TACL LYF Camp Q&A

September 4th, 2015

TACL-LYF Camp is a 6 day 5 night summer youth leadership camp held every June in the San Francisco Bay Area for Taiwanese American youth in grades 5 through 12. TACL-LYF’s primary objectives are to deepen the campers’ understanding of their unique cultural heritage, to cultivate their leadership and communication skills, and to connect them

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Program Update: PIP 2015

June 25th, 2015

The TACL Political Internship Program or PIP, is an 8-week program in Washington, DC where college students gain hands-on experience in the political process. PIP focuses on identity development and community impact in addition to building leadership and networking skills. In addition to full-time placements, interns attend workshops throughout the summer, have a one-on-one mentorship,

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SF Taiwanese American Cultural Festival: Taiwan Soul

June 25th, 2015

Every year in the springtime, over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area get the chance to experience a little bit of Taiwan at the annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in Union Square, which took place this year on May 9, 2015. It brought a little bit of “Taiwan Soul” to our foggy city.

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STAR: Sean, TAP-Boston

June 14th, 2015

When our TA friends accomplish something awesome, TACL wants to recognize their rockstar-dom and spotlight their achievement.  Our STAR program aims to capture these stories and share it with you.  If you have a story you’d like to share, please email us at star@tacl.org.   Have you heard about Sean from TAP-Boston? Sean Chung is

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TAP-2-TAP: NY & Boston Take Killington

March 28th, 2015

Two years ago, I went on my first “TAP-NY’s Annual Ski/Snowboard Extravaganza”, and despite being rescued by ski patrol on both days of my skiing attempt, I had an amazing time: pizza’ing and tumbling my way down the mountain, soaking in the hot tub to rest my sore muscles from said pizza’ing and tumbling, learning

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Meet TAP-Atlanta & Wellington Tzou

March 28th, 2015

In January, TAP-Atlanta was voted in by their peer TAPs and is now an official TAP Chapter. Congratulations and welcome to our newest family member! TACL conducted a short interview with Wellington Tzou, TAP-Atlanta’s Founding President to learn a little more about him and TAP-Atlanta. Here is what we found out: TACL: Tell us about

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Happy Lunar New Year!

February 27th, 2015

Growing up in Taiwan, I always looked forward to the month-long celebrations of 新年 (“xin nian” or New Year) when family and friends visited and gathered at different houses to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Every morning, we put on a different red colored outfit and rehearsed our 吉祥話 (“ji xiang hua” or good fortune

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Taiwan: The Great(est) Outdoors

September 30th, 2014

When we think of Taiwan, we tend to think of familiar cultural elements: night markets, bubble tea, and stinky tofu. Taiwan however, is much more than that. Taiwan is an island that is home to farmers and tea shops and family-owned businesses, as well as mega-manufacturers and corporate titans. In the last two decades, Taiwan

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Farewell Letter from the President

September 15th, 2014

My journey with TACL began in the summer of 2005 as an intern in the TACL Political Internship Program. My experience taught me that I had much to learn if I wanted to be a leader one day, but it also inspired me to run for public office in the future. Most importantly, I’m happy to say that

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From Interns to Advocates

September 5th, 2014

TACL recently concluded the 2014 Political Internship Program. The program hosted interns in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. This year’s interns came from different universities from across the country, but all share a common passion for the Taiwanese American community. Many interns were referrals from Youth Camps, TAP Mentorship Programs, ITASA, and other partner programs.

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