May 2018 Newsletter – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Innovation. Consistency. Growth Quincy Asian Resources Inc. (QARI)  May 2018 Newsletter

Join us in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

QARI is proud to serve the large Asian population in Quincy and the South Shore.

  • Our youth programs teach young people to embrace their heritage.
  • Our Family & Community Outreach Services provide essential services to people in need.
  • Our Workforce Enterprise program engages companies and organizations that are committed to improving cultural competency to better serve the Asian population.

As a community, we have and will continue to look after one another amidst illusions of division. Thank you for celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with us. “More connects us than separates us… the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.” – King T’Challa, Wakanda (Black Panther movie)

QARI Highlighted at the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) Fundraiser

Ying Ge Wang, a Massachusetts Promise Fellow and current U&I Mentoring Coordinator, spoke at the MPF Fundraiser. One of our mentor and mentee matches joined her onstage to share their experience. “I remember the day when I got accepted into Clark University. I told myself, ‘One day, when language is no longer a barrier, I’m going to come back to this community with all the things I’ve learned and use my knowledge and experience to empower as many people as possible.’ And now I have the most distinct honor to serve QARI and the young people who have been challenged by the same barriers that I faced. To be served by a community and then to be serving that very same community is an indescribable feeling.” – Ying Ge Watch her speech here.

Ying Ge Wang (far right)
Comcast Cares Day

On Saturday, April 21, mentees from our U&I Mentoring Program made ‘Welcome Home’ signs for new affordable housing residents in Chinatown. Much thanks to Asian Community Development Corporation and Comcast for an awesome Comcast Cares Day.

Senior Care Initiatives

QARI provided interpretation and liason support for residents at 80 Clay and O’Brien Towers for their tenant association meetings. We have also provided information and referral services to meet the needs of senior citizens. On April 9th, QARI collaborated with Asian American Service Association (AASA) andSouth Shore Health Systems to bring a group of senior citizens for free oral/head/neck cancer screening at South Shore Health System’s Cancer Center. We continue this collaboration to provide free skin cancer screening on Thursday, May 17th.

South Shore YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day

QARI participated in South Shore YMCA’s Healthy Kid’s Day on Saturday, 4/21 to support the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, and to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Breaking Mental Health Stigma Initiative Youth Mindfulness and Wellness Workshops

QARISouth Shore Mental Health, and Quincy Public Schools are collaborating to provide weekly workshops for youth on mindfulness and wellness at North Quincy High School, starting this month. We are committed to fighting the stigma on mental health, a fundamental barrier to treatment.

11th Annual QARI Community Banquet
We are one week away from QARI’s Community Banquet on Friday, May 11th at 6:30 pm at the Quincy China Pearl Restaurant. We will honor those who have invested in the growth of the Asian community in Quincy, including: John “Jack” Lydon, Tim Wismar, and the South Shore YMCA. In the spirit of giving back, the Banquet will have a raffle where portions of the proceed will benefit the Quincy Storm Relief Fund.Read the Patriot Ledger’s coverage.
QARI In the Community
State Representative Tackey Chan and US Congressman Steven Lynch