APIs CAN! is a new coalition of AAPI civic organizations in Eastern Massachusetts cities such as Boston, Quincy, Malden, Lowell, and Worcester.
-The coalition is dedicated to helping the AAPI community shape and advocate for a platform of shared policy goals
-Their first event is the APIs CAN! Candidates Forum for the 2016 First Suffolk & Middlesex State Senate Election.
-The forum will be on March 16 at 6pm, in the Josiah Quincy Elementary School Auditorium
-It is co-sponsored by AACA, ACDC, BCNC, CRA, CPA, CPPA, MassVOTE, and South Cove Community Health Center
-For more information see flyer here: http://sampan.org/2016/03/state-senate-candidate-forum-march-16/

AACA Adult Education update: Careers in Banking and Finance Training Program
-This is a program to help participants start careers in retail banking/finance.
-15 week course, Tuesdays-Fridays 9am-4pm; Next cycle begins April 26
-Graduates go on to jobs as customer service representatives, personal bankers, tellers, financial services reps, etc.
-Nearly 100% job placement. Wages are around $14.30 per hour
-For more information on the program and requirements to apply see: http://aaca-boston.org/programs-services/job-training/banking/

-AACA is updating their website with the most recent information on all Chinatown adult education/training/ESOL programs. CCEP members should send program updates to marianiesimeon@gmail.com
-Everyone is encouraged to attend the City Council hearing on the Just Cause Eviction proposal next Monday 3/14 at 4pm at City Hall. Contact Lydia@cpaboston.org for more information.
-ACDC will be uploading their mapping project on Chinatown affordable housing inventory on the ACDC website in the next week. Contact Debbie.chen@asiancdc.org for more info.
-The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding a resource fair for Asian American Pacific Islanders on 5/24. Michelle Wu will be speaking at the event. Contact norman.eng@sba.gov for more info, and for the SBA’s latest guide to starting your own business.
-Huiling Chen raised the concerns of parents of ABCD Chinese Headstart participants and wait-listed children, concerning the relocation of ABCD programs in June. There need to be more bi-lingual program spots to meet the Chinatown community’s needs, but instead the relocation reduces the number of spots, merging 3 programs into 1 program and reducing classes from 13 to 9.