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The Sixth 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 five years we have seen an increasing number of young students involving in volunteer works, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund.  This year will be the sixth year we give out awards, and the three categories will be as follows: first place award: $300; second place award $200; third place award: $100.  

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

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.

3.    Submit a one page application letter (letter size or A4). The application statement should include the student’s name, school, and contact information for school; a description of the community service experience; the student’s reflections on lessons learned from that experience; name and contact information for the supervisor of the community service experience.

Applications must be received by January 15th, 2016. The Education Committee of the Kansas City Chinese American Association will review the applications and determine the final list of awardees. The awards will be presented in a ceremony to be held during the KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala on January 30th, 2016 at JCCC Yardley Hall.

The Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) is grateful to Waddell & Reed Financials and Ivy Funds for generously providing funding for this award.

Please submit applications to by January 15th, 2016.



为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。在过去五年中我们高兴地看到在KCCAA Youth Hope Fund带领下,越来越多的年轻学生投入到义务服务。今年是我们第六次颁发社区服务奖励,本年度一等奖奖金300元;二等奖奖金每人200元;三等奖奖金每人100元。






KCCAA社区服务奖金由Waddell & Reed Financials暨Ivy Funds提供赞助,在此一并感谢。


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Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest For Youth, University Students, and Adults

Information and Registration Form

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Kansas

And the Kansas City Chinese American Association

Preliminary Competition by Video Submission Due

Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00pm

Final Competition January 30, 2016

9:00am to 11:30am, Awards Ceremony at 12:00pm

Johnson County Community College (exact times to be confirmed)


Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a Chinese program in any K12 school, university, or Chinese weekend school (or homeschool Chinese program), and adult learners are eligible. All contestants must be recommended by their respective Chinese language teacher (can be parent/homeschool teacher).

Please email the form below (can be in the body of an email) as instructed. Contestants should then submit a video entry by uploading it onto YouTube using the “Unlisted” privacy setting, then email the link to your video to

Here is a link to the YouTube help page on Unlisted videos:

In your email with the link, please include the following text:

By emailing the link to my “Unlisted” YouTube video, I hereby give permission for Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest judges to view and judge my speech competition entry.

The top contestants in each division will be invited to compete in the finals at Johnson County Community College on January 30, 2016.

Technical requirements:

Please record your video in MPEG-4. Do not add background music or other sound effects; Do not use PowerPoint, props, or other visual aids; Outdoor or indoor backgrounds are acceptable. A quiet environment, with as little ambient noise as possible, is recommended. Videocamera angle should show the speaker’s head and shoulders (or from the waist up).

All speeches should be memorized and delivered in Mandarin Chinese without notes, printed materials, or Powerpoint. The contestant should compose his or her original speech. Speeches may quote other authors’ works but the majority of the work should be original. The contestant’s teacher may check the accuracy of the speech and suggest edits consistent with the student’s level of training.  

The speech time limits and themes for each division are listed below.

It is the responsibility of the contestant’s teacher to place each student in the most appropriate category commensurate with the student’s training.  The organizing committee, however, reserves the right to disqualify a contestant who provides false background and training information.

Division I: Grades

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KCCAA Passport/Visa Pick Up Notice

For applicants who have submitted your passport and Chinese visa application to KCCAA last Saturday October 17, please pick up your passport/visa at below location and time:

Location: 888 International Market, 10118 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213

Time: Monday, October 26, 2015, 7 – 8PM

If you are not available to pick up at above time, please call CJ Wei at 913-402-6709 to make pick up arrangement at different location and time.…

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2015 KCCAA Passport / Visa Event




时间:10月17日(周六) 上午9:00 -下午4:00  

地点:10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212  

协办方:堪城中美联合会 (KCCAA)  

联系人 :   荣磊 (913) 593-8059   




二、 文件及收费*要求:


*申请人需要直接付给领事馆所需费用, Money Order 或 Cashier’s Check.


护照,旅行证:$30 (会员 和 非会员), 需现金或个人支票支付。


在芝加哥总领馆办证的当天, 为方便社区, 堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)将代办赴华签证。具体申请材料及收费要求, 请参照领馆网页如下:


除了领馆要求的签证费用, 堪城中美联合会将收取代办手续费, $20 (会员),$30 (非会员).  

请将代办手续费和领馆要求的签证费用一起付给堪城中美联合会(KCCAA), 接受现金或个人支票。然后由堪城中美联合会统一支付领事馆要求的签证费用.

申请人不需要回邮信封, 签证办完后, 领事馆会把护照及签证交由堪城中美联合会统一发放.


2015 KCCAA Passport/Visa Event

To better serve oversea Chinese, the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago will come to the State of Kansas on Saturday October 17 to process the application for Chinese Passport, Travel Document, and other documents.

  1. Event:

Time:               9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday October 17th, 2015

Location:         Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church,

10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

Coordinator:    Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA)

                        Forest Rong (913) 593-8059

For passport and travel documents, please use below link to make appointment

For visa only, please use below link to make appointment

The application will be processed in sequence based on the allocated time slot. Walk-Ins are also welcome based on availability.

  1. Document and Fees*:

Please refer the information listed in the Consulate General website:

*The applicants will need to pay Money Order or Cashier’s Check directly to “Chinese Consulate in Chicago” for the required passport and/or travel document fee.

  1. Service Fee:

Passport and Travel Document: $30 for member and non-member, cash or personal check.

  1. Chinese Visa:

For the convenience of the community, KCCAA will accept the application to Chinese Visa. Please refer the information listed in the Consulate General’s website:

In addition to the visa fee required by the Consulate General, service fee of $20 for member and $30 for non-member will be collected by KCCAA.

Please combine the service fee (by KCCAA) and the required visa fee (by Consulate General) together and make payment to KCCAA, cash or personal checks are accepted. KCCAA will issue the payment required for visa to Consulate General in Chicago.

No need for return envelope, and the passport/visa will be distributed to you by KCCAA after the visa was issued by Consulate General in Chicago.…

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KCCAA Youth Hope Fund 2015-2016 Election Information

Dear KCCAA Members, Family, and Friends,

KCCAA Youth Hope Fund is recruiting new members. Please join us to make a different and better community!

With the start of another new school year quickly approaching, it is time again for our annual Youth Hope Fund Executive Board elections. 

As per usual, the five main positions available include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Publicity. This year, we have also decided to add three more positions, including Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Assistant Director of Publicity. These positions will only be available to those in grades nine and ten. 

Similar to last year, we will be holding an open election for all Board positions except President. In other words, the top seven people out of the Executive Board applicant pool who receive the highest number of votes will automatically be on the Board, though your final position will be determined by the incoming President and the three counselors. You may, however, indicate your position preference on your application. 

Both the presidential and Board elections will be held online. More details will be emailed out soon. The presidential election will be on Sunday, August 9th and the Board election will be held on Sunday, August 16th. 

Attached you will find both the President and Executive Board applications. President applications are due on Friday, August 7th by 11:59pm and Board applications are due to the incoming president and counselors on Friday, August 14th by 11:59pm. Applications sent past this time will not be considered. 

Please email your application to organization President Cindy Wang at and Counselor Jing Jin, at

Thank you all. Have a fantastic rest of summer, and we looking forward to receiving your applications.         

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