Spring 2019 Newsletter
April 15, 2019
NAAAP Detroit joined 2019 NAAAP National Leadership Academy

 President's Message

In early April, I attended the NAAAP National Leadership Academy (NLA), co-hosted by the three Florida chapters of NAAAP, the Orlando, Miami, and Tampa Bay. This event was held at the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando Florida. Proudly representing NAAAP Detroit, this was a great opportunity for me to network with NAAAP members from all across the country. A young leader from Minnesota, Phillip Xiao, wrote an article about the event titled “The New Asian-American Voice.” The article will give you some insight into the contents of the meeting.

Another highlight of the NLA was the NAAAP Kansas Chapter’s presentation on the upcoming NAAAP National Convention in Kansas on August 22 – 24, 2019. They are doing a superb job of planning. I hope you’ll have the chance to attend it. Follow NAAAP Detroit for more information about this convention! It was also announced that the 2020 National Convention will be hosted by the Washington DC chapter. NAAAP hopes to be heavily involved in the 2020 election process.

Locally in Michigan, please join us for the following two events coming up:
  • April 28, 2019 - Our signature Learn and Grow Workshop on Trending Topics for 2019. 
  • May 9, 2019 - Our Field Day to join the Asian Pacific American Day at Michigan State Capitol as part of the Asian American Heritage Month Celebration. 

Stay tuned for our summer plans: a fun experiential learning exercise, and building alliance with other organizations. At NAAAP Detroit, fun is in the learning and doing. Please join us.

Taoqu Chen
President, NAAAP Detroit
NAAAP & Government
2019 Kick-off of Learn & Grow Session I Held at UM Ross

On March 24, 2019, the NAAAP Detroit Chapter and University of Michigan Asian Students led by Asian Students in Business (ASIB), partnered to bring Session I of NAAAP Detroit’s acclaimed Learn & Grow Series at the UM Ross School of Business...

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NAAAP Detroit Swings into Learn & Grow Session II

On April 28, 2019​, the ​NAAAP Detroit Chapter ​will hold Session II Learn & Grow Series​. In this Participative Brainstorming Workshop​, guests will learn a widely applicable creative process for developing and evaluating ideas and opportunities.

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  • Sunday, April 28
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Plymouth District Library
  • 223 South Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Admission Free
  • Join NAAAP Detroit Lifetime Membership: $50
  • Registry by April 26
  • Advanced registration is required
White House Internship Program | The White House

The Fall 2019 White House Internship Program application is now open. The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on Friday, May 3, 2019. The program term runs from Wednesday, September 4 to Friday, December 6, 2019...

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Asian Pacific American Day at the State Capital
Thursday, May 9, 9 AM

Make your presence known during APA Day at the Capitol and to do your part to raise APA awareness during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Charter buses are available to transport NAAAP Detroit members and friends to and from Lansing. Contact NAAAP Detroit by April 26 at president@naaapdetroit.org for the arrangement.

Join Leadership Convention 2019 by NAAAP National

The theme for the 2019 Leadership Convention is The Unconventional Leader: Lead Boldly. The focus of Aug. 22 is Employee Resource Groups, Aug. 23 and 24 will be on Unconventional Leaders, unique leadership models and styles.

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Learn & Grow Session #2
Sunday, April 28, 2PM - 4PM
Brainstorming Workshop:
Trending Topics for 2019 Signature Event

Learn & Grow Session #3
Saturday, June 8, 10AM - 1PM
Public Speaking & Advocacy Workshop

Learn & Grow Session #4
Saturday, August 3, 10AM - 1PM
Public Service & Community Engagement

2019 Signature Event
Saturday, October 12, 11AM - 3PM

2019 Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 7, 10Am - 1PM

18th Annual APACC Gala "Out of Many, One"
Saturday, May 4, 5:30 PM

Join APACC to celebrate all the accomplishments and milestones. Featuring silent auction, door prizes, and amazing performances!

RSVP: APACC or (248) 430-5865
SOE 2019 – Battle of the Stars-II
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 PM

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage and Tribute to Mother's Day, CAPA presents the Splendor of the East 2019.

What's Up,  Membership  ?!

We would like to encourage our community professionals to join and continue being the strength of NAAAP Detroit. The experience, expertise, and enthusiasm of our members make NAAAP Detroit the leading organization in our community of professionals. Visit NAAAP Detroit Membership and email membership@naaapdetroit.org for further information!
Join Our Community as a Sponsor  !

We offer our community partners an opportunity to make an Annual Sponsorship contribution while receiving the benefits of year-round recognition. Event and Advertising Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit  NAAAP Detroit Sponsorship and email sponsorship@naaapdetroit.org for further information!