Leadership & Advocacy Training 2017 for Asian Americans

Apply by March 10

Applications are open for SEARAC’s 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT), to be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2017. The LAT program is intended for members of Southeast Asian American communities and allies who want to learn how to translate their own experiences in their families, schools, and communities into powerful advocacy to fight for policy change. 

Our 2017 LAT training will focus specifically on immigration and deportation policy, with a special emphasis on the deportation consequences of old criminal convictions. Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, and Vietnamese immigrants and refugees are 3-4 times more likely than other immigrants to be deported because of old criminal convictions.  

Deportation touches the lives of so many of our Southeast Asian American families, but stigma, fear, and shame keep many families from speaking out. 

The 2017 LAT cohort will change that. The group will include people directly impacted by deportation, their friends and family, students, activists, formerly-incarcerated community members, and staff of community-based organizations. 

Curriculum

The training will focus on the policies behind deportation in the Southeast Asian American community, as well as the intersecting issues that contribute to high rates of criminalization, including:

  • History of the SEAA refugee and resettlement experience
  • Mental health and intergenerational trauma
  • School discipline policies, high school push-out, and bullying

The third day of the LAT program will culminate in Congressional advocacy visits.

How to apply

SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging expenses for accepted applicants living outside of the Washington, DC area, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.

We welcome individuals from all 50 states to apply. Because of key opportunities in the Senate, we especially encourage applications from community members in Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Texas.

Applicants should expect final decisions and invitations by early April.

Training dates: June 26 – 28, 2017

Applications due: March 10, 2017

Scholarships from Asian American Journalists Association

Calling all students! 

Check out these new opportunities and important updates just for you. 

The clock is ticking, so be sure to take advantage before the deadlines below!

New Scholarships and Internship Grants Now Open

Be sure to check the AAJA Student Opportunities section 

2017 NBC Summer Partnership

 

Check out the 2017 NBC Summer Partnership. NBCUniversal will place up to four selected students as paid interns for their programs based in New York City. A $2,000 stipend is available to those who qualify.

 

Apply today. The last day for AAJA to receive applications by mail is  February 17, 2017.

 

 

Questions about AAJA student opportunities? 

Contact Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.

periodically for new opportunities and updates

Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund 2017: Rhode Island/Eastern MA

The scholarship deadline is next Wednesday, February 1st for Southeast Asian American students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA who plan to attend college in the Fall. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, and they can make a big difference for the right student.

The funds were made possible by the families of those who’d been unjustly placed in the Japanese internment camps during World War II.
It’s only available in one state at a time, and this year it’s being made available to students in Rhode Island and Eastern MA. In Rhode Island, there were an estimated 11,971 Southeast Asians living thiere including 5,961 Cambodians, 1,015 Hmong, 3,380 Laotians, and 1,615 Vietnamese back in 2010.

For many of the states where Lao, Khmer and Hmong resettled, fewer than 2 in 10 successfully complete college, and scholarships can play a key role in preventing financial distress from being a reason for students dropping out.

Historically, it’s also been very important for us to actively help get the word out to these families because many the scholarship wants to serve most don’t have a frame of reference for what and when to apply.

The deadline is February 1st but it can make a real difference in students lives, especially for those who are among the first in their family to attend college.

I strongly encourage you to please help spread the word and assist students in applying if you have relatives or friends in Rhode Island or Eastern Massachusetts.

Students will need to write a Personal Statement of 500 words or less (2 pages and typed) that will help the local committee understand why the student wants to continue their education or career training after high school. they are asked to select from one of the following topics as part of their essay:

– Are there any outstanding circumstances that may help the committee better understand you/your life and goals?

– What obstacles or challenges have you faced in getting an education?


– What are your personal and career goals?


– What contributions do you see yourself making to your ethnic community in the future?


– Describe how you have demonstrated leadership in or out of school.

Multicultural Undergraduate Interns: At the Getty, Deadline – Feb 1st, 2017

 

2016 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate interns
These instructions are only for Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty. Internships provide stipends of $5,000 for ten-week summer internships at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. The internships are full time beginning June 19, 2017, and ending August 25, 2017. If your school schedule conflicts with these dates, please email summerinterns@getty.edu. Health insurance, housing, and transportation are not provided. Students interested in internships at other organizations should refer to last year’s list of available positions throughout Los Angeles County. An updated list will be available in late March.

How To Apply:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Multicultural Undergraduate Internship application form (which includes uploading a supplemental application form; Personal Statement; Transcript(s); and Letters of Recommendation) by 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 1, 2017. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application.

For the best user experience, we strongly recommend use of the Google Chrome browser. You may also use Firefox or Safari. The Internet Explorer (IE) browser is not compatible with our portal.

We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

Application Materials
As part of the application, you will need to prepare the following materials:

    • 1. Personal Statement: Your Personal Statement should consist of no more than 500 words (two double-spaced pages). The Personal Statement should explain why you are interested in an internship at the Getty. Please address what you hope to gain from this internship, your interest or involvement in issues of Multiculturalism, aspects of your past experience that are most relevant to the application, and any specific career or educational avenues you are interested in exploring.
    • 2. Transcript(s): Transcripts are required for undergraduates. Please be aware that you may be requested to submit hardcopies of official transcripts/academic records at a later date in the evaluation process. If you graduated from a school outside of the United States, transcripts may be substituted with proof of completed courses and/or copies of diploma(s). A note concerning multiple transcripts: you may upload each one individually or as a single combined document (strongly preferred).
  • 3. Letters of Recommendation (2): Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by their recommenders. Letters must be received no later than 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 1, 2017. Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who are able to address your academic performance. Other recommenders may include past or current employers of relevant work who are familiar with your skills and abilities. Recommenders should be sure to state how long s/he has known the applicant and in what capacity. We would particularly appreciate your comments on the applicant’s abilities in the following areas: academic performance, research and writing skills, curiosity and ability to take initiative, interpersonal skills, and dependability. We would appreciate you ranking the individual on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being below average and 5 being excellent. Recommenders will be automatically contacted via email through the application system.
Begin a New Application
Create or update your account and password, log in, and begin a new application.

You may return to your work at any time by visiting the portal at the link above and logging into your account.

Please note that as part of this application you will request that two confidential letters of recommendation be forwarded by your recommenders through the system by February 1, 2017.

Once you request this information you will be able to monitor your account to confirm that the letters have been submitted.

Notification
Due to the large volume of applications received, staff is unable to respond to application-related questions once the deadline has passed. Finalists will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews in early April. All applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s final decision in May.

Please address inquiries to:

Phone: (310) 440-7320
E-mail: summerinterns@getty.edu

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_getty_internships.html

2017 Overseas Youth English Teaching Volunteer Service Program in Taiwan

 

Application Guidelines for

 

APPLICATION PERIOD

February 1 to February 28, 2017《Applications must be received by the registration offices on or before March 1》

 

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

The program will be held from July 1 to July 29, 2017. There are 420 volunteers (includes 70 volunteers of Hakka origin) spots available this year. Volunteers will participate in training courses during the first week and teach English at one of various remote schools (70 Hakka volunteers will teach English at remote schools in Hakka dialects) during the second and third weeks. Then, a tour of various areas of Taiwan will be conducted during the last week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION

1)Applicants must be in the 11th grade or above at the time of application and between the ages of 17 and 25 (as shown on passport) by November 30, 2017.

(2)Applicants must currently reside in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or Belize.

(3)Applicants should be in good health and English must be their native language.

(4)Applicants must be highly motivated and have basic communication skills of spoken Mandarin.

(5)Applicants who apply this program as Hakka origin must be recommended by Hakka societies or groups in their overseas residential areas.

(6)Have not participated this program before.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

(1)Each participant will be arranged to serve at one of various remote schools after completing the training courses.

(2)Volunteers will teach English from Monday to Friday with a self-designed lesson plan.

(3)Meals will be comprised of mainly Chinese food.

(4)Accommodations: 4 to 6 people per room, separated by gender.

(5)Participants must serve for the entire duration of the program except for health complications or other unexpected conditions. OCAC will issue a certificate of 80 service hours printed both in Chinese and English to those who have finished the whole program and comply with the regulations of the sponsors, the organizer and the participating schools.

(6)Participants are required to submit a reflection essay at the end of the program. OCAC will reward a memorial program DVD to participants who accomplished the 80 service hours.

APPLICATION LOCATIONS

Please apply through ROC Embassies, Missions, or Cultural Centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or Belize (see the attachment for detailed addresses). Application forms can be obtained at the above offices or downloaded online at the OCAC website (www.ocac.gov.tw) / expatriate youth activities or the program website (www.aidsummer.net). Please submit the completed application package along with the required documents as detailed in “Application Procedures” to the above office nearest your current residence by March 1, 2017.

SUBMISSION OPTIONS

 Please submit the application package personally or by mail to the above offices.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

(1)The following documents (the application package) must be submitted personally or by mail to the above offices:

  1. Application form with a 1½-inch photo taken within six months of the date of submission.
  2. Internet Registration Sheet (please print out the confirmation page after submitting online application).
  3. General Regulations Sheet signed by the applicant and the parent.
  4. Personal Data Consent Form signed by the (adult) applicant or the legal representative (when applicant is minor).
  5. A copy of the applicant’s health insurance card.
  6. Copies of the applicant’s birth certificate and the residing country’s passport.
  7. Official school cumulative grades transcript from the institute(s) of your highest level of education.

(3) The program’s online registration will be open starting February 1, 2017 at the website (www.aidsummer.net). The applicant should create an account online to fill in personal information and upload an autobiography, a copy of school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT score report, evidence of achievements, honors, deeds or qualifications etc., a personal photo, and a copy of the completed application form. After completing the registration procedures, print out the confirmation page (Internet Registration Sheet) and submit it with the above mentioned documents as part of the application package to the ROC Embassy, Mission, or one of the affiliated Cultural Centers nearest your current residence.

(4)Your admission status with the program will be posted to your online account at the website (www.aidsummer.net) by the end of March 2017. Those admitted should confirm attendance online immediately, then, within the next 14 days, have their family doctor complete the Health Certificate, upload a copy to their web account, and mail the completed form to the same ROC Embassy, Mission, or Cultural Center where the application package was sent. If the applicant decides not to participate in the program, he/she should log in to the website and mark “Decline” in his/her personal account as early as possible. Those who decide to participate are required to provide their arrival flight information online with a copy of purchased airline ticket and submit a request for airport pick-up if necessary, before May 15, 2017. The conditional admission may be withdrawn without the required information uploaded on time.

 

PROGRAM FEES

ž For the entire duration of the program, the sponsors will pay for the meals, accommodations and group transportation in Taiwan. The sponsors will also provide NT$4,000,000 travel insurance and NT$400,000 medical insurance.

ž The participant must pay the following expenses:

(1)Round-trip air fares from the country of residence to Taiwan.

(2)Personal medical expenses exceeding the insurance’s coverage.

(3)Accommodations and other expenses if the participant arrives earlier or leaves later.

 

VISA

 

The program will last for 29 days. The participant should contact the nearby ROC Embassy, Mission or Cultural Office beforehand to apply for a proper visa. Visa Exempt Entry and Landing Visa are NOT appropriate for any stay over 30 days. The OCAC and program organizer should not be held responsible for any inconvenience that may be caused if the participant’s visa is overdue.

 

 

Important Notices

Admitted applicants can not request specific hosting school assignments. The program sponsors have the right to withdraw certificates of volunteer service if volunteers do not fully participate in all activities assigned in the first three weeks, follow the hosting school’s rules, and/or fulfill their responsibilities to the program. Exceptions will be made in cases of emergency and/or hospitalization.

 

 

各報名地區一覽表 APPLICATION LOCATIONS

華府華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES

901 WIND RIVER LANE, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20878, U.S.A.

TEL:(301)869-8585   FAX:(301)869-8883

 

金山灣區華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO (SUNNYVALE)

1269 FORGEWOOD AVE., SUNNYVALE, CA 94089, U. S. A.

TEL:(408)747-0394   FAX:(408)747-0415

 

金山華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO

739 COMMERCIAL STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108, U. S. A.

TEL:(415)986-1188   FAX:(415)986-5588

 

洛杉磯華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES (EL MONTE)

9443 TELSTAR AVENUE, EL MONTE, CA 91731, U.S.A.

TEL:(626)443-9999   FAX:(626)443-7777

 

橙縣華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES (SANTA ANA)

2901 WEST MACARTHUR BLVD., SUITES 115, SANTA ANA, CA 92704, U.S.A.

TEL:(714)754-9999   FAX:(714)754-6666

 

紐約華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN NEW YORK

133-32 41ST ROAD, FLUSHING, NEW YORK, NY 11355, U.S.A.

TEL:(718)886-7770   FAX:(718)961-3303

 

芝加哥華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN CHICAGO

55 E 63rd ST., WESTMONT, IL 60559, U. S. A

TEL:(630)323-2440   FAX:(630)323-8147

 

波士頓華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN BOSTON

90 LINCOLN ST., NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA 02461, U. S. A.

TEL:(617)965-8801   FAX:(617)965-8815


休士頓華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN HOUSTON

10303 WESTOFFICE DRIVE,HOUSTON, TX 77042, U.S.A.

TEL:(713)789-4995   FAX:(713)789-4755

 

西雅圖華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SEATTLE

1008 140TH AVE., NE SUITE 108 BELLEVUE, WA 98005, U.S.A

TEL:(425)746-3602   FAX:(425)746-3604

 

亞特蘭大華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN ATLANTA

5377 NEW PEACHTREE RD., CHAMBLEE, GA 30341, U.S.A

TEL:(770)451-4456   FAX:(770)451-8119

 

多倫多華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTRE,TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN TORONTO

888 PROGRESS AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO, M1H 2X7, CANADA

TEL:(416)439-8889 EXT 21-22   FAX:(416)439-4929

 

駐關島辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN GUAM

SUITE 505, BANK OF GUAM BLDG., 111, CHALAN SANTO PAPA ROAD, HAGATŇA, GUAM 96910
U. S. A.

TEL:(671)472-5865 FAX:(671)472-5869

 

駐檀香山辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN HONOLULU

2746 PALI HIGHWAY, HONOLULU HAWAII 96817, U. S. A.

TEL:(808)595-6347   FAX:(808)595-6542

 

駐丹佛辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN DENVER

1600 BROADWAY BLVD, SUITE 1740, DENVER, CO 80202, U. S. A.

TEL:(720)587-2949   FAX:(720)587-2958

 

駐邁阿密辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN MIAMI

2333 PONCE DE LEON BLVD., SUITE 610 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134, U.S.A.

TEL:(305)443-8917   FAX:(305)442-6054

 

駐加拿大代表處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE, CANADA

45 O’CONNOR ST., SUITE 1960, WORLD EXCHANGE PLAZA, OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1P1A4 CANADA

TEL:(613)231-5080   FAX:(613)231-7112

 

駐溫哥華辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE, VANCOUVER

Suite 2200,  650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N7, CANADA

TEL:(604)689-4111   FAX:(604)689-0101

 

駐奧克蘭辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC & CULTURAL OFFICE

LEVEL 18, 120 ALBERT STREET, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

TEL:(09)303-3903   FAX:(09)302-3399

 

雪梨華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF OCAC IN SYDNEY

LEVEL 6, 8 THOMAS ST., CHATSWOOD NSW 2067, AUSTRALIA

TEL:(02)9410-0088   FAX:(02)9410-2177

 

布里斯本華僑文教服務中心

QUEENSLAND TAIWAN CENTRE INC.

SHOP 36B, SUNNYPARK SHOPPING CENTRE (342 MCCULLOUGH STREET, SUNNYBANK QLD 4109 AUSTRALIA)

TEL:(07)3345-7066   FAX:(07)3345-8838

 

駐墨爾本辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE

LEVEL 46, 80 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA

TEL:(03)9650-8611   FAX:(03)9650-8711

 

駐英國代表處

TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE U. K.

50 GROSVENOR GARDENS, LONDON SW1W OEB, UNITED KINGDOM

TEL:(20)7881-2650   FAX:(20)7730-3139

 

駐愛爾蘭代表處

TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN IRELAND

8 LOWER HATCH STREET DUBLIN 2, IRELAND

TEL:(1)678-5413   FAX:(1)676-1686

 

駐南非代表處

TAIPEI LIAISON OFFICE IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

1147 SCHOEMAN STREET, HATFIELD, PRETORIA, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

TEL:(12)430-6071~73   FAX:(12)342-7110

 

駐貝里斯大使館

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN), BELIZE CITY, BELIZE

No. 20 NORTH PARK STREET, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE (CENTRAL AMERICA)

TEL:(501)227-8744     FAX:(501)-223-3082

JCamp – Temple University School of Media and Communication – July 22 – 27, 2017

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented high school students of diverse backgrounds.

JCamp is free and open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply before the March 12, 2017 deadline. I encourage you to pass this information along to any students you think may be interested in the program.

JCamp will celebrate its 17th year in 2017 at the Temple University School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia, PA, July 22 – 27. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Part of AAJA’s mission is to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

Please feel free to contact me at patriciav@aaja.org with any questions.

Thank you,

Patricia Villon

AAJA Program Associate

415-346-2051 ext. 105

Learn more about JCamp and the 2016 program, including last year’s faculty and students. 

APIASF General Scholarship Application is closing soon!

APIASF General Scholarship Application is closing soon!

Dear David,

Thank you for serving as a recommender for the APIASF General Scholarship last year. We appreciate your time and dedication. The  2017-2018 APIASF General Scholarship  deadline is fast approaching -January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET

Please help APIASF spread the word about this valuable scholarship opportunity – tell friends, family members, community members, and anyone else who may qualify to start an application.

The APIASF General Scholarship and eligibility requirements can be found here

 

If you have any questions, please contact APIASF at  

applicant@apiasf.org or call 877-808-7032.

Warm regards,

Jeannette Soon-Ludes

Director of Scholarships and Programs 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund 

www.apiasf.org

877-808-7032