San Mateo County Inaugural Civic Leadership Forum & Dinner

The Civic Leadership USA and San Mateo County Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Task Force are thrilled to announce the inaugural civic leadership forum and quarterly dinner on Friday, August 19th, 2022

The San Mateo County AAPI Task Force inaugural dinner and program will include a presentation on AAPI Voter Education & Engagement Best Practices by Christine Chen, co-founder and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Community Policing: Strategies that Serve & Protect AAPI Communities by San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini. 

Where: San Mateo City Hall | 330 W 20th Ave, San Mateo

When: Friday, August 19th, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Forum seating is limited and priority given to San Mateo County representatives; please register to reserve your seat here. While we encourage attendance in person, virtual participation is welcome. Please register via Zoom.

Co-hosts:

Civic Leadership USAwww.clusa.org 

San Mateo County AAPI Task Forcewww.aapitaskforce.org

 

Contact Information

Name | Title: Julia Wu | Director of Marketing and Administration                                            

Email Address: jwu@clusa.org | Phone: (650) 669-8936

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catalyst Donates More Than Half-Million Pieces of PPE to Help Protect Illinois Families and Youth

Consumer electronics company known globally for protecting electronic devices, partners with government and community agencies to protect the state’s most vulnerable populations

CHICAGO, IL (March 3, 2022) Catalyst, known globally for their protective cases for smartphones and electronic devices, is donating more than 530,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) in order to help protect the state’s most vulnerable populations. Catalyst has a strong global distribution network, with U.S. warehouses in Illinois and Nevada. They are making the donation of face masks, KN95 filtering masks, face shields and other protective items to help communities where their business is rooted and growing.

The donation will provide more than 405,000 pieces of PPE to DCFS for distribution to employees and agency partners throughout the state. Another 125,000 pieces will be donated to CBCAC for distribution to member organizations and the local community. The donation, valued at $425,000 was facilitated through a partnership with Civic Leadership USA.

“At the height of the pandemic, when the world was scrambling to find appropriate PPE and medical supplies for daily protection, Catalyst was able to leverage our global networks and supply chain resources to secure millions of pieces of PPE in order to provide access and fill a critical need,” Catalyst CEO June Lai said.

While PPE is more widely available now than in the early stages of the pandemic, access is not always equitable or affordable. There is no better way we can think of to support Illinois communities than to provide this recourse to those who need it the most.”

DCFS and its private agencies employ more than 8,000 people statewide. The agency has more than 20,000 youth in its care. In any given year, DCFS interacts with nearly 50,000 clients through its state offices and private agency offices including counseling offices, residential facilities, group homes, transitional and independent living homes and more. These populations are typically the most vulnerable with limited access to recourses including PPE.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, DCFS employees have relied on PPE to help protect themselves and the children and families we serve,” DCFS Director Marc D. Smith said. “To help ensure our employees’ health and well-being, DCFS provided all of our staff across the state as well as our private not-for-profit partner agencies with PPE. This generous donation from Catalyst will help ease pressure on our budget and will be put to immediate use to provide a positive health benefit to our agencies and youth.”

The CBCAC works to impact the greater Chinatown community – which now totals over 27,000 – by uniting the resources of member organizations and individual members to empower Chinese American communities in Chicago.

“This gesture of support means a great deal to the Chinese American community,” CBCAC Executive Director Grace Chan McKibben said. “A donation of this magnitude brings assistance directly to our community members and we’re grateful to Catalyst for their generosity during a time when many are still struggling through the pandemic.”

“This is a fantastic example of the impact we can have as a global community when we’re ready and willing to help one another,” Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago said. “Thank you to Catalyst for the tremendous gesture of support and commitment to Illinois through business and community.”

Catalyst is providing a range of high quality, appropriate PPE to support the state need. Catalyst worked closely with a team of specialists throughout the sourcing, design and manufacturing process of their PPE, including regulatory and legal consultants with more than 60 years’ collective experience working at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure the Catalyst products and processes met FDA guidelines and CDC recommendations.

For more information about Catalyst visit www.catalystcase.com

About Catalyst

Catalyst, through Labworks International Design Limited, is a design and innovation company that has built a global brand creating and manufacturing protection for electronic devices. Through precision engineering, Catalyst products are designed to help people, businesses and organizations protect themselves and their personal devices and company assets. For over 10 years, their range of protective cases have allowed users to experience life on their own terms while always keeping their valuable devices safe and secure.

Catalyst is available in more than 70 countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and the GCC.

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Erika Moritsugu, deputy assistant to the president and AA/NHPI senior liaison: Challenges and opportunities facing Asian Americans

Erika Moritsugu was appointed in April by President Biden to serve as deputy assistant to the president and AA/NHPI senior liaison. She engages with AA and NHPI communities and leaders on issues such as advancing safety, justice, inclusion, and opportunity through a whole-of-government approach to racial justice.

Join this important discussion to learn how the White House is forming critical partnerships across sectors to fight anti-Asian hate crimes, moving forward the administration’s Build Back Better Agenda to rebuild the economy, and ensuring the advancement of the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify issues the AA/NHPI communities may want to prioritize and ask questions.

Sept. 24th: Challenges and opportunities facing Asian Americans (Organized by Commonwealth Club of California)
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2021 National Civic Leadership Forum Join us on on this Friday, Sept 24 (5 pm- 7:30 pm EST) and Saturday, Sept 25 (11 am – 6:30 pm EST)

2021 National Civic Leadership Forum (2021 NCLF) Countdown –
1 day to our event on this Friday, Sept 24 (5 pm- 7:30 pm EST) and Saturday, Sept 25 (11 am – 6:30 pm EST).
The purpose & goal of the forum is to create a community platform for all AAPI organizations and leaders to interact, to work together, to learn from each other, and to build trust so that our community will be strong via UNITY.
More AAPI webinars on September 24-25: shorturl.at/xyEFK
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