FACE to Launch Mentorship Speaker Series for AAPI Youth (Ages 14-24)

Speakers include: Jane Yang, Office of the Alternate Public Defender’s Division Chief of Central Operations; Mark LeeLA County District Attorney’s Office’s Deputy District Attorney

As part of FACE’s AAPI Career Pathways Initiative, FACE will be hosting a speaker series for Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth ages 14-24 to provide career-based mentorship to set up AAPI youth for future success in partnership with the LA County Asian American Employee Association and PAVA with LA County Youth@Work Program. The kick-off seminar will take place this Friday, March 4th at 5pm PT virtually on Zoom and will be joined by a panel of speakers including the Office of the Alternate Public Defender’s Division Chief of Central Operations, Jane YangLA County District Attorney’s Office’s Deputy District Attorney, Mark Lee, and Carol Chung, Clinical Supervisor for the LA Department of Health Services. The seminar will be moderated by FACE CEO/President Hyepin Im and Edward Yen, the Assistant Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors Executive Office.

This Initiative is part of a greater partnership with LA County WDACS to reach more AAPI youth participation in their Youth@Work program which provides youth ages 14-24 with paid job training and internships in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, for $15/hour. The LA County AAPI population make up 17% of the county population, yet only 3% of the Youth@Work are AAPI students. This initiative is to help address this gap. Students will be able to learn how to sign up for this program at the webinar as well.

Hyepin Im, FACE President & CEO, stated, “We are excited to be launching the Mentorship Speaker Series. Many parents push AAPI students to do well in academics but are unaware that access to mentors is critical to taking them to the next level. AAPI’s have the highest level of educational attainment but have the lowest likelihood of being promoted to management. Also, it is common for parents to encourage their children to pursue careers in medicine, law or engineering. We hope that through this program we can expand their career options as well as the guidance and mentorship to help them succeed in their careers. ”

For more information about AAPI Youth@Work Program and to register for this seminar, youth should go to www.facela.org/pathways.

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2022, at 5:00pm

LOCATION: Virtually on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/93651520575)

Members of the public may also join using the link above.


  • Jane Yang, Division Chief of Central Operations, Office of the Alternate Public Defender
  • Mark Lee, Deputy District Attorney, LA County District Attorney’s Office
  • Carol Chung, Clinical Supervisor, LA Department of Health Services
  • Hyepin Im, CEO/President, FACE
  • Edward Yen, Assistant Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors – Executive Office

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