A: TACL is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and fully adheres to the regulations of non-partisanship. We are a politically neutral organization. Regarding TACL's stance on Taiwan's status as a nation, TACL fully acknowledges the current status of Taiwan as a sovereign and independent nation. We believe in self-determination and the furthering of Democracy for Taiwan and all people of the world. Please note TACL's programs focus is primarily on the community of Taiwanese Americans in the United States.
Q: Where does TACL get its funding from?
A: TACL fundraises its own operating budget from events, and the support of businesses, foundations, other non-profits, schools, and individuals.
Q: How do I become involved with TACL?
A: TACL officers serve one year term, and staff is recruited on a rolling basis. All TACL officers serve as unpaid volunteers. Involvement can range from being a coordinator or volunteer for a program such as an internship, or camp, to organizing and executing an event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Q: What age group is TACL?
A: TACL is to benefit all Taiwanese Americans regardless of age. However, the majority of the programming has been aimed at the young generation. For TAP, it is aimed to specifically benefit young professionals with a typical age range in the 20’s to mid-30’s. However, there are no set age restrictions. For LID and LYF camps, the age range is from 13 -21. The Journalism Internship is aimed at high school students. Political and Entertainment Internship are for college students. Scholarships are generally awarded to graduating high school seniors.
Q: Is TACL only for second generation Taiwanese Americans?
A: TACL welcomes all interested members including international professionals living in the US and recent immigrants to become active with TACL and attend our events.
Q: Do I have to identify as or be Taiwanese to participate?
A: TACL welcomes all attendees of every identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, and political belief. Having an interest in Taiwan is the one thing attendees and volunteers may have in common, and we do not discriminate.