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COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

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$5000+

Raised for other Chicago non-profits

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600+ group HRS

Volunteered by our members for other non-profits

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25+ orgs

Supported through our volunteer work

"A big thank you to @misschinesechicago for all your support!

Your valuable contributions have aided in our success as an agency and the continuation of #CMAA programs. Thank you for continuing to aid us in our ongoing mission at CMAA."

- CMAA Team

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60+ Activities

Hosted/volunteered for in 2023

  1. Jan 8 - Attended the NAAAP Book Club
  2. Jan 11 - Attended the Chinatown LNY parade press conference
  3. Jan 21 - Volunteered to perform in the CAMOC LNY Celebration (showcasing designs by our Miss Congeniality Jean Elliott)
  4. Jan 28 [Event 1] - Volunteered at check-in at the CMAA LNY pre-parade luncheon
  5. Jan 28 [Event 2] - Participated in the Uptown LNY Parade with Uptown United’s float
  6. Jan 28 [Event 3] - Participated in the Navy Pier LNY Celebration
  7. Jan 29 - Participated in the Chinatown LNY parade with CAMOC’s float
  8. Feb 3 - Flew to San Francisco to support Mia Hitterman, our representative in Miss Chinatown USA
  9. Feb 23 - Volunteered to present a mini fashion show in the AREAA Installation Gala (showcasing designs by our Miss Congeniality Jean Elliott)
  10. Feb 26 - Volunteered to perform the Northbrook Cultural Fair
  11. Mar 1 - Participated in the PBS POV Engage “Wuhan Wuhan” Documentary roundtable discussion
  12. Mar 8 - Hosted a Women Empowerment Series workshop on sewing
  13. Mar 25 - Volunteered at the Gawad Kalinga Chicago ball
  14. Apr 5 - Hosted a Women’s Basketball Workout Competition. Swish House X Chi-AWE MCC Playoffs
  15. Apr 13 - Volunteered at CMAA’s annual gala
  16. Apr 16 - Attended Somewhere in Between - a conversation with Chinese Adoptees
  17. Apr 19 - Attended NAAAP Chicago’s Healthy Communication: Addressing Microaggresions and Ways to Empower Yourself Through Health Communication virtual workshop.
  18. Apr 21 - Attended KANWIN’s virtual annual gala.
  19. Apr 26 - Hosted a Women Empowerment Series workshop on Body Positivity.
  20. May 2 - Attended Diversity in AAPI Data Webinar
  21. May 6 - Volunteered at the Apna Ghar gala
  22. May 7 - Attended the APIDA Arts Festival Improv Workshop
  23. May 21 - Had a booth at the 9-man volleyball tournament hosted by Chicago United.
  24. May 22 - Participated in the AAPI Heritage Awards Night
  25. May 30 - Attended the White Sox AAPI Heritage Night Gam
  26. June 3 - Volunteered to pick up trash at Ping Tom Park
  27. June 7 - Hosted a AAPI Women Empowerment Series workshop on Improv
  28. June 10 - Attended the Phillipine Fest by Piyesta Pinoy
  29. June 11 - Participated in the We Run Chinatown 5k
  30. June 15 - Volunteered at CMAA's Red Party
  31. June 17 - Volunteered to garden with Just Roots
  32. June 21 - Volunteered to cheer for Half Marathon runners with Family Style RC
  33. July 9 - Participated in Yin He's gala
  34. July 10 - Hosted a AAPI Women Empowerment Series workshop on dancing
  35. July 11 - Attended Lucy and Charlie's Honeymoon
  36. July 13 - Volunteered for Project:VISION's career panel
  37. July 15 - Hosted free kids face painting and performed in the Chicago Philharmonc Orchestra's public performance at Ping Tom Park.
  38. July 16 - Participated in Kalayaan Fest
  39. July 22 - Volunteered at the Lincoln Park Community Services Food Pantry and donated the groceries
  40. July 26 - Participated in the NAAAP Chicago Self Defense workshop
  41. Aug 5 - Volunteered at the Ping Tom Park Advisory Council's Back to School event
  42. Aug 16 - Hosted a Workplace Confidence workshop via our AAPI Women Empowerment Series
  43. Aug 26 - Participated in the Korean Fest
  44. Aug 30 - Co-hosted the Unbroken Thread Chinatown Storytelling Series 1
  45. Sep 6 - Hosted a AAPI Women Empowerment Series workshop on Art Healing
  46. Sep 23 - Attended and Participated in the Mid Autumn / Moon Festival hosted by CBCAC (Coalition for a better Chinese American Community)
  47. Oct 1 - Volunteered at the KANWIN Garden Party to support the families of Survivors
  48. Oct 7 - Hosted Miss Asian Chicago 2023
  49. Oct 8 - Participated in the Chicago Marathon Cheer Squad with Family Styl Run Club
  50. Oct 20 - Participated in “Para Sa Cultura: Filipino Night Market”
  51. Oct 21 [Event 1] - Walked in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- Out of the Darkness Walk
  52. Oct 21 [Event 2] - Hosted Asian Fashion Show Chicago
  53. Oct 21 [Event 3] - Attended the Project:VISION Fall Soiree
  54. Oct 28 - Participated in Asian Wichita Festival and Miss Asian Wichita Festival Pageant
  55. Nov 11 - Volunteered at the JASC (Japanese American Service Committee)’s Holiday Delight and Kodomo Matsuri
  56. Nov 29 - Co-hosted the second storytelling session for the “Unbroken Thread” art healing series with KANWIN and CBCAC
  57. Dec 2 - Attended the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant
  58. Dec 3 [Event 1] - Attended the Gawad Kalinga Pamaskong Handog Holiday Concert
  59. Dec 3 [Event 2] - Attended Miss Illinois Latina 2023 Pageant
  60. Dec 14 [Event 1] - Volunteered at the Japan America Society of Chicago Annual Holiday Fundraiser
  61. Dec 14 [Event 2] - Volunteered to wrap gifts with CMAA
  62. Dec 16 - Participated in the Press Conference on the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act

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60 Activities

Hosted/volunteered for in 2022

  1. Jan 30 (Event 1) - Attended the Asian Justice Rally
  2. Jan 30 (Event 2) -Attended the Light Up Chinatown events
  3. Feb 2 - Volunteered to perform at the CAMOC LNY Celebration
  4. Feb 5 (Event 1) Volunteered at the Uptown LNY CMAA Pre-parade luncheon
  5. Feb 5 (Event 2) Volunteered at the Uptown Parade
  6. Feb 5 (Event 3) We volunteered at the Chinese Fine Arts Society’s Navy Pier LNY celebration
  7. Feb 13 - Participated in the Chinatown LNY Parade
  8. Feb 26 - Participated in the Miss Illinois Latina Red Carpet event
  9. Feb 27 - Volunteered for the Miss Illinois Latina Pageant
  10. Feb 28 - Attended the Asian American Journalist Association Grief and Healing for Asian American Women
  11. Mar 6 - We had a group workout session
  12. Mar 12 - We volunteered at the Asian American Coalition of Chicago LNY Celebration
  13. Mar 16 - We organized the Justice for Asian Women Event in remembrance of the victims of the Atlanta Spa Shootings
  14. Mar 19 - We wrote spring greetings cards for the elderly
  15. Mar 26 - We volunteered with KACC at the Lincoln Park Food Pantry
  16. April 6 - We volunteered at the CMAA 40th Anniversary Gala
  17. April 9 - We volunteered with CMAA and Celebrate Argyle to clean up Uptown
  18. April 22 - We volunteered for Celebrate Argyle for their 1 year anniversary
  19. May 1 - We participated in the Maria Bonita Modeling Gala
  20. May 14 - We attended the AACC AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
  21. May 19 (Event 1) - We volunteered for the CBCAC gala
  22. May 19 (Event 2) - We volunteered for the AREAA AAPI heritage month celebration
  23. May 21 - We volunteered to pick up trash in Ping Tom Park
  24. May 22 - We attended the 9-man volleyball showcase by Chicago United
  25. Jun 2 - We had a group workout session at Row House
  26. Jun 4 - We volunteered to record and emcee at the Chicago Dragons 50th Anniversary gala
  27. Jun 18 (Event 1) - We volunteered with Just Roots to plant and harvest veggies for the St. James Food Pantry
  28. Jun 18 (Event 2) - We volunteered to help setup and sell raffle tickets at the CAMOC Annual Fundraiser Gala
  29. Jun 23 - We hosted the Vincent Chin 40th Anniversary event
  30. Jun 25 - We fundraised for and paddled with the Project:VISION and CBCAC dragon boat team for the Chinatown dragon boat race
  31. Jul 13 - We attended CBCAC’s first community meeting
  32. Jul 18 - We ran the Virtual “We Run Chinatown” 5k
  33. Jul 21 - We were the beneficiaries of the Dear Asian Americans Asian Night Market fundraiser
  34. Jul 30 - We attended Day 1 of the Chinatown Summer Fair
  35. Jul 31 - We volunteered to perform and emcee at day 2 of the Chinatown Summer Fair
  36. Aug 3 - We volunteered to pack and hand out backpacks for CBCAC’s Back to School Event
  37. Aug 6 - We ran in the Uptown 5k
  38. Sept 8 - Attended the Miss Seniorita Cicero Pageant
  39. Sept 10 (Event 1) - Attended the Mid Autumn Festival event in Chinatown Square
  40. Sept 10 (Event 2) - Volunteered to perform in the CAMOC and CBCAC Mid Autumn Festival event at 31st Beach
  41. Sept 15 - Attended the CASL Associate Board happy hour
  42. Sept 16 - Attended the Mexican Independence Day Celebrations
  43. Sept 17 - Attended the CAMOC and OCA Chicago hosted “Rising Against Asian Hate” Screening
  44. Sept 20 - Created videos to encourage people to register to vote, submitted to CBCAC for re-sharing
  45. Sept 22 - Attended the info session for the proposed Near South Side High School
  46. Sept 24 - Attended the 312 Asian Night Market
  47. Sept 29 - Attended the No 18 Bar virtual community discussion
  48. Oct 7 - Attended the CBCAC hosted “Chinatown Rising” Screening
  49. Oct 8 - Attended the Global Refugee Training Farm’s end of season concert
  50. Oct 15 - Attended CBCAC’s “Shall We Dance?” Multicultural dance workshop
  51. Oct 20 - Attended the Chinese American Bar Association’s Annual Gala
  52. Oct 22 (Event 1) - Volunteered to cook and distributed food at the Lincoln Park Community Services Food Pantry
  53. Oct 22 (Event 2) - Attended the Project:VISION Soiree fundraiser
  54. Oct 26 - Hosted our first AAPI Women Empowerment Series Workshop about speech impediments and active listening
  55. Nov 16 - Attended a virtual event by NAAAP about how food is healing
  56. Nov 29 - Attended the Miss Asia NIU Pageant
  57. Dec 9 - Volunteered at the Japan America Society of Chicago’s Annual Bonenkai and Holiday Party
  58. Dec 14 - Purchased books for the kids of CMAA and wrapped them up!
  59. Dec 17 - Hosted a women’s basketball workout competition in collaboration with Swish House
  60. Dec 17 - Attended the Chicago Dragons Holiday Party

Community partnership highlight

Fundraisers for Project:VISION's 2019 Dragon Boat Race and 5k