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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...

Two Free Film Screening of “Persona Non Grata” on March 30

Persona Non Grata
Special remarks will be given by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies for a special...

YESS Center Continues to Strive for Excellence

I still remember the moment two years ago when I found out that a spot was available for us to open a cultural center in Orlando.  For me, it was a dream come true.  However, I didn’t realize that others had this vision as well.  As time progressed, I have been amazed at the number of people who had...

Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance Styles of India!

Sweta and Divya Srinivasan - Twin daughters of Kannan Srinivasan and Dr. Anita Ekambaram had their arangetram (Indian Classical Dance Debut) with live Orchestra from India on Aug 14th, 2016 at Lyman High School Auditorium.  Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dance that originated in Southern India, over two thousand years ago and is a dance that combines aesthetics and...

Serve. Inspire. Change.

"Serve, Inspire, Change!" Those were the words I defaulted to when asked to explain my summer experience as a Bank of America Student Leader in three words or less. However, what was supposed to just be the theme for a week’s summit in Washington DC ended up becoming my reality. I was one of five to be chosen for...

Jeremy Lin plays piano and dances in the Taiwanese pop star’s Jay Chou music video

On Aug 26, Jeremy Lin is pretty excited about the whole thing and posted the full-length YouTube video online via his Twitter page. Check it out below. Jeremy Lin is in the Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s new music video. The song translates to “Turkish Ice Cream.” You can turn on the subtitles on YouTube to see the song lyrics...

Anime Inspires New Age Musician Wendi Shi

Wendi Shi is a composer and New Age musician. She started playing the piano at the age of four, and grew up with a passionate love for music and art. While working full-time after college, she composed and published her first album ‘Autumn’, a collection of original compositions captures the feel of autumn and evoke a reflective spaciousness to...

Kenneth Eng: Man of Pursuit, Resilience, and Happiness

My Life in China
Kenneth Eng: The Man Behind “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball” and “My Life in China” Chinese-born, Boston-bred, and LA-livin’ filmmaker Kenneth Eng will be visiting Orlando once again on May 1, 2016. He will be presenting two of his award-winning, internationally recognized documentaries: “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball” and “My Life in China.” The screenings will be held at the YESS Center in the Orlando...

Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President

Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President Bao Nguyen is the Mayor of the City of Garden Grove, California and is the first Vietnamese Democratic mayor in the United States and the first directly elected openly gay mayor in Orange County. He is running to represent California’s 46th District in the House of Representatives...

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, supports Bernie Sanders for President

Korean American Dr. Paul Song, oncologist and healthcare activist, endorses Bernie Sanders for President - He is the grandson of Kim Sang Don, first popularly elected mayor of Seoul, while his mother worked with Shirley Chisholm in 1960s New York City in early childhood education. Korean American Dr. Paul Song is a radiation oncologist, biotech executive, and Head of the Courage...
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