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Youth Program Launches in Oakland Chinatown

Red Cross Launches Bi-lingual Youth for Community Engagement Team in Oakland Chinatown


The Oakland Chinatown Preparedness Committee (OCPC) –a coalition of community agencies, whose mission is

to utilize community resources and network to serve and educate the residents, local organizations, and

businesses of Oakland Chinatown to become more prepared for emergencies and disasters.

SPEAKERS (invited guests):

  • Jean Quan – Mayor, City of Oakland
  • Patricia Kernighan – Councilmember, District 2, City of Oakland
  • Michael Jang – Board Member, American Red Cross Bay Area; Founder of San Francisco YCE
  • Jen Lee –Community Service Director, Asian Health Services
  • Arnold Mew – President, Wa Sung Community Service Club
  • Darren Ly – Oakland YCE Team Member
  • Emily White – Regional Director of Preparedness, American Red Cross Bay Area
  • Kayi Lau – Youth Preparedness Specialist, Asian Community Preparedness
  • WHAT:

    City officials, community advocates and representatives from local non-profit organizations will gather to launch

    the Youth for Community Engagement (YCE) – a unique volunteer program supported by the Oakland

    Chinatown Preparedness Committee and the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter to engage local bilingual

    youth in community service and to help build a disaster resilient Oakland Chinatown Community.

    WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Lincoln Square Recreation Center, 250 10th Street, Oakland, CA

    Oakland Chinatown Preparedness Committee (OCPC) Committee Members:

  • American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter - Asian Community Preparedness Department
  • Asian Health Services
  • Department of Human Services, City of Oakland
  • Family Bridges, Inc.
  • Lincoln Square Recreation Center, City of Oakland, Office of Parks and Recreation
  • Oakland Fire Dept. – CORE program
  • Wa Sung Community Service Club
  • Contacts:

  • Chinese Media: Kayi Lau (415) 812-2995
  • Chinese Media: Jessica Cen (415) 427-8076
  • English Media: Pooja Trivedi 408-206-6234
  • 24-Hour Media Hotline: 415-427-8800