Chinese Community Center of Houston

Chinese Community Center of Houston A multi-ethnic organization serving all Houstonians. The Chinese Community Center is a United Way Agency that provides services and programs to over 10,000 multi-cultural families each year through child care, youth after-school & summer camp programs, adult education & job training, senior services, and culture & community programs.
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06/03/2021

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06/01/2021
AAPI Artist Highlight: Vinita Agrawal

As we close out the month of May and enter into June, we want to share a story of local artist, Vinita Agrawal, to encourage the dreams and contributions of AAPI individuals. Let us not give up on uplifting one another's stories and lives beyond AAPI Heritage Month.

Just as artist Vinita reminds us, let us strive "to help someone feel more connected and not alone."

Visit more of Vinita's artwork at www.vinitaagrawal.com.
For video link or more resources, visit www.ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month.

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05/27/2021

Do you or your family members have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit www.vaccines.gov for more information.

Do you or your family members have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Visit www.vaccines.gov for more information.

Asian Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off Asian Restaurant Month at CCC auditorium today!
05/25/2021

Asian Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off Asian Restaurant Month at CCC auditorium today!

Asian Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off Asian Restaurant Month at CCC auditorium today!

Have you read any of these beautifully illustrated children's books? Connect with your little ones through AAPI stories ...
05/22/2021

Have you read any of these beautifully illustrated children's books? Connect with your little ones through AAPI stories this month!

Find a list of wonderful kidlit under "Voices in Literature" on www.ccchouston.org/AAPI-Heritage-Month.

Caroline Zhang was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She began skating lessons at ...
05/21/2021

Caroline Zhang was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She began skating lessons at the age of five, rising from junior regional championships to the international stage.

During her American figure skating career, she became a two-time Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2007 World Junior Champion, the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time U.S. national medalist.

Sources: Wikipedia, Fandom

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Caroline Zhang was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She began skating lessons at the age of five, rising from junior regional championships to the international stage.

During her American figure skating career, she became a two-time Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2007 World Junior Champion, the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time U.S. national medalist.

Sources: Wikipedia, Fandom

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Thank you Understanding Houston for a wonderful highlight of our CEO, Chi-mei Lin, as we uplift AAPI leaders in Houston ...
05/20/2021
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: 9 Leaders Making A Difference

Thank you Understanding Houston for a wonderful highlight of our CEO, Chi-mei Lin, as we uplift AAPI leaders in Houston this month of May.

Read more on the blog.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month was initially established as AAPI Heritage Week to last the first 10 days of May. This timeframe was chosen to coincide with the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and the completion of the transcontin...

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05/20/2021

Is the COVID vaccine safe?
Tại sao việc tiêm vắc xin COVID-19 lại quan trọng?

➡️ Visit vaccines.gov for more information

Is the COVID vaccine safe?
Tại sao việc tiêm vắc xin COVID-19 lại quan trọng?

➡️ Visit vaccines.gov for more information

Chloe Kim is Korean-American born to parents from South Korea. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she became the youngest woma...
05/18/2021

Chloe Kim is Korean-American born to parents from South Korea. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal when she won gold in the women's snowboard halfpipe at 17 years old.

Sources: Wikipedia, Team USA

Chloe Kim is Korean-American born to parents from South Korea. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal when she won gold in the women's snowboard halfpipe at 17 years old.

Sources: Wikipedia, Team USA

2 more spots left for this Wednesday's AAPI Jeopardy in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month! Join us for a chance to win ...
05/17/2021

2 more spots left for this Wednesday's AAPI Jeopardy in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month!

Join us for a chance to win merchandise, snacks, and more.
Sign up today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152925479225

2 more spots left for this Wednesday's AAPI Jeopardy in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month!

Join us for a chance to win merchandise, snacks, and more.
Sign up today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152925479225

Born in Laos, Senator Moua immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Mee Moua is an American politician, and is the former preside...
05/16/2021

Born in Laos, Senator Moua immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Mee Moua is an American politician, and is the former president and executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She served as the vice president for strategic impact initiatives at the Asian & Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) from 2011-12. She was the first Hmong American to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. Her legislative accomplishments made it easier to build affordable housing and improved tax policies for low income Minnesotans.

Sources: Minnesota Legislature, Carnegie

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Born in Laos, Senator Moua immigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Mee Moua is an American politician, and is the former president and executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She served as the vice president for strategic impact initiatives at the Asian & Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) from 2011-12. She was the first Hmong American to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. Her legislative accomplishments made it easier to build affordable housing and improved tax policies for low income Minnesotans.

Sources: Minnesota Legislature, Carnegie

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Colonel Ellison Shoji Onizuka was an American astronaut and engineer from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into...
05/15/2021
AAPI Heritage Month | Chinese Community Center

Colonel Ellison Shoji Onizuka was an American astronaut and engineer from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C. He lost his life in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on which he was serving as Mission Specialist for mission STS-51-L. He was the first Asian American and the first person of Japanese origin to reach space.

Sources: NASA, Wikipedia

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

AAPI Heritage Month AAPI Contributions AAPI Heritage Month is dedicated to recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Hover or click on each image for a brief biography. Check back week...

NEW Program: Healthy Changes with BonnieCCC is now offering client-centered Health Coaching services at an affordable pr...
05/12/2021
Health Coaching | Chinese Community Center

NEW Program: Healthy Changes with Bonnie

CCC is now offering client-centered Health Coaching services at an affordable price. Book your free 30 minute consultation today.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit www.ccchouston.org/health-coaching.

Health Coaching Healthy Changes with Bonnie What is Health Coaching?   Health Changes with Bonnie is a client-centered Health Coaching service to help you develop and achieve long-lasting change for you and your health through listening, accountability, and support. Bonnie DePirro, an American Coun...

Natasha “Tasha” Kai (Filipino, Hawaiian, Chinese & European American) is the first player from Hawaii to make the full U...
05/12/2021

Natasha “Tasha” Kai (Filipino, Hawaiian, Chinese & European American) is the first player from Hawaii to make the full U.S. National Women’s Soccer team. In 2008, she helped the team earn an Olympic Gold medal.

Sources: Wikipedia, Team USA

Natasha “Tasha” Kai (Filipino, Hawaiian, Chinese & European American) is the first player from Hawaii to make the full U.S. National Women’s Soccer team. In 2008, she helped the team earn an Olympic Gold medal.

Sources: Wikipedia, Team USA

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a Korean-American author, novelist, and essayist. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, ...
05/11/2021

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a Korean-American author, novelist, and essayist. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Guardian, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Salon. She was the first recipient of a creative writing Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea and has won the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fiction fellowship, and the Richard Margolis award for social justice reporting. She teaches at Columbia University’s Writing Division and is a founder and the former board president of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Sources: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Wikipedia

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a Korean-American author, novelist, and essayist. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Guardian, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Salon. She was the first recipient of a creative writing Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea and has won the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fiction fellowship, and the Richard Margolis award for social justice reporting. She teaches at Columbia University’s Writing Division and is a founder and the former board president of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Sources: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Wikipedia

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Victoria Manalo Draves was a Filipino American competitive diver and was already a noted diver at the age of 16. Growing...
05/10/2021

Victoria Manalo Draves was a Filipino American competitive diver and was already a noted diver at the age of 16. Growing up in San Francisco during World War II, she confronted racism in which a swimming club requested her to change her name to remain on the team.

Draves became the first woman to be awarded gold medals for both the ten-meter platform and the three-meter springboard. Additionally, she became the first American woman to win two gold medals in diving in the 1948 London games, and the first Asian American to win Olympic gold medals. In the mid-1960s, Draves was an advocate for the Filipino Education Center when the second wave of Filipino immigrants came to America and largely settled in the South of Market district. She was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 1969.

In October 2006, a two-acre park (one acre per gold medal) in San Francisco was named Victoria Manalo Draves Park in her honor.

Sources: Britannica, Wikipedia

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Victoria Manalo Draves was a Filipino American competitive diver and was already a noted diver at the age of 16. Growing up in San Francisco during World War II, she confronted racism in which a swimming club requested her to change her name to remain on the team.

Draves became the first woman to be awarded gold medals for both the ten-meter platform and the three-meter springboard. Additionally, she became the first American woman to win two gold medals in diving in the 1948 London games, and the first Asian American to win Olympic gold medals. In the mid-1960s, Draves was an advocate for the Filipino Education Center when the second wave of Filipino immigrants came to America and largely settled in the South of Market district. She was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 1969.

In October 2006, a two-acre park (one acre per gold medal) in San Francisco was named Victoria Manalo Draves Park in her honor.

Sources: Britannica, Wikipedia

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Happy Mother's Day to our everyday superhero moms, to the moms who mean the world to us, to the moms who helped pave the...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to our everyday superhero moms, to the moms who mean the world to us, to the moms who helped pave the way for better futures, to the moms who are no longer with us or have yet to meet, to the moms who long to be a mom, and to those will soon become mothers. We honor you today. 🌺❤️🌺

Artwork by Thanina, Age 7.

Happy Mother's Day to our everyday superhero moms, to the moms who mean the world to us, to the moms who helped pave the way for better futures, to the moms who are no longer with us or have yet to meet, to the moms who long to be a mom, and to those will soon become mothers. We honor you today. 🌺❤️🌺

Artwork by Thanina, Age 7.

Corky Lee was a Chinese American journalistic photographer who was born in Queens to Toisanese immigrant parents. He was...
05/08/2021

Corky Lee was a Chinese American journalistic photographer who was born in Queens to Toisanese immigrant parents.

He was the first child in his family to be born in the United States, and the first to attend and graduate from college.

His work chronicled and explored the diversity and nuances of Asian American culture overlooked by mainstream media and made sure Asian American history was included as a part of American history. He considered his camera to be a sword wielded against stereotypes and injustice.

Lee got his start as an activist working on fair housing issues, and he found photography to be a useful tool for negotiating change. Lee has documented key events in Asian American political history including the police beating of 27-year-old Peter Yew, when he realized mainstream media was not covering these incidents. Lee also photographed the protests that took place after the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin in Michigan.

Lee would later attribute his life’s path to a black-and-white photo he saw in junior high depicting the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869: Workers crowd around a Central Pacific train and a Union Pacific train, whose meeting in Utah symbolized the unification of the East and West Coasts. The original photo didn’t include a single one of the Chinese workers whose labor had been so crucial to the railroad’s construction. Lee’s dream became to restage that photo, documenting the momentous contribution of Chinese workers who never got their due. That photo was taken in 2014.

Sources: CAAM Media, NPR, Vulture, NBCNews

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Rodney Kageyama was an actor, activist and influential member of the Japanese-American community. He served as an emcee ...
05/07/2021

Rodney Kageyama was an actor, activist and influential member of the Japanese-American community. He served as an emcee for the Japanese-American community and other charitable events. He was praised for using his voice to advocate for Asian-American representation in the entertainment industry. Before he moved to Los Angeles in 1979, Kageyama began his acting career in San Francisco in 1965 as an original member of the Asian American Theater Company.

Sources: IMDB, Los Angeles Times

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Rodney Kageyama was an actor, activist and influential member of the Japanese-American community. He served as an emcee for the Japanese-American community and other charitable events. He was praised for using his voice to advocate for Asian-American representation in the entertainment industry. Before he moved to Los Angeles in 1979, Kageyama began his acting career in San Francisco in 1965 as an original member of the Asian American Theater Company.

Sources: IMDB, Los Angeles Times

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Happy #NationalNursesDay! ❤️We are inspired by the resilience and strength exhibited by nurses from around the world and...
05/07/2021

Happy #NationalNursesDay! ❤️

We are inspired by the resilience and strength exhibited by nurses from around the world and those we have partnered with locally. Because of them, we were able to serve our Houston community by administering hundreds of flu shots and vaccines in the last few months.

A special appreciation goes out to our Staff Nurse, Kim, for her humble dedication and compassion towards those we serve. We are so grateful to work alongside her.

Maya Lin is an American architect and sculptor concerned with environmental themes who is best known for her design of t...
05/06/2021

Maya Lin is an American architect and sculptor concerned with environmental themes who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lin studied and completed a master’s degree in architecture at Yale. In 1988, she agreed to design a monument for the civil rights movement on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which was dedicated in Montgomery, Alabama, in November 1989. Her design consisted of two elements: a curved black granite wall inscribed with a quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr., and a 12-foot-diameter disk bearing the dates of the major events of the civil rights era and the names of 40 people who were martyrs to the cause. Water flows gently over both parts of the memorial.

Her architectural achievements, which were noted for their emphasis on sustainability, include designs for the Langston Hughes Library (1999), a converted barn in Clinton, Tennessee, and for the Museum of Chinese in America (2009) in New York City.

Sources: Britannica

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

Maya Lin is an American architect and sculptor concerned with environmental themes who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lin studied and completed a master’s degree in architecture at Yale. In 1988, she agreed to design a monument for the civil rights movement on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which was dedicated in Montgomery, Alabama, in November 1989. Her design consisted of two elements: a curved black granite wall inscribed with a quotation from Martin Luther King, Jr., and a 12-foot-diameter disk bearing the dates of the major events of the civil rights era and the names of 40 people who were martyrs to the cause. Water flows gently over both parts of the memorial.

Her architectural achievements, which were noted for their emphasis on sustainability, include designs for the Langston Hughes Library (1999), a converted barn in Clinton, Tennessee, and for the Museum of Chinese in America (2009) in New York City.

Sources: Britannica

For more AAPI biographies and activities, visit ccchouston.org/aapi-heritage-month

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