Message from Ascend LA Metro Chapter President


To the Ascend Family,
I hope that many of you are able to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with the many offerings that have been made available through our Ascend organization. While we continue our shelter in place here in Southern California to varying degrees, we hope that our programming has allowed you to continue your professional development and access to Asian Leaders through these webinars.
Our LA Metro Chapter will be collaborating with our Seattle Chapter to host our own webinar at 12 PM (noon) on May 27 titled “Exploring Resiliency Through Historical Challenges: The Asian American Experience.” In this webinar, we hope to discuss the many challenges that we go through as Pan Asians, including the challenges of the COVID-19 anti-Asian discrimination that unfortunately has been a byproduct of this pandemic. It is not too late to register! Please register at and hear our local leaders provide thoughtful views on this particular issue.

As I mentioned in my previous communication, we are undertaking a community outreach named, “Feed Your Hospital” where we are in the process of raising funds so that monies can be used to purchase food from local Pan Asian restaurants to be delivered to frontline workers at local hospitals. We are close to making our first delivery of food to a local hospital based on the generosity of many of you to date. If any of you are interested in donating funds, please go to our website at Either way, please take a look at the website so that you can track our progress and be proud of the impact our organization is making in our local communities.

Despite our quarantine, we are trying our best to remain relevant in our communities and to ensure that our organization can continue to achieve our mission which is "to be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide.” Please help us achieve our mission by being a member of our organization. You can go to our 
Ascend website to renew your membership, join, or rejoin our organization. We look forward to growing our chapter and allowing us to offer much content in the future.
Glen Hamakawa
LA Metro Chapter President

Glen Hamakawa


Ascend LA Metro

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