Fundraising Dinner for the TACL Political Internship Program in MD

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Taiwanese Presbyterian Church of Washington
Address: 7410 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/183953611780473/

For over twenty years, the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) has worked to improve the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans. Through leadership programs for our youth, professional development for young adults, to community advocacy and cultural enrichment programs, TACL has connected Taiwanese Americans throughout the country. With chapters and affiliates in seven major cities throughout the country, TACL has built a strong national network dedicated to advancing issues most important to the Taiwanese American community.

Since 1992, TACL, with the support of a wide-range of elected officials, has provided life-changing experiences for college students through the Political Internship Program (PIP). Students with demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and expressed interest in public service are selected through a rigorous interview process and placed in the offices of elected officials, where they are immersed in an intensive 8-week program and learn the intricacies of U.S. government. In addition to working in the offices, the interns also participate in leadership workshops, community service events, research projects, conferences, and educational enrichment functions for a comprehensive internship experience.

As the nation weighs-in on comprehensive immigration reform, it is crucial that our community is represented and has a voice on an issue that touches all of our lives. Most of us are 1st, 1.5, or 2nd generation immigrants, and for us, immigration reform is personal. At the end of the summer, the interns will compile the stories collected through the 12 Percent Project and share them with Members of Congress. Not only are we super excited that PIP is finally embracing the digital age and using social media to engage our community, this project will also give TACL and the TA community a voice in one of the nation’s hottest debates.

It is our goal to build a strong generation of future leaders, and we hope you will be a part of our journey. Please join us at the dinner on Sunday, July 28th, to meet our 2013 Political Internship Class, network with several generations of Taiwanese Americans, and to learn more about the program.

If you are able, we are asking for a donation of $30. We will also have transportation to/from the Shady Grove metro station. Please note if you need transportation when you RSVP!

Donations online can be made via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5N7GW6XMSJ9Z8

Please RSVP directly with Eric Jeng, 鄭天睿, at Eric.e.jeng at gmail dot com (608-609-8266) or RSVP via this google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E0vxj2Ay5076dZ0wYZMz5TEGNQLb2bMLsSse5yxMweY/viewform

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