LEARN & GROW Series: 2017 Session II Coming on November 11th: Understanding Human Needs

NAAAP Detroit

Following the successful inaugural session of the Learn & Grow (L&G) professional development series, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter will host the second session on November 11 in the West Bloomfield Township Public Library. The L&G series is designed to investigate various professional skills through moderated panel discussions with successful leaders.  The second session, titled “Understanding Human Needs”, will focus on the necessary skills of self-awareness and empathy…

September 25, 2017                   Details >

Inaugural Women In NAAAP Detroit Program Launched on August 9

NAAAP Detroit

August 9, 2017 marked the first Women in NAAAP leadership in series program of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter.  The goal of Women in NAAAP (WIN!) Series is to guide women in the Asian American community. This program was created to help empower, support, and engage Asian American women to help shape them to become professional and personal leaders…

August 12, 2017                              Details >

Women In NAAAP Detroit Launch: Inaugural Session on August 9th

NAAAP Detroit

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to launch the Women in NAAAP Detroit (WIN! Detroit) Program with its inaugural session focusing on “Inspirational Women,” to be held at the Cork Wine Pub on August 9th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The first session will focus on Inspirational Women.  Join us for a special inaugural WIN! Detroit Program with our inspirational panelists to learn how to integrate life and work effectively, and achieve balance and success in career…

June 25, 2017                              Details >

Inaugural NAAAP Detroit Learn & Grow Series Launched on July 15

NAAAP Detroit

July 15th marked the first installment of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter’s new Learn & Grow (L&G) event series for members. The goal of the L&G Series is to share insights and critical skills from different industries and to help the members of NAAAP Detroit develop professionally. The July 15th meeting included breakfast and lunch, featuring a moderator driven panel discussion that fielded many questions from the audience…

July 17, 2017                              Details >

LEARN & GROW Series Launch: Inaugural Session on July 15th

NAAAP Detroit

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to launch the Professional Learn & Grow (L&G) Series with its inaugural session focusing on “Communication,” to be held at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on July 15th, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:00pm.  The L&G Series is designed to teach the skills essential for professional growth through moderated panel discussions with professionals in various fields. The first session will focus on communication skills. We believe that bringing a diverse body of professionals together for rigorous discussion will create a unique learning opportunity for NAAAP Detroit members…

June 13, 2017                              Details >

NAAAP Detroit 2017 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Blast!

NAAAP Detroit

On May 14, 2017, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter, collaborated with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) auxiliary group Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by connecting our community with an afternoon of live performance, workshop and Formosa Circus Art’s (FOCA) fun! This inspiring event included the unforgettable FOCA performance and workshop at 2:30pm, and a VIP Reception at 3:30pm. The performance and workshop were open to the public, with general admission to the museum. It attracted large crowds of the community, including friends from Metro Detroit to the Rivera Court at DIA. The FOCA performance on May 14th successfully offered a specialized arts professionalism platform for both NAAAP Detroit and the DIA to connect with our community. We would like to express our deep gratitude to our distinguished corporate sponsors: General Motors, Chrysan Industries, Everprosper Health Insurance Service, and Universal Products…

June 3, 2017                              Details >

NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA on May 14

NAAAP Detroit

This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a special performance and workshop on May 14th, 2:00pm, at DIA, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202. A VIP Reception will follow the performance and workshop at 3:30pm.

April 19, 2017                              Details >

NAAAP Detroit and Young Professionals Network: Immigration Seminar on April 22

NAAAP Detroit

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter will collaborate with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) to host the Immigration Seminar on April 22, 3pm through 5pm, at the Fuji Buffet at 32153 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071.  The Immigration Seminar is set up for young professionals to understand the most recent immigration policies and processes.  NAAAP Detroit Chapter encourages members and friends to join the event.

April 13, 2017                              Details >

NAAAP Detroit Fred Korematsu and Muslim Registry Panel Discussion on April 20

NAAAP Detroit

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) and Oakland Community College (OCC) Royal Oak Campus to highlight and discuss the impact of a Muslim Registry, brought up by Carl Higbie, Chair and Spokesperson for the Great America PAC for Trump in November 2016 during the campaign.  Mr. Higbie stated the precedence has been set by the Registry of Japanese-Americans during WWII.

View a documentary of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American, who refused to go to an internment camp during WWII. Korematsu’s case was re-opened and his conviction was overturned in 1983, creating a pivotal moment in civil rights history.  A panel discussion will follow the video on how the Korematsu’s case and Muslim registry could impact the civil rights of American citizens.

April 7, 2017                              Details >

Governor Snyder Activates State Emergency Operations Center as Reports of Storm Damage Continue to Increase

Governor Rick Snyder

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center to closely monitor and share information as increasing reports of storm damage and power outages across the state are becoming available from local communities and utilities.

The Michigan Public Service Commission and Michigan Agency on Energy urge utility customers to exercise caution when using supplemental home heating sources or portable generators. It also is extremely important to treat all downed power lines as “live,” and assume they still have electricity flowing through them. That means residents should stay clear and call 9-1-1 to report the downed line.

March 8, 2017                                 Details >

An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts

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If you have a question or need to report a downed wire in your area you can contact one of the following:

If you are seeking a warming station in your area please call United Way 2-1-1 or click here to find out where your local warming station is.

March 9, 2017                                   Details >

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NAAAP Detroit Attended NAAAP National Leadership Academy in Boston

NAAAP Detroit

The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter attended the 2017 NAAAP National Leadership Academy (NLA) on March 2nd through 5th at the Courtyard hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. This gave representatives from multiple NAAAP Chapters the opportunity to interact and grow into “becoming a champion.”

The mission of this conference was to develop the national organization by giving its chapters insight on growing its memberships, through sponsors and the collaboration of other chapters and organizations.  This also allowed members from each chapter to get to know one another, developing future business relationships and personal friendships. Through this form of networking, the organization establishes its true identity.  NAAAP Detroit also traveled on Boston’s subways to visit Harvard University’s campus.

March 5, 2017

Message from NAAAP Detroit President Ke Zhang-Miske (Coco)

NAAAP Detroit

This is indeed a very special year for the National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter – the Birth Year of NAAAP Detroit! You are the team that made this happen in this extraordinary year; without your hard work the launch of our new organization would not be successful! We are motivated, organized, and moving forward with an exciting and aggressive schedule of events. Our upcoming events will build upon our wave of excitement and we are enthusiastically looking forward to connecting with Asian professionals throughout SE Michigan!

Once again I thank you as NAAAP Detroit members and partners. You make us a successful organization. Thank you for staying with us, for supporting our mission, and for your generous contributions of time and effort!

See you all in 2017!

December 29, 2016                           Details >

INAUGURAL GALA Marks a Defining Moment for NAAAP Detroit

NAAAP Detroit

Inaugural Gala on October 28, 2016: The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) celebrated the establishment of its Detroit Chapter with an Inaugural Gala held at the Edward Village Hotel and Convention Center, which drew a capacity crowd of nearly 400 attendees.


The generous financial sponsorship support from General Motors, Edward Village Hotel & Convention Center, ACRO Services, Chrysan Industries Inc., Mobis North America, and numerous business and institutions were instrumental to making this Gala event possible.

November 1, 2016                          Details >

NAAAP Issues Call to Action to Fox News for Chinatown Segment

NAAAP National

NAAAP ISSUES CALL TO ACTION TO FOX NEWS FOR CHINATOWN SEGMENT Atlanta, GA; October 8, 2016 – On Oct. 3rd, Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” aired a Jesse Watters video segment presented as a jovial report on Chinese Americans’ views on the U.S. presidential election, but it turned out to be an intentional attempt…

October 12, 2016                              Details >


Join Us to Celebrate NAAAP Detroit Inaugural Gala

NAAAP Detroit

Inaugural Gala on October 28, 2016: The 2016 Detroit Chapter Inaugural Gala is the first official public event to the greater Detroit Metropolitan area, where we will officially announce the establishment of National Association of Asian American Professionals Detroit Chapter.  We look forward to meeting you at the Inaugural Gala!

October 10, 2016                              Details >


MAPAAC Leader’s Forum Introduced NAAAP Detroit Chapter

NAAAP Detroit

MAPAAC Leader’s Forum on September 14, 2016:  NAAAP Detroit Chapter was officially introduced at 2016 MAPAAC Leader’s Forum, on September 14th.  The Founding President Ke Zhang-Miske gave the speech of introducing the organization’s objectives and focuses.

September 14, 2016

OPEN HOUSE for Detroit Chapter – Held on August 10th

NAAAP Detroit

OPEN HOUSE on August 10, 2016: NAAAP Announced New Detroit Chapter! What a great turn out for NAAAP-D Open House! Thanks to everyone who came out for the event! We had a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone. Thanks MAPAAC, GM and Edward Hotel for being Premium Sponsors! Edward Hotel’s culinary and hospitality staffs provided extraordinary dining experiences for guest at the event.

Thanks to all who helped making our Open House a success!

August 13, 2016                              Details >

Message from NAAAP National President & CEO Fabian De Rozario


The National Association of Asian American Professionals cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.  As the largest and fastest growing API professionals association, NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to become great leaders as well as valuable employees.