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Edgar Snow Symposium – October 4-6, 2018

Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation (KCCAA’s long time sponsor) has announced today the final program of Edgar Snow Symposium to be held this week in Kansas City. They have gathered a group of prominent speakers, including: Ambassador Cui TianKai, former President of Asia Society Ambassador Nick Platt, CBS White House Chief Correspondent – Major Garrett, former US Dept. of Commerce White House Senior Advisor- Eric Branstad and Governor Colyer. For the first time, there will be a full day business program (Saturday, Oct. 6) with national and local business leaders as speakers. All sessions are free (except for meals). Registration is needed due to limited space capacity. If you are interested to participant in Friday or Saturday program, please send your name and sessions you plan to attend to jen@jentonyes.com or Nancyhill@umkc.edu.

Edgar Snow Symposium Program 2018

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Wonderful moments of KCCAA 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

2018 Chinese New Year Gala Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXcehqPw9iQ&feature=youtu.be

Photos

Photographer:  Fuxue Jin

More pictures:

by Guocai Song
by Gary
 by Haijun Wei
by Haijun Wei
by Haijun Wei
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Chinese New Year Greetings From Our Friends

Please come and join us on January 27, 2018.  Click here for ticket and activities information of 2018 KCCAA Chinese New Year activities.…

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2018 Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest – Deadline extended to Jan. 22, 2018

Good news:  The deadline to submit Chinese Speech Contest entry get extended to January 22nd, 2018.   Click here for detail requirement regarding the speech contest. Please continue to submit your entry. Looking forward to you all on January 27th.…

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The Eighth KCCAA Community Service Award

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage primary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop stronger awareness of public service and to participate actively in community service. In the past several years we have seen an increasing number of young students engaging in volunteer work, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. More and more of our young people have come to understand the personal satisfaction of helping others. In order to honor the unselfish efforts of these young people and, in hopes of encouraging others to follow their examples, KCCAA will offer recognition to some of the most outstanding efforts by the young people in our community to help others. To emphasize the intrinsic rewards of community service, the awardees will be given plaques, scholarships (amount to be determined), and will be honored on stage at this year’s Spring Festival Gala.

This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area and any qualified student may apply.

Requirements: an applicant must –

1. Be an elementary or secondary school student (grades 1 through 12).

2. Have participated in some form of voluntary work or community service (without compensation) during the past year.

Evaluation criteria for awards:

· Service activities that emphasize service to others in need will be valued over experiences that are designed primarily as learning experiences for the student. Quantity of hours of service will not necessarily be more highly valued than quality but consistent patterns of service to others will be valued by the judges.

· Initiative and (age-appropriate) leadership and organization in group efforts to serve others will also be noted. Fundraising activities to benefit others will be viewed as worthwhile but (age-appropriate) direct service to others may, in some cases, be viewed as having more enduring significance for the student applicants.

Application procedures: Submit a one to three page application letter by email to kccaa.award@gmail.com by January 20, 2018. The application statement should include the student’s name, school, and contact information for school; a list of the student’s community service experiences during 2017, with a description of each community service experience; the student’s perspective of the benefit of the service to those served, and the student’s reflections on lessons learned from his or her service experience(s). Please also …

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