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Community Building

July 20, 2017

For the first time in Philadelphia, Bhutanese Youths are venturing to host a three day Soccer Tournament between 6/30/2017 and 7/2/2017. The inauguration of the game is on 6/30 at 8 AM , and the final played on 7/2/2017. There are 20 teams(Bhutanese) competing for the Trophy , coming from as far as Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia.

Free camp for rising 5th through 7th graders in West Philly. 

MaryBeth Gonzales, MA, MPA
Director, Public Sector Leadership Development
Institute for Strategic Leadership
LeBow College of Business

Drexel University
3220 Market Street
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Room 428
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215.571.3542
Fax: 215.571.3511

We are excited to announce that our Health & Social Service Department’s Shongchai Hang is a finalist in the AARP AAPI Hero Awards Contest! The contest celebrates and recognizes hard-working staff in nonprofit organizations that serve Asian American Pacific Islander elders.

What You Can Do:
Between now and July 14th, voting will take place and the results decide which three out of the ten finalists win. Each winner will receive $1,000 for themselves and their organization. Votes are calculated by likes, comments and shares of a candidate’s photo.

1. Open the AARP APPI Community facebook page.
2. Click on Shongchai’s photo and Like, Comment and Share.
3. Encourage your friends to do the same!

*If you don’t have Facebook, you can still email in one vote to : Gil Asakawa>>> and tell him that you’re voting for Shongchai Hang as AARP’s AAPI Hero.

April 26, 2017

The Emerging City Champions Fellowship is currently accepting applications from young civic innovators (ages 19-35) in the 26 communities where Knight invests, who have ideas to strengthen urban mobility, improve public spaces and enhance civic engagement in their cities. The fellowship closes for applications on April 26, 2017.

On April 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a free information session at Pipeline Philly, 30 South 15th street, 15th floor. Hear from the experiences of former fellows and learn how to apply. RSVP here.

April 21, 2017

On behalf of the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, I would like to invite you to the Filipino Night at the Phillies on April 21, 2017 a pre-celebration of Asian-Pacific Month in May and a fundraising event for our community programs. Tickets @$30 each >Buy Tickets > April 21> Enter Coupon Code FECGP17

April 2017

All 25 For 25 films screen at the PFS Roxy and tickets are FREE as part of PFS On Us! PFS On Us is a free ticketing program presented by PNC Arts Alive. Click here for more information about the showings and ticket prices.

On Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 PM, we will be playing The Story of the Weeping Camel. Blurring the line between documentary and narrative, this film observes the fascinating, ancient ceremonies performed by a Mongolian family in order to reestablish the bond between a mother camel and her adorable, scrawny calf.

On Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM, we will be playing The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb. British animation legends the Bolex Brothers brought their distinctive blend of styles to this eerily beautiful twist on the classic tale of Tom Thumb. Kidnapped by government agents, tiny but fearless Tom must cross paths with all sorts of bizarre creature creatures and malevolent characters to reunite with his family.

April 8, 2017

With great excitement, we would like to invite you to Celebrate Cambodian New Year with us on Saturday, April 8, 2017!

Join us for a memorable evening at the gorgeous Hilton Hotel at Penn's Landing which includes an elegant three-course meal, live cultural performances, live band, dancing and more!

Location: Hilton at Penn's Landing
201 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, pa 19106

Date: Saturday, April 8 , 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 12:00 am

**Buy your ticket BEFORE 03/27/2017 for DISCOUNT Price**
$70 per ticket | $700 for full table (10 tickets)

For more information: | 215.324.4070

Purchase tickets online

TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaways
Registration for TreePhilly’s spring Yard Tree Giveaway season is now open! TreePhilly is a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and TD Bank. Philadelphia residents can register for two free yard trees per property. Select from four pick-up date options and a variety of large and medium shade trees, small flowering trees, and fruit trees. 

Questions? Contact: TreePhilly Program,


April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7-10PM

Join us for our 4th annual fundariser. This year's theme is "Flower Power - Make Love Not War". With a cocktail reception, buffet dinner provided by La Peg, live performances, an inspired art auction, and of course many friends, family, and art lovers. Friend = $115.00 RSVP

Economic & Business Opportunities

October 26, 2017

Non-profit Job Fair at the main branch of the Free Library, 1901 Vine Street on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Interested individuals should bring an updated resume, dress appropriately, and arrive early. Networking in the 4th fl. Skyline Room. Please share this information.

All are Welcome! Registration ticket required.

July 20, 2017

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians is launching an exciting project funded through a StartUpPHL grant aimed at guiding and connecting younger generation of immigrants to a life in entrepreneurship and community service! Apply

The project includes cultivation of entrepreneurial leadership through training in business development, technology, community engagement, networking, and a business plan competition, where 3 winners will get paid internships in Fall 2017 and opportunities to implement their business plans with guidance and to work with immigrant small businesses community

Click here

Tue, April 25, 2017 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Meet the Primes!

SEPTA Headquarters
1234 Market Street
Board Room, Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This event is a great opportunity for DBEs / SBEs and Other Minority Business Enterprises interested in doing business with the Authority.

The event will begin with business-focused presentations from the leadership and will be followed by a networking session giving attendees an opportunity to meet representatives from our Prime contractors, Procurement and Engineering Departments.

Questions? Contact SEPTA’s DBE Program Office: ( 215)-580-7278

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The Philadelphia School District is Hiring!

The Philadelphia School District is hiring teachers and staff (including, principals). Our Asian and  South Asian communities and other communities of color can be inspiring in the classroom and in schools for all students, including students who share our diverse background. Please consider applying and encouraging others to apply.

The Application deadline is April 9, 2017, 11: 59pm. For further details see the attached flyer, and the application form can be accessed from here.

The City of Philadelphia Commerce Department is looking to hire!

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Bilingual or Multi-lingual (Preferably, Mandarin and/or Vietnamese.

• 2-5 years of experience working with small business owners

• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The deadline for submissions for interested candidates is this Monday, April 24th


The Middle East Center and South Asia Center are currently accepting applications for the Master Teacher Fellowship in Global Education.

To apply please submit the following information to Anna Viden at:

1. Materials needed for application includes:

2. completed application,

3. Resume or CV,

4. Brief statement, no longer than two paragraphs explaining how you plan to use the fellowship funds (this may include curriculum).


Don't Be Fooled, You CAN Go Back To School!

Attend the Adult College Resource Fair for adults who have some college credit and want to go back to school to complete their degree. Advisors from partner schools will be available throughout the event to help you navigate your path back to college. Graduate! Philadelphia provides FREE services to help adults through college degree completion.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Bonnell Building
17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets

Registration is required.

Questions? Contact: Graduate! Philadelphia, advisor@graduatephiladelphia.org215-498-1504


Making Your Foreign Education Count in the United States

Join us to get practical advice, resources and strategies on how to pursue further education and find employment using your foreign credentials.

Health Awareness

National Minority Health Month

In celebration of National Minority Health Month “Heath For All: Health Equity Fair” on Friday, April 28. The fair seeks to encourage health service and access to people of every age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, and religion, and to those of all economic, social, and neurodivergent spectrums. See flyer for more information!

Temple University Hospital is hosting a Health Festival on Saturday April 22 from 10am to 2pm at 3401 North Broad Street. There will be health screenings, giveaways, food, activities, and more. The event is free and open to the public (family friendly)!

Temple Center for Asian Health will provide: Blood pressure screening, BMI measuring, Type 2 diabetes risk test (mostly in English, but staff can also speak Mandarin and Korean). 

Click here


City of Philadelphia Quick Facts and Action Guides

As part of the City's work to inform residents on recent federal actions, we have produced action guides onImmigration and Sanctuary Cities and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These guides include quick facts and other resources for those looking to support our residents affected by the federal policies. Action guides on other topics will be produced in the coming weeks.

Questions? Contact: 



July 20, 2017

MCAAA City of Philadelphia Solicitor JAG Grant Certification  
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New Regulations!

Please join us for important updates on new regulations, proposed changes to immigration laws and rules, and practical guidance to deal with and overcome these challenges.

Date Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Time 9:30 am* – 2:00 pm *8:30 am Fundamentals of Immigration Law  

Venue Union League of Philadelphia 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia  

Topics of the seminar will include:

• Fundamentals of Immigration Law

• Hot Topics • Legislation, Regulations, Executive Orders and Policy Changes: What to Expect

• How to Prepare for Site Visits, Audits and Raids

• Today’s Adjudication Environment: Processing trends At USCIS Service Centers in Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Cases

• Advising International Students and Scholars in the New Environment

• Managing International Employees in the New Environment

• Understanding the Nonimmigrant Provisions of the January 2017 Regulations

• Understanding the Immigrant Provisions of the January 2017 Regulations

• New Developments in Employment Authorization and in the I-9 Process  


Middle School Newcomer Program

NEW Program! Now accepting applications!
For beginning English Learners Entering Grades 6, 7, and 8 this September
How To Apply for the Middle School Newcomer Program:

  • Submit an Intent to Enroll Form along with optional information sheet.
  • Deadline to be included in the lottery is May 1, 2017.
  • Applications received after May 1, 2017 will be put on the waiting list in the order in which they are received.
Office Location
Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs
Office of Mayor James F. Kenney
City Hall, Room 260D
Philadelphia, PA 19107


If you are submitting an event email to
  1. Title
  2. Photo best in .jpg or png
  3. 100 Word Event Description (Extra words over 100 will be deleted).
  4. Website Link
  5. RSVP Information
  6. Submissions are due by the 15th of the previous month.
  7. Incomplete submissions are not added.
Posting on the MCAAA website does not mean sponsorship or endorsement by the Mayor or Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs.