cacf Action council Raises over $10,000 during annual "Bowl for Youth!" Fundraiser
June 23, 2012 | Frames
On Saturday, June 23, 2012 CACF's Action Council hosted the second annual "Bowl for Youth!" to raise funds for CACF's youth leadership programs. This year's event was held at Frames Bowling Lounge in Manhattan and raised over $10,000 for CACF. The event included 7 adult teams and 2 youth teams competing to win the titles of "Highest Scoring Team" and "Best Fundraising Team." CACF's Action Council members organized team of 6 to collect donations on behalf of CACF. The wining teams received gift certificates from Chelsea Piers and Frames Bowling Lounge. There were also door prizes and giveaways donated by Six Flags Theme Parks and New York Sports Clubs.
During this event, CACF's youth leaders were able to network with these young professionals, ask them questions about college and careers, find role models who can provide them with support and guidance, and enjoy a fun day with their peers. Chang Sun, one of CACF's youth leaders, said, "I have had an amazing experience with CACF. After completing the first year of ASAP, I left [with the understanding of] the power of unity and responsibility. We are passionate about what we are doing because we care about our community and we want to make positive change."
cacf Action council hosts 2nd annual
"you got talent"
CACF's Action Council hosted their second annual You Got Talent competition with stellar performances from singers, dancers, comedians, spoken word artists, and aerialists! You Got Talent 2 was emceed by Air Tabigue, and featured MC Taiyo Na, singer Baiyu, and last year's You Got Talent winner Caroline Tseng as celebrity judges.
cacf Action council Kicks off 2012 with
"Holiday hangover happy hour 3"
On Thursday, January 19, 2012 CACF's Action Council hosted their annual Holiday Hangover Happy Hour to kick off 2012. This year's happy hour was a trememdous success, raising over $1,000 to help CACF advocate for Asian Pacific American children in families living in poverty. The happy hour featured a bake sale, raffle, and a chance for guests to learn more about the exciting events the Action Council is planning for 2012.
cacf co-hosts family night at the big apple circus
November 17, 2011
On Thursday, November 17, 2011, the Ong Family Foundation sponsored a night at the Big Apple Circus for disadvantaged Asian Pacific American children living in New York City. This spectacular event offered guests a night of magical moments, soaring imaginations and a celebration of wonder at the "Dream Big!" show, featuring the world's greatest circus artists under an intimate Big Top. The Ong Family Foundation, along with co-hosts, Asian American Federation and the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, distributed tickets to over 1,600 immigrant or lower income children and their families.
"The Ong Family Foundation was proud to sponsor such a spectacular evening. It was such a pleasure to see the huge smiles on the faces of so many children who attended this circus event. The Ong Family Foundation will continue to work closely with organizations who serve Asian Pacific American children and families by creating opportunities and increasing access for this community."--Nelson Louis, Executive Officer, The Ong Family Foundation
Asian american university
A discussion of Asian America's challenges on
the path to higher education
CACF's Action Council hosted this panel to increase the understading of the opportunities and challenges faced by immigrant, Asian Pacific American public school students interested in pursuing higher education. The panel featured New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Monami Maulik, Executive Director of Desis Rising up and Moving (DRUM), and Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Eucation at NYU. The panel was moderated by Nyasha Griffith, Policy Manager, Education and Child Welfare, CACF.
25th Anniversary Caring for children Awards Gala
On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CACF Celebrated its 25th Anniversary Caring for Children Awards Gala at Bridgewaters in NYC. Rocky Chin, Civil Rights Attorney and Community Activist/Organizer, Jeremy Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Children's Village, and Suki Terada Ports, Founder and Executive Director, Family Health Project were honored with Caring for Children Awards for their dedication to improving the lives of Asian Pacific American childrne and families. CACF highlighted our 25th Anniversary Campaign- INVESTING IN EVERY ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CHILD'S FUTURE. Over 480 guests attended the gala, raising over $271,000 in support of the organization's policy advocacy initiatives and making the 25th Anniversary Gala its largest netting event ever.
Angie Wang, CACF Board Member, and Wayne Ho, CACF Executive Director, kicked off the reception with a warm welcom. A special performance (songs and musical score by Timothy Huang, Kevin So, and Jeff Yang), featuring Anita Vasan, Jaygee Macapugay, Kelvin Moon Loh, Kimiko Glenn, Steven Eng, and piano by Mark Evans, opened the reception. Cindy Hsu, an Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV, and Alan Muraoka, most recognizable for his role in the Emmy Award winning series, "Sesame Street," emceed the event. Special closing remarks were made by Edward Pauly, CACF Acting Board President.
The 25th Anniversary Caring for Children Awards Gala was sponsored by the Ong Family Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, Walmart, Grace & Mercy Foundation, Kenneth deRegt, Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser, HSBC, Poses Family Foundation, Western Union, and Anonymous.
Bowl for Youth
July 16, 2011 | Frames
CACF hosted its inaugural bowling competition, "Bowl for Youth!" at Frames Bowling Lounge. Six teams competed to win trophies and prizes while raising funds for CACF. Over 60 people attended, and teams raised over $7,000.
We would like to thank all of our team captains and bowlers for their dedication and support of CACF. We would also like to thank Frames Lounge and Chelsea Piers for generously donating great prizes to our winning teams:
Team Collegebound - Highest Score
Team Lucky Strikes - Best Fundraisers
CACF's Action Council hosted a Friendraiser for guests to learn more about CACF and how to get involved, reunite with old friends and make new ones, and to celebrate CACF's 25th Anniversary.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP BRIEFING & CELEBRATION
CACF honored the seventh cohort of the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP) youth leaders at their Year End Community Briefing. Over 50 people were in attendance, including educators, press, funders, parents, and CACF supporters. ASAP youth leaders present on their education advocacy campaign, focused on college and career readiness. Click here
to learn more about ASAP.
25th ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH EVENT
May 26, 2011 | Starck Park
CACF hosted our 25th Anniversary Launch Event at Starck Park in New York City. Over 35 people were in attendance, including current and former CACF Board, Action Council, and staff members, funders, partners, volunteers, and youth leaders. The Launch was an opportunity for CACF to connect supporters to our 25th Anniversary Campaign to invest in every Asian Pacific American child's future. Wine selection provided from the Artisan Collection.
SECOND ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN STATE ADVOCACY DAY
May 25, 2011 | Albany, New York
CACF and Project CHARGE organized over 60 advocates, providers, researchers, and community members to join Assemblywoman Grace Meng for New York State's 2nd Annual Asian Pacific American Legislative Advocacy Day in Albany. Advocacy Day began with a celebration in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, included a policy briefing for state legislative leaders, and consisted of meetings with over 30 key state legislators. Project CHARGE also gave very specific recommendations on how the State can effectively implement federal health care reform. Click here
to view our State Advocacy Agenda.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CITY ADVOCACY DAY
May 11, 2011 | City Hall, New York
The 12% and Growing Coalition, co-led by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and the MinKwon Center for Community Action, gathered more than 300 community members, advocates and allies today at City Hall for the largest ever Asian Pacific American (APA) City Advocacy Day in the city's history to protest the Mayor's proposed budget cuts, demand funding equity, and call for progressive revenue options. The event started with a major rally and press conference featuring Coalition members, City Council Members Margaret Chin and Daniel Dromm, and community members affected by the sharp budget cuts. Coalition members then participated in 15 legislative visits to 1) protest budget cuts, 2) demand more fairness in funding for the APA community, and 3) call for the City to consider progressive revenue options to close the budget gap.
YOU GOT TALENT
April 21, 2011 | Soiree
CACF's Action Council hosted a talent competition with stellar performances from singers, dancers, comedians, spoken word artists, martial arts groups, and magicians! You Got Talent was emceed by Ruby Veridiano, and featured "So You Think You Can Dance?" Karla Garcia and last year's Asian American Idol winner Zawadi Noel as celebrity judges.
COMMUNITY BRIEFING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS (WHIAAPI)
CACF organized a community briefing with representatives from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) at Chinatown YMCA/University Settlement to share recommendations and feedback on federal policies and their impact on the Asian Pacific American community. Over 75 people were in attendance, representing federal agencies, community based organizations, and community leaders.
SWING INTO SPRING
March 17, 2011 | Crash Mansion
CACF's Action Council hosted a party with swing lessons from Roger Kriegel, music spun by DJs KJ Butta and Tony Tantrum, and a live performance by Sonic Bang.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT YEAR-END CELEBRATION
CACF celebrated the end of the Capacity Building Project grant period. CACF was awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services through the Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Program, and CACF funded 18 organizations to build their capacity around the following areas: Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Program Development and Community Engagement. Click here
for more information.
WORKSHOP ON STATE AND CITY DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
February 24, 2011 | New York State Health Foundation
CACF's first membership event in 2011, this workshop increased knowledge of how to access State Legislature and City Council, improved understanding of the implications of receiving State and City discretionary funding, and enhanced relationships with State and City officials. Speakers included the Honorable Daniel Dromm from the New York City Council, Scott Crowley from The New York City Council's Finance Division, Anthony Ng from United Neighborhood Houses, and Udai Tambar from South Asian Youth Action.
SHOPPING & CHAMPAGNE
CACF held a private sample sale featuring designs from Aysha Saeed, one of the city's hottest new fashion designers.
Holiday Hangover Happy Hour
January 27,2011 | Professor Thom's
CACF's Action Council hosted a Holiday Hangover Happy Hour, complete with raffle prizes, free food for early birds, and drink specials all night, "because the holidays aren't over yet". Guests were the first to hear for Action Council's exciting year of amazing events planned for 2011.