Diamond Bar Chinese-American Association (DBCAA) Located in the east side of the Los Angeles County, the city of Diamond Bar is a small town with the best school district. DBCAA was formed in 1990 by a group of visionaries. With a growing Chinese-American population, they felt the need to build up an Association to strengthen their mutual relationship, to serve and be involved with community activities, to educate their children about the traditional language and values, and to take care of their elders. In the past twenty-one years, DBCAA has established a Chinese School, a Chinese Parent Association, and other service oriented organizations, for example, a senior club and a newspaper.
DBCAA was formed as a non-profit organization with a 501-C3 number. Its main mission is to provide services to members from the local and its neighboring communities. DBCAA was formed and managed by a board which is consisted of 13 to 29 board directors. Every year, DBCAA will participate in various types of local activities such as City Birthday, library and community foundation fundraising events, etc. Through these efforts, DBCAA has been recognized by the main stream American for its contribution to the community.
At present, with many people’s efforts, DBCAA and its subsidiary organizations are growing steadily and they will continue to serve their members by applying Chinese’s traditional spirit “Expend the respect of the aged in one’s family to that of other families; expend the love of the young ones in one’s family to that of other families”. There are still a lot of work remains to be done and they hope to get each and every one of your supports and participations so they can make DBCAA a better organization.
Diamond Bar Chinese-American School (DBCS)DBCS was the first organization established by DBCAA because the education of the next generation is an important task in Chinese tradition especially for those who live abroad. With strong support from the Chinese-American community, DBCAA started to recruit the best teachers not only in academics but also in other Chinese traditional skills such as Calligraphy and Chinese painting. In 1991, DBCS was formally established with the following objectives:
1. Teach students how to write, read, and speak Chinese from Vol. 1-12,
2. Teach traditional Chinese values and customs,
3. Teach traditional skills such as Calligraphy and Chinese painting.
To accommodate all parents’ requests, DBCS has established the following three classes:
1. Saturday morning Chinese School (at the DB High School): 3 hours of regular Chinese classes and 1 hour of extra- curriculum class. School starts from September and ends in June.
2. Monday to Friday After School (at DBCAA): Teach both English/Math and Chinese.
3. Summer Chinese School (at DBCAA): Include regular Chinese classes and special summer camp and ESL activities. School starts from June through August
For the past twenty years, thousands of students from the DB and its neighboring cities have been educated by DBCS. DBCS sincerely hopes that their efforts to educate the next generation about Chinese and Chinese culture will make them aware of who they are and willing to continue to support Chinese education for the future generations to come.
Diamond Bar Chinese-American Parent Association (DBCPA)DBCPA was formed in 1992. DBCPA is the largest volunteer group for DBCAA supported by parents of DBCS with the following missions:
1. Take good care of DBCS children and make sure they have a safe and fun place to learn Chinese and other useful skills.
2. Promote the traditional Chinese heritage to local community and promote the importance of diversity within the DB city.
3. Provide opportunities for DBCPA parents to learn interesting skills.
4. Provide opportunities for DBCPA parents to get involved in supporting both DBCS and DB citys’ community work.
5. Build a communication bridge between parents/students and teachers.
1. Seminars for parents. DBCPA forms a number of interesting seminars covering a variety of areas including cooking, education, and safe communities, etc.
2. DBCPA School parents meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to invite parents to join DBCPA and show them how to get involved in its planned activities. Room mother/father of each class will be selected as well.
3. Moon Festival – a fun cultural event designed for family to get-together and enjoys the famous Moon cake.
4. Parent learning program – working with DBCS, DBCPA develops several classes to enrich parents’ life such as Calligraphy or Chinese Painting.
5. Lunar New Year – This is the biggest event for DBCPA to raise fund for DBCAA and DBCS. Through the dragon dance performance to traditional Chinese cooking, this event offers the DB community an opportunity to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to learn about Chinese culture.
6. Sport event – DBCPA co-hosted this event with DBCS. The purpose of this event is to emphasize the importance of sport and fitness for the next generation, while using this opportunity to have fun with their children.
7. Picnic – DBCPA co-hosted this event with other DBCAA organizations to help promote friendship between teachers and parents.
8. DBCAA Convention – This is the most important fundraising event for DBCS. DBCPA provides necessary man power support to help DBCA.
9. Award event for students, parents, and teachers. This event is used to say thank you to the dedicated teachers and volunteer parents. Most importantly, it gives the awards to those students who have achieved the highest standards in their classes.
10. Community involvement – DBCPA contributes the man power to serve the community, for example, support the library or people in needs.
By joining the DBCPA, members will not only be able to serve both school and community but also be able to enrich their lives with different point of views. DBCPA always welcomes new parents to join and participate in these valuable events. At the same time, DBCPA is willing to help out those parents who are in needs of help or consultation.
電腦組 --- 中文電腦教學
基金會 --- 籌募永久會址基金
Other DBCAA Subsidiary GroupsDBCAA strongly encourages its board of directors to form subsidiary groups that provide services to the DB Chinese-American community. In the following, several subsidiary organizations are listed.
1. Foundation Group: The goal of this group is to solicit donations through fundraising events to support DBCAA foundation that will eventually be used to purchase a future DBCAA permanent home. Most of the Foundation Group members are retired DBCAA presidents, directors, and well-known Chinese-American supporters.
2. Computer Group: The goal of this group is to develop useful computer related classes for both adults and children. Computer has become the most important tool in the 21st century and it is important for the DB Chinese American to get into the trend. These classes will be offered through DBCS’s system.
3. Other Subsidiary Organizations with DBCA: Public Relation, Advertisement, and Treasurer.
For the past twenty-one years, DBCAA and its subsidiaries have gradually established their reputation and recognized by its neighboring cities and the mainstream American. As a non-profit organization, all the proceeds raised by DBCAA have been used to support its organizations’ needs and to support its activities to serve the community. To better improve this capability, DBCAA has established a long term goal to own a permanent home at the DB city so it won’t be suffered by excessive rent and moving problem. Through DBCAA and its subsidiary organizations’ effort, DBCAA has gradually built up a DBCAA home purchase fund. Since DBCAA has been established as a 501-C3 non-profit organization, all donations to DBCAA can be tax deductible. With your monetary support or volunteer, DBCAA’s dream to own a permanent home in the DB city could be achieved in the near future.
Contact DBCAA for More Information
Diamond Bar Chinese-American Association
1142 S. Diamond Bar Blvd. #110, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Tel :Tel: (909) 286-6001
Web Site : www.dbcaa.org