April 21, 2018
Asian Boss Girl is a podcast hosted by three amazing Asian American women - Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang. They use this podcast as a means to share stories that relate to the 20-30 year old Asian American woman, speaking about topics such as working, dating, and living in Los Angeles. Their ideals align with APEX's mission of promoting cultural awareness & Asian representation, and we're [...]
February 5, 2018
Happy New Year!
As APEX begins its 25th year, I’ve been reflecting on the organization’s purpose – to serve as a medium to bring increased awareness about and to the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community through its programs. This is intentionally broad as it is meant to reflect the diverse interests and backgrounds of the Asian/Pacific Islanders here in Southern California. Too often, the diversity [...]
August 10, 2017
On July 27th, 2017, members of the APEX board met with the board of OCA-GLA (Organization of Chinese Americans-Greater Los Angeles) in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Over the course of 44 years, OCA has grown to 80 chapters nationwide and is still actively participating in civic and national matters, striving [...]
July 27, 2017
Recently, the APEX Board went through a significant transition in leadership. Our President of 2017, Jimmy Zhong, is on his way to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business this fall and needed to end his term early for his studies. Jimmy and his leadership have been invaluable to APEX and the community, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
We are pleased to [...]
April 4, 2017
APEX celebrated our entrance into 2017 with a bang, electing in 30 board members and welcoming APEX members to 4 events in Q1. APEX Cares started off the year by making a trip to the Los Angeles Food Bank in February, where we sorted and packaged canned goods and other foods for the hungry. APEX volunteers helped to package food for more than 5010 people! APEX Cares volunteers returned in April to Pasadena to [...]
January 4, 2017
When I first started volunteering with APEX, I was overwhelmed by the spectrum of our programming – Professional Development, APEX Cares, Community, Culture, Youth Education. I wondered - how could one organization stand for so many different things, and did our diverse missions take away from our ability to make an impactful difference to our community?
Over the years, I would come to know the organization and its constituents, and [...]
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