AAWC Timeline

Highlights of Our 25 Years

"Chinese Women of America 1834-1982" Exhibit

1987

AAWC collaborated with the community and the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies to sponsor this exhibit. Featured Judy Yung, author of "Chinese Women of America: A Pictorial History," and panel of speakers including Diana Liu and Ida Chen.

AAWC founded by Cecilia Moy Yep and Judge Ida Chen

1987

Established Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship Fund

1995

The scholarship fund was established to assist financially disadvantaged Asian American female students to advance themselves in their chosen field of endeavor.

Celebrated 10th Anniversary

1996

AAWC celebrated their 10th Anniversary as well as awarded their first Cecilia Moy Yep Scholarship.

Awarded 1st AAWC Scholarship

1996

Awarded 2 AAWC Scholarships

1997

Awarded 3 AAWC Scholarships

1998

Awarded 2 AAWC Scholarships

1999

Awarded 1 AAWC Scholarship

2000

Awarded 3 AAWC Scholarships

2001

"Chinese Silk" Exhibit

2002

Supported by AAWC and worked with Professor Gregory from Drexel University. Presented at Drexel University.

Awarded 7 AAWC Scholarships

2002

Awarded 9 AAWC Scholarships

2003

Awarded 13 AAWC Scholarships

2004

"Through My Father's Eyes" Exhibit

2005

A traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institute on the Filipino family life in California in the 1950's sponsored by AAWC in collaboration with the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia. Presented by Linda Alvarado at The Free Library of Philadelphia - Independence Center.

Awarded 4 AAWC Scholarships

2005

Financial Security Programs

2005

Presented 5 financial planning seminars for Asian women living in the Greater Philadelphia area as part of the grant received from the Women's Bureau, Division of the Department of Labor.

The first was a one-day financial planning seminar held in March for professional Asian women. Four separate programs were held for women immigrants from China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Korea during June and July.

Over 300 women and guests attended the 5 programs for improving their financial security by better management of their dollars.

Awarded 8 AAWC Scholarships

2006

Celebrated 20th Anniversary

2007

Celebrated AAWC 20th Anniversary Gala at the 30th Street Station with over 350 guests.

Awarded 8 AAWC Scholarships

2007

Women in Leadership "Speak Up" Seminar

2008

The seminar took place at the School District of Philadelphia and was sponsored by the Women's Bureau. Keynote Speaker: Francey Lim Youngbery, Esq., and the following panelists: Im Ja Choi (Penn Asian Senior Services Executive Director), Diana Liu (Wolf Block Partner), Mailee Walker (Claneil Foundation Executive Director), Julie Wong (Pan Am Realty President), Sophie Xu (PECO Payment & Processing Manager), and Ellen Yu (Entrepreneur & Author, Fork Restaurant).

Survival Guide to College Life for Smarties Seminar

2008

The seminar was held at the Community College of Philadelphia. It featured "Understanding Financial Aid" by Michael Robinson, PHEAA Assistant Regional Director. Other speakers: "Campus Safety Tips" by Captain Ellen Bradley and Donna Gray of the Temple University Police; " Cultural Considerations" by Daravann Yi, Community College ESL Counselor; "Academic Strategies and Success" by Shannon O'Brien, Temple University Academic Advisor; "Basic Banking" by Lisa Folks, PNC Bank Branch Manager & VP; "Dual Admission" by Sandra Gonzalez-Torrez, Director of Educational Support Services; "Hot to Seek Help & Support" by Dr. Annette Molyneux, Drexel University Counseling Services Associate Dean; Dr. Yvonne Chen, Community College Dean of Adult & Community Education; with administrative and organizational support from Patricia Hecht, Coordinator of Philadelphia Tech Prep Consortium.

Survival in These Economic Times for Smarties Seminar

2009

The seminar was held at PECO featuring Lucia Bruce, Regional Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor (Region III) and Steve Sanders, First Genesis Financial Group CEO & Chairman. Other speakers: "Help, I Think I'm Going to Lose My Job: Employment & Job Security" by Mark Krick, PECO HR Director; "Becoming an Investor" by Lisa Susanto, PNC Bank Senior Wealth Partner; "Preparing for Retirement" by Tema Steele, Financial Solutions; funding provided by the Powell Family Foundation.

Survival Guide to Good Health for Smarties Seminar

2009

This seminar was held at Drexel University's Geary Auditorium. It featured Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA Center for Gambling Studies; Dr. Arthur Evans, Philadelphia Behavioral Health & Mental Retardation Services Commissioner. Other speakers: "Are Asians More Likely to Have A Stroke?" by Dr. Carissa Pineda, Jefferson University Hospital and Toby Mazer, Delaware Valley Stroke Council; "Home Health Aid Program for Seniors" by Im Ja Choi, Penn Asian Senior Services, Inc. Executive Director; "Introduction to Asians & Mental Health" by Helen Luu, Southeast Mental Health Program, Hall Mercer Community Health Center; "Health Asian Children with Special Needs" by Ray Ling Hou, Hall Mercer, Pennsylvania Hospital; Paul Michele, Variety Club of Philadelphia; and Sonja McNeal, RN, Shriners Hospital for Children; with major funding and support from Dr. Marla Gold, Drexel School of Public Health Dean, and the Powell Family Foundation.

Awarded 9 AAWC Scholarships

2009

Awarded 7 AAWC Scholarships

2010

Awarded 9 AAWC Scholarships

2011

"Singgalot: The Ties that Bind" Exhibit

2011

A traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institute on the Filipino immigration to the US, sponsored by AAWC in collaboration with Drexel University and the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, with support from Jacqueline DeGroff, Drexel University Museum curator. Presented at Drexel University's Intercultural Center.

"Half the Sky, Women in the New Art of China" Exhibit

2012

Supported by AAWC and worked with Professor Gregory from Drexel University. Presented at Drexel University.

Celebrated 25th Anniversary

2012

AAWC celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

Awarded 28 AAWC Scholarships

2012