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 Asian Community Resources

COLORADO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

 

Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC)

 

APDC is a non-profit organization striving to advance the well-being of the Asian American Pacific Islander community by providing culturally appropriate and integrated medical, behavioral and related services.

 

Mile High Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

 

One of the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States, JACL strives to promote a world that honors diversity by respecting values of fairness, equality and social justice

 

Asian Avenue (Web Link)

 

A magazine that focuses on the API community and culture in Colorado. They have both a print magazine and a full website that explores a variety of subjects—ranging from food and community events to prominent community leaders.

 

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

 

NAAAP is a non-profit organization that cultivates, supports, and promotes Asian American leaders. NAAAP offers professional development opportunities on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service, and organizes professional networking events.

 

Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC)

 

This non-profit organization supports the API community in every aspect of the spectrum, from international tourism to advocating for the AAPI community in national, state and local legislative issues. ACC especially supports and promotes Asian owned businesses—as well as providing information, resources, training, exposure, and more.

 

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

 

SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

 

 

 

 

Confucius Institute (Web Link)

Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver (Web Link)

Confucius Institute at Colorado State Univeristy (Web Link)

 

These non-profit public institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges.

 

Korean American Community Foundation Colorado (KACFC)

 

The non-profit organization fosters culture, education, and building bridges in leadership across the generations through philanthropy, volunteerism and community service.

 

Korean Academy of Colorado (KAOC)

 

KAOC is an organization that promotes the education of Korean language, history, and culture to all of those, men, women, young, and old, Korean and Non-Korean, are interested

 

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF)

 

The CDBF is an annual festival in the summer that celebrates with boat races, food vendors, and performances. The organizers of the festival strives to build bridges of awareness, knowledge, and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development and athletic competition.

 

Filipino American Community of Colorado (FACC)

 

One of the oldest Asian American communities in Colorado, FACC offers a greater sense of community with many opportunities to get involved. This organization focuses on sharing and showcasing Filipino traditions and culture.

 

Colorado Chinese Youth Foundation (CCYF)

 

CCYF provides leadership training, cultural, service activities, and networking opportunities that help young Asian Americans gain insight on their backgrounds and help them find a balance between the multiple cultures in which they live.

 

Philippine-American Society of Colorado (PASCO)

 

PASCO is dedicated to cultivating, preserving, promoting, and sharing the Philippine culture and heritage through educational and cultural opportunities that enrich and enhance its members and the people of Colorado

 

Asian Women in Business (AWIB)

 

The primary mission of AWIB is assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level; and has established a scholarship program for undergraduates which promotes and rewards demonstrated leadership. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.

 

Aurora Asian Pacific Center (AAPC)

 

This nonprofit organization works together with the community toward creating and maintaining a high quality of life for all API residents and businesses of Aurora. The Partnership has initiated a variety of projects and events that have been consistent with its mission—providing business assistance, cultural awareness programs, and educational services, with a goal to improve communication with all Aurora’s citizens while promoting the City’s diverse cultural interests.

 

Heritage Camps Adoptive Families (Web Link)

 

These camps provide an opportunity to share in a common experience that fulfills a sense of community and individual identity. It is our hope that every adopted child will leave a heritage camp knowing more about who they are and where they came from, and that every member of the family will have a better awareness of and sense of pride in their adopted child’s birth heritage. The camps let children and families relish in being a part of a larger group “just like themselves.”​

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 Scholarships

National JACL Kicks Off 2015 Scholarship Program

The National JACL announces its National Scholarship and Awards Program for the 2015 academic year.  The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates and graduates, and those specializing in law and the creative/performing arts.  There are also two student aid scholarships to address the challenge students face in meeting rising tuition costs.

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program Application


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Who's eligible?
Students who meet the following requirements:
 - Veterans who have served and are ready to enter college or graduate school
 - Graduating high school seniors or GED recipients entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school as a full-time student
 - Active full-time undergraduates
 - Active full-time graduate or doctoral level students (e.g. graduate school, pharmacy school, or medical school)
and
 - Have a minimum high school or post-secondary GPA of 2.7 or a GED score of 520
 - Are Colorado residents
 - Are planning to/or are currently attending a publicly funded Colorado college or university

To apply please visit the following Web site: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/20908-Kaiser-Permanente-

Deadline to apply is March 20, 2015.



Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to any U.S. citizens or legal residents of Asian or Pacific Islander descent who are currently enrolled as freshmen at an accredited four-year college or university. Criteria for recipients is based on four factors:

  • Academic merit
  • Demonstrated journalistic proficiency
  • Commitment to earning a degree and pursuing a career in journalism
  • Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues

What It Covers

This $5,000 award is divided as follows:

  • $3,900 is allocated toward the student’s expenses as a college student (tuition, books and supplies, etc.)
  • $1,100 covers travel, lodging, and registration costs for the student to attend the annual Asian American Journalists Association conference in New York City (typically held in late summer)

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a completed application by the announced deadline; this date is TBA for 2014 scholarship recipients. The application requires:

  • An official college transcript
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement regarding career goals

Shui Kwen and Allen Chin Memorial Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This award is open to any individual who claims at least 50% Asian heritage and is planning to attend an accredited college as a full-time student (all undergraduate grade levels are eligible). Other requirements include:

  • The student must show a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • The student or the student’s parents must be “currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant.”
  • The applicant must have a history of “community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes.”
  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • No citizenship requirements apply to this scholarship.

What It Covers

Two recipients will be awarded $1,000 scholarships that are to be used to cover educational expenses like tuition payments, books and supplies, room and board, and administrative fees.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the online scholarship application and submit it by the announced deadline (this date is TBA for the 2014-15 academic year; applications will be available in December 2013). The application includes the following materials:

  • Current resume
  • Response to 2-3 short essay prompts
  • One transcript copy from the student’s current college
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors, faculty members, or academic advisors
  • ?         Once the application is complete, students must mail their materials to the following address: Shui Kwen and Allen Chin Memorial Scholarship Asian Pacific Fund, 465 California Street, Suite 809, San Francisco, CA 94104

Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is available to any female U.S. citizens or legal residents of Asian or Pacific Islander descent who meet the following criteria:

  • They have been involved with community service and/or earned leadership experience with entrepreneurial projects.
  • They are currently enrolled at an accredited four-year institution in the United States, and have completed at least one semester prior to application.
  • They have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

What It Covers

This $2,500 award is to be used solely to cover expenses related to tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and administrative fees. An additional $2,500 may be added to the award for recipients who have demonstrated financial need.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Completed applications are generally due in August or September; required materials include the following:

  • An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript (official copies will be required if the student becomes an award finalist)
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a former supervisor or professional acquaintance
  • A completed AWIB Scholarship Application
  • All materials should be mailed in a single packet to the following address: Asian Women In Business, 42 Broadway, Suite 1748, New York, NY 10004

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is reserved for U.S. citizens and legal residents who were either born in India, or have at least one parent who was born there. In addition, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicants must be actively pursuing enrollment at an accredited two- or four-year university in the U.S.
  • The family of the applicant must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) that is lower than $75,000.
  • The student must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.

What It Covers

This scholarship awards up to $2,000 per year for each recipient (up to 20 recipients are chosen annually). The scholarship is renewable on the condition that recipients maintain at least a 3.3 GPA. The money may be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Tuition
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Administrative fees

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Online applications for this scholarship are available beginning in February, and completed packets must be postmarked by April 30. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation proving that either they or one of their parents was born in India, as well as proof of U.S. citizenship. Other required materials include:

  • Personal essays discussing the student’s background, educational aspirations, and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation written by teachers, academic advisors, or other education professionals

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) AXA Achievement Scholarship

Who’s Eligible

This scholarship is open to any U.S. citizen or legal resident who can claim Asian or Pacific Islander heritage, as well as citizens of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university for the fall semester immediately following the announcement of the scholarship recipients
  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing a FAFSA no later than Feb. 15

What It Covers

Fifty-two applicants (one from each state, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) will be chosen as AXA Achievers; each one will receive a one-time scholarship award of $10,000. Additionally, the 10 strongest candidates among these 52 recipients will be chosen to receive a bonus $15,000 award for a total award of $25,000. These monies must be exclusively used for undergraduate education-related expenses.

Online programs are eligible.

How to Apply

Students must register online with the AXA Foundation, and then submit an application that includes the following information no later than Dec. 15, 2013:

  • Details about extracurricular activities, employment experience, and community service involvement.
  • Current high school cumulative on a 4.0 scale
  • An essay prompt that asks the applicant to discuss their outstanding achievements. The AXA Foundation provides the following advice for applicants:
    • "Read through the online application’s essay questions and carefully consider your responses.”
    • “Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding.”
    • “You may wish to use word processing software to write and edit your responses. If you copy and paste your responses into the appropriate application fields, review the pasted text carefully for any character shifting or replacements that may have occurred. Also, place the cursor into the pasted text to activate the application’s character counter function.”

Regional and National Asian American Scholarships

Asian American Studies Program

Asian & Pacific Islander Aemrican Scholarship Fund

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 Internships

Apply Now for APAICS Summer Internship & 

For more information and to apply: http://apaics.org/programs/summer-internships/ 

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Fellowship Program

Colorado Cancer Research 

Program (CCRP) 

Is seeking science interns to join our Clinical Research team. Our organization is working on exciting new developments, and will offer a solid experience to interns of all levels, so please apply regardless of your year and experience level.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a young candidate- and we look forward to working with the intern selected as (s)he  develops and grows skills in our organization.

Responsibilities

·       Quality Assurance Data Review

·       Chart Review and Research

·       Regulatory Files Review

·       Administrative office duties

Requirements

Applicants should be Science majors or Pre-med candidates. Research experience is beneficial but not required.

 

If interested,

 

Please submit your resume to Karen J. Sykes-  ksykes@co-cancerresearch.org

 

  

This is an unpaid internship.

 

CCRP-Colorado Cancer Research Program conducts oncology research in the state of Colorado.

Please visit www.co-cancerresearch.org for more information.

 

 

El Pomar Fellowship Application
Deadline: January 20

The Fellowship is well suited for today’s young professional in that we offer a diverse, fast-paced, broad-based experience focused on community development, leadership, teamwork, significant responsibility, and personal growth.

Quick answers to some frequently asked questions:

§  All background and undergraduate majors are welcomed; the Fellowship can benefit anyone at any stage of their career, but is certainly well suited for the entry level professional

§  Yes, Fellows typically live in Colorado Springs.

§  Yes, Fellows are paid.  They are salaried employees, starting salary of $30,000, with full medical, vision and dental benefits….among many others.

§  Fellows typically have a portfolio of three to four programs and at least one regional partnership.

§  While applicants do not have to currently live in the state of Colorado, they must have a tie, i.e., family here, attended school here, lived here, grew up here… some sort of connection and interest in serving Colorado

§  Graduates of the program enter all three sectors (public, private, nonprofit) and/or often pursue graduate degrees (MBA, Law, Public Policy, International Affairs, Nonprofit Management, and Med School)

-     One of the best aspects of the Fellowship is the exposure to key stakeholders in the state, to include community leaders, business leaders, elected officials, nonprofit executives, and public sector officials we are able to provide to Fellows as they begin to build their career network​


Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program - Summer Fellowship 2015


·         Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks.

·         All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to  make a presentation to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program.

·         Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.

·         Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2-10 weeks.

·         Students will participate in several workshops (1) opportunities available in the biomedical sciences (2) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (3) information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (4) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school. 

·         Students will also attend seminars.

·         A "Certificate of Merit" will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.

·         Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area.   Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review. 

Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

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 Study Abroad

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad:
 
  • Get Better Grades: Statistically, average students obtain higher GPAs if they study abroad.
  • Professional Growth: Globally minded employees are in high demand. Employers are looking for candidates who have international experience and intercultural communication skills.
  • Personal Growth: Studies show you’ll be happier, more inquisitive, more confident, and more likely to engage in your community.
  • Learn a new language by immersing yourself in the culture where that language is spoken.
  • Earn academic credit for taking classes abroad.
  • Conquer Stereotypes Abroad by Educating Others: This is also a unique opportunity to educate others about who you are as an individual and as a group. You can illustrate your own experiences in the United States in comparison to what others see and hear. This is your chance to be an individual, as well as a representative of your culture, and to encourage positive understanding of global diversity.
  • Explore your Heritage.
  • Gain a new perspective on your own country.
  • Become a Full-Time Learner: Most students who study abroad say that most of their learning comes from outside of the classroom.
  • Try something new!

Asia Study Abroad

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 Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunity For Summer 2015 At Camp WAPIYAPI!!

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Construction Site Opportunity

Site Hosts Needed:   Habitat needs volunteers to serve as Site Hosts on our upcoming townhome project.  Site Hosts are responsible for setting up the volunteer registration stations, and for helping construction volunteers sign in when they arrive at the construction site.  Site Hosts need to arrive at the site by 8:30 am and work until approximately 9:30 am.  If you are interested, please email Jeanne Fischetti at jeanne@habitatmetrodenver.org.
 

Administrative/HR Support Opportunity

HR Dept Seeks Volunteer:  Habitat's HR Manager is looking for a volunteer to work 1 day per week at the Habitat Office to assist with filing, assembling new-hire orientation packets, and other HR related duties.  If you can help, please email Sarah at sarah@habitatmetrodenver.org<mailto:sarah@habitatmetrodenver.org>
 

SUPPORT YOUTH UNITED!

Attend the Youth United Silent Auction - Feb. 22:   Support Habitat of Metro Denver Youth Programs by attending the Youth United White-Out Auction on Feb. 22.  Feature Items include signed Eric Decker footballs, Rockies ticketsk, Pilates Classses, and passes for the Denver Nature and Science Center.  This casual event is free to attend and will be ehdl at the Habitat Office, 3245 Eliot Street, from 3-5 pm.  Proceeds from the auction will go toward funding a Habitat for Humanity home.  Please click here to RSVP<http://tracking.etapestry.com/t/28063927/1024486926/59164301/0/16241/> or contact Ariana Kemp at akemp16@kentdenver.org for more information.

Collegiate Challenge is Coming to Town!

Support Collegiate Challenge teams by providing dinner for our alternative spring break volunteers!  To help welcome these student teams to Colorado, we will be hosting a series of Community and Chili Nights on the following dates:
  • Concordia College - Feb. 27
  • Suffolk University - March 13
  • University of Minnesota - March 20
  • University of Missouri - March 27
Items needed include chili, drinks, dessert, toppings, etc.  Any contributions would be greatly appreciated!  Contact Matt Panzitta at matthew.panzitta@gmail.com for more information.
 

Restore Opportunities

Cashier Volunteers Needed:  We need Cashier volunteers in the Denver and Littleton ReStores on Sundays.  Volunteers will receive training and should be comfortable learning a computer point-of-sale system.  Shifts are from 10am - 2pm and 2pm - 5pm.  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 if interested.
 
Metals Recycling Volunteer Needed:  The Littleton ReStore needs a volunteer to help in our Metals Recycling Program.  This volunteer should be able to make a 5-hour per week commitment for a minimum of 3 months.  Staff will train the volunteer to disassemble, sort and store metals that com into the ReStore to be recycled.  Great job for a tinkerer!  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 to sign up!
Team Captains Needed:  The three ReStores need Team Captains to h elp on the docks, floor and with customers.  Five-hour shifts avaialble Sunday - Saturday.  Email Alice Goble at alice@habitatmetrodenver.org or call her at 303-596-5289 to become part of our regular volunteer program in the ReStores.
 
For more information about volunteering on a construction site, in the office, on a committee, or at a ReStore, please click here<http://tracking.etapestry.com/t/28063927/1024486926/56325361/0/16241/
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 Additional Resources

 Jobs

PROGRAM ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

National CAPACD seeks a highly motivated, flexible Program Assistant to join a dynamic and rapidly growing organization. The Program Assistant will provide critical support to National CAPACD’s Housing Counseling Program and support our evolving work in Asset Building and Community Development in the Oakland office.

Click here to view the job description. 

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 Pre-Heath Students

Health Careers What It Takes to Be Successful....

Here is a powerpoint presentation by Trishia Vasquez, and Denise Leberer.


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 Grants

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund (DIIF)

Fall 2014/Spring 2015/Rolling Call for Proposals
See Attachment For More Information: ​
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