The 2nd Annual Asian Cultural Festival was held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Olathe East High School with Special Guests, buffet of food, 18 Martial art school demonstrations, 18 dance teams, two YoYo demonstrations, and many children actives. How many people? Around 5000 one day at the Festival. Share your pictures on our Facebook!
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Welcome remarks by Michael Copeland Mayor of Olathe
MAACA President Carol Wei accept the White House congratulations letter
Vietnam Lion Dance
Accept congratulations letter from Weiping Zhao the Consul General of The people's Republic of China in Chicago
Special guests Bangladesh Ambassador HE Mr. Mohammad Ziauddin
Benny Lee Play National Anthem at Opening Ceremony
Partner Association Upcoming Events
MAACA Award Luncheon
The Mid-American Asian Cultural Association honored 15 partner organizations on September 13, 2014 at their awards luncheon Photo taken by Kansas City Star Photography Michael Alvarado. Click to see more photo.
MAACA Martial Art Education Class Support by Kansas 18 Martial Art Schools
MAACA dance Class Support by Kansas 6 Dance Schools
USCIS: Fliers on Executive Actions on Immigration in Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese
New fliers on President Obama's executive actions on immigration are now available in Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese. The three fliers explain briefly: 1) the importance of avoiding scams and not submitting requests until the new initiatives are available. 2) Eligibility requirements for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Read more , Please check: http://www.uscis.gov/executive-actions-immigration/executive-actions-immigration-resources
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The Malay Fighting Arts Academy teaches the very best in Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts. We teach Pangasinan Arnis, Kuntao Silat, Poekoelan, and Military & Police Combatives. Guro James Hogue has 40yrs experience in the Southeast Asian Martial Arts, and 27yrs of police & security experience where he had to defend himself against violent criminals. Guro Hogue has been feature is FMA Digest, FMA Informative, RAVEN International Combatives Magazine, and has received recognition in several martial arts books. Guro Hogue was inducted into RAVEN International Combatives Hall of Fame for the 2010 Partner Distant Learning Program of the Year. Guro Hogue continues to instruct Police Officers, Correction Officers, Security Officers, Military Personnel, and citizens that what to know how to protect themselves better. Malay Fighting Arts teaches empty hands fighting, weapons and improvised weapons, and ground fighting skill. To contact Guro Hogue call 913-626-4372, or Gurujim@pukulan.net. Website: www.pukulan.net.
Scholarships Available to Study Intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this Summer with the ALLEX Foundation
The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.
This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills¡ªspeaking, listening, reading and writing¡ªat a basic level of proficiency. Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture¡ªto present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.
Scholarships are available to qualified students.
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions; apply immediately. Scholarships under consideration now.
For more information please visit: http://www.allex.org/summer-chinese-or-japanese/ or call 607.218.2130.
MAACA Volunteer Story:
Li Xing Story
My volunteer work with MAACA has greatly contributed to growth my financial career. Being in MAACA is a way for me to stay connected to the culture in an environment that stresses innovation, support and collaboration. MACCA is full of so many smart, creative, driven folks who are constantly doing interesting things. It consistently renews my energy and interest in Asian Culture.
Through my association with MAACA, I have made great contacts with people, gained a different view into my work, formed a relationship with each family, and developed important professional skills." This experience has made me appreciate all the hard work involved in running the nonprofit Organization ¨CMAACA. I've been more proud of the Asian Festival day which was authorized by local government. Asian Festival day shows that MAACA and its Volunteer group truly care about their community and are willing to invest both time and money to help make a difference.
Asian Immigrant Community
Over the past decade, more immigrants have come to the United States from Asia than from any other region in the world, making Asians the fastest growing immigrant population in the United States. These immigrants bring their diverse cultures, language skills, and different economic and demographic traits from various Asian countries and the Indian subcontinent.
Demographics of the Asian immigrant population
Today¡¯s Asian immigrant community in the United States is diverse: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese immigrants are the top six nationalities of Asian immigrants and account for 85 percent of the total Asian immigrant population. These immigrants have contributed greatly to the overall growth of the U.S. Asian population. Since 2008, Asian immigrants have represented approximately 40 percent of the U.S. foreign-born population compared to 27 percent in 2005. The U.S. Asian population is also majority-foreign born: 66 percent of Asian Americans were born in another country, compared with only 37 percent of Latinos.