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Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center

The mission of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is to promote the culture and history––through exhibitions, education, and research––of Chinese-Americans in the Midwest. The museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago. The Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2005. After a devastating fire in September of 2008, the Museum was closed for renovation and reopened in 2010.

CAMOC is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.

 

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST ANNOUNCES SMART GROWTH

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST ANNOUNCES SMART GROWTH Thirty-One Nonprofits will receive $3 million over four years

CHICAGO – February 25, 2015 – The Chicago Community Trust today announced the 31 nonprofits selected for the 2015 SMART Growth Program. The SMART Growth program was established to help small arts and cultural organizations to engage their boards and staffs in strengthening management practices that effectively support their missions, enabling them to contribute to their communities and to the cultural ecology of the region.

“The Trust believes that affordable and accessible arts opportunities are essential assets in every community, and this priority was affirmed by over 4,500 residents who participated in the creation of the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan,” said Suzanne Connor, senior program officer for arts and culture at The Chicago Community Trust, and one of the designers of the SMART Growth process. “This methodology empowers founders, Board members and staff leaders to recognize strengths and reallocate their limited resources toward lagging management areas so that the foundation is solid and they can cope with challenges like the loss of a founder, changing demographics or a tough economy.”

Small community-based arts and cultural organizations (those with an operating budget less than $1 million) in Cook County were invited to apply for the SMART Growth capacity-building grant program. Chosen from a pool of 136 applicants, the 2015 SMART Growth class is:

Through a grant to the Arts & Business Council of Chicago, SMART Growth provides an individualized assessment of each nonprofit, evaluating critical business functions, such as their financial management, income generation and board governance. This signature program of the Trust also provides organizations with valuable training in the SMART Growth methodology, which includes establishing outcomes that are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timed. Organizations then receive three years of general operating grants, which range from $15,000 - $50,000 per year.

Established in 2006, past SMART Growth graduates include the Jazz Institute (2006), the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2010) and Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance (2010). A total of 70 cultural organizations are alumni of the Smart Growth program.

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About The Chicago Community Trust

The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives and communities. The Trust, together with its donors, grants more than $100 million annually to nonprofits working to develop new audiences to sustain the region’s vibrant arts organizations, protect the human services safety net for those hardest hit by the recession, stem the devastating effects of foreclosures on our neighborhoods, elevate teaching to meet world-class standards and improve conditions for healthy and active lifestyles. By connecting the generosity of donors with the needs of the community, the Trust ensures that our region thrives today and for future generations.

 

A Celebration of Culture! Exhibition will close this April

Don\'t miss Traditional Chinese Festivals: A Celebration of Culture! Exhibition will close on Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

Eurasian Book Talk

Eurasian Book Talk

Eurasian

Mixed Identities in the United States, China and Hong Kong,

1842-1943

EMMA JINHUA TENG

“Beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted, Teng’s Eurasian is a pleasure to read. The author has written a nuanced, multisided account of mixed families and Eurasian identities that will be important reading for students in U.S. and Chinese history and in Asian, Asian American, and Ethnic Studies.”

Kornel Chang, author of Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands

“By examining Eurasian identities from Chines and Ameri- can perspectives, Emma Teng offers a truly transnational and multicultural intellectual project.”

Evelyn Hu-DeHart, editor of Across the Pacific: Asian Americans and Globalization

In the second half of the nineteenth century, global labor migration, trade and overseas study brought China and the United States into close contract, leading to new cross-cultural encounters that brought mixed-race families into being. Yet the stories of these families remain largely unknown. How did interracial families negotiate their identities within these societies when mixed-race marriage was taboo and “Eurasian” often a derisive term?

In Eurasian, Emma Jinhua Teng compares Chinese-Western mixed-race families in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, examining both the range of ideas that shaped the formation of Eurasian identities in these diverse context, and the claims set forth by individual Eurasians concerning their own identities.

Teng argues that Eurasian were not universally marginalized during this ear, as is often asserted. Rather, Eurasians often found themselves facing contradiction between exclusionary and inclusive ideologies of race and nationality, and between overt racism and more subtle forms of prejudice that were counterbal- anced by partial acceptance and privilege.

Emma Jinghua Teng is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow and the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilization and Associ- ate Professor of Chinese Studies at MIT and the author of Taiwan’s Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683-1895 ( Harvard, 2004)

   

Have You Eaten Yet?

Read what Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune said about our cookbook. Click here (works best in Internet Explorer)



Thoughtful gift for any occasion.

Price is $15 plus tax. Shipping is $4.99 per two book order.

Place your order by calling (312) 949 1000 or email office@ccamuseum.org.


Have You Eaten Yet? Cookbook Sale

 

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