Announcements, workshops, and opportunities for community, family and career.
Childrens Services Fund As a collaborative between Wu Yee Childrens Services, Whitney Young Child Development Center and Childrens Council of San Francisco, The San Francisco Vendor Voucher Program assists San Francisco low-to-moderate income families in paying for licensed childcare for children 0-13 years old. It is designed to serve single parent families who are working or have been offered employment, and two-parent families, of which either parent is working and offered employment and the other parent is working or enrolled in school or job training. Through the program, parents will be free to choose any licensed child care provider, as well as receive child care counseling. Registration is on-going and enrollment is based on availability of open-slots. For more information and application forms, call Wu Yee Childrens Services, 415-391-8993.)
Cyril Awards Nominations The Business Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the 18th Annual Cyril Awards for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to our arts community. Submission deadline is Dec. 1, 2000. Awards will be announced early 2001, and will be presented May11, 2001 during the Awards Luncheon at St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco. For categories and nomination forms please call (415) 352-8832 or email www.sfchamber.com (Business Arts Council, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104)
Save Angel Island League Writing Contest SAIL is proud to announce two bilingual (Chinese and English) writing contests on the topic of The meaning of Angel Island History in 21st Century America to Me. Adult contest 1st prize $1,000; highschool contest 1st prize $500 . Please submit to Save Angel Island League, P.O. Box 3468, Berkeley, CA 94703. Deadline: January 15, 2001. Please contact Chia-Chia Chien for details. 925-932-3492 (Fax).
Free Computer Recycling Recycle your old computer for free. The San Francisco Recycling Program and participating computer stores and recyclers are offering a computer recycling service for San Francisco residents and small businesses. Simply take your old computer to one of ten drop-off locations for recycling. Call 415-RECYCLE for more information.
Winter Wonderland The Nisei Ski Club will hold their annual winter dance Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple. The dance, highlighting the upcoming ski and snowboard season, will feature something for everyone. On the agenda: ballroom dancing and lessons, general meeting, information session on ski trips and membership application. Please call Annette Li in the North Bay San Francisco are at 415-351-2620; Doug Gor in the Penninsula and South Bay at 408-567-0150; and Doug Higashi in the East Bay at 510-522-7961 for details. (Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View)
Computer Classes Free after-school computer classes for low-income children in the Tenderloin, Mission, Chinatown and Western Addition are available through the Career Resources Development Center in San Francisco. (For more information, call 415-775-8880.)
Acupuncturist, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic Are you a licensed acupuncturist? You can help members of diverse communities during all stages of HIV. Provide acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment on a weekly basis and help maintain the acupuncture clinic. Contact Scott Wallin at 415-487-5638 ext. 123.
Asian Neighborhood Design; Seismic Retrofit Employment Consortium Help in the office while gaining skills in employment development and placement, and help give low-income individuals more advantages in todays job market. Some computer required and training will be provided. Contact William Bishop at 415-586-1011.
Asian Womens Shelter Opportunities exist to provide emotional and practical support for residents. Volunteers can assist clients with basic needs, accompany residents to appointments and organize activities for children. Bilingual and bi-cultural skills are helpful. (For more information, call 415-751-7110.)
Survivors International The group seeks a volunteer activity guide for two or more hours a week to help refugees master English and become familiar with parks, museums, banks, post offices, public transportation and free cultural activities in the Bay Area. (For more information, contact Tracy Deskin at 415-765-6999.)
Translation Volunteers The Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center is looking for volunteers to translate and proofread documents. (For more information, call Bryan Pangilinan at 415-292-3420, Ext. 360.)
YWCA-Chinatown The organization is looking for volunteers to tutor children in its after-school program Monday through Friday. Volunteers are especially needed to facilitate an English conversational hour for immigrant teen girls. A 3-4 hour per week commitment is required. (For more information about volunteering, call Laura or Shelly at 415-788-5437.)
Counselors Needed There are many rewards and challenges in parenting children. Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes. Parental Stress Services 24-hour family hotline offers supportive counseling to families who need to be heard. As a telephone Hotline Counselor, you can make a difference in our community, helping to protect children and strengthen families while doing satisfying work in a team environment. To learn more about opportunities, call 510-893-9230.
St. Anthony Foundation Have you wondered what you could do to make a difference in the lives of people who are poor or homeless? St. Anthony Foundation needs volunteers for several of its programs, including people to serve lunch in the free dining room. St. Anthonys serves 2,000 meals a day, 365 days a year. For more information, please call 415-241-2600, or visit www.stanthonysf.org.
San Francisco Women Against Rape Anti-Rape Activists needed to support sexual assault survivors. San Francisco Women Against Rape Crisis Counselor training for women of color begins Nov. 9. Find out more at 415-861-2024 x311
Graphic Designing The UCSF Clinical Cancer Center needs you to lend your artistic talents this holiday season. We need you to create graphic designs for holiday cards, donation postcards or a prescription pad for doctors to use in referring patients to particular services available at our center. Please contact Elizabeth Ortega Lau at 415-885-3693
Project Open Hand We need help shopping for clients in our on-site Grocery Center, especially on Thanksgiving Day. Please contact Artrese Morrison at 415-447-2310 x310
Citizenship Class Teacher San Francisco-based On Lok needs people who can help guide elderly clients to become citizens. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 415-550-2230.
Adminstrative Assistant The Korean American Association of San Francisco is looking for a bilingual administrative assistant with computer skills. For more information, call Mike Mun at 415-252-1346.
Tutors San Francisco-based Chinatown Child Development Center is seeking tutors for Asian American students who have adjustment difficulty. Empathy and patience required; training provided. Contact Shirley Chu at 415-392-4453.
English Classes The Chinatown YMCA offers free morning English classes with bilingual counselors to help Cantonese speakers with limited English skills. Enrollment is open. (For more information, call 415-928-4419.)
English as Second Language The Richmond Village Beacon offers beginning English and citizenship classes throughout the fall. For class schedule, call 415-750-8554 or visit www.rvbeacon.org. (George Washington High School, 30th Ave., San Francisco.)
Free Legal Clinic Legal consultation for seniors is available for general legal rights, immigration and naturalization, housing and eviction, and public benefits. Services provided by Khin Mai Aung, staff attorney from the Asian Law Caucus, at Self-Help for the Elderly. Dates are: Nov. 11, Dec. 13, 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointments. For more information contact Northeast Senior Center at 415-438-4800 (407 Sansome Street, 4th floor, San Francisco)
Free Traditional Chinese Music Lessons The Chinese Culture Center is pleased to announce the commencement of ongoing workshops and lessons in traditional Chinese music, taught by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Hong Wang, the artistic director of Melody of China, Inc. Beginning and intermediate classes will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Advanced classes for music teachers are on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 4p.m. to 6 p.m. The registration fee is $15, but all classes are free. Please bring your own instruments. For more information call 415-986-1822 (Chinese Culture Foundation, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco)
Tantrice Buddhism Study The Oakland True Buddha Vijaya Temple is pleased to present Tantrice Buddhism study. Class is scheduled every Wednesday at 8 p.m., beginning Nov. 15, ending Jan. 3. Topics include Buddha Shaykamunis life and his first teachings after enlightenment. For registration please contact Rev. Lian Hung at 510-532-9888.
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Letters about Literature Sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Weekly Reader Corp., this national essay contest invites elementary and secondary students to write letters to the authors of their favorite books. The letter should reflect the childs honest response to the book. Each letter should attempt to explain why this book was important to the student. The winners at each of the two levels will receive cash awards of $500. Entry forms may be obtained by writing to: Robert Daseler, California State Library, P.O. Box 942837, Sacramento, CA 94237-0001. All entries must be received by Dec. 1, 2000 at: Letters About Literature 2001, Level I (or Level II), P.O. Box 609, Dallas, PA 18612.
Locked In, Locked Out The National Japanese American Historical Society announces its arts and essay contest open to all Northern California High School students, 18 years and under. The contest is comprised of three categories: traditional essay, spoken work/poetry, and visual art. Winning entries will be selected based on their ability to express an understanding of issues surrounding the internment, originality, effectiveness of expression, and technical mastery. Winning entries in each category will be displayed at the NJAHS in conjunction with an internment camp exhibition. The contest deadline is Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. For more information or to receive an official entry form, please contact the NJAHS at 415-921-50078 or visit www.njahs.org.
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