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Hi Boston TAP folks,

Excited to bring the TAP Boston family a great mix of community and social events this month! 🌞

Also, if you are interested in planning events and making a difference in the community, join TAP Boston's board! Check out our applications below! ❤

Apply here
http://tinyurl.com/TAPBostonBoard
Board Applications due: July 12 at 11:59 PM EST

Follow us on Instagram to get updates on upcoming events and pictures!

Love,
TAP-Boston
Upcoming Events
Volunteering at Rice Sticks and Tea
Sat, July 13 2019 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Join us in serving the Boston Asian American community by distributing food with the Rice Sticks and Tea Food Pantry! We will be involved in setting up, preparing food for distribution, bagging food, and distributing the food to the families in need.

(The distribution of food will take place in the basement of the church. The entrance to the basement is in an alleyway between the church and the building next to it on the Arlington St. side of the church.)


Questions? Ask us on Facebook!
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Dinner Series: Fin's Sushi & Grill
Thurs, July 18 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
62 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Join our Treasurer, Felicia and Cultural Chair, Jasper for our July TAP Dinner Series at Fin’s Sushi & Grill! Grab a ticket now before seats fill up!

Tickets will go towards appetizers for the group to share.


Questions? Ask us on Facebook!
Register Now
Stand Up Paddleboard at CRCK
Sun, July 21 2019 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1071 Soldier's Field Road, Boston, MA 02134
Please meet on the grass near the registration hut at 9:30am to meet the group and fill out CRCK waivers. 
TAP, in collaboration with Wolfpack Racing Club (WRC), invite you to go SUPing at the Charles River Canoe and Kayak Allston location. No experience needed and there will be WRC members on the water with you to give you pointers!

A coupon code will be provided on-site for a 20% discount. First-come, first-serve to the first 25 people who sign up, so secure your spot on Eventbrite today! Last day to register will be July 14th!


Learn more about them at wolfpackracingclub.org or reach out directly to them at wolfpackrc16@gmail.com
Questions? Ask us on Facebook!
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Volunteering @ Community Servings
Sat, July 27 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
179 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Join TAP to volunteer at Community Servings! Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts and in Rhode Island to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. We will be helping in the kitchen with food preparation.

Questions? Ask us on Facebook!
Register Now
TAPpy Hour at Aeronaut
Wed, July 31 2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
Join us for a fun summer evening playing games and trying new beers in the Aeronaut brewery taproom! TAPpy Hour is the best time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Your ticket will go towards pizza for the group, because pizza, beer, and TAP go hand in hand in hand.


Questions? Ask us on Facebook!

Write In Taiwanese Census Campaign
This is Who We Are. Make It Count.
Facebook and Instagram: @write.in.taiwanese.census
Websitehttp://tinyurl.com/counta2020
As we celebrate our momentous 10-year anniversary, we are shining a light on our AAWPI alumnae. Our pipeline of leaders are stepping up, making waves and trailblazing a path to make change for our communities.
Visit our Website
Cinda Danh (AAWPI '13): Running for Lynn City Council
Cinda Danh (AAWPI '13) is running for Lynn City Council and is the firstAAWPI alumna to run for office!

The daughter of Cambodian genocide survivors, Cinda speaks movingly about her experience fighting the eviction and foreclosure of her family's home as one of the main reasons that she is running.

"When your house is foreclosed, they send someone to plaster bright red paper that says you need to vacate the premises in 72 hours," Cinda says. "If English isn't your first language and you don't know how to navigate the system or call your elected officials, you'd feel pretty powerless."

With the help of community organizations she fought the foreclosure, staging protests in front of her home with community members to block their eviction and taking the bank to court - and WON.

While Cinda was battling her family's foreclosure Cinda became an AAWPI State House Fellow and we paired her with her own Lynn state representative for her internship.

She went on to become the Lynn Representative's legislative aide and eventually the only Asian-American chief of staff in the State House. "As an alumna of AAWPI, she's made it a point to mentor and guide the young AAWPI women who have interned in the State House after her," said Rep. Jim O'Day.
Katy Bartel and Danh Bi Lee-Hong (AAWPI '16): Founders of Angry Asian Girls, a LGBTQIA community organization
Featured in the Boston Globe this month, Katy Bartel (AAWPI '16) and Danh Bi Lee-Hong (AAWPI '16) started Angry Asian Girls, an organization for LGBTQIA people and AAPI women, which began as part of an AAWPI Fellowship project.

"The AAWPI fellowship was an awakening.... I felt this overwhelming welcome and sense of community," Katy says. "It was a journey of undoing and unlearning around being mixed race and Asian..."

Inspired by their AAWPI experience, they created a space for Asian-Americans to be "their whole selves, no stereotypes added." Angry Asian Girls exists to combat the stereotypes. It does this by creating visibility on social media through images and hashtags. Through workshops with colleges and other activist organizations, the group helps with voting rights, wellness workshops and more. Last month, the group hosted an Angry Asian Girls LGBTQIA party for people of color at the Museum of Fine Arts Late Nites event.

Every week, AAG hosts their "office hours," at local coffee shops and lounges around Boston. They hold poetry nights, paint nights, and roundtable discussions. And, in the process they are leading a radical movement of inclusion, acceptance and self-love in our community.

Join us for an AAWPI Community BBQ/Potluck in Chelsea on July 21st at 11am! Come learn more about AAWPI's 10th-year happenings, meet our amazing alumnae and join us in community. All are welcome!

Please respond to this email to RSVP.


Learn how to fly a drone... taste red bean macarons... get free food from Fuji Ink Block... All at 
ACE NextGen's AAPI Entrepreneur Showcase sponsored by Eastern Bank and JP Fuji Group! We will 
have products and service showcases from Rayna Lo Calligraphy, Boston Bonbon, Chicken & Rice Guys, 
and more!! Also will have exclusive raffles from Chubbs Whiskey, Macaron tower, t-shirts and more!! The 
night will be capped off with an intimate talk with restaurant empire builders, Jimmy and Tony Liang, 
partners of the largest Asian restaurant group in the Northeast. 

RSVP now, space limited: https://www.acenextgen.org/events#!event/2019/5/21/ace-nextgen-business-showcase

Register
We’re just a few hours away from the 7th State of Asian Women's Health in Massachusetts Conference, “Right Question + Right Data = Right Action” happening tomorrow May 10th, beginning at 8:30 am!

If you are not able to attend in-person but are interested in being a part of the discussion, the event will be live streamed,accessed with the following link:  https://youtu.be/75oN_h7r1W0

The recording will also be posted to our Web site— asianwomenforhealth.org — at a later date.

Thank you so much for supporting Asian Women for Health!

AGENDA


8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Remarks
  • Chien-Chi Huang - Executive Director, Asian Women for Health
  • Emcee Ramani Sripada - Human Rights & Social Justice Activist
8:45 am Keynote Rahul Bhargava - Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media
  • “Doing Good Data”: How do you use data to further your mission? How do you get from data to the right story to tell? This talk will review approaches to helping you align your data work with your organizational goals. We’ll pull apart the technologies that can help analyze from the process that gets you to an impactful story. You’ll hear some inspirational examples and practice with a participatory activity.
9:30 am     Break
9:45 am     Panel Discussion
  • Moderator Kimberly D. Lucas - Open Data Manager, City of Boston
  • Linda Sprague Martinez - Assistant Professor of Macro Social Work Practice, Boston University
  • Kathy Chang - Research Assistant, TICAA study
  • Cindy Liu - Director, The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Program
  • Chihiro Sato - Communications and Outreach Manager, Asian American Diabetes Initiative
  • Dan Dooley - Research & Evaluation Office Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Susan Koch-Weser - Assistant Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University
  • Giles Li - Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
11:30 am   Group Photo
11:45 am   Lunch
12:45 pm   Breakout Sessions
2:15 pm     Break
2:20 pm     Big Group Report
3:20 pm     Evaluation & Closing Remarks

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rahul Bhargava

Rahul Bhargava is a researcher and technologist specializing in civic technology and data literacy at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Raul will be giving a talk on good data. How do you use data to further your mission? How do you get from data to the right story to tell? This talk will review approaches to helping you align your data work with your organizational goals.  We’ll pull apart the technologies that can help analyze from the process that gets you to an impactful story. You’ll hear some inspirational examples and practice with a participatory activity using smartphone!

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES


Linda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D
Linda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Macro Social Work Practice. Her work bridges social work, public health and medicine. Her work examines how assets can be recognized and leveraged by communities to improve living environments and health.

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Kathy Chang 
Kathy Chang received her BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley and her BSN at Duke University School of Nursing. She is currently working as a registered nurse at Huntington Hospital, California, and as a research assistant for Dr. Eun-Ok Im at Duke University School of Nursing.

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Cindy Liu 
Cindy Liu, PhD is the Director of the Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Program and an Assistant Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liu’s areas of investigation include the measurement of psychosocial stress, and culturally-based interventions to reduce mental health disparities.

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Chihiro Sato 
Chihiro Sato is the Communications and Outreach Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). As a former business consultant in Tokyo, Chihiro uses her business expertise to think outside the box when it comes to empowering the communities through culturally appropriate education about diabetes management and its prevention.

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Dan Dooley 
Dan Dooley is the Research and Evaluation Office Director at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) where he has been building and analyzing Boston population health datasets for 29 years. In his current role, Dan oversees public health research studies, program and policy evaluations, and the implementation of various public health informatics initiatives designed to promote further understanding of the health experience of Boston residents.

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Susan Koch-Weser 
Susan is at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Susan is an active member of Tufts CTSI’s Stakeholder & Community Engagement Program, Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT), a community academic partnership based in Boston’s Chinatown.

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Giles Li 
Giles Li, Executive Director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), has led the agency since 2013, and has been at BCNC since 2006. Under his leadership, BCNC opened an office in Quincy and the Pao Arts Center, Chinatown’s community-based arts center.

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Stella Guan is passionate about challenging the “starving artist” stereotype.
  

We’re thrilled to announce that Stella Guan will be a speaker at the 2019 Leadership Convention presented by NAAAP.
 

Stella Guan is an award-winning visual designer with experience spanning multiple disciplines and industries. Stella is passionate about challenging the “starving artist” stereotype.

In 2019, she founded Path Unbound, a company that provides international artists with career advancement and immigration resources. Her company’s mission is to help immigrant artists advance their careers and defy the “starving artist” stereotype by providing them with essential business training.

Stella has won many awards including the A’ Design Award, the American Web Design award, and the CSS Design Award. She has also served as a judge for several international design awards. 
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Stella speak about how and why Asian Americans should feel comfortable pursuing artistic careers that can be successful, fulfilling, and life-changing.
Learn More about Stella Guan
Leadership Convention registration is now open.
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Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month! Started in 1979 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, it was expanded to last the entire month in 1990. CHSNE is proud to celebrate Chinese American history and heritage throughout the year, and we are excited to work with local organizations on a series of events this month!
Above: Sampan April/May 1979 cover article announcing the first APA Heritage Week
The Chinese and the Iron Road:
Building the Transcontiental

Traveling exhibition and events
This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month also marks the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th “Golden Spike” Anniversary. In honor of the Chinese laborers who helped build a key part of America’s infrastructure, the traveling exhibition “The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental” will be available for viewing by the public at various locations throughout Greater Boston from May through June.
The seven-panel exhibition is part of a larger exhibition organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University.
Click here for more information on the exhibtion
The exhibition panels will be on view at the following events:
Boston City Hall Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Tuesday, May 7 | 11:30 - 1:30
Boston City Hall Mezzanine

Join Mayor Walsh in celebrating APA Heritage month with live music, cultural activities, and refreshments

More information
WGBH Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Thursday, May 9 | 6:00 - 9:00
WGBH Studios in Brighton


Featuring the first-ever Asian American US Cabinet Secretary, Norman Mineta, a dinner reception, and a performance by Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy

RSVP required
Building Towards the Golden Spike: 150th Anniversary
Saturday, May 18 | 1:30

Paramount Theatre, Boston

Screening of Loni Ding's short documentary "Canton Army in the High Sierras: Chinese Workers Build America's First Transcontiental Railroad" followed by a lecture by UMass Boston Professor Denise Khor

Tickets & more information
Lecture Series in Leominster
Leominster Public Library

Wednesday, June 5 | 7:00 - 8:30
Early Chinese Migrants in Massachusetts

Lecture by Mount Holyoke Professor Anthony W. Lee

Wednesday, June 12 | 3:00 - 4:30
Debunking Myths About the Chinese Railroad Workers
Lecture by Richard Cheu 


Wednesday, June 19 | 7:00 - 8:30
The Chinese Question in the Afterlife of Slavery

Lecture by Caroline H. Yang

Wednesday, June 26 | 7:00 - 8:30
Chinese Americans, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Ongoing Question of Who Gets to be an American

Lecture by Fitchburg State University Professor Benjamin Railton

More information


May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In honor of the upcoming Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we engage with our community to celebrate our Asian heritage. To support this, NAAAP Boston is hosting professional development and networking events in May where you can learn more about Asian American identity and how to accelerate your professional growth. We look forward to seeing you in one of the following events!

- Upcoming Events -

Unleashing the Quiet Strength Within - Workshop

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CIC Boston, 50 Milk St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
We often think of successful speakers and leaders as needing to be the one’s who engage a room with their gregarious personalities. But introverts have a unique value to add. Learn what that is and how to bring it to life in yourself. This interactive workshop also helps extroverts understand the value-add of their counterparts.

WGBH Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
WGBH Studios in Brighton
NAAAP Boston is proud to join WGBH as a community partner for a live interview with the first-ever Asian American US Cabinet Secretary, Norman Mineta, featured in the PBS documentary, Norman Mineta and his Legacy: An American Story, airing Mon, May 20. Additional participants include Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger, UMass Political Science Prof. Paul Watanabe, Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School Mark Wu, WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott and Liz Cheng, general manager of WGBH Television and the WORLD Channel.

ATASK Community 5K

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Chestnut Hill Reservoir Boston, MA 02467
The Scholarship Committee is participating in the 5th annual Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) community 5K. We are racing to support the next generation of Asian American leaders by raising money for NAAAP Boston's Future Leaders ScholarshipPlease support us or sign up to join our team! Feel free to contact scholarship@naaapboston.org with any questions. 

    

Get Konnected!

4th annual Tales from the Top: C-Suite Mentoring session

Tuesday, May 28th 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Blue Cross Blue Shield, 101 Huntington Ave #1300, Boston, MA 02199, USA
We are pleased to partner with Get Konnected! to hold the 4th annual "Tales from the Top" event. This C-Suite Mentoring session will be on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Individuals who attend will have the opportunity to sit at a table with 8-10 other Mentees and listen to some of Boston's top business executives thoughts on leadership and networking.

Toastmasters Club

Thursday, May 9th and  23th , 2019 , 6:30PM - 8:00PM.
CIC, 50 Milk St, 16th Floor, Edison Room, Boston, MA 02109
Looking to be a better communicator? Want to deliver amazing presentations? NAAAP Toastmasters Club provides a friendly and supportive environment for you to grow as a leader. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Join us and take the next step in actualizing your potential today!

 Community Service

Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Arlington Street Church (Basement; 351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116)
Please join us at our next community service event at the Rice Sticks & Tea Food Pantry. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those looking to give back by sorting, packaging and distributing food items in support of local, low-income Asian families and their culinary traditions. Please register soon at the following link as spots are limited.

-Volunteer Meetings-

Ways to Get Involved with NAAAP

Marketing Committee Meeting

Friday, May 3rd 2019, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
CIC Boston, 50 Milk St, Hemingway 18th floor, Boston, MA 02109
Social media savvy? Dabble in copywriting? Have an eye for graphic design? Share and grow your skills with NAAAP Boston’s Marketing Committee! The Marketing Committee is hosting a meeting at the CIC-Boston. Come drop by to learn about what is going on, what you can help out with, and/or network with some of the volunteers in the organization!
Contact us at: marketing@naaapboston.org.

 

Professional Development Volunteer Meeting

Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10:30 AM -11:30 AM.
CIC Boston, 50 Milk St. Boston, MA 0219
Are you interested in volunteering for NAAAP Boston? The Professional Development arm is hosting a Planning meeting at the CIC-Boston. Come drop by to learn about what is going on, what you can help out with, and or network with some of the volunteers in the organization!  

 

-NAAAP National-

Lead Boldly - NAAAP Leadership Convention

Thursday, August 22th, 2019
The Westin at Kansas City at Crown Center
Join NAAAP for a gathering of unconventional leaders, visionaries, and disrupters at its 32nd annual Leadership Convention in Kansas City from August 22 to 24, 2019.People from all ethnic and professional backgrounds are welcome to come and be inspired by the rich stories of influential leaders, and rub elbows with creative thinkers across a variety of industries. Together we can learn how to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. And getting to try some amazing barbeque while hanging out in one of America’s coolest cities? Well, that’s pretty great, too.

- Opportunities -

NAAAP Boston is recruiting volunteers! 
Do you have a strong skill set and looking for the right opportunity to serve in a mission driven non-profit organization? Are you interested in building your leadership skills and expand your professional network? NAAAP Boston could be the right fit for you! For more information about volunteering, please contact recruiting@naaapboston.org.
Jobs at Partner Companies
For more information on our job postings, please contact corporaterelations@naaapboston.org.

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Hi, everyone.

As you may be aware (... traumatized by??), over the years, I’ve asked many you to join me in supporting a number of worthwhile organizations, candidates and causes.  I'm incredibly grateful for everyone who's joined me in helping each of these very worthy endeavors.

However, I’ve never actually made an “ask” for my OWN organization… and that’s why this feels really strange, and is A LOT harder than I anticipated!

I'm writing to personally ask you to support my organization, the Commonwealth Seminar, by either making a donation or by joining us at our 15th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 2nd @ Suffolk University Law School. 

You can learn more about the Seminar here, learn more about our Celebration here, and buy tickets/ads/donate here.

The Seminar is one of the most gratifying & meaningful endeavors I've ever undertaken, by farI've been the Seminar's Executive Director for the past four years, and I've personally seen how it has positively affected our students, and impacted the communities we all work & live in..

With over 1,300 alumni - 91% of whom come from communities of color, and 64% of whom are women - our mission of “Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone” isn’t just a slogan.

And with students from 89 cities & towns in MA, and over 20 countries, the Seminar has made a meaningful impact locally & worldwide by educating leaders from diverse, underserved communities about the “ins & outs” and “essentials” of navigating the complexities of state, local and federal government.

Since I’ve been the Executive Director, over 40% of our students have come from the Asian American community, including dozens of staff, students, and members from organizations like the Asian American Civic Association, the Asian American Commission, A-Voyce & ACDC, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and NAAAP.

I truly believe in the mission and impact of the Seminar, and I’d be incredibly grateful if you’d consider either making a donation, or joining us at our 15th Anniversary Celebration on May 2nd. You can do either/both here.

Thanks. I very much appreciate your time and support.
- Leverett
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Executive Director - The Commonwealth Seminar
"Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone"

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Get your tickets now for
"In the Room & At The Table"
Celebrating the Commonwealth Seminar's
Fifteenth Anniversary
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Next Thursday, May 2nd (5:30-7:30pm)
Suffolk University Law School
Please join us in celebrating the Seminar’s milestone 15th Anniversary,next Thursday May 2nd, at Suffolk University Law School (120 Tremont St., Boston).

We're excited to be honoring the Seminar's founders,Jarrett Barrios andJoel Barrerafor their vision and tireless efforts in creating the Seminar and establishing it as one of the "go to" organizations for civic engagement & civic education in underserved communities.

We'll also be honoring our "Amplifier & Multiplier" Organizational HeroesLeadBoston and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Their missions of inclusion, education and equity mirror the Seminar's values. These are organizations which seek to level the playing field and create equal opportunity in their respective areas, and whose members and graduates "amplify & multiply" the effects of their programs.

All monies raised this year through "In the Room & At The Table" will go towards the newly created "Joel Barrera and Jarrett Barrios Legacy Fund" to help ensure that their vision of "Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone" will be sustained for another fifteen years (and another 1,300+ Seminar graduates)... and beyond.

With over 1,300 alumni from 89 cities & towns in MA, and over 20 countries, the Seminar has become a cornerstone in helping to educate leaders from diverse, underserved communities about the “ins & outs” and “essentials” of navigating the complexities of state, local and federal government.

Purchase your tickets below, and join us for what promises to be a fun night of celebrating the Seminar's accomplishments, and laying the foundation for our future.
New Job and Professional Development Listings
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A number of exciting new job and career development/networking opportunities have recently been posted on our website.

Please check out these job opportunities, along with some exciting professional development opportunities, at our Jobs site:

- The Boston Foundation - Employment Opportunity
- Inspiration Zone - Professional Development Opportunity
(workshop & forum and networking opportunity)
- Office of State Senator Rebecca L. Rausch (Summer & Fall Internships)
- Suffolk University - Professional Development Opportunity
(public service symposium)

The Commonwealth Seminar: Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone

Join the Community 5K
May 11 at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

ATASK is hosting its 5th Annual Community 5K on Saturday, May 11.  The Community 5K brings together and celebrates non-profit organizations in Greater Boston that support the diverse Pan-Asian community.  These non-profits share common ground in providing essential services and programs, as well as contributing to the economic, cultural, and political development of the Commonwealth. By participating in this race, you will strengthen and support our vibrant community!

Run or walk through the beautiful Chestnut Hill Reservoir with friends and family, and help us build a stronger community.  You can sign up as an individual, create your own team, or join the ATASK team!  We are also pleased to announce that this year we will be utilizing chip timing for faster and more accurate results. 

For more information or to register, visit the 5K website.
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Hi, everyone. 

Wanted to invite you to join me in celebrating the Commonwealth Seminar's milestone 15th Anniversary on May 2nd, at Suffolk University.  See our invitation below, or click here for more information.

I've been the Seminar's Executive Director for the past four years, and I've personally seen how it has impacted our 1,300+ alumni, and the over 500 communities where they live and work. 

The Seminar is one of the most gratifying endeavors I've been involved with, and I'd love for you to come celebrate our 15th Anniversary with us.
- Leverett
(invitation... and a chance to win tickets to our celebration, below)
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Celebrate the Commonwealth Seminar's Fifteenth Anniversary With Us!
Please join us in celebrating the Commonwealth Seminar’s Fifteenth Anniversary, on
Thursday May 2nd, at Suffolk University (120 Tremont St., Boston).

With over 1,300 alumni from 89 cities & towns in MA, and over 20 countries, the Seminar has become a vital cornerstone in helping educate leaders from diverse, underserved communities about the “ins & outs” and “essentials” of navigating the complexities of state, local and federal government. 

The theme for our Celebration is "In the Room & At the Table" which is where we strive for our graduates to be when important decisions are being made anywhere.

We're excited to be honoring the Seminar's founders, Jarrett Barrios 
(... coming back all the way from Los Angeles!) and Joel Barrera 
(all the way from... Natick)for their vision and tireless efforts in creating the Seminar and establishing it as one of the "go to" organizations for civic engagement & civic education in underserved communities.

Purchase your tickets below, and join us for what promises to be a fun night of celebrating the Seminar's accomplishments, and laying the foundation for our future.
Win 2 Tickets to "In the Room & At the Table"
Celebrating the Seminar's 15th Anniversary
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Join us starting this Friday for our Social Media Weekend!
(#SeminarInspires and #Seminar15 - See Below for Details)
Join Us for Our
"Social Media Weekend"
#SeminarInspires and #Seminar15
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THIS Friday, April 5th -
Sunday, April 7th
On Facebook; Twitter;
Instagram; and LinkedIn
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Join us for a fun, Social Media Weekend starting THIS Friday, April 5th thru Sunday, April 7th as we begin celebrating the Seminar's Fifteenth Anniversary by highlighting and spotlighting what inspires each of YOU
You'll automatically be entered to win two tickets(!) to our 15th Anniversary Celebration: "In the Room & At the Table" on Thursday, May 2nd

Share videos, photos, audio, or Tweet about something that inspires you or that you are passionate about! 

Examples of #SeminarInspires can be: your job, school/classes, community work, family, friends or meeting an amazing fellow Seminar student!
Please use the hashtags: #SeminarInspires and #Seminar15, and Selected Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts will be shared through our Seminar social channels & platforms!
NoteIf you are not on social media but would still like share what inspires you, please email Lily Tang (lilytang98@gmail.com) a short sentence on how the #SeminarInspires you and send a photo of your choice and we will create a post for you!
The Commonwealth Seminar: Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone
Commonwealth Seminar | Boston, MA 02133
Hi Boston TAP folks,

It's officially spring! Join us for our upcoming volunteering event and get your tickets for TAPpy hour @Scholars and Ladies Brunch Series event at TeaMoji!

Don't forget to save the date for our biggest event of the year, our annual gala on May 11th!

Follow us on Instagram to get updates on upcoming events and pictures!

Love,
TAP-Boston
Upcoming Events
Volunteer at The Food Project
Sat, Apr. 6 2019 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ingalls School Farm Ingalls St, Lynn, MA

Volunteer with us at a Serve & Grow farm to learn about The Food Project and their mission. We will help with tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, and preparing beds. This event will be at their Lynn farm.

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TAPpy Hour @ Scholars
Thurs, Apr. 18 2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Scholars, 25 School St, MA 02108

Miss us? We miss you too! Join us at a downtown favorite on April 18th for a TAPpy Hour at Scholars!

Get your ticket early - prices increase to $10 at the door!


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Ladies Brunch Series: Building Your Personal Brand
Sat, Apr. 20 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Teamoji, 3 North Beacon St, Boston, MA 02134

Want to jump start your career momentum by communicating your value to potential employers? Or are you trying to balance being assertive without being "bossy" at your current job?

TAP ladies, join us for afternoon tea and snacks while we learn tips around personal branding from Michelle Homan, Senior Manager at Liberty Mutual. Bringing a wealth of experience in consulting and client-facing projects, Michelle will share her insights on creating a genuine personal brand and facilitate an intimate discussion on how to improve your current brand.

Grab a ticket now before prices rise by April 18th!


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Upcoming!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Wanted to invite you to support my friend, Quincy City Councilor, Nina Liang next week at her birthday fundraiser in Quincy(details below & attached)

A lifelong resident of Quincy, Nina is first Asian American City Councilor in the City's history, and has been a champion of making government more accessible and transparent for everyone in the City.

Beyond that, she's also proven herself to be a leader in the broader community, advocating and supporting the AAPI community (and political candidates) around the State. 

She was also recently named the Executive Director of Emerge-MA which trains progressive women to run for office, in MA.  While this is completely separate from her work on the Council, it demonstrates how respected & influential Nina has quickly become throughout the State, and shows why she's the type of up & coming leader we should support.

This year's birthday bash will be on Tuesday March 19, 2019 @ Alba's (1486 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169) from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  To RSVP, visit Nina's site here .

I hope you can join me in supporting Nina, next Tuesday
- Leverett

(invitation attached)

Hi, everyone.

Please join me at two wonderful events hosted by Joslin Diabetes Center, on Monday, March 25th supporting Joslin's groundbreaking Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).

Noon-1:00pm: The Third Annual Lawrence & Evelyn Wing Family Lectureship
6:30pm-9:30pm: "A Taste of Ginger's" Fifteenth Anniversary Gala (... see invitation, below)

It's "All Joslin, All Day", on March 25th, featuring world renowned chefs & speakers (e.g., food for the body & soul). I hope you can join us for what promises to be a fantastic day.

Here are event details, below (also, see "Ginger" invitation at bottom of this email):
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The 15th Anniversary of "A Taste of Ginger" (6:30pm-9:30pm)
... featuring 30+ Restaurants & Celebrity Chefs @ the MFA (click here for a full list)

Over 30 of Greater Boston's best restaurants & celebrity chefs will gather at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, for the 15th Anniversary of "A Taste of Ginger", benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center's pioneering "Asian American Diabetes Initiative" (AADI) which focuses on the study, treatment and cure of diabetes in the Asian American community.

"Ginger" was THE ORIGINAL food tasting event in Boston, and we're incredibly proud to commemorate its Fifteenth Anniversary.

I'm ecstatic to Co-Chair this milestone celebration with the incomparable Audrey Paek, and I hope you'll join us as we support Joslin's AADI and its trailblazing work to conquer this debilitating disease.
* To Purchase Tickets: click here  

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The Lawrence and Evelyn Wing Family Lectureship Series (Noon-1:00pm)

Please join us earlier in the day (Noon-1:00pm) for the Third Annual “Lawrence and Evelyn Wing Family Lectureship Series” - named in my parent’s memory.

We’re honored that our lecturer this year will be highly respected, world renowned heath care expert Dr. Frank Hu from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Lectureship is free & open to the public, and will take place at Joslin Diabetes Center - 1 Joslin Place.

The Lawrence and Evelyn Wing Family Lectureship Series was created to support Joslin’s first-in-the-nation Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) and its efforts to combat diabetes in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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A Taste of Ginger
Monday, March 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Event Chairs: Leverett Wing and Audrey Paek
Join us for this culinary and cultural experience to benefit Joslin’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative! A Taste of Ginger is one of Boston’s largest food events with nearly 30 celebrated chefs from the Boston area. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable night of transcultural cuisine at an extraordinary venue. 
Learn more: joslin.org/ginger
Questions: rsvp@joslin.harvard.edu or 617.309.2412
Why Joslin?
Joslin Diabetes Center is the preeminent diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education. Joslin is unique in its sole focus on diabetes with the world’s largest team of board-certified physicians treating diabetes and its complications, as well as the largest staff of Certified Diabetes Educators anywhere in the world. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.
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See what we have to share this month!

 

- Upcoming Events -

Vision Workshop - Gaining Clarity for Success!
Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
1 Broadway St., 4th Floor Cambridge MA 02139
Based on the work of Napoleon Hill, we all possess faculties that the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs throughout history have used to create their results. When you learn this in order to define a powerful vision and apply them to your life, you will find new solutions to overcoming old problems, your challenges become smaller, you will have more drive and energy to achieve your goals and greater impact. In this interactive and fun workshop, you will have an opportunity to define, design, and experience the results you would love to create – and learn proven tools & strategies that will enable to achieve your goals with greater ease.  

Toastmasters Club
Thursday,March 14th and 28th , 2019 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm
CIC, 50 Milk St, 16th Floor, Edison Room, Boston, MA 02109
Looking to be a better communicator? Want to deliver amazing presentations? NAAAP Toastmasters Club provides a friendly and supportive environment for you to grow as a leader. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Join us and take the next step in actualizing your potential today!

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2019 NAAAP ERG Leadership Symposium
- ERGS Driving Change: Data, Trends, and Leadership 
Friday, April 26, 2019
Experian, 475 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
Approaching its 5th year, the NAAAP ERG Leadership Symposium is the must-attend event for ERG leaders. Executives, ERG leaders and members as well as engaged employees from across the country have participated in regional events such as this. The Symposium offers top-notch speakers, programming and takeaways tailored to professionals and companies motivated to make a difference in the diversity, inclusion and intersectionality space in the industries they lead.

- Past events -

Board Game Night Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Board Game Night on February 23rd! We had a fun night of games, mingling, and food, with close to 100 participants. All proceeds will go towards Scholarship in support of our annual Future Leader AwardsSpecial thanks to the Networking committee and the Boston Asian Professionals Meetup group for partnering with us for this event. Please keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers!

 

- NAAAP Boston News -

We are excited to welcome the new executive team and look forward to their leadership in the continuing success of NAAAP Boston:
- Swan Lee, Interim President. Swan has been serving as Vice-President of Sponsorship.  We appreciate her stepping up to provide leadership as Interim President for the first half of 2019.
- Nika Zhou, Vice-President of Relations will lead the Business Development, Membership, and Networking committees.
- Susan Dong, Vice-President of Programming will lead the Professional Development, Community Service, Scholarship and Special Ventures committees.
- Anh Le continues her term as Vice-President of Finance.
We would like to recognize the work of the outgoing executive team:
- Vicky Liu, President
- Swan Lee, Vice-President of Sponsorship
- Amy Qiu, Vice-President of Community Engagement
- Iyleen Summer, Vice-President of Operations
We deeply appreciate the excellent work that all of our committee leaders do in pursuit of our vision and mission.

 

- Opportunities -

NAAAP Boston is recruiting volunteers! 
Do you have a strong skill set and looking for the right opportunity to serve in a mission driven non-profit organization? Are you interested in building your leadership skills and expand your professional network? NAAAP Boston could be the right fit for you! For more information about volunteering, please contact recruiting@naaapboston.org.
Jobs at Partner Companies
For more information on our job postings, please contact corporaterelations@naaapboston.org.
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Hi Boston TAP folks,

We still have a few spots for volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank tomorrow. Please reserve your spot via the link below! We look forward to giving back to the community with you.

Two pairs of tickets are up for grabs to see a Taiwanese rap group 頑童MJ116, who will be in Boston on March 6th! Check out how you can get these free tickets below!

Follow us on Instagram to get updates on upcoming events and pictures!

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Upcoming Events
Volunteer at Greater Boston Food Bank
Sat, Mar. 2 2019 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Ave Boston, MA 02118

We are going to the Greater Boston Food Bank again! Volunteer with us as we help families in need. As a group, we will sort and pack donated groceries for hunger relief agencies.

SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Volunteers will want to wear comfortable clothes they do not mind getting dirty. You should avoid wearing loose clothing, including: untucked shirts, wide sleeves, wallet chains, bracelets or long necklaces. Long hair should be tied back or contained in a hat.


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Volunteer at Pine Street Inn
Sat, Mar. 9 2019 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

We are volunteering at Pine Street Inn again! Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services to nearly 2,000 homeless men and women each day. It is the largest homeless services provider in New England. Pine Street Inn prepares 17,500 meals each week, 52 weeks a year.

We will be helping with meal prep. Hope to see you there!


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TAP Lunch Series @ India Pavilion
Sat, Mar. 16 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
17 Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join Junli (Community Development Chair) and Chris (Tech Chair) at India Pavilion for some Indian cuisine near Central. This lunch series is a great way to enjoy a good meal with a fun group of people including two TAP board members to learn more about our organization and upcoming events.

There are only 8 available spaces so sign up soon to guarantee yourself a spot! (RSVP is free. Individual buffet cost is $11.)


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IdentiTEA
Sat, Mar. 23 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
BCNC, 38 Ash St, Boston, MA 02111

What does it mean to be a Taiwanese/Asian-American today? How do (or don't) our identities and heritages impact us in our day to day life? Join us for our annual IdentiTEA - a thoughtful, small group discussion where we connect with our fellow Taiwanese/Asian-Americans, share our personal stories, and chat over a build your own bubble tea bar.

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Giveaway
💣💣💣TAP-BOS Giveaway Alert!!! 💣💣💣
頑童MJ116 has become a phenomenon for the past decade and they’re bringing their talents to North America! Formed by their love and passion for rap, three friends came together to create MJ116 in 2004. Their lyrics being straight-forward is easily captured through the hearts of this generation. Their music as a revolutionary rap style is taking over the Mandarin music scene by storm! Come join Kenzy, ESo, and Muta as they travel through LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, NYC, and Washington DC!
We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to 頑童MJ116’s Boston concert on 3/6 at the Paradise Rock Club! Here's how to participate, by Sunday 3/3:
1️⃣ Like the Taiwanese American Professionals - Boston (TAP-BOS) page
2️⃣ Follow us on our Instagram page
3️⃣ Like and tag 1 friend in the Facebook thread and Instagram post that you’d want to bring!
🎁We will announce the 2 winners on Monday 3/4
For those who don’t want to miss out, purchase your tickets here now:
www.mj116tour.com
Events in the Community:
Check out some upcoming events with our partner BCNC:


ATASK Annual Meeting
5th Annual Community 5K
2019 Silk Road Gala



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 Healing by Choice / Epilepsy

We are excited to speak with Jessica “Jay” Wong, a community advocate for social justice and youth programs, to be our guest for "From Resilience to Radiance" Podcast episode #2.

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloudSticher, or Google PlayIf you like our contents, please subscribe, share and comment - we would always welcome your suggestions and feedback.

 Register for 2019 AWFH Annual Conference!

The 7th Annual State of Asian Women’s Health in MA Conference: Right Questions + Right Data = Right Actions will convene at the NE Carpenters Training Center (750 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02125) on Friday, May 10th 2019.

Please click here to register. Also see the attached form for sponsorship / advertising / exhibit opportunities. We thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting our efforts.

To see the ACO recommendation based on 2018 conference discussions and presentations, click here.



Keynote Highlight:  
Rahul Bhargava at MIT Center for Civic Media will give a talk on Doing Good Data

How do use use data to further your mission? How do you get from data to the right story to tell? This talk will review approaches to helping you align you data work with your organizational goals. We’ll pull apart the technologies that can help analyze from the process that gets you to an impactful story. You’ll hear some inspirational examples and practice with a participatory activity (bring a connected smartphone if you have one).
Save the Date:

10th Massachusetts Asian American Mental Health Forum



AWFH is excited to announce that the Asian American Mental Health Forum (AAMHF) will hold its 10th annual conference onSaturday, May 18th at the Malden Senior Center, 7 Washington St, Malden, MA 02148. This year’s theme is Recognizing Our Value: Forging Solutions to Combat Stigma & Internalized RacismWe are very excited to celebrate a decade’s worth of coming together around Asian mental health and wellness.

Last year, more than 150 attendees enjoyed a day of learning, networking, sharing, and advocacy. This year’s conference promises to be an outstanding event where attendees will participate, learn, and dialogue through presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Participants will hear from expert presenters and have an opportunity to inform strategies and learn how best to serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQ Asians.

The Forum’s Planning Committee invites you to sponsor this gathering of community members, persons with lived experience of mental health challenges, service providers, students, community-based organizations, researchers, policy makers, and other professionals.  Sponsorship of this event is an excellent way to enhance your agency’s visibility and support positive change in your community.  Your financial support ensures that the conference continues to be free for all attendees. Please see sponsorship form attached.

See the
 highlights from Asian American Mental Health Forum 2018
Member of the Month: Sophie Li

Sophie had been a postgraduate of Comparative Education in Europe and worked for the better welfare of the rural area minor-ethnicity teenager students in mainland China.

As a volunteer for AWFH for over 3 years, she has been supporting the CelebrAsians Benefit Fashion show and participating the Achieving Whole Health training program as well as organizing workshops of Mental Health, Suicide Prevention at MIT.

I Am and I Will
May Lam shares her personal and powerful story that brings us to deep thoughts about cancer, family, death, and life. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Asian community, especially certain subgroups.

May Lam is a current senior at Northeastern University, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, with plans to pursue a second degree in Nursing upon graduation. She is completing her final capstone with Asian Women for Health because she believes in its mission to promote women’s health through education and empowerment.

AWFH at Quincy New Year Festival
Asian Women for Health spreading words about breast/cervical health at Quincy New Year Festival on February 10.

WeChat group for Chinese breast cancer patients, survivors and their love ones

AWFH is creating a WeChat Group for Chinese breast cancer patient, survivors and their care givers to share information and support one another.

If you are interested in joining or need more info, please email info@asianwomenforhealth.org
Endlings: A new play by Celine Song


Endlings is a uniquely funny and poignant play by Celine Song that takes us to the Korean island of Man-Jae, where three elderly haenyeo spend their final days diving for seafood. These dynamic and colorful women have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Meanwhile on the island of Manhattan, a Korean Canadian playwright deals with New York City problems like rent costs and mice, all the while wrestling with the responsibility and frustration of telling “authentic” Asian stories to white, Western audiences. Endlings is an incisive yet humorous exploration of Asian and Asian American identity and representation in the arts.

Use discount code DIVE25 to lock in $25 tickets, and use the ticket request form for group

When: February 26 – March 17, 2019
Where: Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge)

There'll also be a community event inspired by the play on March 10 at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.
Free Mental Health Training


Thanks to generous grant funding from, and in collaboration with CHNA 7 MetroWest, HESSCO is pleased to offer three free mental health trainings in March:

SafeTALK: Friday, March 1, 2019
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton, MA

Mental Health First Aid Training: Friday, March 8, 2019

Whitney Place at Sharon, 675 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

Suicide & Aging: A Gatekeeper Workshop: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Sharon Adult Center & Council On Aging, 219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA 02067

Space is limited. To register, contact Ann Rudy at ARudy@HESSCO.org
“Catalysts of Change”:

7th Annual Lesbians+ of Color Symposium (LOCS)


Established in 2012, The LOCS Collective is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the service and support of the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ+) identifying women and non-binary people of color and our allies. More specifically, LOCS provides community and cultivate resources through advocacy, education, programming and networking.

The 2019 symposium is proudly co-hosted by Harvard Law School QTPoC . The event is a unique opportunity for our community to engage in critical conversations around sexual health, self-care, healthy relationship-building and more!

When: Saturday, March 9 , 2019
Where: Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA

Click here for registration and more information. Click here to download panelist bio and agenda
Use promo code 19LCSSPRVIP to access additional tickets available through March 3, 2019
Fill Out Community Survey to Win iPad:

Collaborative Boston  Community Health Assessment





Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is helping to lead and support a joint data gathering and planning process for the new Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative (www.BostonCHNA.org). The Collaborative is a new group of numerous community organizations, the Boston teaching hospitals, health centers, and the Boston Public Health Commission. They are undertaking a joint community health assessment process and collaborative planning process to identify and leverage opportunities, strengthen partnerships, align resources, and coordinate efforts.

HRiA is conducting Boston CHNA community survey (www.surveymonkey.com/r/bostonCHNA) to learn more about health-related needs and strengths of Boston residents. The survey aims to gather information on the health-related needs and strengths of Boston residents, and we hope to hear from voices that are often under-represented. The survey is available in seven languages (English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole). The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and will close by March 5. Respondents will have a chance to win an iPad.


Please reach out to Kristin Mikolowsky, M.Sc. for any questions: kmikolowsky@hria.org. 617.279.2270
New Funding Opportunity at

OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program




The Office of Minority Health has just released a new funding opportunity to develop model comprehensive hepatitis B programs that include strategic partnerships between: community-based organizations servicing communities-at-risk; departments of health; perinatal hepatitis B programs; safety net providers; research centers; and healthcare facilities.

Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.
Free Breast / Cervical Health Workshop

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As a community partner for Boston Medical Center, Asian Women for Health received a grant for 2018-2019 to conduct outreach education in the Asian communities.

we delivered the cervical health workshop for the members of “Angry Asian Girls” and “NAPAWF: National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum” at the Pao Arts Center on January 25.

If you would like AWFH to come and conduct a breast health or cervical health workshop for your group/organization, please email info@asianwomenforhealth.org.  All workshops are FREE but a minimum of 20 participants is required.
 Support Women Survivors of Cancer & Trauma with

Competing For A Cause


Competing for a Cause
Competing for a Cause (CFAC) was founded in October 2015 by amateur ballroom dancer Aiyesha Dey with the help of her teacher and professional dance partner Mayo Alanen. At CFAC, a community of artists and athletes come together and amplify their own personal goals and success through helping others. Since its inception CFAC has contributed towards helping orphans and homeless street children in India, children with disabilities and underprivileged senior citizens. 

While CFAC started with a small community of dancers, the vision is that this community will continue to grow o ver time to someday include individuals with interests in many different areas who come together to give back through their hobbies and passions.

The 2019 cause is Women Survivors of Cancer & Trauma. Donating to this cause is also supporting AWFH.
 
2020 Census Jobs Recruitment 
Census 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings, and weekends.

Please refer to the 2020 Census Recruitment Toolkit for more information about the census and social media guidelines, tips, sample posts, and sample email messages for spreading the word.
Seeking Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean)

breast cancer patients/survivors for study

TICAA (a technology-based information and coaching / support programs for Asian American women living with breast cancer) is looking for participants for Asian (Chinese / Korean / Japanese) breast cancer patients / survivors. This study is run by Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN and colleagues at Duke School of Nursing

Check here for more information in ChineseJapanese, and Korean
Or call 919-660-1600, or email TICAA@dm.duke.edu
Alzheimers' and Dementia Support Group

Events Series



Join us the second Friday of each month from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Mar 8 - First This, Then That: The positive relationship between routine and dementia
Apr 12 - Caring for yourself - Integrating mindfulness into your stressful life
May 10 - To resuscitate or not: What does it mean to make a difficult decision for your loved one
Jun 14 - The ‘H’ Word: Five Things to Know About Hospice

RSVP to Cydney Dang, LSW, Social Worker
Cydney.dang@southcovemanor.org
(617) 237-3624
2019 Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS)

Application Deadline Coming Up!




Medical students come to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to learn about the science of addiction—they leave knowing the spirit of recovery. SIMS participants learn about addiction as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual disease and about how treatment addresses the whole person. Participants also learn how Twelve Step programs are used in addiction treatment and become part of the lifetime recovery “prescription.” They are immersed in the treatment process and come to an understanding that the program is about moving from thinking only with one’s head toward thinking with one’s heart. They come to see the human being behind the disease.

There are 195 full scholarships to attend our five-day SIMS immersion program, which will be held at both the Betty Ford Center campus in Rancho Mirage, California, and the Hazelden Betty Ford campus in Center City, Minnesota. The scholarship includes airfare (up to $500), a hotel room for six nights.

Submit your application here before final deadline of March 1, 2019 
Calling Nursing and Health Care Skills

to Have a Place on Suburban’s Team!

If you are a:  
  • Clinicians just starting their careers
  • Experienced Nursing Professionals seeking a different care-giving style 
  • Students attending an accredited nursing program                                                                                
Now is the time for you to discover your career in health care with Suburban Home Health, one of the oldest and largest providers of Home Health Care in the Boston area!

Download the description here
Go to Careers@shhcsg.com to submit your resume and connect
Learn more at: www.suburbanhomehealth.com
AWFH Self-Care Video Project:
Recruiting Asian Women for Interviews
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Asian Women for Health is working with Nikita Sampath, a multimedia journalist to produce a short video on Self Care within the Pan-Asian community. The goal of the project is to 
  • Spread awareness on the existing ideas of self care and traditional medicine within the Pan-Asian community, and 
  • To bring awareness to the Pan-Asian and larger communities regarding the importance of practicing self care
Toward the same, we are looking for volunteers to answer simple questions on their ideas of self care. We are also looking for expert opinions on 
  • The ideas of mind, body, spirit connection and the traditional approach to health 
  • Preventive-care as a form of self care and Asian attitudes towards it
  • The importance of self care and what happens when it is not present
Any questions regarding the project can be addressed to Nikita Sampath at nikita.v.sampath@gmail.com
    Scholarships for Cancer Patients and Survivors
    There is a wide range of very generous organizations and advocacy groups dedicated to helping anyone 'living with cancer' afford a college education. The grants are for cancer patients and survivors, children or siblings of cancer patients and survivors, and students who have lost a parent to cancer.

    Nancy Novack, Ph.D. has compiled an extensive list of scholarships available to seniors who will be graduating next June as well as students who are now in college, vocational schools, and graduate programs. 
    Job Opportunities

    Federation with Children of Special Needs is hiring for part-time position 

    MA Dept of Public Health (DPH) is hiring Bureau Director – Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and Bureau Director - Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

    Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is seeking a Chief Medical Officer
    HHS-Office of Adolescent Health has ORISE Fellowship positions available

    Sanford Research Population Health group is looking for an Associate Scientist/Scientist

    Boston Explorers is seeking Day Camp Counselor/Teen Program Leader

    Beth Israel Deaconess seeks an Medical Venter Intern
    Reading List
    Volunteer with AWFH

    Asian Women for Health is always seeking volunteers to become part of our network! If you are interested, please take part in this brief survey. Your participation will help us match your interests to the various volunteer opportunities. We look forward to growing the AWFH network with your help!
    Clean, Shop, Do Good!

    AWFH is partnering with Union & Fifth to gather and sell donated designer items from members. All proceeds will help AWFHcontinue serving and educating women about health!
    Calling Sponsors for Newsletter!
    Promote your company/organization here to over 2,200 AWFH e-newsletter subscribers!
    Educate. Advocate. Reciprocate.

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