Community Event: SDAYO Fundraiser


Where: Ly’s Garden Restaurant | 4350 54th Street Suite B., San Diego, CA 92115

When: Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cost: $35.00 per person/ $350 for a table of 10

Includes: 6 course meal and a drink

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Phet Guiney at (619) 515-2729 or email at

ABOUT SDAYO (San Diego Asian Youth Organization):


The San Diego Asian Youth Organization (SDAYO), was founded by the San Diego Police Department in 1995. It is a non-profit organization located inside the San Diego Police Department’s Multi-cultural Community Relations Office next to Colina Del Sol Park.

SDAYO brings together a diverse group of teenagers and provides them with the resources necessary to give back to their community. The members participate in cultural and civic activities as well as community service events all around San Diego. The youth also learn more about issues in their world through the many guest speakers and educational workshops offered through SDAYO. During summer, they are then rewarded for their hard work and dedication by being able to go on field trips to places like Disneyland, Six Flags, and Universal Studios (for free!). SDAYO not only teaches leadership and communication skills but also motivates teens to do things that benefit their future instead of turning to drugs and gangs.

Teenagers who participate on a regular basis receive recognition from police officers as well as various other community leaders. They are also given the opportunity to partake in a variety of internships and programs that will help them gain work experience, build their resume, and get into the college of their dreams.

Community Event: Khmer New Year Festival, the Year of the Horse

DATE: Saturday, April 12, 2014 and Sunday, April 13, 2014

LOCATION: Colina Del Sol Park

Hosted by San Diego’s Cambodian American community. There will be Pageant competition to select the New Year’s Angel, cooking demo, eating contest, traditional games and dances, classical and modern music, pony ride, spicy food, and more. Come and join for 2 days of family fun under the warm sun with fresh spring air. For more info, please contact

Community Event: Lao New Year Festival 2014

DATE: Saturday, April 5, 2014 and Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Market Creek Plaza / Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Hosted by Lao Community Cultural Center of San Diego.  There will be Angel of Mercy Parade, Beauty Pageant Competition, Classical dance and music; Lao Food Booths, Retails, kid zones; Sports competition (Ping Pong, Basketball & Kataw) and Lao Idol competition.  For more info, please contact:

Community Event: The Inaugural Filipino Sun Festival

DATE: Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 11am – 6pm

LOCATION: Mira Mesa Park, across from Mira Mesa High School

(map 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, California 92126).

Presented and hosted by Operation Samahan. First Filipino Sun Festival, featuring a community produced event to celebrate Filipino and Filipino American culture in Mira Mesa!  Traditional and contemporary performances, art, food, educational and cultural fun for the whole family. Cultural exhibits, children’s activity, history of tattoo pavilion, health and wellness pavilion, and more! FREE!


Internship: Occupational Health

This is a great program that is seeking potential host organizations in San Diego that work on workplace rights. The organization would get 2 paid interns this summer. This program is also seeking 2 interns to fill these positions. 

Do you know any potential host organizations in the San Diego area that can host 2 interns to work on a workplace rights project? (see attachment)

Do you know any professors and under/grad students in the San Diego area that may be interested in applying for this paid internship this summer?  (see below flyer)


Webinar: “Jump Start Your Professional Goals”


Kick your year off right by reconnecting with the LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.)  community (7,500+ and growing!) and focusing on your career aspirations.

LEAP launching a new series of webinars designed to reinforce the strength of our community, continue the leadership discussion, and remind you that LEAP is forever a resource for you.

“Jump Start Your Professional Goals”

March 14, 2014

10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Facilitator: Janice Won

Cost: FREE

Register today to attend the March 14, 2014 webinar!*

What are your aspirations and true potential? How can you take proactive steps to achieve your career goals?

According to the report, “Asians In America: Unleashing the Potential of the ‘Model Minority” by the Center for Talent Innovation, Asians are more likely than Caucasians to aspire to hold a top job, value being highly paid and having a prestigious title, but more likely to feel stalled in their careers and reduce ambitions. Join LEAP’s inaugural webinar for a thought-provoking session to illuminate your career vision and explore strategies to advance your professional goals. Be invigorated to take charge of your career and inspired to be the leader of your own career.

*This event will be hosted on Webex. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with webex login information for the webinar.

To register for this webinar visit: There are limited seats, so register today! If you have any questions regarding this webinar, feel free to contact Nancy Yap at

Future workshops are already scheduled, so mark your calendars now!

Session titles and details coming.

Ø Friday, May 30, 2014

Ø Friday, September 26, 2014

About Janice Won
Janice Won is a certified instructor and faculty member for LEAP, as well as an executive coach for graduates of the Senior Managers’ Leadership Forum, Executive Directors Leadership Program and Emerging Leaders Program. She is also Founder of The WON Principles, an executive coaching and consulting practice. Previously, Janice was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources with JPMorgan Chase where she advanced corporate diversity initiatives, coached business executives and led merger integrations.

About LEAP
Envisioned as a vehicle to develop future leaders, LEAP is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. LEAP works to meet its mission by: Developing people, because leaders are made, not born; Informing society, because leaders know the issues; and Empowering communities, because leaders are grounded in strong, vibrant communities. Unmatched in vision and scope, LEAP offers leadership training and programs, publishes leadership research and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of API empowerment. With over 30 years of experience, LEAP has delivered over 2,500 leadership development programs, workshops, and presentations to over 115,000 participants across the country.

NAPAWF San Diego Presents… Reflect, Connect and Express: A Leadership Development Workshop

Reflect, Connect and Express

Identifying How Our Personal Histories Can Inspire the Work We Do for Our Communities!
We all have a story to tell and it is within these personal stories where we find our strengths, areas for growth, and ways to connect and help lead others. Find ways to honor and grow from your personal story at NAPAWF San Diego’s leadership development workshop – Reflect, Connect and Express.
Objective: Through self-reflection, group activities and discussion, we will discover how we can draw from our unique life experiences to continue (or start) our leadership path. In addition, special guest artist, Viet Mai, will present a brief introduction to spoken work to help us honor our personal stories.
Cost: $5 (includes workshop and light drinks/snacks)
Special Guest Artist Bio: Viet Mai was born and raised in San Diego. As an educator and artist, Viet works to enhance the lives of others through community engagement and youth empowerment. He currently serves as Program Facilitator with the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Project, and as an Independent Consultant, specializing in School Data and Assessment. As a respected poet, Viet is also a member of the spoken word group, Collective Purpose, co-hosting San Diego’s largest spoken word venue, Elevated.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 1PM-4PM. 
RSVP with us!
Airoso Clubhouse
6135 Galante Place
San Diego, CA 92130
NAPAWF-San Diego RSVP Contact Info:
Tiffany Hernandez, Leadership Development Chair
Amy Chang, Secretary