2017 04 22 ACA Participates in Comcast Cares Day
ACA was proud to partner with Comcast for a sixth year and participate in Comcast Cares Day. It is the biggest single-day community wide event nationwide. Volunteers from ACA participated in two projects this year: Motor City Blight Busters in Detroit and Kids Coalition Against Hunger in Plymouth.
Click to read a full recap in English or Chinese. Go to our Photo Gallery webpage to see ACA Volunters at Comcast Care Days photos.
Link to WeChat recap to Comcast Cares Day.
2017 04 01 APIA-U Leadership Training
OCA Asian American Advocates brought APIA-U leadership training to Wayne State University (WSU). About 40 students gathered at the WSU Student Center. The students learned about the Asian American historical timeline spanning the 1840s gold rush, through the 1860s railroad building, the 1880s exclusion laws, to the present immigration rhetoric and Muslim ban. The training will equip them to deal with different people after they graduate.
Click to read a full recap and see photos of the APIA-U Leadership Training event in English or Chinese.
Link to WeChat recap of APIA-U event.
2017 03 25 Career Bridge
ACA organized the first Career Bridge for the community. Career Bridge is a community-oriented career development activity designed for youths and college students. We invited Dr. Su Xiuling to speak on soft skills in the workplace in the seminar for the youth. There were over 10 participating companies providing internships, full-time and part-time positions. The working youths and college students acquired knowledge of soft skills in the workplace and learned how to build a bridge of communication and understanding.
Go to our Photo Gallery webpage to see Career Bridge photos.
2017 02 04 ACA's Chinese New Year Banquet
The Year of the Rooster was celebrated by 250 guests at the Golden Harvest Restaurant in Warren, Michigan. The main purpose of this annual banquet is to celebrate Chinese New Year and raise money for the service centers. Former ACA Board Director Bob Rothman was the emcee. The dignitaries and special guests included State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, Madison Heights Mayor Brian Hartwell, Enroll Michigan Director Dizzy Warren, Governor of Asia-Pacific Board Chairman Xu Junchen. Sponsors Delta Air Lines, Inc., DTE Energy, AARP, and the Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) were present as well.
Guests and sponsor representatives commended ACA for its excellent services and contributions. ACA President Roland Hwang gave a welcome speech. He also introduced Vice President Shenlin Chen, Treasurer Qin Gloria Zhao, Secretary Shung H. (Sue) Sung, Board Directors Sharon Dow, Charles Liu, John Siak, Tess Tchou, and Jay Zheng. ACA also recognized retiring Board Directors Angela Wang Beasinger and Angelina Chin.
A ten-course gourmet Chinese banquet was prepared. Lucky red envelopes and raffle prizes were awarded. The top two bidding prizes were international and domestic tickets from Delta Air Lines. The entertainment included Esther Kaufmann singing two Chinese songs. ACA's Executive Director Yihong (Joyce) Li reported on recent ACA activities and announced the upcoming ACA Lantern Festival.
Appreciation and thanks were given to: those who donated raffle items; the committee members and staff who organized the event; event photographers Charles Liu and Xu Jiafan; Chinese calligraphers Chen Jianru, Song Wei, Meng Xiangbo Chunlian; Hans Liu for handing out the lucky envelopes; the Kaufmanns for their performances and DJ services; the line dance group; and Sharon Dow for designing the calendars distributed at the event.
Go to our Photo Gallery webpage to see Chinese New Year Banquet photos.
2017 02 01 Detroit Service Center Chinese New Year/Open House
ACA's Detroit Service Center held its Chinese New Year Open House at its offices inside the Hannan House. Activities included Chinese calligraphy, and dumpling making led by volunteers from the Westland apartments. Guests enjoyed a special lunch of Chinese dishes. ACA Vice President and former ACA Executive Director for over 16 years Shenlin Chen also came to the event to join others in celebrating this wonderful holiday. More than 150 guests visited ACA's Detroit offices. It was the most participants of the year. Next to the annual Noel Night, ACA's Chinese New Year Open House has become Hannan House's biggest activity.
Go to our Photo Gallery webpage to see Chinese New Year Open House at Detroit Service Center photos.
2017 01 30 Presentation at Sakura Restaurant
A presentation on the Healthy Michigan Plan, tax scams awareness, and an overview of the Office of Senior Services offered by Macomb Community Action was attended by 19 people. The format of the presentation was a little different from previous presentations. To make it more fun and celebratory, the participants enjoyed dim sum and Chinese dishes, and also played some Chinese riddles. The participants were actively engaged and loved receiving a small bag of candies as a gift for Chinese New Year.
2017 01 27 Chinese New Year Celebration at Canton Center
More than 30 seniors gather in the hallway at the Summit on the Park in Canton waiting for the doors of the seniors activity center to open to celebrate Chinese New Year. Staff and volunteers were busy decorating and preparing the room for the festivities. The activity attracted many guests, promoted Chinese culture and heritage, and was praised by the Summit on the Park Activity Center for Seniors staff. ACA President Roland Hwang and ACA Executive Director Joyce Li also attended the event.
Go to our Photo Gallery webpage to see Chinese New Year at Canton Center photos.