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Asians for Political Public Service (APPS) Scholarship Program

Asians for Political Public Service (APPS) Scholarship Program is now opened and accepting applications. APPS Scholarship Program encourages college students of Asian Pacific heritage to pursue a career in public life (as a public servant or office holder). It is initiated by the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA-DFW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the goal of promoting diversity in the community.

The 2016 APPS Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each recipient. It will also provide and continue mentorship and networking support from community and corporate leaders, including Mme. Angie Chen Button, Texas State House Representative.

The completed APPS Scholarship Application, including essay, must be submitted through a single email to by 5 PM Central Standard Time on April 30th, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the APPS scholarship program, please send an email to

APCA DFW Holiday Party

flyer_screenshotAPCA-DFW is hosting a holiday party to celebrate a very productive and successful year of 2015! Come join us, meet the outgoing and incoming APCA DFW board, participate in Karaoke Contests, Zumba Fun & get your photo taken with SANTA!! Be an angel, ‘Tis the Season – Please help by bringing unwrapped toys to the APCA DFW Holiday Party for the Refugee_Children_Toy_Drive. For questions or toy drop off locations, please contact Jessica Yang or call 972-983-4738. Look forward to seeing you and your family at the party!

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When: Saturday, December 5

11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. CT

Where: Japan House

300 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, TX 75075, Map

APCA Cookbook 2.0

APCA Cookbook Front-CoverWe are so grateful to our members who generously shared their family recipes with us. Most of these recipes have been passed down through several generations. Although these recipes are unique to each Asian country, we share a similar philosophy and science in the art of cooking. In Asian cooking, there are three important elements: healthy ingredients, healthy ways of cooking, and producing harmony by blending the twin energies of Ying and Yang. By combining foods to create harmony, we produce strength in our body, mind, and soul. Therefore, we believe it is important to think happy thoughts about our loved ones while preparing foods. Happy Cooking ~ the APCA way!

Please visit the APCA Cookbook website designated for Cookbook for additional details and recipes.

To purchase an APCA cookbook, please click 100% of the proceeds will benefit the APCA flagship programs including the APCA Scholarship Program, APCA Awareness Day, Dragon Boat Festival, etc




APCA Cookbook Sponsorship

Asian Pacific Islanders for professional and Community Advancement (APCA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization focused on representation of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) employed by AT&T Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Currently boasting over 5,000 members and 13 chapters across the nation, we have been growing at 60% a year in the past 3 years.

As a key mission in developing the employees and community through education, APCA runs many of flagship programs including scholarship, career & excel workshops, community outreach, mentoring, etc. These programs are not limited to APCA members, but open to all ethnic backgrounds. The majority of our funding comes from generous donations and sponsorships from partners like you.

“Diverse Origins, One Vision, Endless Possibilities.” – our APCA Cookbook fund raising initiative benefits APCA flagship programs.  APCA Cookbook presents local businesses, AT&T business units and ERGs a unique opportunity to demonstrate their support for the APCA flagship programs to promote diversity & inclusion, help employees grow and unleash their potential, give back to the community, as well as a venue to showcase their organizations, products and services.

We sincerely hope you would consider participating in this initiative.   Sponsor benefits include advertisement in the cookbook to be made available at numerous AT&T, APCA, ERG events, as well as appearance in multi-media to market your organization and/or business. You will also receive complimentary Cookbook copy(s) for your generous donation.  Please contact Jessica Yang at for more details.

We strongly believe good education builds better leaders and ultimately, better communities. Thank you in advance for supporting APCA in building diverse and strong leaders and communities.


Sam Zhu                                                      Jessica Yang

APCA DFW Chapter President                         APCA DFW Chapter Vice President

                                                                   APCA Cookbook Chair 


APCA Awareness Day – A Big Success

The APCA Awareness Day Program was very well executed and lots of positive feedback from the audience indicated this year’s event was bigger and better than ever before!

Big thanks to Corey Anthony – SVP, Cathy White – AVP, Chris Tsai – ED, and Angel Rameriz – ED who graciously donated their time to provide 1×1 mentoring sessions; Dororthy Marshall who donated her beautiful vase and bought it back; and Lead Zumba Instructor Paula Cheung for donating $250 gift certificate from Esthetic Image Dentistry for silent auction to benefit APCA Scholarship Program.  Many silent auction items are still available including 1×1 mentoring sessions and dental services gift certificate.  Contact Jessica Yang for more details.

Kudos to all the volunteers and performers!  A very heartfelt thank you on behalf of APCA, especially to those who tireless cooked and donated the homemade authentic Asian cuisine for the lunch fundraising!  Check out the ppt slideshow for pictures from the event here 2014 APCA Awareness Day-Slideshow Updated Click Slide Show Tab -> From Beginning.

Proclamation Presentation

Rick Moss-AVP, Jessica Yang-VP/APCA DFW, Laura Maczka-Richardson Mayor, Joe Chow-Former Addison Mayor, Fred Maldonado-Director

Silent Auction on APCA Awareness Day

APCA had hosted many successful events so far in 2014 including Monthly Excel and Career Workshops – Breaking Bamboo Ceiling, Machine to Machine, etc; and there are many more to come! 

We will be celebrating the Month of Asian Pacific American Heritage with even more exciting events this year! 

  • APCA Awareness Day – 5/13, Tuesday, 11 am -1 pm
  • Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party 2014 & ERG Reception – 5/16, Friday, 5 pm – 12 am
  • Dragon Boat Festival – 5/18, Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm

You will have opportunities to participate in a Silent Auction on the APCA Awareness Day to support APCA to continue providing these flagship programs and signature events.  If you are in Richardson and would like to donate an item, please contact Simon Zhang.

If you would like to donate an item to our Silent Auction in Dallas to benefit In Sync Exotics, please contact Dee Watson.  To learn more about In Sync Exotics Big Cat Sanctuary, click here.

Thank you for your support!

APCA Awareness Day

Let’s make the Month of Asian Pacific American Heritage even more exciting this year!  You will have opportunities to buy lunch, participate in a Silent Auction and more!  As part of the celebration, we will have our own APCA “Meet & Greet” style table for new members.  In addition, this year’s celebration will also feature our sister Chapters of OASIS and FACES- as we are celebrating Asian American Heritage month, we’re going to be more inclusive than ever before!  As you know, FACES is the Filipino-American Communication ERG and OASIS is the Organization of Asian Indians ERG. 

The open house will be hosted from 11am – 1pm in both Dallas (308 S. Akard, 12th Floor Auditorium) and Richardson (1125 E. Campbell, 1st Floor Break Room/Cafeteria). 

In Dallas, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about tigers!  If you would like to donate an item to our Silent Auction in Dallas to benefit In Sync Exotics, please contact Dee Watson.  To learn more about In Sync Exotics Big Cat Sanctuary, click here.

In Richardson, you can wear your native clothing and be entered into the Best Dressed Contest.  You also can have your photo taken with Mrs. Laura Maczka, Mayor of Richardson, during her visit to Campbell Glen for APCA Awareness Day Proclamation Presentation! 2014 APCA Proclamation Richardson

If you would like to donate an item to our Silent Auction in Richardson to benefit APCA events, please contact Jessica Yang.  Proceeds from both lunches will go towards our APCA Scholarship fund.

APCA Proclamation PlanoIf you are in Richardson and would like to volunteer for APCA Awareness Day, please contact Jessica Yang, or in Dallas, contact Neiana Mills