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APEX Board Experience: Q & A

How did you get involved with APEX? I first heard about APEX a week after I moved to the LA area and was eager to be more involved with the community and meet like-minded people. I saw that APEX was looking for committee members to help plan their annual Youth Olympics event and was excited to join the planning committee. At the time, I wasn’t sure how I [...]

Martell Icons of Inspiration - Ryan’s Reflection

Thanks to Martell and APEX, I won a trip to France! Martell, the cognac brand, and APEX started a mentorship program called Icons of Inspiration, in which the mentees were assigned to each pitch a project that incorporated his/her identity as an Asian-American. As one of the winners of that competition, I got to stay at a VIP château in the Cognac area, eat fancy meals, tour [...]
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APEX 22nd Awards Gala: Black & White - Recap

This year, we held our Gala at the Park Plaza Hotel! Here are some shots after we set up!   We started the night with our VIP Reception, sponsored by Johnnie Walker   To kick off, we had a live Roast Pig carving!   Then we headed upstairs, where YJ Gold and Andrea Mai-Tran (Sketchjuice), emceed the Awards Gala!   In addition to our delicious dinner, we had a fun [...]
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Martell Icons of Inspiration - Vicky’s Reflection

The Martell Icons of Inspiration Competition appeared on my radar one morning as I scrolled idly through my social media feeds, waiting for my breakfast at a street cart outside my office in Manhattan. I noticed that the deadline was some far off date in the future, and that there would be some intermediary round in Los Angeles before any winners were selected.  It seemed like a lot of [...]
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A Decade and More: Volunteering for YO

I first heard about Youth Olympics when I was part of Chinatown Youth Club and we were invited to participate in 2002. As a participant, I remember being a competitive individual who wanted to win first place. After reflecting through the times I was participating as a youth, I now remember something more important that I didn't realize back then. I remember having caring and inspiring team leaders who [...]
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Alumni Stories - Tuan Do

Let me tell you about some of the best years of my life.  After growing up and attending school in the Sacramento region, I decided to move down to Southern California in 2006.  As a kid, my dream was to live in “SoCal” and be in the thick of the action as depicted by Hollywood.  Knowing only two friends in the area I got involved with [...]

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What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us