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Support Gook and the next generation of Asian American storytellers for its opening night on August 18th at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles or Arclight Hollywood.

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Community Event One Night Only: EWP Night Market

East West Players (EWP) is pleased to announce its signature One Night Only season kick-off fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The event is themed “EWP Night Market” and will include tasting stations hosted by local restaurants, followed by an evening of performances featuring Asian American Broadway stars George Takei (Allegiance and Pacific Overtures), Gedde Watanabe (Pacific Overtures), Melody Butiu (Here Lies Love), and more. Proceeds of One Night Only: EWP Night Market support EWP’s artistic and educational programs.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017  |  6-9PM Where: East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater (120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Plate by Plate 2017 Press Release

Tickets On Sale Now For Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project’s 20th Anniversary

Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2017) -  Project by Project – Los Angeles is pleased to announce tickets for our annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, are now available to the public at www.platebyplate.org/la.  With a curated list of renowned chefs, top-notch restaurateurs and beverage makers from all over Los Angeles, this year’s event is sure to be better than ever.

For our 20th anniversary, Project by Project will bring together premier lineup hosting over 50 Los Angeles’ finest restaurants and beverage mixers. Returning participants will include Barrel & Ashes, KazuNori, Maré, Patina, Petty Cash, République, Rosaliné, Starry Kitchen with Otium and Scratch Bar & Kitchen exclusive to VIP ticket holders. Plate by Plate is thrilled to introduce to our 2017 tasting menu extensive additions including Alexander’s Steakhouse, Evren, Hamasaku, Kali, Mama Lion, Tsubaki, Valerie Confections, the Wallace, Wally’s, Wolf, and Woodley Proper.

This signature event will return to the Wallias Anneberg Building at the California Science Center, located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037. The event will take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 7:00PM until 10:00PM, and VIP ticket holders will be given an exclusive one hour preview at 6:00PM. All attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy their food and drinks at the Bamboo Beer Garden and to participate in our Silent Auction. For more festivity, attendees are invited to our after-party.

VIP admission ($250 per person) includes one hour early access to the event at 6:00PM, access to exclusive restaurants and bar tasting menu, access to VIP lounge to mix and mingle with other VIP guests, and a VIP gift bag. Discounted price for Advance Sale for VIP Admission ($225 per person) is available until July 10.

General Admission ($150 per person) includes access to over 50 premier restaurants and beverage purveyors at 7:00PM, access to the Bamboo Beer Garden, access to our Plate by Plate 20th Anniversary Photobooth, access to the Silent Auction bidding, and access to our after-party.  Discounted price for Advance Sale for General Admission ($120 per person) is available until July 10.

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, visit www.platebyplate.org/la, or follow us @pbpla on Instagram and Facebook.com/ProjectbyProject.

About Project by Project:

Every year, Project by Project presents our annual tasting benefit to support non-profit partners in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. For our 20th anniversary, Project by Project is connecting with all past beneficiary partners to join once again to advance awareness of important social issues in the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles: June 2017 Newsletter

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Plate by Plate 2017 Ticket Launch Mixer Recap

Tickets for Plate by Plate 2017 have officially gone on sale! This past Tuesday, June 20th, we hosted our annual Ticket Launch Mixer at Birds and Bees in Downtown Los Angeles. Guests in attendance were treated to the exclusive special kick-off pricing for both GA and VIP tickets. Despite weathering thru some technical difficulties, the event was a success! We're thrilled to see many new faces and some familiar friends who will be joining us for Plate by Plate in August. Thank you to everyone for celebrating the launch together!


Save the Date: 2017 Plate by Plate Los Angeles

Plate by Plate's Annual Tasting Benefit in Los Angeles is happening in less than 50 days! If you have not purchased your tickets, there is still time to guarantee your admission to our 20th year anniversary!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Dr Los Angeles, CA 90037

Save the Date: 2017 Plate by Plate Los Angeles

Online General Admission: $110** Online VIP: $220** 

Get Your Tickets Today!

**Online Kickoff Special ticket prices NOW EXTENDED til June 23rd, 11:59PM. **Limited quantities available while supplies last. **Plate by Plate is a 21+ event.

Also, don't forget to head over to our website for up-to-date details about Plate by Plate in Los Angeles! http://platebyplate.org/la/


Private Guided Tour with Project by Project LA Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s Recap

In honor of AAPI heritage month last May, Project by Project LA had the pleasure of directing a private, guided tour for the Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1969-80s exhibit with the Chinese American Museum curator Steve Wong. The focus of the event centered around the extensive and often under-appreciated struggles of the brave activists in our community, and our group completed the educational journey with a strengthened sense of understanding for the civil opportunities forged by our forebears in the AAPI community.

Members of PbP LA and guests gratefully walked through the exhibit to learn about how civil activism has shaped Asian American history in Los Angeles and about the enormous task of facing the challenges still ahead in our path towards civil and political empowerment. We want to thank everyone in attendance for their support, and we hope it has inspired you to courageously spread more vibrant awareness for the APIA community.


Calling for Day of Volunteers for Plate by Plate 2017!

The combined effort of our Project by Project LA volunteers and Day of Volunteers, is the reason behind our power to host incredible events such as our amazing Annual Tasting Benefit every year! We are actively reaching out to the community, current members, and alumni to spread the word about Day of Volunteering for our Annual Tasting Benefit this year!

If you are interested in volunteering for Plate by Plate 2017, you can sign up now! If you know a friend who strives for a volunteering opportunity to express his or her spirit for our community, send the lucky person our endearing appreciation and the link to our sign-up page!

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Volunteers of the Month: June

PbP-LA is proud to announce that due to the outstanding accomplishments of our members, this month of June, we will be spotlighting TWO Volunteers of the Month (VOM)!

Our first VOM is Winnie Fong, from our Outreach Team.

Winnie is a first year member of PbP, but has already played an active role in contributing and spreading the word about the organization. Her most recent outreach efforts at a Yelp Elite Event led to a win with a beverage vendor. Her positive attitude, passion for volunteering, and continuous drive to better herself and the organization makes her a volunteer of the month!

Winnie finds that PbP's model of innovative philanthropy as a unique concept to support local organizations and their cause while developing its members as future community leaders. "PbP does a great job in introducing those who want to be more connected with API leaders, movers and shakers, and local organizations. If this is what you are seeking as part of your professional development, PbP is a good place to start."

Congratulations Winnie!


Volunteers of the Month: June

Our second VOM goes out to Jenelle Yee, from our Fundraising Team.

Jenelle, a first year member of PbP, has proven herself to be a responsive and supportive team member, as well as being extremely proactive in securing donations and leading various leadership initiatives, something that would be expected from a more veteran member! To name a few accomplishments, she has been able to secure all of the museum and amusement park donations, and is also leading the organization's video project and survey project!

When asked how PbP has helped her in her professional development, she states, "PbP has encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone. Through committee work, I have been able to practice and further develop a variety of skills that will help in my career and other aspects of my life. After having been a part of PbP's Fundraising Team, I have practiced and gained exposure to skills like collaboration, strategic planning, and project management."

Congratulations Jenelle!


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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


Copyright © 2016 Project by Project LA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: May 2017 Newsletter

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Private Guided Tour with Project by Project LA Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1986-80s

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s is the first exhibition to collect and present this history, arguing that the past gives meaning to the present and the future of our communities. As we continue to celebrate AAPI heritage month, come join Project by Project-LA, and Chinese American Museum curator Steve Wong for a private guided tour as we explore the history of Asian American activism in LA! The tour is sure to inspire and bring awareness to the continuing efforts to empower the APIA community, and to make our society a better place.

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Where: Chinese American Museum

425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets:  Adults: $3.00

Students (with ID): $2.00

 

Save the Date: 2017 Plate by Plate Los Angeles

Mark your calendars for this year's Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit Los Angeles as we celebrate Project by Project's 20th year anniversary! Don't miss this night to remember. Stay tuned and follow our social media for more details to come.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Dr Los Angeles, CA 90037


Past Partner Event: Asian Pacific Film Festival Recap

Itsy Bitsy Shorts

Project by Project LA volunteers had fun participating with the kids as Visual Communications brought back the Itsy Bitsy Shorts after a few years of hiatus. Families were able to enjoy short but entertaining films, and then be entertained some more with fun activities. Kids were able to learn about creating animations, look through film equipment, watch their drawings come alive through play motion film, and learn and experiment the evolution of cameras with a "Film Petting Zoo"! Volunteers definitely had fun learning with the kids as well!


Wet Sand: Voices from LA

Project by Project LA had the honor of co-presenting Wet Sand: Voices from LA with Visual Communications, and experience a raw and emotional documentary by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson. The documentary is a reawakening for many of us as we look back 25 years since the 1992 LA Riots, seeing how far we have come, and yet understanding that we still have much work to do. Project by Project members along with the rest of the audience were able to enjoy a panel including filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Charles Burnett, Funmilola Fagbamila, Alison de la Cruz, and Ayuko Babu.


Volunteer of the Month: May PbP-LA is proud to announce that our May Volunteer of the Month (VOM) is Cindy Lee, our Manager of Team Development!

Cindy has been a member of PbP for two years, and is in her first year as manager of Team Development. In her short time as manager, she has added immense value to the organization through her creative ideas and positive energy. She's helped develop and lead many of our team activities at this year's Retreat, and currently leads the Family Challenges program.

Her advice for new members is to be active with PbP from outreach events to socials. "You can get to know SC members on a personal and professional level and learn a lot about each person and how they make up PbP. You realize how much PbP has become a part of your life when you talk about it to family, friends, and coworkers and even strangers you meet!"

Congratulations Cindy!


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Don't forget to follow Project by Project LA on social media!

Project by ProjectFacebook @ProjectbyProjectLAInstagram @pbplaTwitter @pbpla


Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


Copyright © 2016 Project by Project LA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: April 2017 Newsletter

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Project by Project LA Presents: 2017 Kick Off Mixer Recap

We hosted our first event of the year this past March on St. Patrick's Day! Our 2017 Kick Off Mixer at The Reserve in Downtown Los Angeles was a huge success. There were new and old faces that joined us, and we were glad to see lots of laughter and good talks between all of our guests. We couldn't be more happy with the turn out, and it was the perfect way to start our 20th Year Anniversary celebration! Project by Project LA is now in full gear and ready to take on the year ahead!

Click the button below to check out the awesome pictures from that night!

Community Event: Itsy Bitsy Shorts

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 PM)

Tickets:  Free (Reservation Required)

Where: Tateuchi Democracy Forum 111 N. Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dress Code: Casual

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is proud to present the return of “Itsy Bitsy Shorts!". Happening in Little Tokyo, this morning program will showcase films for the littlest film lovers. Kids will also get to explore movie magic through interactive activities, including an appearance by the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, a school bus transformed into a mobile media classroom.

For information regarding the event, check out their event website below!

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Community Event: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Wet Sand: Voices from LA Screening

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: Free Program!

Where: Tateuchi Democracy Forum 111 N. Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Filmmaker, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, explores the aftermath of the 1992 LA Civil Unrest in her film, WET SAND. Her groundbreaking 1993 documentary SA-I-GU stands as one of the crucial texts to offer a Korean American perspective on the events surrounding the Los Angeles riots—an invaluable discussion tool for promoting better understanding of the socio-political factors that played into one of the grimmest moments in United States race relations.

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Community Event: Chee & T

When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9:15 PM

Tickets: $14

Where: CGV Cinemas 1 621 S. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90005

Set in the bourgeois, suburban tech haven of Palo, Alto, CA, Chee (Sunkrish Bala) and T (Dominic Rains) work for Chee's Uncle Rob (Bernard White) doing debt collecting by shaking down delinquents and ensuring that those who work, rent, or benefit from their uncle, stay in line.

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Community Event: The World's Greatest

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Doors open at 1:30 PM / Show starts at 2:00 PMTickets: $30

Where: Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: $30

Dress Code: Casual

Project by Project LA is a proud community sponsor to the LA run of The World's Greatest. Written & produced by Judy Lei and directed by MC JIN. This is a solo show about a girl growing up in a failing public NYC high school and home.

Disclaimer: This show is rated PG-13 for language and some content may not be suitable for children under 13

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Community Event: Heartstorms Our MIC with The Great Company Presents

When: Wednesday, April 26th 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: The Great Company 1917 Bay St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tickets: General Admission: $10 Reserved Seating: $30 LIMITED CAPACITY

Dress Code: Casual

HEARTSTORMS follows the story of Lady B, host of an open mic. In this play, we are immersed in a world of pereformers looking for a chance, artists who need to be heard, and the marginalized finding their voice. Through the course of the night, Lady B guides the unique individuals in their artistry as they inspire her to return to a story she believed she had left behind.

Volunteer of the Month: March PbP-LA is proud to announce that our April Volunteer of the Month (VOM) is Tiffany Hsu, our Manager of Event Production. Tiffany is in her second year with PbP, having started off as a member of the Operations Team last year before moving on to the Events Team.

In her first year as manager, she was instrumental in organizing a successful Kick-off Mixer at the Reserve in Downtown Los Angeles. Tiffany graduated from UCLA and she currently works as a CPA in a public accounting firm. She enjoys watching movies/tv shows and traveling to Taiwan whenever she can. Congratulations, Tiffany, and thank you for all your hard work with our Events Team!


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Support Project by Project Los Angeles through the Amazon Smile Program! When you shop through our link, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to help out our organization.

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Thank you for supporting Project by Project programs and partners! If you would like to help, please click the button below.


Don't forget to follow Project by Project LA on social media!

Project by ProjectFacebook @ProjectbyProjectLAInstagram @pbplaTwitter @pbpla


Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


Copyright © 2016 Project by Project LA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: March 2017 Newsletter

Project by Project LA Presents: 2017 Kick Off Mixer

Project by Project - Los Angeles is hosting our 2017 Kick Off Mixer at the famous The Reserve in Downtown Los Angeles! Come meet our 2017 PbP LA Directors and Steering Committee members, as well as learn all about PbP's 20th Year Anniversary!

The Reserve was once a large bank in the 1920’s, and was renovated in 2014 into a modern nightclub! In keeping with its roots, The Reserve comes complete with a large vault door, and gold bars beneath your feet! Its definitely a unique experience that you won't want to miss!

Come and mingle with our current members in a historic and casual setting, right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles! We will be having complimentary appetizers (first come, first served) and free entry to Reserve LA when open to the public at 10pm, which means skipping the line, and no cover!

Admission: - $12 online early bird via Splash - $15 before 8:30PM at the door - $20 after 8:30PM at the door Dress Code: Business Casual, Cocktail

Location: The Reserve 650 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014

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2017 Steering Committee Retreat

This month's steering committee meeting was once again, quite a treat! You could almost say... a RE-treat!

Jokes aside, this past weekend, new and returning PbP Los Angeles steering committee members got together to spend some quality bonding time with one another. The location was far away from the usual hubbub of LA traffic, in a beautiful home nestled on the green hills of Fallbrook, California! Great views, great people, and great times!

For many of the new members, this was their first PbP social event outside of the monthly steering committee meetings. For returning members, this was a great opportunity to reconnect with other returning members, and a chance to form new friendships.

"We made plenty of unforgettable memories, forged new friendships, and gained a deeper understanding of PbP's 20 years of history and our core values," said President of the Los Angeles Chapter, Vickie Chan. "Big thanks to each and every one of you for respecting and inspiring each other, stretching your limits, taking ownership and bringing something to the table."

We look forward to a great year, PbP 2017!


Community Event: 2017 APEX New Member Welcome Mixer

APEX is having their first mixer of 2017 to welcome new and returning members!

When: March 8 from 6:30 - 9:00PM Where: City Tavern - 735 S. Figueroa St. #133 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Tickets: Purchase here - $10 New Members, $15 General Admission, $20 At the Door Dress: Business casual

APEX events are open to the public. No membership is required. If you have not attended an APEX event in the past, you are considered a "new member" and are eligible for the discounted new member rate (online only). Appetizers will be provided at a first come first serve basis.


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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project By Project LA: January 2017 Newsletter


2017 Steering Committee Recruitment

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 2017 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!

To learn more about Project by Project and to apply, visit our recruitment site. We will be hosting two recruitment sessions.

INFO SESSION 1: Date: Tuesday, January 24th Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: GreatCo. HQ (1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021)

INFO SESSION 2: Date: Saturday, January 28th Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: GreatCo. HQ (1917 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021)

Visit our Facebook event page for more details.

For additional questions, please email volunteer.la@projectbyproject.org. We look forward to having you join our family!


Meet The Directors

Vickie Chan President Tuyet Nguyen Director of Events
Patrick Lee Director of Volunteer Management Calvin Kwan Director of Operations
Eileen Ung Director of Fundraising Lisa Xu Director of Marketing
John Wirfs Director of Outreach

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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: December 2016 Newsletter

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2017 Steering Committee Recruitment

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 2017 campaign. If you are a young professional in Los Angeles looking to develop your leadership skills, become more involved in the community, and make new friends, check us out!

To learn more about Project by Project and to apply, visit our recruitment site at http://projectbyproject.org/local-chapters/los-angeles/join-us/. We will be hosting two recruitment sessions in January; dates and times will be updated on our recruitment site!

For additional questions, please email volunteer.la@projectbyproject.org. We look forward to having you join our family!


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Huupr is a new way to earn cash rewards by sharing your favorite places and trying new products with your friends and family. As one of Plate by Plate's donors, they have offered to contribute a $2 donation to Project by Project LA for every download.

Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play. Download Huupr: https://www.huupr.com/events/pbp


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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: November 2016 Newsletter

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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


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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

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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! 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 apatoydrive.org.


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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.


Huupr is a new way to earn cash rewards by sharing your favorite places and trying new products with your friends and family. As one of Plate by Plate's donors, they have offered to contribute a $2 donation to Project by Project LA for every download.

Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play. Download Huupr: https://www.huupr.com/events/pbp


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Don't forget to follow Project by Project LA on social media!

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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


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Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: October 2016 Newsletter

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Project by Project LA Presents: End of Year Mixer

Join us at Beach Nation on Wednesday, November 16 at 7-10PM as we celebrate this year's accomplishments with our beneficiary partner, APAIT. Come meet our current members and learn about what we have in store for our upcoming year.

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


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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Join Project by Project Los Angeles and APAIT (APAIT's team code is 2200) at Grand Park in Downtown LA on October 23 for the 2016 AIDS Walk Los Angeles. AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 6.2-mile fundraising walk that benefits APLA Health primarily. The event also supports more than 20 L.A. County AIDS service organizations through the Community Coalition Initiative (CCI), including APAIT. The walk will take about 2.5 hours to complete. There will be celebrity guests, musical artists, elected officials, AIDS activists, and thousands of caring people like you.


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Join Project by Project New York for their annual Plate By Plate. The event showcases New York City's premier restaurants and is attended by over 200 food and wine loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city's best has to offer. It has been featured on Bravo TV's hit reality show, Top Chef, and MTV-K, as well as some of New York's best culinary publications. You'll also have the chance to interact and mingle with the city's best chefs and bid on a wide array of silent auction items.

All net ticket proceeds will be donated to Plate By Plate NY's 2016 beneficiary partner National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

DATE: Friday, October 21, 2016 WHEN: 7-10PM EDT WHERE: Metropolitan Pavillion 125 W 18th St New York, New York 10011

ATTIRE: Black Tie

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Community Event: 23rd APEX Awards Gala: Moonlight Masquerade

Join APEX for our 23rd Annual Awards Gala, "Moonlight Masquerade", at the Japanese American National Museum on Halloween Weekend!

The APEX Awards Gala is our biggest event of the year, honoring the contributions of distinguished Asian-Pacific Islander Americans in the community as well as commemorating APEX's accomplishments this season. Join us on Halloween weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Awards Gala, themed “Moonlight Masquerade,” at the Japanese American National Museum located in Little Tokyo. 

The night will feature a dazzling masquerade ball with costumed guests, live entertainment, and after-party. This year we are doing away with the extended program so you can have more time to network and rub elbows with friends, celebrities, and community leaders, or simply enjoy the museum exhibits and our special silent auction! The gala includes a complimentary hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, photo booth and caricature drawings.

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Community Event: 17th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive

The APA Community Holiday Toy Drive & Reception is a non-profit event that strives to provide toys for low income families in the Los Angeles Asian community. This year the toy drive will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 6-9PM at the Japanese American National Museum. Guests either donate a toy worth $20 (or more) or pay $20 (or more). Admission includes food, beverages, desserts, entertainment, and access to the museum's exhibits. For more information, visit apatoydrive.org.


Volunteer of the Month: October

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Wilson Kin lives his day to day life as an account manager at an website company. He works out in his off time to maintain a semblance of health while enjoying various local cuisines & libations just a bit more guilt free. Wilson also enjoys dabbling in photography. You can usually spot him with a retro looking Fujifilm camera during his weekend outings. This is his first year volunteering with PbP (credits to Patrick Lee, his cousin, for introducing Wilson to the organization)!


Huupr is a new way to earn cash rewards by sharing your favorite places and trying new products with your friends and family. As one of Plate by Plate's donors, they have offered to contribute a $2 donation to Project by Project LA for every download.

Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play. Download Huupr: https://www.huupr.com/events/pbp


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Support Project by Project Los Angeles through the Amazon Smile Program! When you shop through our link, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to help out our organization.

Shop Now


Thank you for supporting Project by Project programs and partners! If you would like to help, please click the button below.


Don't forget to follow Project by Project LA on social media!

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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


Copyright © 2016 Project by Project LA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

Project by Project Los Angeles: August 2016 Newsletter

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Plate by Plate by Project by Project 2016 Recap

Project by Project (PbP) would like to thank everyone who supported and attended the 14th Annual Tasting Benefit Plate by Plate that was held on Saturday August 6 at the California Science Center. We hope that everyone had a great time and enjoyed all the different gourmet foods and innovative drinks. We would like to extend a special thank you to the continued support from our local elected officials and community leaders who attended and spoke such as Congresswoman July Chu and Councilmember David Ryu. PbP also extends a special thanks to the Emcee of the evening, Christine Minji Chang, for her amazing job energizing the guests and interviewing the chefs and other VIPS including actor Michael Bow, actress Lynn Chen, and actor David Choi. Special thanks to our gold sponsors: KPMG and Southern California Gas Company. Moreover, this event would not be possible without the generous support from all the chefs and restaurants. PbP would like to congratulate Scratch Bar and Hurbert’s Lemonade for winning best dish and best drink, respectively. Thank you all again for your support and we hope to see you next year!

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Photos of Plate By Plate 2016 are now up! If you took a picture with one of our lovely photographers or want to see image recaps of the night, please check out our Facebook album.

Community, Media, and Event Sponsors

We would like to once again give special thanks to our Community, Media, and Event Supporters and Sponsors for helping us to make this a successful year for Project by Project and Plate by Plate.

Huupr is a new way to earn cash rewards by sharing your favorite places and trying new products with your friends and family. As one of Plate by Plate's donors, they have offered to contribute a $2 donation to Project by Project LA for every download.

Available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play. Download Huupr:https://www.huupr.com/events/pbp

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Join Project by Project San Francisco for their 7th annual signature tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, held at Bespoke, right in the heart of downtown San Francisco! There will be over 40 of the Bay Area’s top restaurants and beverage providers showcase their finest dishes and drinks. Past participants include Akiko’s, Alexander’s Steakhouse, Chez TJ, Farallon, Peju Winery, Remy Martin, Salt House, and Twenty Five Lusk, among many others. There will also be a silent auction, photo booth, DJ,and after party.

All net ticket proceeds will be donated to Plate By Plate SF's 2016 beneficiary partner API Equality Northern California.

DATE: Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 WHEN: 7-10PM (VIP @ 6PM) WHERE: Bespoke @ Westfield San Francisco Centre 845 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Level 4 / Under the Dome

ATTIRE: Cocktail


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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.


Copyright © 2016 Project by Project LA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: Project by Project LA P.O. Box 7093 New York, NY 10116

PbP LA: Event Details

Welcome to Plate by Plate Presented by Project by Project 2016

Plate by Plate Attendees,

We are only a few days away from Plate by Plate, this Saturday, August 6th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center. We are excited to welcome you and know that you will enjoy the exciting lineup of the LA's premier food and beverages this weekend.

In anticipation of the event, we wanted to provide you with a few tips and pointers regarding logistics, listed below:

The Event

Doors will open at 7pm (6pm for guests with VIP tickets). The Wallis Annenberg Building is located at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. The entrance to the Wallis Annenberg Building is directly across from the Rose Garden. There will be signs from the parking garage directing you to the entrance.

The event runs until 10pm and then transitions to our post-event party at The Continental Club. Your wristband gets you free admission and front-of-the-line access into our afterparty.

Dress code 

We recommend Formal and/or Black Tie Optional.

Directions

North on the Harbor Freeway (110)

  • Exit Exposition Boulevard
  • Turn left to Flower Street
  • Turn left on Flower to Figueroa Street
  • Enter Exposition Park 1/2 block on the right (39th Street/Exposition Park Drive)
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure

North on the Harbor Freeway (110) (Fastrak Express Lane only)

  • Exit 39th Street/Exposition Park Drive
  • Turn left on 39th Street/Exposition Park Drive
  • Proceed straight into Exposition Park
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure

South on the Harbor Freeway (110)

  • Exit Exposition Boulevard
  • Make a soft left at bottom of ramp to Flower Street
  • Turn left on Figueroa Street
  • Enter Exposition Park 1/2 block on the right (39th Street/Exposition Park Drive)
  • Follow guest parking signs to the parking structure
Parking

Event parking is available at the California Science Center for $15 and payable at the parking entrance. Cash only. Upon parking, please follow the signs towards the Wallis Annenberg Building.

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Use the #PBPLA2016 hashtag for all of your event photos!

Download the Plate by Plate App from the Google Play Store

The Plate by Plate app is available on the Google Play Store!  Download the app to stay in contact with us as well as learn more about our event.  Browse our restaurant and beverage vendors, discover our beneficiary partner, APAIT, and read about Project by Project events

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Thank you to The Great Company for sponsoring GreatCo HQ as our 2016 meeting space. Find out more about The Great Company.