September Community Service: Baking for Our Furry Little Friends

For this month’s community service, we decided to get creative and do something a little different than we’ve done before. We baked dog treats for a local animal shelter! It was a lot of fun going to the grocery store to get the appropriate ingredients for the dog treats. Not only were we “on business” to find the right materials for this project, it was also a great way to spend some time with each other. With all the crazy schedules each of us have – work, school, extra-curriculars, etc. – it was nice to be able to catch...

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August Community Service: Let’s Clean Lake Merritt

Although all of us Court members have been so busy with gearing up for back to school or working our day jobs, we managed to get together on such a beautiful day to do a bit of community service in Oakland for our monthly community service project. Lake Merritt may seem absolutely spotless at first glance, but we all noticed that there was still some work to be done. Aside from the many cigarette butts thrown carelessly on the ground, there was still some trash around the lake. Lake Merritt is a nice place for a picnic, get together,...

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June Community Service: FAME – Fashion Art Music Exhibition

Raising Awareness – Human Trafficking What is FAME? It stands for “Fashion Art Music Exhibition” and is a bi-annual event in San Jose that showcases artists’ work of fashion, art, and music in a one-day exhibition and fashion show. At this year’s event, MVNCI was fortunate to partner with Pacific Links Foundation (PALS) as exhibitors to spread awareness about human trafficking. What is human trafficking? It is the trade in humans for sexual slavery or forced labor; it is modern day slavery. Sadly, it is a lucrative industry that finds profit in many countries around the world including Vietnam...

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Chinese American Democratic Club’s 55th Annual Dinner

Photos courtesy of Kimmy Huynh. In the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown and on the fifth floor of Empress of China Restaurant with spectacular views of downtown, this year’s 2013 Court gathered together to help Chinese American Democratic Club with its 55th Annual Dinner.  CADC is the oldest Chinese American political club in the United States.  The organization aims to develop meaningful political awareness within the Chinese American community, foster active participation in the democratic process of government, encourage Chinese candidates to run for elective office, and advocate issues relevant to the empowerment and civil rights of Chinese Americans....

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