Most people in their mid-20s are too wrapped up in their own lives to worry about others in their community.

Between the stresses of work, family and personal relationships, the concerns and issues facing one’s community are left on the backburner. This is not the case for 26-year-old Geena Oh.

In addition to working as an assistant Vice President/Property Manager with Jamison Services, Inc., a commercial real estate company (in and of itself insufficient grounds for admiration), over the last year Oh has been directing events for Project by Project, Southern California, a national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs that helps Asian-American nonprofits in need by raising public awareness and capital.

Project by Project is run by a group of young Asian-American professionals who contribute in any way they can, often in their spare time. Oh feels her experience has, and continues to be, very rewarding.

“A big thing I have learned is young professionals can be very committed and dedicated, despite working full-time,” she says. “The whole thing is very empowering.”

When asked what can be improved within Asian-American nonprofit communities, Oh says improved cooperation and networking is needed, specifically with the public and private companies in the hopes of achieving a higher level of understanding.

And as we saw with the photo of the Spanish Olympic basketball team purposely slanting their eyes, this is something we can seemingly never have enough of.

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