CACF 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala is November 12

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CACF 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala is November 12

On Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm, Saru Jayaraman, Julian Liau and Tara Tran Nyuyen, three visionary leaders, will be honored by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) for their dedication to advocating for the Asian Pacific American community, at the 10th Annual Caring for Children Awards Gala at Bridgewaters in New York. Bettyconfidential.com's Ernabel Demillo and Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka will emcee the evening's festivities. Individual tickets start at $225. All proceeds to benefit CACF's programs to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children, youth, and families in New York City.

Saru Jayaraman, Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-United)
Julian Liau, Executive Director, JP Morgan Securities
Tara Tran Nguyen, Dean , New York Vietnamese School

CACF is also celebrating the 5th anniversary of its youth leadership program, the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP). Over 50 Asian Pacific American public high school students have created a powerful voice as part of ASAP. They have met with high-ranking officials in New York City's Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and City Council Members to present their research findings and recommendations for school reform.

Wayne Ho, CACF Executive Director, states, "This is a landmark year. We celebrate an impressive group of individuals who deserve to be recognized for their dedication to Asian Pacific American children and families. In addition, we celebrate the accomplishments of our youth leaders who, at such young ages, have already impacted New York City's public school system to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed."

City Council Member Alan Gerson will make a special presentation. Current and former members of CACF's youth leadership program (the Asian American Student Advocacy Project - ASAP) - Michelle Duong, a high school sophomore; Sadaf Omer, a Lehman College sophomore; Indera Singh, a Hunter College graduate; Kening Ye, a high school senior; and Mike Yon, a high school senior - will be award presenters.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Bridgewaters
11 Fulton Street
South Street Seaport
6pm

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. CACF advocates for better policies, funding, and services to ensure that children of all backgrounds grow up healthy and safe.