救助“事实孤儿”, CAAL在行动

2018年10月20日,波士顿已经是红叶漫天,秋色醉人。本应享受最美季节景色的人们在这一天却从居住城市的的四面八方赶来莱克星顿相聚,他们要参加华协(CAAL)举办的一场特别的活动。这场活动旨在为救助国内一个特殊的群体—–“事实孤儿”而办。

活动在莱克星顿社区服务中心举行,现场更象是新老朋友的聚会,热爱付出的人总能聚在一起,他们中有很多都是长期为社区服务彼此熟悉的老朋友,也有刚刚移民来美的新朋友,他们前来主要是想了解“事实孤儿”到底是什么样的群体?而大家又能为他们做什么?请阅读特约记者匡骊英的详细报道

请用此链接了解事实孤儿项目介绍

 

美国新环境下的华裔子女教育论坛在莱镇成功举办  

由美国莱克星顿华人协会CAAL主办的2018年度教育论坛“美国新环境下的华裔子女教育”于9/22在美国波士顿莱克星顿举行。

莱克星顿不仅是美国历史名镇,更是教育名镇。此镇仅有3万多居民居住,却集中了世界级的顶级教育资源,自然环境和人文环境一流,十几位诺奖学者,数不清的大学教授及从事教育的工作者都选择定居此镇。因此,近年来,也吸引了大量世界各地重视教育的各族裔家庭定居。

今年华人协会举办的教育论坛,主题为:美国新环境下的华裔子女教育,如何在世界不停变化的格局中,找到教育永恒的存在?如何面向未来,在美国培养华裔子女?作为家长,我们又能为孩子做些什么?带着这些问题,近百家长提前来到会场,聆听来自学区委员会的领导,学校老师,教育专家,以及有成功经验的家长的分享。请阅读特约记者匡骊英的详细报道

请在此处查阅讲座幻灯片:

讲座-9-22-2018-JennyYao

LHS Talk – Joseph Zhang

EdCAAL9-22-2018_HuaWang

EdCAAL presentation 9-22-18 – EJay

Get Involved_Sherry Zhu Ed Li

 

EdCAAL Held Seminar: The USA Biology Olympiad and DOE National Science Bowl

With Lexington schools in session, LHS students begin tothink about their choices in extra-curricular activities – what to pick, whereto devote their boundless energy, and who they want to do these activitieswith. EdCAAL (Education Subcommittee of CAAL) is fortunate enough to haveCatherine Wang, a LHS graduate and a Stanford rising sophomore, to give a talkabout her high school experience in pursuing the DOE’s (Dept. of Energy) NationalScience Bowl as well as USABO (USA Biology Olympiad). The Saturday afternoonevent was in high demand with tickets sold out in a few days. More than 100parents and kids attended the seminar. The event also raised $2000 fromadmission fees and sponsorships, in which $500 will go to the LHS Science BowlTeam, and $1500 to the USABO. Read the Post Event Report by Sherry Zhu. 

CAAL组织华人居民积极为镇一年一度的传统盛会 Carnival 奉献义工

第62届Carnival 圆满结束!这个每年在Hastings公园的大型活动已经成为莱克星敦的传统盛会。莱克星敦Loins Club(獅子会)主办这项嘉年华,它的成员每年为此贡献几百个小时志愿服务,今年很多华人朋友,学生在CAAL的组织下也积极参与,和其他族裔一齐为镇的Carnival 出了大力,贡献了多于20% 的义工时间。 獅子会领导成员对CAAL的协作与华人居民的奉献表示了感谢。

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