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Partnership with the Asian Human Services on HIV outreach

April 24, 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jing Zhang, the Community Health Program Director of the Asian Human Services. Dr.

Tu Eres Mi Otro Yo

April 24, 2012

‘You are my other me;” reads the first lines of Luis Valdez’s poem, ‘In Lak’ ech,’ a poem that embraces so much more than the words from which it is comprised.  This Mayan greeting embraces mutual respect that stems from the precious knowledge of self, allowing us to develop as complete, loving beings.

Small Businesses Keep Communities Thriving

April 24, 2012

On May 19th NAI’s Northwest Collaborative will be hosting a citizenship workshop at Wright Community College. I have taken on the responsibility of contacting local businesses who might be interested in making in kind donations or giving monetary support to help provide food for the volunteers who will be dedicating 7 hours of their Saturday morning.

Volunteer Week

April 23, 2012

Volunteering should always be something that is fun.  Whether it is cleaning a park and getting all dirty or sitting and spending hours helping someone for a citizenship test there must be some sort of enjoyment from volunteering.  Since this week was volunteer week I decided to have my weekly group of volunteers do something a little different.

Uniting America Participates in Food Drive

April 23, 2012

When we live in Chicagoland, sometimes we forget that Illinois extends below I-80, but Tuesday the Muslim community took time to acknowledge the rest of Illinois and gave to people they will probably never meet.

Stop Prison Privatization - CCA Go Away

April 23, 2012

Today, political, religious and community leaders joined together to tell Corrections Corporation of America that they are not welcome in Illinois.

Illinois Muslim Action Day

April 20, 2012

This past Tuesday was the the fourth annual Illinois Muslim Action Day. CIOGC organizes IMAD as a way of bringing the Chicagoland area Muslims and supporters together to advocate for issues impacting the Muslim community. Mosques, schools, and community centers send buses of riders to Springfield for the event, allowing participants of all ages to experience the state capitol.

A Great Volunteerism Story

April 20, 2012

Have you ever taken for granted that you know how to call 911, or a taxi, or make a doctors appointment? I know that I have. This week I helped out in a conversational English class adults at the Waukegan Public Library. I helped people learn words like poison, car accident, drowning, choking and emergency.

America United

April 19, 2012

I just want to share this amazing picture. This past Saturday we had a citizenship workshop in Bolingbrook and we had an amazing turnout. People were waiting early in the morning, we had about 100 people becoming citizens and more than 20 volunteers helping.

One Book, One Chicago Reached Uniting America!

April 18, 2012

This year’s One Book, One Chicago had reached Uniting America! I organized three book discussion, and two had already taken place, in partnership with Chicago Public Media. The book discussed was Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li, a Chinese American author who herself immigrated to America for graduate school.

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