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January is National Volunteer Blood Donor month

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.  As we finish out the beginning of 2012, think about hosting a blood drive or donating individually; winter months show the lowest donation levels, and often the greatest need for donated blood.  According to Cedars Sinai’s Facebook page, only 3% of eligible donors in Los Angeles give blood regularly, the lowest rate of any major US city. Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. Cedars regularly runs contests for blood donors to win prizes, and hosted a blood drive on MLK Day this year.

Haven’t donated in a while?  You can go to the American Red Cross website to find locations, or you can donate at a local hospital.  Along with Cedars, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and UCLA Blood and Platelet Center are but a few local hospitals with blood donation programs.  Most people can donate blood every 56 days; in most states, donors must be 17 years old, be healthy and weigh at least 110 pounds.  Can’t donate? You can volunteer to assist at blood drives by staffing reception areas or handing out juice and cookies (the good part!).

Finally, spread the word – send out the links above, so that others can get on board.  The more Los Angeles County residents (and surrounding areas) who donate, the more resilient our communities become to emergency.  Blood donation is an easy way to help your community prepare.

UCLA Luskin Career Fair

Please join us for the 2012 UCLA Luskin Career Fair!
UCLA Luskin graduate students in the departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare are currently seeking jobs and summer internships.  If your organization has employment or internship opportunities available (either now or for the spring/summer), we welcome you to host a table at our fair and meet our stellar students and recent alumni!  The fair will take place on Tuesday, March 6 from 11:00am – 2:00pm on the UCLA campus.
At the fair, you will have the opportunity to share information about your organization with potential applicants, collect resumes from graduating masters students and alumni of our program, and network with other employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
To reserve your space at the fair, please email Sherry Dodge, Director of Career Services,  Sherry will send you additional details upon receipt of your email.  We look forward to seeing you in March!

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From The Executive Director:
Off To A Great Start!
Dear Alix,

I hope 2012 has started off well for you! It definitely has for all of us at the Asian Pacific Community Fund because of the tremendous support we received in 2011. At year end, we had a big push to make our $25,000 goal for our “Double the Money, Double Your Impact” Match Campaign and with the help of over 150 donors, WE MADE IT!! A big thanks to all who supported us and made a special gift to help meet our goal. This allowed us to end 2011 strong and put us in a great position to start off the new year.

So what’s in store for 2012?  Everywhere I turn, all I hear are grim forecasts for the year, but we are not going to let that dampen our spirits. We are just that much more determined to make 2012 an even better year. We have started off on the right foot with an additional $5,000 in scholarships, bringing our scholarship program to a total of $25,000 to be awarded this year. In the next few months, over $25,000 in grants will be given out by two Giving Circles housed at the Asian Pacific Community Fund to organizations serving our communities in need.

This is just the beginning! I hope to have more great news to report to you as the year progresses. With your continued support, we are making a difference and we will surely make 2012 great regardless of the forecasts.

Thank you! Happy Lunar New Year and best wishes to you for a wonderful 2012!

Debra A. Fong
Executive Director
Asian Pacific Community Fund
Client Story:
Koreatown Youth & Community Center:
All About Aaron – KYCC Youth Comes Out of His Shell
PhotobucketAaron entered Koreatown Youth & Community Center’s (KYCC) Elementary Tutorial Program in 2nd grade. Although he’s a bright and artistic student,  Aaron struggled to make new friends. If the other kids did not want to play whatever game he was playing, he would become frustrated and play alone.

Jeff, KYCC’s lead elementary instructor, noticed this isolating behavior and introduced group activities where Aaron would have to work with the other students. In the beginning, it was tough for Aaron to give up control of the games, but as time passed, he slowly made friends with those he played with during free time.
Aaron also enrolled in KYCC’s summer program where he would have to work and play with his fellow classmates all day – that’s when he really came out of his shell. Jeff and the other teachers were excited to see that the program they had designed allowed Aaron to become more social and patient with others. Field trips were the most effective because Aaron would initiate activities or join groups.
Aaron’s parents saw the changes in him and were grateful for the attention Jeff and his team gave to their son. They have graciously made contributions to KYCC to keep the program going and have also enrolled Aaron’s little sister. It’s been a pleasure having Aaron and he has become a great asset to their Elementary Tutorial Program.
The Elementary Tutorial Program offers tutorial services in language arts, mathematics, computer instruction and various academic subjects and provides social and creative enrichment to school-age children in grades 1-5.
To learn more please visit or contact Academic Instructor, Jeff Yoo,
Agency Highlight:

Asian Youth Center: Enhancing Education For Our Youth


The Asian Youth Center (AYC) is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to provide health and policy programs, educational enrichment, and social services for youth and families of all ethnicities with a focus on Asian immigrants in the East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Antelope Valley areas. In 2010, approximately 57% of those served were Asian and Pacific Islander, 31% Hispanic, 8% African-American; and 3% Caucasian. Over the years, AYC has expanded in size and scope. Last year AYC served more than 10,000 youth and families with culturally-appropriate services in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.
Educational Enrichment programs include:

  • Teen leadership & college career preparation programming with after-school tutoring, life skills education, SAT preparation workshops, and mentoring for high school youth
  • After-school and summer school programs with multiple subject tutoring and instruction, literacy, arts, and recreation for elementary & middle school children
  • Weekend classes in piano, Chinese, and art for elementary & middle school children

PhotobucketSocial Services include:

  • Friday Night Club for youth ages 14-24, a juvenile delinquency prevention program open to the public, provides a safe supervised environment for youth during high-risk Friday evening hours
  • Gang Intervention Program
  • Gender Specific Services for girls
  • Home Based Case Management Services for high-risk, high-needs youth; and
  • Parent educational services
Health & Policy programs include:
  • Smoke Free Public Spaces; and
  • San Gabriel Valley Best Babies Collaborative
All of AYC’s programs and services help at-risk, low-income, immigrant, and adjudicated youth overcome the many problems they face at home, in school, and in the neighborhoods where they live. Since 1989, AYC has helped youth adapt and grow up to become healthy, productive law-abiding citizens who contribute positively to the multi-cultural community of the Greater Los Angeles area.
For more information, please visit and “Like” the Asian Youth Center on Facebook at

Asian Pacific Community Fund – Verizon Scholarship Program:
New Scholarship Opportunities for 2012!

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon
 to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of rising higher education costs. These awards will support those who excel academically, display leadership skills amongst their peers, and show a commitment to the community.  
The Asian Pacific Community Fund – Verizon Scholarship Awards Program is proud to announce two scholarship cycles for 2012. The first cycle is for High School Seniorsattending college in Fall 2012. The second cycle will be for College Students entering their 2nd year of college in Fall 2012.
1st Cycle
2nd Cycle
Eligible Students
High School Seniors
2nd Year College Students
Scholarship Awards Available
Fifteen $1,000 Awards
Five $2,000 Awards
Application Period
December – March
July – October
Application Submission Deadline
March 30th
October 31st
Scholarship Recipients Announced
Applications are now available! Visit our Scholarship Program page for more information and to apply.

Questions or inquiries? Please contact Christine Ma at (213) 624-6400 ext. 6 or


Ways to Support the Asian Pacific Community Fund 
Support the Asian Pacific Community Fund by doing things you already do!
Use GoodShop and GoodDining!
Do your shopping and dining via GoodShop and GoodDining. A percentage of your purchases will be donated back to APCF! GoodShop also has over 100,000 coupons to thousands of vendors. Save money and help APCF serve more people with your shopping!
APCF also receives $0.01 for every search query on GoodSearch. Consider using GoodSearch to help the Asian Pacific Community Fund!
To set the Asian Pacific Community Fund as your default charity on GoodSearch, clickhere! 
Use Your Ralphs Reward Card and Ralphs Will Make Contributions to the Asian Pacific Community Fund!
Register your Ralphs Rewards Card with Ralphs Community Contribution. It only takes a minute to do so, and a percentage of all your Ralphs Rewards Card purchases will go to the Asian Pacific Community Fund.
Sign up for a account and register your Rewards Card online by and register the Asian Pacific Community Fund as Your Community Contribution!
Make an In-Kind gift! Donate New or Used Items
The Asian Pacific Community Fund is currently in need of the following:

  • Indoor / outdoor 50 ft extension cord
  • 2 licenses of Microsoft Visio 2010
  • Desktop computers (min. 2.5 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive)
  • Flash drives (min. 2 GB+ capacity)
  • Wireless USB network adapter
  • Heavy duty paper shredder
  • Portable folding table
  • Elegant black, white, or red tablecloths (oblong / rectangular)
  • Headphones
  • Optical computer mice
Your generous donation will help the Asian Pacific Community Fund operate more efficiently so we can better serve our communities. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact Denise at (213) 624-6400 ext. 1 if you can help.
1145 Wilshire Blvd, 1st Floor | Los Angeles, CA 90017 US

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Grant Writer, After-School All-Stars National

After-School All-Stars is seeking a Grant Writer to support the Development Department in attracting and executing corporate, foundation, and government grants.  This is a Los Angeles based position. It’s a great team and a growing organization with proven impact.  If you’re interested in applying for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and three-year salary history via e-mail

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Scholarships Available

Asian Pacific Community Fund – Verizon Scholarship Awards Program
$25,000 in Scholarship Awards in 2012!

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers, and are making a positive impact in their communities.


Currently a high school senior in California, Oregon or Washington OR a high school senior planning to attend college in one of those states
Plan to enroll as a college freshman in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering, or a technical science in the Fall of 2012
Have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0


1st Cycle
2nd Cycle
Eligible Students
High School Seniors
2nd Year College Students
Scholarship Awards Available
Fifteen $1,000 Awards
Five $2,000 Awards
Open Application Period
December – March
July – October
Application Submission Deadline
March 30
October 31
Scholarship Recipients Announced

For more information and to apply,
please visit our Scholarship Program page.

The scholarship awards may only be used to cover the cost of attending an accredited 4-year college/university. What is considered cost of attendance varies by institution.

Established in 1990, the Asian Pacific Community Fund is a network of community organizations focused on transforming the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs). Our mission is to meet the diverse needs of APIs by 1) building healthier communities, 2) developing leaders, 3) creating a stronger voice and 4) providing the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. We believe that thriving, strong and successful communities begin with individuals supporting one another. When people are healthy, housed, fed, educated and employed, we create the world we all want to live in.

The Asian Pacific Community Fund generates revenue through workplace giving programs as well as other avenues for its Affiliate Agencies which provide a wide range of health and human services to those in need throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The Asian Pacific Community Fund provides a collaborative approach to raising funds for the broader API community, increases awareness of community needs as well as donor options and encourages active engagement in philanthropic activities.

For more information, visit

Questions or inquiries?
Contact by phone: (213) 624-6400 ext. 6
Or by email:


For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2012

Avoid Ocean Water at Ballona Creek

LOS ANGELES – The Department of Public Health has posted warning signs
advising beach visitors, swimmers, and surfers to avoid the ocean water
a quarter mile north and south of Ballona Creek, near Dockweiler State
Beach. Los Angeles County health officials were notified today that
approximately 5,000 gallons of sewage may have entered ocean waters at
Centinela Creek, which discharges into Ballona Creek. The sand area of
the creek is not affected. Advisory signs are posted as a precautionary

The advisory will be in effect until at least 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 19, 2012, pending test results that measure the bacteria level
in the ocean water. Water samples were taken earlier this morning.

“We are asking people to avoid entering or swimming in the ocean in
the area immediately surrounding Ballona Creek,” said Jonathan E.
Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and County Health Officer.
“Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of the people
who visit the beach and water areas. Once we determine bacteria levels
in the water have returned to normal, we will remove the beach

Public Health was notified by the Inglewood Department of Public Works
earlier today regarding the discharge. Inglewood Public Works will be
continuing clean-up efforts.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available around the clock
on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Ocean Water
Quality Hotline at 1-800-525-5662 and online at

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and
improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles
County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and
services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control,
and community and family health. Public Health comprises nearly 4,000
employees and has an annual budget exceeding $750 million. To learn more
about Public Health and the work we do please visit, visit our YouTube channel at, find us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter:
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Register now for Animal Care Expo 2012!

Calling All Emergency Responders

Highly trained animal rescue services teams are on the frontlines at a moment’s notice to rescue animals in peril. When disaster strikes, animals are greatly impacted — and people with pets often ignore evacuation orders and other emergency protocols if it means leaving their pets behind.

The Humane Society of the United States invites you to participate in our upcoming conference which includes two tracks devoted to animal rescue and field services.

Animal Care Expo is the largest international education and training conference and trade show in the fields of animal care and control, rescue and emergency services. Animal Care Expo offers you over 70 educational workshops and over 175 exhibition booths. In addition, your staff and volunteers will meet the nation’s best animal situation emergency planners and make contacts to strengthen your state and local animal emergency plans.

Dynamic Workshops and Seminars from Industry Experts

Animal Care Expo features workshops and daylong seminars on topics that will help you improve your work for animals, including:

  • Planning a Large-Scale Seizure Daylong Certificate Course (extra fee required)
  • Create Your Shelter’s Disaster Plan
  • Making the Media Work for You
  • Kennel Enrichment for Dogs
  • And more!

View our entire schedule.

Register before March 31 and Save!

At just $200, Expo is the lowest-priced international educational conference in the field and by registering by March 31, you receive the early registration discount. In these trying economic times, you won’t find a better value for your money. Plan now to join experts and colleagues for this unparalleled opportunity to brush up on the basics and learn about the latest cutting-edge programs.

Need help convincing your boss that you should attend Expo? Visit our Getting Approval to Attend Expo page that includes information on creating a sample proposal, overcoming objections and a sample letter.

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