Welcome to InspirASIAN DFW

InspirASIAN at AT&T is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Employee Resource Group fostering diversity appreciation and inclusion in our workplace and community. We invoke inspiration from celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander heritage and increasing cultural awareness.  We engage with imagination to deliver meaningful events and innovative programs that inspires others to make a difference. 

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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 appsscholarship@gmail.com 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 appsscholarship@gmail.com.

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!

Click https://www.inspirasian-dfw.org/apca-dfw-holiday-party/ to take you to purchase tickets.

When: Saturday, December 5

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

Where: Japan House

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

China Night

APCA-DFW is hosting a dinner featuring China as this year cultural emersion event that showcases the country from fellow employee’s perspectives. On top of 10-course authentic Chinese dinner, live lion dance and music performances, the event will include:

Opening Remarks: Angie Chen Button, Texas State Representative

Feature Presentation: China’s Rising Innovation Capacity

Keynote Speaker: Mike Coffey, SVP Service Assurance – On Diversity and Innovation

Tickets are $25 per person. Families & friends welcome. Sign up and purchase the ticket here.

Saturday, October 3 @ JS Chen’s Dim Sum and BBQ

Reception 6:00pm

Dinner starts 6:30pm

240 Legacy Dr, #118, Plano, TX. (Map)

2015 Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival – Sunday, June 7th

SAVE THE Date: 9th Annual Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival on Sunday, June 7th, 8:30 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.2013 Dragon Boat Team Champions

It’s official! APCA DFW is hosting 2 boats this year and proud to introduce Dragon Boat Z and Survive Oars teams.  APCA DFW has participated in the festival in the past 5 years and won multiple trophies for 3 years in a row!

Take ownership of your health and wellness with the Chairman’s Challenge while having fun at the Dragon Boat Festival. The festival is a cultural and educational event that promotes intercultural understanding, showcases diverse culture, and celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It has become one of the largest Asian heritage celebrations in the DFW area, more than 20,000 people attended in 2014.

It is an all-day family friendly fun event and we promise that it’s going to be a blast! We’ll have an AT&T tent and race tents set up. When you’re not racing or watching our competition, you can enjoy the festival and go support our AT&T volunteers at the AT&T booth. If you are interested in being an alternative rower, please contact Jessica Yang. For more information, check out http://www.dfwdragonboatfestival.com/.

We will have our pseudo APCA polo shirts as our dragon boat team shirt and they are available for sale. Click the link to order if you are interest https://www.inspirasian-dfw.org/?page_id=662.APCA_polo_white

Please sign up for the event via the volunteer portal https://att.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1979064.jsp to receive your volunteer hours.

Let’s win the race together again this year! Looking forward to seeing you on 6/7/15!

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. http://apcacookbook.org/preface/.

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




It’s Time to SHOP…a Community Opportunity That Pays You Back!

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How would you like to save 20% at more than 750 of Dallas’ finest retailers and restaurants?  By purchasing a Partners Card for $70, you can save on clothing from Gap to Gucci, items for your home from places like Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel, and dining at a variety of restaurants in Dallas.  For a complete list of participating retailers and restaurants, click


In addition to saving money, your purchase will help The Family Place deliver their mission to eliminate family violence through proactive prevention and intervention, extensive community education, and caring advocacy and assistance for battered women and their children.  Here are just a few examples of how your purchase can make a difference:

  • One Partners Card buys diapers for an infant for four weeks
  • Two Partners Cards provide a night of shelter to a women and her child
  • Three Partners Cards buys milk for homeless children for three weeks


If you would like to purchase a Partners Card, you can contact Erica Torres (eg9497@att.com).  Cards are available now, so you can make your purchases from October 24th through November 2nd.


Thanks for your support of The Family Place!


Mike Coffey


6th Annual Joint ERG Charity Golf Classic (2014)

Participate: 6th Annual Joint ERG Charity Golf Classic
To: Dallas/Fort Worth employees
What: 6th Annual Joint ERG Charity Golf Classic
When: Thursday, September 18

  • 11:30 a.m. – lunch, and free range balls
  • 1 p.m.– Shotgun start (four person scramble)
  • 6 p.m. – Dinner and awards
Where: Bear Creek Golf Club (3500 Bear Creek Court, Dallas, TX 75261)
Action Item: Sign up and play



Additional Information:

Tournament Golf Package Includes ($125 per golfer)

· Greens fee
· Cart fee
· Driving range balls
· Bag drop
· Lunch & dinner
· Drink tickets
· Goody bag
· Longest drive contests
· Closest to pin contests
· Hole in one prize packages
· Complimentary greens fee (future visit)
· Two $10 gift cards
· Prizes and more


All proceeds benefit the eleven Employee Resource Groups of AT&T.

APCA | AT&T Veterans | Community NETwork | FACES | HACEMOS | ICAE | IDEAL | LEAGUE at AT&T | OASIS | oxyGEN | Women of AT&T

Please join our t-Space community:

6th Annual Joint ERG Charity Golf Tournament t-Space


Important Note:   All ERG activities are strictly voluntary and must be conducted on an employee’s personal time.  Non-exempt employees who are scheduled to work must arrange in advance with their supervisors to participate in this event.


2014 APCA National Award Banquet Invitation and Registration

APCA members:

You are cordially invited to the 2014 APCA National Awards Banquet at Cai Fine Dining and Banquet in Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm CST.   The theme for this year’s event is “Inspiring Fusion”.  Today, our personal and professional lives are filled with many opportunities to integrate, transform, and be creative. We chose the theme to not only inspire our youth, but also ourselves so that we continue to support and challenge the blending of past/present, uniqueness/differences, and strengths/opportunities for continued future growth and the betterment of the lives we live as well as the lives of others. Weare excited to have Zeeshan (Zee) Hussain, Regional Vice President- Premier Client Group Midwest Region as our Keynote Speaker!

This year’s APCA National Banquet will recognize and honor the following recipients:

  • Corporate Leadership Award: Mike Coffey, President-In-Flight-Connectivity
  • Outstanding Member Award: Brandon Duong, Senior Technical Architect – Mobility & Home Solutions IT
  • Community Leadership Award: to be announced

**Congratulations to all the award recipients!
Proceeds from our banquet will benefit our APCA National Scholarship Fund. Our goal is raise a total of $50,000 or more for the National Scholarship Fund!


To register and purchase banquet tickets, please click here!Please pass this along to your team members or friends and invite them to register and attend. Event ticket prices are $65 for Early Bird and after September 15, the price will be $85.

2014 APCA National Award Banquet – Individual Flyer


Included is a sponsorship package in the event that you oryour local chapter would like to consider sponsoring or donating to this event.  All donors will be recognized at our event.  The money will go a long way in helping us reach our lofty goal in funding our APCA National Scholarship Program for 2015!

2014 APCA National Award Banquet – Scholarship Package


Hotel recommendations(rates are subject to change)

2014 APCA National Award Banquet – Chicago Area Hotel Rates

On Sunday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST, we welcome everyone to see the city of Chicago via a Chicago Food Tour and visit the AT&T Flagship Store on the Magnificent Mile.  To register for the optional Activity on Sunday, please click here!  If your schedule permits, we would be honored to have you in attendance!

InspirASIAN at AT&T is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Employee Resource Group fostering diversity appreciation and inclusion in our workplace and community. We invoke inspiration from celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander heritage and increasing cultural awareness. We engage with imagination to deliver meaningful events and innovative programs that inspires others to make a difference.