Square and Circle Civic Engagement Internship Stipend Awardees

Five Asian American Studies majors and masters students were recipients of the Square and Circle Civic Engagement Internship Stipend Award. This award is given to students who commit to 100 internship hours to a not-for-profit community-based organization in the Asian American community.  

Awardees for Spring 2015

Stanley Ho, an Asian American Studies major,  is completing an internship with The Spot Youth Center, an initiative of Asian Health Services.   Stanley will be creating a resource guide and presentations to  inform and empower young workers of their rights and protections under the law.

Jennie Huynh, an Asian American Studies major, is completing her internship with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF).  She will be updating their Immigrant Voices website project and will assist with office programs at Angel Island. AIISF is working to preserve this historic site.

Dale Maglalang, an Asian American Studies masters student,  is completing his internship with Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP). Dale will be working to assist PEP with teaching in a local high school and assisting with a wide array of lesson plans on Filipina/o Americans.

Joy Ng, an Asian American Studies major, is completing her internship with the Manilatown Heritage Foundation where she will maintain and organize the I-Hotel archives, lead  I-Hotel tours for visitors, outreach to colleges/schools and  assist with administrative duties, social media and social events.

Desun Oka, an Asian American masters student,  is completing his internship with the National Japanese American History Society (NJAHS) where he will be involved in compiling a life history interview of Mr. Frank Higashi, a Kibei Nisei veteran of WWII, who served in the MIS (Military Intelligence Service).  He will be assisting with the video-taping, transcribing and editing of this interview.  This interview will be added to the NJAHS archive as part of their MIS Historic Learning Center at Building 640 in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Past Awardees

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

  • Anthony Chan,  NICOS Chinese Health Coalition 
  • Fatima Orcno,  Pinay Education Partnership (PEP)
  • Hieu Phan,  Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage & Performing Arts (SEACHAMPA)
  • Michelle Richardson,  Vietnamese Youth Development Center
  • Estela Uribe, Diasporic Vientamese Artists Network

Spring 2013

  • Josue Bernardo,  Filipino Community Center
  • Yiting Deng,  NICOS Chinese Health Coalition 
  • Lynna Din,  Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage & Performing Arts (SEACHAMPA)
  • Da Ling Ma, Chinese Culture Center
  • Sara Matsumoto,  Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California