Upcoming 2016 Asian Cultural Festival


Saturday, April 23, 2016
Olathe East High School, 14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, KS 66062


Vending Information

If you are interested in vending 2016 Asian Cultural Festival,
please click here to download the Vendor Form
and email it back to board@maacaweb.org.

Booth fee can be paid through PayPal.
We accept credit card for donations (booth fee).
Please click following "Donate" button to start.

    Advanced Ticket Sales

Buy tickets online with 40% discount.
Please bring your receipt at the door to claim your tickets.

Call for Volunteers for the Asian Cultural Festival!
Each Shift is between 4-5 hours. There will be a lunch break & short breaks provided in between volunteer hours and each shift.
Some shifts might start early or later than stated time, depending on the chosen responsibilities & assignments.
Please fill out the following Volunteer Form and send to board@maacaweb.org if you'd like to volunteer:
  • Individual Volunteer Form
  • Group Volunteer Form

  • 2015 MAACA Asian Cultural Festival Video


    2015 MAACA Annual Award Dinner
    The Mid-American Asian Cultural Association honored 15 partner organizations on September 2, 2015 at the award dinner at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. The program emceed by KSHB-TV's Cynthia Newsome that included jazz music, a yoyo show, and Nepali dance performances. 200 guests celebrated with Mid-America Asian Culture Association at Kauffman Foundation center, and we honor to have white house AAPI David Hung, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland, Lt Jeff Coyler and MO councilman Dan Fowler coming this event and have a speech.

    Photos By: Michael Alvarado. more photos
              

    Photos By: PICHAKOI PHOTOGRAPHY. more photos
                

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    2015 MAACA Breaking News

    Welcome Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
    first time visit Kansas City


        

        

      
    Ambassador Ziauddin inaugurates Asian Festival
    Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin inaugurated the ¡®Asian Festival 2015¡¯ in Kansas on Saturday 25 April 2015. ¡®Asian Festival 2015¡¯ is the largest yearly celebration for the 15 Asian nations in Kansas organised by the Mid-American Asian Cultural Association (MAACA). MAACA is an umbrella Association of 15 South and South East Asian diasporas in Kansas, USA. On Saturday (25 April), morning Bangladesh Ambassador Ziauddin formally inaugurated the festival followed by an inaugural speech. Mayor of Olathe, Kansas, White House representative, Diplomats, corporate representatives and high profile businessmen were present on the occasion. Read more...

            

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    USCIS Proposes Amendments to High-Skilled Visa Regulations for Permanent and Temporary Workers
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is amending regulations related to certain employment-based high-skilled permanent (EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3) and temporary (H-1B) visa programs. The proposed amendments codify provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21), the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), and related guidance documents. Many of these changes are aimed at improving the ability of U.S. employers seeking to sponsor or retain workers on visas, such as allowing extensions of immigration status. This proposal would also codify worker portability, or the ability of visa holders to seek promotions or change employers. USCIS seeks feedback from small businesses sponsoring the employment of these visa holders regarding potential increased turnover costs (or employee replacement costs) and paperwork costs of this rulemaking.
    Comments are due to USCIS by February 29, 2016.
    Read and Comment to the Proposed Rule on Regulations.gov.
    Rule Summary on USCIS Website.
    Advocacy Contact: Janis Reyes or call 202-205-6533.

    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

    U.S. Department of Education
         Workplace health and safety in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Nepal:
    https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3724_Chinese_lorez.pdf
    https://www.osha.gov/workers-vietnamese.html
    https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3725_Korean_lorez.pdf
    https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3726_Nepali_lorez.pdf

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    We work with Highly Qualified Translators (most with advanced degrees in translation and/or technical & other specialized fields & foreign languages), including the owner of Transimpex. Our on-line data base contains approximately 3500 translators (accessible by language combination and subject specialty), and we have access to thousands more through Translator & Interpreter associations and associates world-wide. Please check our link: http://www.transimpex.com/

    Community Stories
    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.