San Diego Chinese Center
3rd Annual 2013-2014 Year of the Horse Scholarship
February 8 & 9, 2014
9 AM - 5 PM
Chairperson: Mr. Tom Hom
More info at www.sdcny.org
The City of San Diego with the Five Year Consolidated Plan and would like to request your assistance to engage your beneficiaries, members and partners and to make sure their voice is heard and represented in this process.
The planning process to create the Consolidated Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development priorities. The Consolidated Plan will ultimately prioritize the limited federal funds the City of San Diego receives to improve local communities – and input by your contacts is very important.
There will be community forums this week and next week, and they ask to share the attached flyer and the attached community needs survey with any contacts. Any and all assistance to get the word out is greatly appreciated.
Additional details can be found here: http://www.sandiego.gov/cdbg/
SDG&E Public Service Announcement
English Version (Youtube Channel): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL454Zk_x5U
Spanish Version (Youtube Channel): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7m5Lt-TTNo
• Located in Shanghai, the economic center of modern
• Courses led in English by American-educated Ph.D.
• No more than 15 students per class. Subjects flow freely
between students and professors in classroom
• Curriculum allows students to fuel own creativity and
natural talents and allows them to become more
economically viable on a global scale after graduation.
• Academics focus on cutting-edge international issues
that concern China, the U.S., and the world (economics
& international business, energy use & climate, history of
conflict and diplomacy, international studies and political
science, ethnic studies, psych and social behavior,
• Courses include guided cultural excursions to some of
China’s most exciting locations such as Beijing, Hong
Kong, and more.
• Courses provide guest seminars lead by prominent
business and political leaders from the Xing Wei College
‘Masters in Residence’ program and from the Chinese
Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong (CELAP).
• International students take class alongside their Chinese
peers, and live w/ them on campus, creating more
opportunity for cultural immersion.
• Xing Wei strives for 30% US student population, 70%
• Brand-new, modern dormitories located on a beautiful,
American-style campus featuring state-of-the-art fitness
center, dining facilities and state of the art library.
• Programs are available for the Summer [5 weeks, 3-6
credit hours] and Fall/Spring semesters [15 weeks, 12-15
• Internships are also available.
**Scholarships are available for applicants with excellent GPA
and financial aid will apply to the overall cost.
For more info., please contact Michael Avila
US Liaison, Xing Wei College, Shanghai
(858) 480-9152 ext. 308
In Loving Memory of Ruby Tom, founder of the San Diego Chinese Center
Jui Chiung Tom, known to friends and family as Ruby, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2011 at the Quarry Hill retirement home in Camden, Maine. She was 85. A native of Kunming, China, she came to the U.S. as a foreign student. She was the first Chinese coed to ever attend Arkansas College, where her American classmates dubbed her "Ruby" because they found her Chinese name impossible to pronounce. She planned to return to China, but the Chinese Revolution cut off her hopes of going home. From afar, through an exchange of carefully worded letters, she learned of the hardships suffered by her parents, whose large estate in Kunming was confiscated by the government. She never saw her parents again. After her marriage to Ernest B. Tom, Ruby settled in San Diego, where her difficulties as an immigrant inspired her to help other Chinese immigrants. Even while busily raising two children, she managed to earn a Master's degree in Social Services at San Diego State University. In 1972 she co-founded the Chinese Social Service Center, now known as the San Diego Chinese Center. 39 years later, the organization she created continues to provide social services and cultural programs for the San Diego community. With the re-opening of China to tourists, Ruby was finally able to visit her homeland several times, and she was delighted to meet nieces she'd never seen. A fearless traveler, she often made bold and surprising choices in life -- including a decision to get divorced after 32 years of marriage and live by her own rules. After moving to Maine in 2008, she settled in at Quarry Hill, where the extraordinary and compassionate care of the nursing staff eased her final days. A private family service is planned next summer in Kunming. She is survived by her daughter, novelist Terry (Tess) Gerritsen of Camden, Maine, her son Dr. Timothy Tom, an anesthesiologist in Corpus Christi, Texas, and her grandsons Adam and Joshua Gerritsen, and Christopher Tom. In lieu of flowers, the family would deeply appreciate donations to the American Heart Association:
Cultural Homestay International is currently looking for loving families to host a high school foreign exchange student. All you need to provide is a bed and food. Anything else outside of the house, they have their own funds. They have students that come from all over the world. Right now they have Vietnam, Germany, China, Slovakia, Colombia, Spain, Thailand, Mongolia, Belgium. The list goes on and on. Also, if you have a particular interest, you can find a student who might have the same interest as you. You can build a long time friendship and go visit them in their country. Many people have done that. The website is www.chinet.org
Email Kelly if you have any questions at email@example.com
She can send you a lot more information.
They have so many students that they need to place within the next 2 months, so if you can't host for the 5 or 10 months, they are also looking for "Welcome Families" and thats for only 1 or 2 months.
FREE Citizenship Services
This FREE program is for citizenship services for senior applicants age 65 and older. Applicants get:
- Free computerized completion of the N-400 application
- Free photos and mailing
- Free citizenship classes
- Free home tutoring
- Free follow-up services
* IRC's free services do not include USCIS application fees.
For more information, call IRC at 619.641.7510 ext. 250 or visit:
International Rescue Committee
5348 University Ave. Ste 205A, San Diego, CA 92105
FREE Citizenship Classes
9:00 - 11:00 AM
3792 Fairmount Ave. Room 214, San Diego, CA 92105
For more information call 619.388.4512
Classes sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education
Thank you Chewfun Luen, Director of Social Service, for your 20+ years of service to the community and to the center! We appreciate your hard work and dedication.
(Chewfun has been with SDCC since July 26, 1988.)
If you have a love of Chinese culture and have a desire to give back to the community, we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for people to join our fair planning committee or help out in other ways, please contact us if you are interested.
Special Sponsorship by:
San Diego Chinese Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
428 Third Avenue - San Diego, CA 92101
Website maintained by Linh Du
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