Celebrating the API Community

This month we honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) who have and continue to enrich America’s history.  At the Y, we recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the API community.

API History

The Asian Pacific Islander community has a rich history not only throughout our country but through the YMCA Movement. 

API Statistics & Fun Facts
API History at the YMCA
The History of API Month




Friday, May 20
1 - 2 PM

Guest: Alanna Lam

Alanna Lam

This is Alanna Lam. She is a first generation rising junior at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her major is nursing with a minor in Psychology. Alanna has been a certified lash technician for over 2 years. She went to obtain this certification her senior year of high school. Alanna’s parents migrated from Vietnam and moved to St. Louis in 1996. She was born and raised in St. Louis, however her upbringing was traditional for a Vietnamese family. Her mom is Chinese, her father Vietnamese, and Alanna is bilingual with her native language being Vietnamese and her second language being english. Alanna is excited to transition into adulthood and figure out her niche in this world.


Community Engagement Opportunities

We encourage you to check out these local events happening during Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!


The Last Chinese Restaurant Exploring Asian Fusion   The Joy Luck Club Book Discussion When English Meets Chinese Botanical Garden Chinese Culture Days Book Discussion: Celebrating API MonthLocal API Artist Panel Ria Unson - Art Show  




Mental Health Awareness for the API Community