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Please join us on December 22nd in helping the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) host their annual After School Program Holiday Party. CMAA is a community-based social services agency that provides afterschool youth programs, English proficiency and financial literacy lessons, job skill training, as well as a plethora of other opportunities for the immigrant and low-income community.
For this upcoming event, CMAA will be throwing a holiday party for the children. To keep the youth engaged, they would like us to help set up and run 3-4 arts and crafts stations. We understand that since the event goes from 3PM – 6PM, it may conflict with work. However, Margaret from CMAA has given approval for volunteers to arrive late to their shifts, so please still sign up if you are interested in helping!
Sign up deadline is December 14th. We hope to see you there.
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-supporting-cmaas-after-school-program-holiday-party-tickets-30015359749
Ayenew Biru from Horizon Consulting will explain generally how public and private sector supplier diversity programs work, and the process of getting MBE/WBE (Minority and Women-owned Business) certification.
Horizon Consulting was founded in order to provide comprehensive MBE/WBE/DBE certification assistance to small and medium-sized businesses – from initial and re-certifications to expansions of commodity codes, annual reporting requirements and appeals of preliminary denials of applications.
Prior to founding Horizon Consulting, Ayenew Biru was a Certification/Compliance Officer with the City of Chicago Dept. of Procurement Services where he was responsible for reviewing certification applications, representing the City at various vendor outreach events and developing new processes and policies resulting in an increasingly efficient certification process.
Ayenew Biru studied Political Science and International Relations at Georgetown University and The Ohio State University and received his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State. When not assisting companies with their certification requirements, Ayenew is active in multi-family real estate investor and a member of various organizations such as the U.S. Minority Contractor’s Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
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This is part two of the Project Vision Basement Remodeling project. The TAP Community Service committee is looking for volunteers to place flooring for Project Vision’s rented basement, since the materials were not available for the first volunteering session. The space is roughly 75×20 and will be used for after-school or weekend activities for children in Bridgeport and Chinatown.
Directions for flooring a space will be provided day of the event at the site. We would really appreciate the time and commitment of anyone wants to help make this facility a better space for the children.
We will be taking a lunch break during the session.
Time: December 4th, 9am-2pm
Location: 236 W. 22nd Place in Chinatown, between Princeton and Wentworth Ave.
Parking: There is free street parking available. Residential streets that are not restricted are recommended, including parts of 23rd Place, 23rd St, and 24th St. There is also sometimes parking on Princeton. Be sure to check signs for permit parking, as not all street parking is open. Metered parking is on Wentworth and parts of some of the other side streets as well.
Join members of TAP-Chicago’s Cultural Committee for a special screening of The Assassin, the film that won acclaimed Taiwanese Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The Assassin also won the 2016 Asian Film Award for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress.
Described as “ravishingly beautiful” and “masterful” by critics, the film is an artistic interpretation of the historical martial arts film genre. Here’s your chance to see this visually stunning film on a big-screen.
The film is presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema, a organization dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Asian cinema to the general public. For more information and to see the trailer:
TAP-Chicago will organize food and drinks afterwards for attendees.
Tickets are usually $13, but TAP-Chicago members can receive a special discount of $10.49 by purchasing a ticket here: https://
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