Dear TAP members,

Now that we are approaching springtime, hopefully the cold snowy weather is behind us! We are excited to host some fabulous events for you in March. Come volunteer with us at Pine Street Inn and Cradles to Crayons, or spend an afternoon relaxing and playing board games with fellow TAP members, or join us for a small group discussion on what it means to be Taiwanese/Asian-American. In addition, if you're thinking about pursuing new opportunities in your career, sign up for our resume review and mock interview sessions!

We are also thrilled to announce TAP-Boston's 5th Annual Gala! Please mark your calendars and save the date: May 6, 2017. There is no doubt that it's going to be a night to remember on the red carpet with your favorite people at China Pearl!


Upcoming Events
SATURDAY 3/11, 9AM - 12PM
444 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118

Join Taiwanese American Professionals-Boston for a fun morning of volunteering! We will be partnering with Pine Street Inn, a local organization that works to end homelessness, to help prepare and serve food in their soup kitchen. Afterwards, the staff will take us on an exclusive tour to learn about their mission.

All spots are filled. Please contact Lloyd if you wish to be placed on the wait list.

Questions? Please contact Lloyd.
SATURDAY 3/18, 3 - 6PM
Millennium Place
Club Lounge
580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Come join TAP-Boston’s Board Game Afternoon to have fun with new friends! Try playing popular board games such as Risk, Catan, Chess, Exploding Kittens, Munchkins, Set, etc with your fellow TAP members. All beginners are welcome! $5 will cover the refreshments.

We have reserved the private dining room in the club lounge of Millennium Place. When you arrive, please tell the front desk that you are visiting “Li-Chung from Unit 1506 in the Club Lounge”.

Questions? Contact Justin.
SATURDAY 3/25, 10AM - 12PM
155 N Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Come volunteer with TAP-Boston at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse, where we will roll up our sleeves and help provide local children with the basic essentials they need to thrive at home and at school.

Space is limited, so sign up soon!
Questions? Please contact Lloyd.
SATURDAY 3/25, 1:30 - 4:00PM
745 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111
Looking to explore new job opportunities? Need to do some prep for upcoming interviews? Sign-up for a TAP PD Resume Review + Mock Interview Session. 

TAP PD is hosting 1-on-1 mock interview sessions for those who would like to practice their interviewing skills and get feedback. Participants will also receive a resume review. Space is limited so it will be a first come first serve basis. 

If you’re interested, RSVP below by grabbing an Eventbrite ticket and TAP's PD team will be sure to get in touch with you via email to schedule a date!  

Questions? Contact Karl.
SUNDAY 3/26, 4 - 6PM
Millennium Place
Club Lounge
580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

What does it mean to be a Taiwanese/Asian-American living in this day and age? How do our heritage and unique life experiences shape who we are today? Join us for this small group discussion about identity, where we will connect with our fellow Taiwanese/Asian-Americans to craft and share our personal stories. Tea and treats will be provided!

This workshop will consist of a small group of 10 participants, so get your ticket soon if you haven’t already.

Questions? Contact Andrew or Anthony.

Join the TAP Book Club

Like curling up with a good book? Interested in reading and discussing novels or short stories? Come join the TAP Boston Book Club!

The TAP Boston Book Club is an online community for TAP members to chat with each other about their favorite books. Each month or so, a TAP member will lead a discussion around a book or short story of their choosing.  This month we will be talking about Ken Liu's short story Paper Menagerie.

Questions? Contact Andrew or Anthony.

How to get into Business School Webinar
(March 19 at 2pm EST)

For those of you that are considering an MBA, we have a webinar that might be of interest to you! Join Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions from Stratus Admissions Counseling as she discusses the areas that MBA admissions committees consider when evaluating applicants and walks through a month by month timeline of what applicants should be doing between now and Round 1 submission deadlines in September/October. This will be a 1 hour session; 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of Q&A. We believe this could be a really helpful resource for those who are considering an MBA in the next few years so please take advantage!

To sign-up for this free webinar, please register below: Registration Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3300444016234544898

Additional disclosure: Registering will grant you access to a link to join the webinar and a reminder email a day in advance of the webinar. You will also be on an email list that will allow Stratus Admissions Counseling to share with you additional opportunities and discounts on their services.

Questions? Contact Karl.

2017 TASF Scholarship

The Asian Pacific Community Fund is pleased to announce that TASF has 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to give to eligible high school seniors or first year college students. This is a great opportunity for Taiwanese American students to finally receive the funds they need to pursue higher education. Deadline: March 29, 2017.
Attached is an announcement flyer and below is an overview of the scholarship. 
2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund
Grants 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to students of Taiwanese descent planning to attend a university/college in the U.S. in Fall of 2017.
1. United States citizen AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
2. High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
3. Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year full-time student in the Fall of 2017
(If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
4. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
5. Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
6. The scholarship is open to ALL majors

Save the Date: TAP-Boston 5th Annual Gala

Get ready to be entertained among the stars...who are your very own fellow TAP members! Prepare to be amazed with an evening of awards, performances, raffles, games, a multi-course banquet, and drinks planned just for you. Mark your calendars for May 6th and stay tuned for more details!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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February Updates

Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 1:00PM-3:00PM at AARW (42 Charles Street | Suite D, Dorchester, MA 02122) for our monthly membership meeting. Let's come together to hold space with each other. We'll be taking this time to identify and assess what are our needs, and also where is people's energy lying at this particular moment in time.  If you are interested and plan to attend, please take a couple minutes to fill out this RSVP form.  This will help us identify some logistics for snacks, access needs, etc.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact kevin@aarw.org.  For more information and/or updates, see our FB event for the meeting.   

Panel Discussion: National Security & Civil Liberties 1942 and 2017
If you are not able to join us at our February member meeting, we encourage our members to attend this panel discussion.  The panel will be taking place from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the MIT Media Lab | Bartos Theater (20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02139).

The program will be invocated by Hoda Elsharkawi.  Moderated by Kenneth Oye, the panel will reflect on the 75th anniversary of incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and on threats to targeted ethnic and religious groups today.  Panelists include Paul Watanabe, Margie Yamamoto, Barbara J. Dougan, Nadeem Mazen and others

Sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum, New England Chapter/Japanese American Citizens League's Day of Remembrance, and Asian American Studies Program/UMass Boston.  Free Admission.

For more information about the Sticky Rice Project's Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence Working Group open-call, check out the FB event page for more details.

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February 2017

Raise mental health awareness by doing the following:
Thank you so much - Your support is highly appreciated!
Win a Gift Card!
Volunteer with AWFH

Asian Women for Health is always seeking volunteers to become part of our network! If you are interested, please take part in this brief survey. Your participation will help us match your interests to the various volunteer opportunities. We look forward to growing the AWFH network with your help!
Clean, Shop, Do Good!

AWFH is partnering with Union & Fifth to gather and sell donated designer items from members. All proceeds will help AWFH continue serving and educating women about health!


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Boston Women's March - Join Us!
In solidarity with The Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21st, marches are being organized all over the world including the Boston Women's March. Show your support by joining us this Saturday!

What: Boston Women's March
Where: Boston Common
When: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will meet in front of the Foundation near Park Street Station at 10:30 am!

If you’d like to join our group, register here or just show up!

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