An organization dedicated to empowering Asian-Americans and serving the communities at large by promoting unity and cultural diversity through education, social networking, leadership development and community service.

To serve as a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures, joining various ethnic communities together to share our resources inter-generationally, to create opportunities and effect positive change in the community at large.

Making Waves

June 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

We had a grand time at Hiro’s.  Check out our pictures below.

Special thanks to Thong from OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates for these pictures.

Models from our Fashion Show

Nhi “Kate” showing her strut

Susan holding a pose

OCA St. Louis and sponsors

YAPA Members

YAPA Fund Raising

May 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

Join YAPA for our Annual Fund Raising Event!

Making Waves: An Evening of Food, Fashion, and FUN Raising

Make a wave of difference by networking with professionals in St. Louis who care about the community! Enjoy a 5-course dinner menu at Hiro Asian Kitchen on Washington Avenue and see what’s trending this summer in professional attire during the Fashion Show from some of the areas most recognized retailers. Following dinner is a Silent Auction that will have you capturing the spirit of St. Louis!


Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Hiro Restaurant
1405 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Menu includes:
Pork bao,Taiwanese Wok-Stir Rice Noodles with shiitake and mock duck,
Pork belly & Leeks with wok-stir pickled tofu, Malaysian Curry Chicken,
Tofu & Seasonal Vegetables

Click to RSVP

Purchase your tickets no later than Monday, May 26th 2014!

Doors Open at 5:30PM
Dinner at 6:30PM
Fashion Show at 7PM
Silent Auction at 7:30PM


  • General Admission: $35/person
  • Gold Sponsorship Level: $100
    • VIP seating reservations
    • Individual or Business Name recognized in text on the program and a table card recognition privileges included.
    • This level allows only 1 guest to attend with proof of sponsorship.
  • Platinum Sponsorship Level: $200
    • Same as Gold Sponsorship privileges.
    • VIP seating reservations, a public “shout out” announcement, and 1 additional complimentary ticket.
    • The complimentary ticket requires a discount code entered in a separate transaction. When sponsorship is complete, a YAPA leadership member will contact you with a code to redeem the pass.

Note: This is a cash bar event. Please arrive early for best parking.

To support YAPA as a community resource for anyone interested in staying connected with other professionals, businesses, and community organizations for:

  • Clients who are new to St. Louis looking for a connection in St. Louis
  • For recruiters interested in adding to their talent pool of qualified candidates
  • To branch out to graduating students looking to stay and work in St. Louis.

If you have any questions, please contact YAPA President Thomas Chang at info@yapastl.org.


April 10th Networking Event

March 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Join us for our next social networking event!

Time: April 10th, 5 – 7 PM.
Location: Bar Italia in Central West End.
Address: 13 Maryland Plaza, St Louis, MO 63108

Vietnamese Family Dinner

September 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Come to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese family dinner and help out charities.

Fourth Annual Asian Career Networking

September 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

The 4th annual Asian Career Networking event is upon us! Please check out the flyer below.

Join us for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

May 24th, 2013 | No Comments »

Please join Team “CollaborAsian for the Cure” to fight breast cancer by registering for the Susan G. Komen Race held on Saturday, June 15th. Together, we can make a difference!

To register with the YAPA Team:

Look forward to seeing you there!

Annheiser Busch Panel Discussion

May 24th, 2013 | No Comments »

Thanks for those who made it out to the Annheiser Busch/Inbev panel discussion despite the stormy weather!

Dragon Boat Race

May 16th, 2013 | No Comments »

The exciting Dragon Boat Race will be held June 1st on Creve Coeur Lake.
The contacts for this race are Daniel Sakaguchi, Thomas Chang, or Paul Lee, respectively.

YAPA’s Next Happy Hour Latitude 26 Tex Mex

February 5th, 2013 | No Comments »

Come one, come all! Meet your new YAPA leadership team at our next happy hour.

Latitude 26 Tex Mex
6407 Clayton Ave
St. Louis Mo, 63139
Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm

Open Heart, Open Mind– Lisa Ling at the Touhill on Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm (Special Discount for YAPA Members)

March 6th, 2012 | No Comments »

Once a co-host on The View and National Geographic , University of Missouri- St. Louis invites Guest Speaker, Lisa Ling, to The Touhill on the campus of University of Missouri- St. Louis on March 13th at 7pm. Regular admission is $15, but YAPA will have a chance to attend for $5 if you RSVP at info@yapastl.org ASAP by Saturday, March 3rd. Special thanks to YAPA Special Events Manager, Cevin Lee, for making us with the special discount. Whether you’re a broadcasting enthusiast or simply a Lisa Ling fan, don’t miss this opportunity!