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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New Kids on the Block

July 17th, 2014

The word about TACL and TAP is spreading.  This year at National Convention 2014 in Washington, DC, expect to see a few new faces in the crowd.  We’ve got new board members coming out to represent TAP-Seattle, TAP-Atlanta, and TAP-Austin.  Here’s a spotlight on some unique things each of the chapters have been doing. Since

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Bringing Together TA Youth Camps Nation-wide

June 30th, 2014

It’s that time of year again — summer camp season!   And for many of us, our fondest summer camp memories are the ones we had at one of the many Asian-American youth camps across the country. We at TACL understand the immense value that these camps provide to both their youth and the entire TA

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Day in the Life of APAs

May 8th, 2014

How many Asian-Pacific Americans are there around us?  How do all our lives coincide or differ as we assimilate or differentiate day-to-day in the US?  On May 10, 2014, the Smithsonian Institute is celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage month by aggregating videos and pictures posted on social media and Flickr using the hashtag #LifeAPA and selecting

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