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 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!
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The annual Patriot’s Day celebration and parade is a tradition of Lexington. Chinese Americans of Lexington have been actively participating every year. On this special day, we join our fellow Americans to celebrate our democracy and freedom, cherish our hard-earned peace and good life, and show our pride to be part of this great town and great country!
This year, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is organizing another major event. We will have multiple sub-teams in our parade formation, including Youth Marching Band, High/Middle School Sportsman, Qipao Ladies, Shining Seniors, Minuteman@Lex Triathlon, Dragon Dance, and Proud Families. We welcome you and your family to join us in the parade!
Date: Monday, April 16th, 1-4PM
Venue: Near Wilson Farm. We will keep you posted.
Bring your family, bring your friends! Join us to celebrate the 243th year of Lexington’s Pride!
CAAL is partnering with a local Chinese learning group to help promote Chinese language and Chinese culture. This group meets usually every two weeks, often on Monday evenings, at Lexington Community Center. People’s Chinese skills range from very beginners, to quite advanced speakers. The group is looking for more native Chinese speakers who can join and help conversations on various topics.
Adults and high school students who are fluent in Chinese are encouraged to participate. CAAL can provide community service certificates for those who need.
People who are interested in this activity should first sign up atwww.meetup.com, then search for “Lexington Mandarin Language MeetUp” and join that group.
CAAL Community Services Committee
Munroe Saturday Nights proudly presented an exclusive Beijing Opera performance in collaboration with CAAL (the Chinese American Association of Lexington) and the Boston Beijing Opera Association on March 10 at First Parish in Lexington..
Scenes from beloved traditional Chinese Operas were performed by the talented company with traditional makeup and costuming along with music from Chinese instruments. Event Photos
As some 400 people ate the last bits of fish with sour cabbage sauce, family-style tofu and other Chinese dishes on their plates, a drumbeat filled the air at the Minuteman High School cafeteria Saturday, Feb. 10.
Accompanied by clashing cymbals, the drumbeats–heavy enough to resonate in one’s chest–continued as several people held aloft a red Chinese dragon and snaked through the room. In the back of the cafeteria, a cluster of girls in pink tutus stood on a staircase, while martial artists in black satin pants and black t-shirts stood just to the side of the performance area—all waiting for their turn to perform. The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)’s bi-annual Chinese New Year Celebration was in full swing, ringing in the year of the dog and kicking off CAAL’s 35th anniversary. [Read full report]