Community Services (Projects, Activities, & Awards)

City of Longmont

    • Multicultural Action Committee, City of Longmont (Committee Chair, 5 years)
    • Participated in the development and implementation of Longmont’s multicultural strategic plans
    • Key role in the City’s annual Inclusive Communities Celebration
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Guest Speaker, 3 years)
    • Participate in city projects and provide translation services
    • Longmont Senior Center projects
    • Longmont’s Festival on Main
    • Sister City’s Event
    • Other community events: Latino Chamber of Commerce, Cinco de Mayo, “You Belong in Longmont” initiatives, etc.

School District and Schools

  • Alternatives For Youth – Cultural and educational lessons and activities
  • Confucius Institute’s Chinese Speech & Talent Show, Erie High School and Silver Creek Leadership Academy – Judge’s Panel
  • Front Range Community College (FRCC) Culture Day – Guest Speaker
  • FRCC – Culture Advisory Council
  • FRCC – “Teach the ESL Teacher” class, Guest Speaker
  • Hygiene School “Hawk Air Travel Adventure Project” – Calligraphy & Language demonstrations
  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy (SCLA) – Cultural coaching & Language instruction for the students’ China Trip
  • Mentoring of SCLA seniors on Leadership, Organization, and Management
  • Niwot High School Diversity Day Event – Teaching Chinese characters
  • Vrain Adult Education – Translation services for Chinese students
  • Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) – Mill Levy Task Force participation
  • SVVSD – Chaired Task Force meetings on a major school district projects
  • As the result of our partnership with Silver Creek Leadership Academy (SCLA) at Silver Creek High School (SCHS):
    • Mentorship program with Leadership Academy students
    • Annually, 100 to 150 students learn about planning, organizing, and management through the Chinese New Year project
    • The SCHS started a new Chinese language class
    • SCLA organized a student group to visit China, resulting in a Chinese school coming to visit the U.S.

Individual Requests and Assistance

  • Vrain Rotary Club – Guest speaker
  • Lafayette Senior Organization – Identified and arranged a Master for their Tea Ceremony event
  • Individual assistance:
    • Identified legal resources for a specific case and provided translation
    • Provide consultation to businesses planning to do business in China
    • Provide immigration-related translation
    • Provide financial/business related translation
    • Provide healthcare related translation
    • Assist with other issues due to language/culture difficulties
    • Provided informational resources for a Sister City discussion
    • Continue assisting Asian businesses with language and cultural needs

Awards & Recognitions

  • City of Longmont “Community Unity” Award
  • Boulder County CareConnect “Legendary Community Personality” Nominee
  • Featured in Boulder Community Foundation’s Blog
  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy “Outstanding Mentor”
  • Times-Call, “Longmont 100”
  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy “Lifetime Leadership” Award
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award (annually since 2011)

Press

  • Daily Camera, “Longmont wishes for Happy Year of the Rooster,” 2/11/2017
  • Times-Call, “Silver Creek Excels, Thanks to Community Partnerships,” 3/10/16
  • Times-Call, “Longmont Chinese New Year Celebration Catches Fire,” 2/18/16
  • Longmont Channel 8 coverage of A-PAL & SCLA, 3/3/15
  • Chinese Metropolitan News, 2/4/15
  • Times-Call, “Longmont Celebrates Chinese New Year,” 3/1/14
  • Longmont Channel 8 coverage of A-PAL & SCLA, 2/16/14
  • Times-Call, “Ni Hao New Year,” 2/24/13
  • Times-Call, “Longmont Ready to Mark Year of the Snake,” 2/21/13
  • Times-Call, “Who Needs Groundhogs?,” 2/18/12
  • Times-Call, “Focus on Schools,” 2/2/12
  • Times-Call, “Longmont Celebrates Chinese New Year,” 2/27/11