ACLF Northwest is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership and civic engagement of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service.
611 South Lane Street, Seattle, WA 98104
To whom this may concern,
I am new to ACLF and have heard wonderful things about the organization from friends and Community Leaders Program’s alumni. I would like to become actively involved with the organization, whether it’s as a volunteer or as a prospective student of Community Leaders Program.
I have already explored the “Jobs, Training and Volunteer Opportunities” posted on your website, but would also like to know about upcoming events needing additional assistance.
Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to hearing from a representative soon!
Is it possible for you to send me a copy of the 2009 CLP report (Cultural Barriers and Recommendations to the US Census)? With your permission, I would like to comment about to the Board of Directors of Senior Services and post a link to it on the Senior Services website.
My name is Steven Cong. On February 27th, I will be hosting a hip hop concert at the Vera Project in Seattle to highlight Asian American talent in the field of hip hop and spoken word.
One of the main challenges that Asian Americans face is the impression others have of us as the “model” or “invisible” minority, while in contrast hip hop and spoken word are mediums that project an image of authority. Ironically, there is a rich underground culture of Asian American hip-hop artists, and spoken word is one of the art forms that Asians excel at most. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate one significant arena of American culture through which Asian American talent can defuse the incorrect stereotypes of the so-called “model minority.”
Some of the artists that I have in mind for the show have already responded to me with professed interest, and almost all the acts will be from the area. They include Hollis Wong Wear of the all female group CanarySing, KnowChoice, Nam, and Bambu. There are still others I have yet to contact, and this event has the potential of being something incredible.
All the costs of renting the Vera Project should be covered by ticket sales, and most of the artists will probably perform voluntarily, but there is a monetary issue in bringing in the one headlining act that I have in mind.
Magnetic North is one of the groups on the forefront of the Asian American hip hop scene, and have done concerts nation-wide from Berkeley to New York. NYC is where they currently reside, and they would certainly help to bring immense publicity to this event given their huge fan base on the west coast. Their demands are $500 for ten minutes on stage along with travel and lodging. While I don’t expect any one organization to shoulder the weight of this sum, I would appreciate a donation of any amount. I was also wondering if you are aware of any local organizations that might be interested in sponsoring this event as well and bringing them in? It would be a great help in progressing Asian American awareness in general, and a significant community service for the Greater Seattle Area. Your generosity would not be lost on everyone who would benefit from this concert.
If you can, let me know either way if you are interested sometime in the next two weeks,
Looking on your website for information/positions for community educators for the fundamentals of caregiving. Please advise me where to find this information or who to contact in the Training Partnership.