The Information Exchange
May 1, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30th, APEX hosted its first professional development workshop of the year: Effective Communication in Today’s World.
Bryce DeVincenzi, Raajeev Aggarwal, and Pallavi Ridout – three distinguished and award-winning speakers from the public speaking organization Toastmasters International – instructed a group of over 70 people in various public-speaking skills. Through live demonstrations, public critique, and a question and answer session, attendees gained valuable insight into [...]
April 25, 2014
Sarah Lawrence professor of writing and poetry and Graywolf Press author, Vijay Seshadris, recently became the first Asian American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection, Three Sections. Whether you view poetry as the highest echelon of expression or a rarified indulgence, from ancient China to the salons of Versaille, poetry has often been a benchmark of inclusion in the culture of a place and time. [...]
April 15, 2014
This past Friday, April 11th, 2014, the APEX Cares volunteer network came out to help with logistics for the “Reaching New Heights” 21st CAUSE dinner. Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) founding member Charlie Woo was joined by over 50 elected officials to jointly recognize pioneering corporate and social leaders. This historic event comprised the largest convening of API representatives in the history of the United [...]
March 26, 2014
APEX OC celebrated our first happy hour event for 2014 at 7 Seas Restaurant on Tuesday, March 25th. It was a casual evening to make new friends and socialize with our members. The most popular conversation topics were about Asian Professional Exchange Mentoring Program and the upcoming Youth Olympics. Both LA and OC boards were represented, past and present. We were provided an extended happy hour menu which kept our gathering going. [...]
March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, APEX Cares teamed up with Girl's Inc. and made prom dreams come true for many young women! Brand-name sponsors donated over 2,300 dresses, 1,600 pairs of shoes, and 900 pieces of jewelry. Aside from a personal shopper, the event provided teens with workshops that helped empower and develop the young women's personal growth. Visit our Facebook album for pictures from the event.
March 2, 2014
APEX Cares partnered with Kid Reading to Succeed (KRS), Saturday, March 1st, at Jackson Elementary School. This month's theme focused on celebrating spring and being environmentally conscious. Regardless of the rainy weather condition, over 15 enthusiastic APEX Cares volunteers showed their love and support by encouraging the kids to read aloud. To over 40 kids, volunteers also taught the importance of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and guided kids [...]
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