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No February TCC Meeting

Happy New Year of the Monkey! TCC wishes you a healthy, happy, and prosperous year.

There will be NO February TCC meeting. We will look forward to seeing you next month, at our March 10th meeting.

Please let us know if there are issues/topics you would like to present at a future meeting.

Job Fair on February 9 & 17, 2016

Christmas in the City invites residents of the Commonwealth to its Job Fairs on the following days:

  • Job Fair Preparedness Expo – February 9, 2016 from 9am-12pm. At Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.
  • Job Fair – February 17, 2016 from 9am-1pm at Reggie Lewis Center

For more information or the register, go to click here.

Job Posting: ESOL Math Instructor (temp/part time)


Job Posting


The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.

Part-Time, Temporary Position Available:  ESOL Math Instructor

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

*   Teach math class (decimals, fractions, percents, whole #s, including elementary algebra) to a diverse group of adult learners.  Class will be 3 hours per week for an estimated 14 weeks (Jan-April, 2016). Days and time to be determined (likely on a weekday morning or early afternoon.

*    Develop, adapt and deliver high-quality lessons that align with the DESE college and career readiness standards for math, with the goal of improving students’ scores on the ACCUPLACER community college math placement test.

*   Keep daily/weekly attendance records.

*   Provide formative and summative assessments that meet DESE standards.

*   Provide information on students’ progress/issues to Director of Education for monthly reports.


Demonstrated experience teaching math to immigrant adults.

* Able to meet students where they are in a multi-level math classroom.

* Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred.

* Able to fully commit to a weekly teaching/prep schedule Jan-Apr, 2016.

* Familiarity with DESE college and career readiness standards for math strongly preferred.

* Dedicated, flexible self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Salary:  $25/hr (teaching plus 1:1 prep time). No benefits.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by Jan. 2, 2016 to:

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111


Letter of Support for Chinatown Branch Library

[The following is a message from the Chinatown Cultural Committee, a group spearheading efforts for a Chinatown Branch Library.]

Dear TCC members,
At the last TCC meeting, the Chinatown Library committee gave an update on our progress and asked members of TCC to write letters of support to the Mayor’s office. This is an important strategy so that the Mayor understands that there is widespread community support for a branch library. Below is a template to use. We ask that you put the letter on your organizational letter head and send the letter to and cc the following people:

Daniel Koh
Jerome Smith
Christine Schonhart
Carolyn Rubin

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Carolyn Rubin, Chair, Chinatown Cultural Committee

Letter template:
Dear Mayor Walsh,

On behalf of (your organization), we are writing in support of the Chinatown Library Campaign.

(Describe your organization’s mission)

(Your organization) believes a Chinatown Branch library is important because _____________. A branch library holds the potential to be a focal gathering place for the community, fill a gap in needed services and also help to anchor Chinatown as a cultural center given the shifting demographics in the neighborhood.

We know that building a library is a multi-step process and as a first step, we are writing to urge the mayor to allocate funds for an updated feasibility study for building a Chinatown Branch Library at the China Trade Center. We believe that the China Trade Center is a potential site for the library and believe the building could be an important anchor for the Chinatown community. Allocation of capital funds for a feasibility study could provide us with the technical and planning expertise that we need to explore how we get from here to the end goal, which could include and incorporate creative approaches to leveraging developer commitments.

We appreciate your commitment to establishing a branch library for the neighborhood and want to work with you to make this happen.

Your name and title

CC: Daniel Koh
Jerome Smith
Christine Schonhart
Carolyn Rubin