With the generous support of Edison, PACS was able to train 14 of its management staff in leadership using the DiSC training. The participants improved internal communication and learned how to create a better environment to motivate staff. It had a powerful and positive impact on the PACS managers. The staff commented that the training presented a different way to look at colleagues that resulted in more empathy and understanding. Without the commitment of SCE, we couldn’t have accomplished this vital infrastructure change.
PACS thanks CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES & EMPLOYEES COMMUNITY FUND OF BOEING for funding the PACS Website Re-Design Project.
BOEING EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY FUND
For fiscal year 2015-2016, Robin Solomon presented the ECF grant from Boeing to PACS. The grant will be used for our upcoming documentary on the use of non-traditional healing practices. Thanks Boeing, we are excited for the screening!
Before Christmas 2015, Gene Lew brought a big collection of wooden toys to PACS that were made by Epsilon Pi Tae. The trains, toolkits and rocking horses were handmade by this group. We loved that they are safe and suitable for our child clients. There are some at each of our three sites. Thanks Epsilon Pi Tae!
Every year Michael Mantong, PACS Advisory Council member sponsors our agency to receive a grant from the Allstate Foundation. Michael also volunteers for PACS, attends many of our events and contributes personally through workplace giving.
SONY PICTURES ASIAN RESOURCE COMMUNITY (SPARC)
In 2014, Yvonne Ly was looking at Asian American websites and saw PACS. Something about our services struck a chord and after a couple of emails and phone calls, she encouraged us to apply for a community grant from Sony. With the support of SPARC, PACS received $2,500 of unrestricted funds which gives us the flexibility to help where and when it can do the most good.
Integrated Network for Cambodians (INC) BIKE PROGRAM
Our Integrated Network for Cambodians (INC) Program staff discovered that there was a need for bikes for some of the clients. We approached Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell and his staff went into action to find four gently used bikes from different sources. They were so greatly appreciated. Staff taught the clients about American bike safety rules as well as purchasing helmets and bike locks. We also received two other bikes from staff. The clients reported that now they can go food shopping, take clothes to the laundromat, get more exercise and visit friends. The end result is greater independence.
PROJECT BY PROJECT
PACS was selected by Project by Project (PbP) in 2014 as its beneficiary nonprofit partner. PbP is a national volunteer 501(c)3 of social entrepreneurs that focus on issues in the Asian American community. Each year they select a theme, and in 2014 it was mental health which fit us perfectly. We have enjoyed working with them from attending their events to educating their members about mental illness and the stigma in our communities about seeking help. It’s been a true partnership and they are a very lively, fun group. The Los Angeles PbP held its annual Food Tasting Benefit called “Plate by Plate” at the Peterson Automotive Museum on August 8, 2014 with some 700 attendees and the fantastic support of many of the top LA restaurants and beverage vendors. It was yummylicious! You can check out their website for photos of the event.
We want to thank all the members of PbP who worked so hard on the Plate by Plate event. Special thanks to all of our folks – Board, Advisory Council, the Gas Co., Wells Fargo, staff and friends – who purchased tickets.
Over the years, PACS has received support from the following foundations and departments:
- Allstate Foundation
- American Honda
- Asian Pacific Community Fund
- Bank of America Foundation – Long Beach Community Foundation
- California Community Foundation
- California Consumer Protection Foundation
- California Wellness Foundation
- Chapman & Associates Charitable Foundation
- City of Los Angeles Community Development Department
- Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
- Entertainment Industry Foundation
- Employees Community Fund of Boeing
- Epsilon Pi Tae
- Japanese American Optimists
- Jinwoo Communications Group
- Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente Foundation – WLA Community Benefits Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center
- LA Care Health Plan
- Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH)
- Los Angeles County Department of Probation
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
- Los Angeles Times Family Fund
- Metropolitan Transit Authority
- Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Area Chapter
- Project by Project Los Angeles
- Raytheon Asian Pacific Professional Association
- Raytheon Company
- Robert Ellis Simon Foundation
- Ruderman Family Charitable Foundation
- Santa Anita Park
- Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
- So Phi’s of Orange County
- Sony Pictures Asian Resource Community (SPARC)
- Southern California Edison
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
- Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District
- The California Endowment
- The Capital Group Companies
- The Gas Company
- The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
- Torrance Jaycees
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles
- Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program
- Washington Mutual Bank
- Weingart Foundation
- Wells Fargo Foundation
- Westchester Rotary