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.
May 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
The exciting Dragon Boat Race will be held June 1st on Creve Coeur Lake.
To register, please contact Janet Dawson.
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
October 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
You are strongly encouraged to attend a panel discussion at the St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) which is excited to host a panel discussion series featuring 4 major ethnic groups including Asian & Pacific American families. With the SLPL’s generosity, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce and YAPA are partnering to celebrate Family History Month of October next Thursday, October 18th from 6pm through 8pm.
Please join us over drinks and food as we feature 3 Guest Panelists from the St. Louis Asian American community who have graciously offered their voices to us for an in-depth look at how they’ve lived, worked, and thrived here in St. Louis.
Dr. Paul Lee- Chiropractor at Southside Health Center & Entrepreneur
Munsok So- President & CEO of Drunken Fish Restaurant
Vy-Thao Dao – Business Development Consultant at Wells Fargo
Moderated by AACC & YAPA Board Member Janet Dayawon and AACC Board Member Pradeep Rajendran, you will have a chance to connect your stories with theirs, learn more about their successes and challenges, and perhaps, discover something new that could potentially inspire further introspection about your life and how you do business. City Alderwoman Lyda Krewson of Ward 28 will be present during this community engagement.
Location: St. Louis Public Library- Schlafly Branch
225 N. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108-1505
To RSVP, please email us ASAP by October 17th at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also in the interest of time, please feel free to send any questions that you would like the Moderators to ask our panelists during the panel discussion. We hope that this event will serve as a catalyst for other important topics that uniquely relate to the Asian American experience.
September 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
Yapa is looking for volunteers in assisting the Asian American Chamber Of Commerce (AACC) in hosting its First Annual Asian Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10AM to 7PM at 8612 Olive Boulevard, University City, MO. We will need folks for set up, take down, sanitation management, to help with information and ticket sales, and a whole host of different activities.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aph773085iv1dGd1V05iLXB2bTRobE1rTnVWUmowM3c to sign up or contact Alex Lee at 314-398-1034 or email to 2012AHF@gmail.com.
AACC will have booths with food, merchandise, and information from a variety of the Asian ethnic businesses, non Asian Businesses, groups, and nonprofit organizations along with entertainment in a
family-friendly environment. It is their goal to have representation from all of the Asian ethnic groups here in St. Louis (Indian, Korean,Thai, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, and more!) to make this a true taste of Asian and Asian American culture. For more info, please visit http://asianheritagefestival.com
August 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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July 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
Creve Coeur Lake is the place to be on Saturday, August 11th where the Asian American Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a first-time Jade sponsor of the 6th Annual Greater St. Louis Dragon Boat Festival . With live music and a kids zone, it is an event that lasts all day from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Our favorite local restaurants and friends from Mayuri Indian Restaurant, Thai Nivas, and the Guerrilla Street Food Truck are planning to be there cooking up a storm to satisfy your taste buds!
Best of all, it is FREE for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to Daniel Sakaguchi’s efforts, Armstrong Teasdale will be sponsoring our two team t-shirt designs “Making Waves” and Daniel’s favorite “Enter the Dragon.” Daniel is also in charge of organizing the practice (which is TBD but typically a week before the race) and the strategy on Race Day. We invite all of you to actively support the positive energy of our St. Louis Asian American community in 1 of 4 ways:
1. Sign up here as a Dragonboat Beginning/Experienced Paddler (nearly 3-4 minutes of paddling per qualifying round).
2. Sign up here as a pace-setting Drummer.
3. Sign up as an Arts & Games Volunteer at the Asian American Chamber of Commerce booth by clicking (or copy and pasting this URL to a new browser) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AAFAA2FA46-asian
4. Sign up as an Arts & Games Volunteer with the Signature Health Foundation by clicking (or copying and pasting this URL to a new browser): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0544A5AE2FA75-volunteers, and notify us here so we have a way of contacting you on the event date.
Bring your friends and family members to cheer for their favorite dragonboat team!
June 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
YAPA’s next Happy Hour event will be at Little Saigon in the Central West End to benefit the South City Vietnamese Clinic. To RSVP, please reply directly to this email. We have one of St. Louis’ Asian American up-and-coming professionals from the world of editorial and commercial photography as a special surprise guest joining us for the first time. It will certainly be an engaging evening with fellow new and current YAPA members over Happy Hour drink/food specials. Of course, don’t forget to drop by YAPA’s very own Jay Yoon brothers of Chi Sushi Sake directly next door!
The clinic desperately needs new band-aids and cotton balls for their patients who are predominantly Vietnamese immigrants with limited to no medical insurance. YAPA will be collecting these items at the event. For more information, please contact Nhi Doan at email@example.com if you would like to help the South City Vietnamese Clinic with a new waiting room makeover!
10 North Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Date: Thursday June 21st
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
June 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
Enjoy the Art of Flower Arranging!!
Japan America Society of St. Louis and JASWA invite you to
Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop
Sunday, June 17 at 2:30-4:00 pm: “Shoka Shofutai – Classic style”
Sunday, June 24 at 2:30-4:00 pm: “Shoka shofutai Nishu-Ike”
Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30-7:00 pm: “Shoka Shimputai”
Wednesday, August 8 at 5:30-7:00 pm: “Moribana”
The workshops will be held at 331 SSB
University of Missouri-St. Louis
JAS & JASWA Members rate: $15/session
Non-member rate: $20/session; Student rate: $10/session
(Reservations with advanced payment are required.
Costs include flowers and parking permit at UMSL)
Send checks (payable to Japan America Society) to:
Japan America Society of St. Louis
UMSL/One University Blvd/St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
To pay with PayPal, call the JAS office at 314 516-5754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring your own vase, garden scissors and kenzan (frog) 3 inches or larger. (see below for types of vases you may like to bring with you.)
May 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
The cofounder of Urbane St. Louis has invited YAPA to attend a networking event at Red Lounge located at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Arch on May 10th at 7PM. Live Music. Drink specials. Free Admission. The event is hosted by MBA & Law School grads of Washington University and Saint Louis University. Complimentary Prizes and Giveaways. RSVP http://www.urbaneworldwide.com/stl/
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63102
Date:Thursday, May 10th
Start time: 7:00PM
April 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
Donated by Max Tsai, YAPA has a central location to meet and plan community events and workshops for you. We can also collaborate closely with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce since we are sharing the space with them. It is located at 1766 Burns Ave. St. Louis, MO 63132. If you have any office furniture you would like to donate, please email email@example.com. The following is a list recently compiled of items we still need:
a recycle bin, waste baskets, a large display case, copy paper, flat HD TV, 1 projector, 1 large screen, 3 marker boards, color copier/printer/ink/fax, staplers, staples, pens, notepads, clipboards, 1 mailbox cabinet with inbox slots, 2 easels, 3 filing cabinets, file folders, post-its, photo/pictureframes, laptops, mousepads, and office supply storage containers, and bins
Any assistance is appreciated