Agenda for May 12, 2016 Meeting from 9:30-11am at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
1) Introduction & Welcome
2) Project Update: Parcel 24 (Angie Liou, Asian Community Development Corporation)
3) Wendy Lee, Executive Director for South Cove Manor
4) CCEP Update (Marianie Simeon, Chinatown Adult Education Pathway web site designer)
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.
Full-time Position Available: Assistant Director
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and management of the Asian American Civic Association operations reporting to the Executive Director
Oversee workforce development and adult education programs including job training programs, job readiness and employment placement, adult English for Speakers of Other Languages, and workplace education
Lead, supervise, and coach Program Directors who are responsible for outreach and recruitment, assessment, selection, case management, training, education, job placement, and retention functions
Maintain relationships with current program funders and secure funds for current and new workforce development, adult education, and other agency program programs through grants, government funds, and individual donations
Supervise Development Associate/Grant Writer
Organize internal agency wide administration issues including staffing, staff development, staff support, personnel issues, strategic planning, webpage oversight, marketing, and assist with budgeting
Work with Executive Director to engage Board of Directors
Ensure rigorous program evaluation and high quality services to clients
Build partnerships among various stakeholders including employers, colleges, and other community-based organizations and adult education and training providers
Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree preferred
At least 8 years management experience in a non-profit setting
Significant knowledge of best practices in workforce development programming
Keen understanding of the field of adult basic education
Experience and understanding of challenges facing immigrants and low-income individuals
Track record of success as a leader in a high performing organization
Minimum of 8 years of successful experience writing grant proposals for a non-profit organization
Minimum 8 years of experience supervising staff
Understanding of budgeting
Fundraising experience a plus in events and individual donor development
Commitment to the mission of the Asian American Civic Association
Highly detail oriented and organized
Takes initiative and innovative thinker
Excellent communication skills
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefit package included.
To apply, send resume and cover letter by May 27, 2016 to:
Asian American Civic Association
87 Tyler Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02111
For more information about available jobs, see the AACA website.
Asian American Civic Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
On behalf of the Chinatown Library Committee,
Community members are invited to send in letters of support for the next stage of working towards a Chinatown branch library. One way is to sign on to this letter of support below.
If you’d like to sign on to this letter, please contact Carolyn Rubin at carolyn.rubin(at)tufts.edu by Friday, May 6, 2016.
-Chinatown Cultural Center Committee/Friends of the Chinatown Library (Carolyn Rubin, Lydia Lowe, Kim Situ, Vivian Wu-Wong, Eugenia Beh, Allistair Mallilin, Rosann Tung)
Dear. Mayor Walsh, Dan Koh, and Jerome Smith:
We wish to thank you for putting a new feasibility and strategic planning study for a Chinatown library into the proposed capital budget.
We are community organizations and leaders representing a broad consensus in the Chinatown community in support of a public library branch for Chinatown. As you know, Chinatown is one of the few Boston neighborhoods which has been without a library since the 1950s.
For the past decade or more, the youth of Chinatown have revived and continued to advance the call for bringing a library back to Chinatown. In 2007, the City commissioned a feasibility and siting study for a Chinatown library, but progress was stymied by the recession that followed.
The Friends of the Chinatown Library, in various stages called the Chinatown Lantern Committee and the Chinatown Cultural Center committee, partnered with Boston Street Lab to pilot an innovative pop-up approach to urban library space and then with the BPL’s Copley Square facility and Asian CDC to develop the Oak Terrace Reading Room.
We have been heartened by Mayor Walsh’s commitment to develop a permanent branch of the BPL for Chinatown and see the China Trade Center, a BRA-owned building with several community offices, as a potential site for the library which can serve as an important anchor site on Chinatown’s border with downtown. With much development activity in the area, we believe there are opportunities to take a public/private approach to creating a library for the community.
The new feasibility and strategic planning study which you are currently proposing is an important step in helping us get to the community’s vision of a Chinatown library. Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to continuing to work with you on this issue.
Friends of the Chinatown Library/Chinatown Cultural Center
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TCC Meeting April 14, 2016
Attendees: Anita Mourina, Ying Xue, Bet Har Wong-Chan, Sara Brown, DB Reiff, Pasang Drolma, Christopher Blackler, Annie Chin-Louie, Debby Wiesen, Mark Liu, Kun Chang, Connie Cheng, Jing Qiu, Huiling Chen, Angie Liou, Kate Chang, Fred Bennett, Sherry Dong, Enoch Liao, Helen Chin-Schlitche, Christina Ayala.
- Introductions & Welcome
- ACCESS Update – Pasang Drolma, Executive Director of ACCESS introduced herself and presented some recent developments in their programming and plans.
- Chinatown Library Update – Mark Liu presented on behalf of the Chinatown Library Committee. Call to action to send letters of support to the Mayor thanking him for his support and to urge him to consider the China Trade Center site for the feasibility study for a potential library location.
- International Institute of New England – Anita Mourino introduced herself and IINE to the community. They’re moving into the China Trade Center, and also using space in AACA.
- Pathways to Success – Fred Bennett presented on behalf of BCNC and CCEP the adult education pathways towards academic or career success.
- Boston City Councilor Esaibi-George, was to present, but we had to reschedule to a future meeting.
- Job Fair Announcement: April 27, 2016, 11am-1pm at SEIU 32BJ District Union Hall, 26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111. With almost 40 employers represented. Encourage people to come with resumes. RSVP at http://aaca-boston.org/jobfairsignup/. For questions, email email@example.com.