If Gloria Ysmael-Adams could be anywhere in the world, it would probably be inside a classroom.
She is among the friendliest of young Asian American community leaders. She is a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship and a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.
Volunteering is a way to help a cause by identifying a need and satisfying it, but to Aaliyah Gupta it means so much more than assisting on a mere task. It means living out a dream, uniting the community and serving the greater good. This notion is clearly expressed when one speaks with her about her community contributions.
Helping to cultivate and build a community is no easy task. It takes individuals coming together with their ideals, and it can take a lot of time and effort.
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has finally settled into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying building in the International District.
One organization has certainly outgrown its original location in 1973 – the basement of Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle’s Beacon Hill district. Back then, 25 pioneers volunteered their time to provide a much needed multilingual mental health service to 77 clients.
“I owe my life to two strokes of incredible luck,” writes Sarfraz Manzoor in his memoir. “I was not born female, and I was not the oldest son.” Manzoor discusses his life in a Pakistani immigrant family living in Luton, England. In his father’s rigid household, the first son would follow into the father’s work. The daughter would remain on her best behavior until she found a man to marry.
If you have to choose one place to visit in China, where should you go?
LIMA, Peru (AP) — President George W. Bush scrambled allies Saturday, Nov. 22, to secure a North Korea disarmament deal before he leaves office, rushing hard for a late, legacy-shaping win.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert will travel to the Twin Cities next month to listen to Hmong families upset about the desecration of graves in Thailand.