Chinese Residents Participated LEF’s Celebration for Education Weekend in June

Lexington Education Foundation is a community-based nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that raises financial support from families and business in Lexington to fund exceptional educational activities that address the Lexington Public Schools’ priorities but fall outside the scope of the LPS budget. Since 1989, LEF has awarded more than $4.8 million for activities designed to enrich learning and strengthen the achievement of every student in every Lexington Pubic School.

Chinese Residents Support Community Endowment of Lexington

The Community Endowment of Lexington supports programs and services that help make life healthier and more enjoyable for all members of the community in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and community building. It encourages grant applications from nonprofit organizations and public agencies that bring innovative thinking to big issues and small ones. 

 

Community Meeting To Be Held Seeking Input for Town Manager Search on Jun 19

Town Manager Carl Valente has announced his plans to retire in August 2018. The Board of Selectmen have appointed a Town Manager Search Screening Committee and have retained the services of Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to assist them in the search for Lexington’s new Town Manager. MRI specializes in recruitment of municipal executives and will be guiding the Committee through this process.  

One of the early steps is the development of an ideal candidate profile. The Lexington Community is invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the Town Manager Search process and provide your input on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Main Floor Living Room of the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. (please note: this meeting IS at the Cary Memorial Library near the Battle Green NOT at the Cary Memorial Building next to the Town Office Building) 

At the meeting, the Recruitment Team from MRI will explain the search process and timeline and will also be seeking public input from the Community regarding the qualifications and attributes to be possessed by the ideal candidate for appointment as Lexington’s next Town Manager.

Should you be unable to attend this meeting you can submit confidential input to the MRI recruitment team at the following e-mail address which has been created for this recruitment: lexingtontownmanagerrecruitment@mrigov.com

年度升学与职业分享会: “通向成功之路不止一条: 自我激励的方法”

时间:周六,六月九日2 pm-5 pm

地点:Diamond 初中餐厅,99 Hancock Street (从Sedge Road 进入)

莱克星敦印协,在华协 (CAAL), 日协(JPLex), 和Temple Isaiah 精神健康委员会的支持下,将于六月九日第三次举办年度升学与职业分享会:”通向成功之路不止一条:自我激励的方法”。

你是否觉得为高中之后的人生做打算本不该如此令人生畏?

如果你是高中生,初中生,或这个年龄段孩子的家长,这个分享会将很适合你!

你将听到来自不同背景的特邀嘉宾的分享。他们中有成功选择了适合自己大学的高中毕业生和校友,已找到所爱领域的职场专业人士,还有业界高管,高中教师,升学顾问以及心理健康专家。你还将有机会参加由这些人士带领的小组讨论。相信在会后你会带着被鼓舞的心情去寻找那条属于自己的成功之路!

此讨论会为免费,请在这里注册: mpts-tfse.eventbrite.com

另请关注:莱镇华协(CAAL) 将于九月份用中文举办有关教育,学校沟通和升学的讨论会,欢迎大家届时参加。 更多信息将稍后分享。谢谢

CAAL Joined Other Asian American Organizations to Support Sherry Chen

CAAL among the 132 named community organizations in the Asian American community, science fields and government watchdog groups, are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to:

  • Comply with the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”)’s decision and immediately allow Ms. Chen to go back to work and contribute her talents to our nation.
  • Request DOC Inspector General to conduct a full investigation into the handling of Ms. Chen’s case for possible racial bias, abuse of power, violation of due process, and lack of efficiency.

Please read the full letter here.

华人移民美国历史的回顾

时间      五月26日下午1:00 - 4:00 (5/26/2018 Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm)

地点:     莱克星顿社区中心 (Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Street, Lexington, Cafeteria)

美国是一个移民国家,华人移民的历史是美国历史的有机组成部分。从19世纪的金山梦开始,经过长期痛苦的排华年代、历经两次世界大战及冷战期间的中美同盟、到21世纪的今天,华人移民美国的历程一直是一个怀着憧憬、有着忐忑,在新大陆更新、扎根的过程。五月是亚太裔传统月,是庆祝亚太裔文化、传统及历史的日子。我们特邀威廉姆斯学院(Williams College)历史学家Scott Wong教授和我们一起回顾华人移民美国的历史。

王教授还将放映公共电视台的最新记录片“排华法案”中的部分片段和其中对他的采访。我们同时邀请了莱镇有着不同经历的华裔移民座谈他们对影片、讲座和自身经历的感想,并与听众互动。

这个论坛由莱克星顿华协, Cary 图书馆 和莱克星顿历史学会共同主办.

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[Asian Pacific American Heritage Month] Wen-ti Tsen’ art is on display at the library from May 1 through June 30

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist. He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the 1970s, he has made art that explores cultural connections. His work takes the forms of paintings, mixed media installations, large-scale sculptural works in public spaces, and community art projects working with grassroots organizations. 
 
Some of his works featured at the library include Home Town: Re-presentation of Boston’s Chinatown as Place of People, a set of 12 life-size figures of late 19th century Chinese immigrants that were displayed around throughout Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood; Concord, NH, a series of 4’x8’ paintings that show the daily lives of two of Tsen’s old friends from Beirut; and The Asian American Comic Book, a collaborative effort with the Asian American Resource Workshop, which depicts the lives of Asian Americans before coming to the United States and their experiences after immigrating.
 
The opening reception, including a talk by the artist was held on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. This event was co-sponsored by the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL). Tsen will also speak on Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m. Both events will take place in the Living Room.
 
 

[Lexington Minuteman] LETTER: METCO College Scholarship Fund Thanks CAAL and Community

As the METCO College Scholarship Fund of Lexington prepares for our 47th year of granting of higher-education scholarships to our college-bound LHS METCO seniors, we want to thank so many supportive members of our community who make this work possible.

We were thrilled to be the Chinese American Association of Lexington’s first Community Building Award honoree this year. This commendation, accompanied by generous financial support from CAAL, with supplemental donations by members of the CAAL executive committee, critically augments the funds available for scholarships. This contribution continues Lexington’s support of METCO students, not only throughout their public-school education, but into their college years — a firm declaration of our core town values of diversity, inclusion and opportunity for all. CAAL’s endorsement is a ringing affirmation of these values. Read full text

CAAL Held Presidential Volunteer Service Award Seminar

CAAL Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Seminar was held on April 26. For 35 years, CAAL has been supportting and encouraging younger generations to give back to the community, especially with the establishment of the PVSA four years ago . Students and parents learned about a whole range of opportunities to participate in community service that are organized, supported/sponsored or recognized by CAAL in collaboration with the town and community organizations.  Besides the five PVSA committee members, six invited speakers including youth, parents, one LexFarm board of director , and recipient of a PVSA life time achievement award and the Lexington Minuteman Cane award Sophia Ho introduced various volunteering programs and shared their volunteering experiences. Thank you very much for all of your sharing and service to the community! Hope this is helpful!

View Volunteer Photos from the past events

Please find the presentation slides and application forms:

CAAL PVSA Seminar Presentation Slides 

CAAL PVSA 2017-2018 Guideline

CAAL PVSA 2017-2018 Form A

CAAL PVSA 2017-2018 Form B