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Civic Leadership USA – 2019 National Internship Essay Contest

Civic Leadership USA – 2019 National Internship Essay Contest

Purpose of the Essay Contest:

Although Asian Americans are high achievers in many areas, our civic participation levels are relatively low when compared to other ethnic groups. CLUSA is pleased and highly encouraged that up to 30 AAPI organizations nationwide and approximately 240 outstanding young men and women are participating in this year’s Public Service Internship program. The 2019 Internship Essay Contest by CLUSA is open to all the interns to join and share their amazing experiences and stories

 

The purpose of this Essay Contest is to:

  • Encourage the interns to be more civic-minded
  • Stimulate participants to observe, contemplate and to gain more from their internship experience
  • Encourage other young people to join and contribute to public service by sharing personal, first-hand stories with them

 

Eligibility:

The contest is open to all 2019 CLUSA internship grant participants. Only one essay per participant(intern).

 

Essay Topic:

Contestants are encouraged to use their own internship experience this year to write about:

  • Why civic engagement and public service is important to our society
  • Their internship experience and their own journey towards civic engagement or public service
  • Why AAPI must be more civic engaged
  • Role models in public service/civic engagement they may have met during the internship
  • Inspirational stories and personal experiences in this year internship program

 

Essay Length:

Essays should be about 500 words in length.

 

Other Guidelines:

  • Plagiarism is not allowed.
  • Essays must be written in English.
  • Using the link provided below to submit your work in a Microsoft Word document.
  • You may include images/illustrations/diagrams in your work, mainly if they illustrate the topic or your ideas.

Timeline:

You can enter the Essay Contest from July 15 – August 31, 2019.

The final essay must be submitted by August 31, 2019.

The judging period is from September 1 – 30, 2019.

Winners and Prizes will be announced in early October 2019.

 

Judging and Essay Review Committee:

Joel Wong, Chair, CLUSA Editorial Committee

Sandy Chau, CLUSA Founder and Chair

Congressman David Wu, CLUSA Vice Chair

Diana Ding, Founder and CEO DingDingTV

Dr. Michael Chang, APALI Founder and Executive Director

Anthony Le, APALI Deputy Director

Anthony Ng, CLUSA Executive Director

Qing Bai, CLUSA Director of Admission and Education

Wen Yuan, CLUSA Director of IT and Communication

Chuck Ng, CLUSA Director of Community Outreach and Development

Other Judges invited from the grantee organizations and the AAPI community

 

Prizes:

First Prize (1) – $ 500

Runners Up (2) – $ 300

Third Prize (3) – $ 100

Merit Awards (up to 20) – $ 50

All Essay Participants will be awarded a CLUSA Certificate of Merit for participation.

Selected Essays will be published on the CLUSA website, promoted on Facebook, DingDing TV, and other public media.

 

How to Enter:

Please click the link below and follow the specific instructions to participate.

https://form.jotform.com/91925995639175

 

Questions:

Please contact Qing Bai, Director of Administration & Education, CLUSA

Email: qbai@clusa.org

Phone: 1-408-2508436

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Civic Leadership Forum: Dialogue With the Government in Houston on 2018.09.22

Some of the links (E: English; C: Chinese-US; H: Chinese-Houston) about the forum as below:

E1: “Houstonians respond to Asian-Americans being increasingly targeted in economic espionage cases”, https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houstonians-respond-to-Asian-Americans-being-13250388.php.

E2: “Asian Americans need to be extra careful with economic espionage charges”, http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201809/24/WS5ba802b0a310c4cc775e7bed.html.

C1: “休斯頓舉辦「經濟間諜調查對亞裔的影響」教育論壇”, http://www.usocctn.com/archives/14863

C2: “执行趋严,如何保护自己?休斯敦举行“间谍案调查对亚裔社会影响” 谈”, http://www.uschinapress.com/2018/0923/1143596.shtml.

C3: “嚴查亞裔經濟間諜 自保有訣竅”, https://www.worldjournal.com/5888793/article-嚴查亞裔經濟間諜-自保有訣竅.

C4: “FBI調查「千人計劃」律師籲華人自律保仕”, http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/18/9/27/n10746477.htm.

H1: “9月22日在 Crowne Plaza 舉行間諜調查對亞裔社區的影響教育論壇”, http://today-america.com/2018/09/22/9月22日在-crowne-plaza-舉行間諜調查對亞裔社區的影響教育論/

 

 

 

 

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Preparing for the 2020 Presidential Primaries  & General Election

Congressmen Ted Lieu, Judy Chu, and Grace Meng each gave a speech regarding their thoughts on the upcoming election at the 2018 Asian American Leadership Summit on September 6th. Ted Lieu believes that voting in the upcoming elections is important because it would bring back the core value systems that were previously held. Congresswoman Judy Chu added that voting gives the government a better idea of the public’s opinion. Thus, in order to create changes on a government level, everyone’s vote matters.
Prior to the Congressmen presenting their thoughts, panelists for the discussion involving increasing voter registration represented organizations from around the United States. Methods currently in use include first time voters being able to physically go to a registration office, which is one of the benefits for college students who don’t live at home, as well as utilizing that same demographic to bring in more people to vote.
                                     
Congresswoman Grace Meng                                                                        Congressman Ted Lieu
                                       
Congresswoman Judy Chu                                                                               CLUSA founder and chairman Sandy Chau
                                       
APIAVote Executive Director Christine Chen                                                    Ding Ding TV, Congresswoman Judy Chu, and Executive                                                                                                                             Board members of CLUSA
 On September 6th, 2018, Silicon Valley Innovation Channel Ding Ding TV covered the Asian USA 2018: Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. This event was hosted by Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA) in partnership with Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote).
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Asian USA 2018 Leadership Summit in Washington DC

There is an African proverb that goes “If you want to go fast, fly alone. If you want to go far, fly together.” CLUSA founder and chairman, Mr. Sandy Chau, referenced this quote during his opening speech at this year’s Asian USA 2018: Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. With 6% of American being Asians, he emphasized the importance of being able to unite the Asian communities around the US in order to create a bigger impact. If one Asian community is one bird, then many birds flying far would be the equivalent of multiple Asian communities uniting for a common purpose. ” Asians have a lot of contributions to this country but haven’t gotten recognition. Many Asian people work so hard but haven’t gotten equal opportunities. That’s why we should work together and make some changes.”
Following Mr. Chau with her own opening speech was the CEO, Sue Van, from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. She also emphasized the importance of representation, especially in office. Over the last few elections, there has been an increasing in the number of AAPI in public office, specifically the House of Representatives and the Senate. By increasing the level of civic engagement within communities, more AAPI will be inclined to run for office and not only add to the current number of AAPI in office, but will maintain that representation when the current members step down from offices.
When people hear the term DNA, they tend to think of the genetic term. To Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside as well as the founder of AAPIData, DNA refers to Data (and technology), Narrative, and Action (ex. advocacy and civic engagement). To be successful in anything, one needs to apply all three into their plan to be successful.
 On September 6th, 2018, Silicon Valley Innovation Channel Ding Ding TV covered the Asian USA 2018: Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. This event was hosted by Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA) in partnership with Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote).

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