Our "Volunteer of the Month" for March 2018 is Giselle! Giselle may be a little camera shy but she is an amazing artist and supports the ACE Program by helping to decorate the building with beautiful artwork that she creates all on her own (see for yourself!). Congratulations Giselle! Thank you for all of your hard work.
As the Program Manager of the ACE, TLCC, and SAT programs at AYC, Rebecca has been an essential part of the Educational Enrichment Services Department. Her many contributions have been key to the successes the programs have had this past year.
Congratulations Rebecca! Thank you for all of your hard work.
Be on the lookout next month to see who receives Employee of the Month honors for March
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the San Gabriel Police Department (SGPD) held its second Chinese community outreach AYC. The trilingual event was held in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and was led by Detective Huynh Nhat and Reserve Officer Jack Yao (who is on the AYC Community Advisory Board), and Police Officer Andy Texeira. Topics covered included traffic violations and traffic laws, the role of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and mental illness – specifically the role of the School/Community Engagement Team (or SCET).
The event gave community participants an opportunity to ask questions and interact with members of the SGPD. The forum also allowed the SGPD to receive feedback about its programs and policing directly from the community.
Chinese Media Coverage:
World Journal: https://www.worldjournal.com/5441828/article-%E8%BB%8A%E6%9C%AA%E7%86%84%E7%81%AB%E6%8B%BF%E6%89%8B%E6%A9%9F-%E6%9C%89%E7%9C%8B%E6%B2%92%E7%9C%8B%E9%83%BD%E9%81%95%E8%A6%8F/
Lauren is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. In addition to these duties she provides support for the Development Team with coordination and tracking of all grant applications, grants awarded, grant reporting, and contract compliance (with government contracts). Her attention to detail and organizational skills have allowed the AYC staff to spread the grant work out among five or more staff and get even more corporate, foundation, and government proposals submitted than ever before.
Congratulations Lauren! Thank you for all of your hard work.
Be on the lookout next month to see who receives Employee of the Month honors for February!
Every month starting today, AYC will be recognizing the hard-work and dedication of our amazing volunteers.
For the month of January, we would like to congratulate Caitlyn, Derek, Martha, Bonny, and Christina. As recognition of this incredible accomplishment, they each received the "May L. To Volunteer Excellence Award" at AYC's Volunteer Recognition and Board Installation Dinner.
Caitlyn Nguyen- Caitlyn attends Rosemead High School. She began volunteering in May 2016 and has since logged in more than 300 volunteer hours with AYC. Caitlyn assisted with one-on-one tutoring, classroom management and park supervision.
Derek Deng- Derek attends San Marino High School. He has been volunteering with the education department at the Asian Youth Center since January 2017. Derek has logged over 100 hours assisting our low income at-risk students with homework, reading, writing assignments and math. Students enjoy their time with Derek and has proven to be extremely responsible, motivated and engaging.
Martha Carranza- Martha is attending Cal Poly Pomona and has logged over 130 hours. Martha assisted in our middle school programming and helped tutored students in grades 6-8. She provided homework, support and intervention lessons. Martha was also able to support AYC through test grading and staff assistance.
Bonny Li- Bonny attends Gabrielino High School and has logged over 120 hours. She was able to assist with classroom activities, park supervision and intervention lessons during afterschool and summer programs. We greatly appreciated her help at AYC.
Christina Harrington- Christina attends Gabrielino High School. Christina logged over 100 hours with AYC, assisting with classroom activities, park supervision, and building maintenance during our summer program. The support of volunteers like her help us continue improving the quality of our services to youth and families.
Keep an eye out in February to see who our next "Volunteer of the Month" will be!