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What’s New In Mills 50? Orlando Main Street Awards

Mills 50
The Orlando Main Street Program held an an awards program on Tuesday, October 29 to recognize and commemorate outstanding local Main Street projects, activities and volunteers. Each Main Street District selected one winner to represent their District in the three individual award categories. Mills 50 Main Street winners were: Volunteer of the Year – Will Walker, owner of Will’s Pub & lil indies. Will has been an integral part...

7th Annual Journey to the East

We, as Asian-Americans, often find ourselves lost in the American culture that we’ve all grown up with and sometimes can forget the culture of our own roots. It’s sad to see that many Asian-Americans today often are unaware of the ideals and values of their ancestors. As an Asian-American community, we should be unified and be a voice for ourselves to speak for we...

Asian-American and Adopted

Ever since I can remember, I have known I was adopted. I suppose it would have been irresponsible of my parents to keep it a secret from me because it would have become quickly obvious – me, a Korean child being raised in an Irish-Catholic family. For my brother Ben who was not adopted, the reality of our blended family...

Hope for the Philippines made donations to the Gawad Kalinga Foundation

Hope for the Philippines
Hope for the Philippines has exceeded all goals and expectation. The philanthropy all started with the idea from Chris Chen, Mike Cho and Teresa Chan who gathered student organizations and volunteers to form a large collaboration. Today, we have over 100 volunteers including viral videos, donation websites and social media. Several students and businesses came together one night to discuss ideas of how to execute the philanthropy--logistics, finance,...

The Ringling Hosts Community Festival and Grand Opening of Center for Asian Art

Striking New Center Designed by Machado Silvetti Underlines Ringling’s Commitment to Study and Appreciation of Asian Art SARASOTA, Fla., April 4, 2016 – The Ringling welcomes the public to the newest addition to its storied campus – The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art – on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to...

The Power of the Dragon: Bridging a Gap

Dueling Dragons
Founded in 2011, The Dueling Dragons of Orlando Dragon Boat Team (aka “Cops and Kids”) is an unlikely partnership between at-risk teens and officers from the Orlando Police Department who have joined together to become a one-of-akind, competitive, year-round racing team. The Kids come from the City of Orlando’s Operation Positive Direction, Parramore Kidz Zone, and the Orlando Parks...

Commitment. Effort. Sacrifice: SWEAT

SWEAT team
Meet SWEAT. This team really showed up at this years Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo when they raised over $22, 000 in honour of four women close to their hearts. 1. When was your team formed and what is the story behind your team name?  Our team was formed on September 22, 2012 and I remember that...

FREE Careers In Federal Government Seminar and Career Fair

May 11, 2016, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM DoubleTree by Hilton 5780 Major Boulevard, Orlando, FL http://fapac.org/ Student Career Development Seminar Working for the Federal Government and Life in the Public Sector Why you should consider a career with the Federal Government? Who should consider a career with the Federal Government? How do you get a Federal Job? Student Recruitment Programs, Internships, Volunteer Programs, etc. Career Fair Meet...

USF Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016

With a full moon rising Thursday night, Fall came early for everyone celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Thursday night.  The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, Chinese American Association of Tampa Bay, the Confucius Institute at USF and the university community sponsored the festival with free moon cakes, a holiday-lighted dragon-lion and...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...
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