ABCD SummerWorks program helps agencies in Chinatown

Norman Zeng (left), 14, and Shihua Wu (right), 14, teach at the Kwong Kow Chinese School. Both students work through the ABCD SummerWorks program for youth jobs. (Image courtesy of Sylvana Chan.)
Norman Zeng(左)與Shihua Wu(右)。(圖片由陳嘉韺提供。)

For most teenagers, the summer means no school, no work and lots of goofing off. Yet Shihua Wu, 14, a sophomore at the Boston Latin Academy, spends part of his summer in the classroom: he is a full-time teaching assistant for six weeks at the Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston’s Chinatown. Wu is one of more than 800 young adults from ages 14 to 21 in the Action for Boston Community Development SummerWorks program. Continue reading

New England Gee How Oak Tin Family Association rings in Chinese New Year

紐英倫至孝篤親公所於本月16日在龍鳳酒樓和喜臨門大酒樓舉辦年度宴會。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The Gee How Oak Tin Family Association of New England celebrated the Year of the Snake during its annual banquet Feb. 16 at the China Pearl and Hei La Moon restaurants with 107 tables. The family association represents Chinese individuals with the surname of Chan, Woo and Yuen, including “Uncle Bill” and “Uncle Frank” Chin. Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School principal cultivates language and culture

Kwong Kow's new principal Felicia Tsang. Photo by Ling-Mei Wong.

Felicia Tsang knows what it’s like to be new. Tsang came to the United States when she was 17 years old. When she was assigned to read “Catch-22″ by Joseph Heller and came across an unfamiliar expletive, she couldn’t find it in the “F” section of the dictionary and turned to her classmate. Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School hosts annual gala

中華廣教學校的學生帶來舞蹈表演。 (圖片出處:張韻寧)

Kwong Kow Chinese School (KKCS) hosted its “Aspiring to Wisdom and Virtue” gala on Dec. 1 at the China Pearl restaurant in Quincy. It featured performances starring the school’s students. Continue reading