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Happy New Year!
Greetings OCA-DC Members and Friends of the OCA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter,
We hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday season!
We at OCA-DC thank you all for your continued support and efforts on behalf of the AAPI communities we serve! Let's continue to avidly support our community on the local and national level. On that note, keep an eye out for our volunteer efforts at Shepherd's Table in February to feed the homeless and share the Lunar New Year with them. Other efforts in support of the community are underway, so watch out for more information in upcoming newsletters!
Lastly, for this upcoming new year we would like to hear from you! Do you have any ideas or feedback for us? Or, how about joining the Board in volunteering for program events being planned for 2015?
It's going to be another exciting year!
Happy New Year everyone!
2014 OCA-DC President
News from the Chapter and OCA National
- Don't miss the February 15th deadline to enroll for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace! Nearly 7 million people purchased private insurance through healthcare.gov or their State Based Marketplace so don't be left out!
- Apply for the Young Women's Political Leadership Program (YWPL)! Running Start, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit is offering 10 need based scholarships for Asian American women interested in political leadership. They will participate in a six-day retreat that includes workshops led by experts in the field on public speaking, networking, fundraising, on-camera media training, and advocacy. Asian American women are underrepresented in elected government, thus this is a wonderful opportunity to begin changing this! Apply at: http://runningstartonline.org/programs/young-womens-political-leadership by Sunday, February 15th.
- Apply for OCA National's spring internships for college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates! OCA interns are placed in a full-time job and are assigned to a variety of positions in federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, congressional offices, and in public affairs units of corporations in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Placements of the interns are based on individual background, interest, and skill level. Past program participants have gained working experience and exposure to advocacy efforts that have allowed them to return home and take on more active roles in their local communities. Candidates should be recent graduates, juniors or seniors from two-year and four-year institutions. Interns are provided a living stipend of $2,500 dollars for the 10-week program. Apply at http://www.ocanational.org/?page=springinternship by Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm EST.
- Stay up-to-date with us! Read about some of our events in 2014, and check out the photos too! Stay up-to-date about our future events by subscribing to our newsletter.