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Families in Transition: March 2024 Newsletter

March Forward!

As the clocks are moved forward and a new season arrives, we hope you can march forward into this month with renewed energy! Read on to learn more about upcoming fun, informative FIT program events, resources, and information.



We are now offering office hours for the FIT Program! These are by appointment from 2PM-4PM on Google Meet, Zoom, or Discord. Meet with us to ask questions, have college preparation or career planning support, get referrals for scholarships and resources, and more. To make an office hour appointment, fill out the form through this link!



🐉 Lunar New Year Workshop 🐉

Thank you to our 14 participants who joined our online workshop on February 3rd. Through the Lunar New Year Workshop students learned more about how Lunar New Year is celebrated across the world. Students also participated in interactive activities like trivia and pictionary to test their Lunar New Year knowledge.


🍴 GLIDE Lunch Helper Volunteering 🍴

Thank you to our 15 volunteers who joined our GLIDE Lunch Helper Volunteer Event on a sunny Saturday on February 24th to serve the community by passing out lunch to the community in need. This really important volunteer work, and your help allowed more than 200 people to eat lunch that day.



💼 Interview Preparation - Workshop 💼

Learn more about what employers are looking for in interviews, how to prepare your resume, and get real time practice with interviewing through our Interview Workshop. Listed below are the event details:

Time: Sunday, March 10 from 1PM to 2PM

Location: On Zoom (link will be provided closer to the event date)

*This event counts for (1) FIT workshop credit. To sign up for this event, fill out the Google Form linked here.


🍀 St. Patrick’s Day - Volunteer 🍀

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by volunteering for our St. Patrick’s Day event with PK-5 students! At this volunteer event, you will create crafts, facilitate science experiments, and play games with elementary school students. Listed below are the event details:

Time: Sunday, March 17 from 12:30PM to 3:30PM

Location: 724 Commercial St., San Francisco, CA 94108

*This event counts for (1) FIT volunteer credit. To sign up for this event, fill out the Google Form linked here.


🏫 Choosing the Ideal College Cantonese Presentation 🏫

Join this free Cantonese presentation for Choosing the Ideal College presented by Ms. Serena Chan. Ms. Chan is a school counselor with over 20 years of experience guiding high school students and as an admissions reader for various colleges. The event is located at the North Beach Library on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. This event is open to everyone, so parents are welcome to join too!

*This event does not count for FIT credit. To RSVP for this event, fill out the form here.



🌷 Flower Bulb Day 🌷

Celebrate Flower Bulb Day on Saturday, March 9th from 1PM to 4:30PM. There will be a colorful display of more that 80,000 tulips at Union Square to celebrate International Women's Day. Anyone is free to visit and pick their own bunch of tulips. The maximum amount is 15 tulips per person. Grab your own bunch of tulips on Flower Bulb Day to bring early spring into your household!


☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Parade ☘️ 

Enjoy the 173rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco on Saturday, March 16th! The parade is from 11:30AM to 2PM, starting on 2nd & Market and ending at the Civic Center Plaza. After the parade, there will also be food, drink, live music, and vendors at the Civic Center Plaza until 6PM. Remember to wear green, or else you might get pinched!



🎨 Teen Art Connect Internship & Fellowship 🎨

The Contemporary Jewish Museum has two upcoming paid programs for youth entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in Fall 2024:

Teen Art Connect (TAC) Internship 

The TAC Internship brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-round paid internship of $18.07/hour. Teens work and learn together in a world-class arts environment to experience art and artists, explore identity and culture, produce and lead meaningful public events and programs, and develop professional skills. 

Applications for TAC are due by March 15, 2024. Visit this link to apply.

TAC Anti-bias Leaders Fellowship 

The TAC Anti-bias Leaders Fellowship is a new, year-long program at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) that seeks to empower teens with the training and tools to become leaders in anti-bias activism in their schools and communities. Fellows will meet every month and work alongside leaders and changemakers to build their leadership skills and develop anti-bias art projects with a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

Applications for the TAC Anti-bias Leaders Fellowship are due by March 22, 2024. Visit this link to apply.


🩰 Girlfly Summer Arts & Activism Project 🩰

The 2024 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women/GNC youth from San Francisco for four weeks to perform dances in the air in a professional theater setting. This summer program is geared towards people who like to dance and be creative. Through this summer program, you may get the chance to perform your original dances, learn about housing obstacles and solutions in San Francisco, create a writing project, connect with creative youth and peers, and earn $500. 

Applications are open until May 1, 2024. For more information, visit this website.


🌲National Parks Conservancy - LINC🌲

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is opening applications for their summer program, LINC. Linking Individuals to their Natural Communities (LINC) is a six-week program designed for high school students who are open to new experiences, eager to learn new skills, enjoy working outside and have an interest in the environment. This six-week program brings youth from across the Bay Area together for a variety of local service projects, education & recreation and skills building workshops to gain career and leadership skills.

No experience is necessary, and LINC welcomes enthusiasm! Upon completion of the program, students will receive up to $2,400 in an educational award.

Applications are due by March 10, 2024.


🎓 Asian Pacific Fund - Scholarships 🎓

The Asian Pacific Fund is offering four scholarships with amounts ranging from $1000 to $5000. Below are the various scholarship opportunities listed and their due dates:

  • Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund, due 3/1/2024

  • Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship, due 3/29/2024

  • Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship, due 4/26/2024

  • Wong: Helen and L.S. Wong Memorial Scholarship, due 4/12/2024

  • Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship, due 3/22/2024

For more information, visit this link.


💌 Senior Love Letter Campaign 💌

Write a love letter sharing your gratitude and love in Chinese to a senior who encourages and inspires you to learn, grow, and live life to the fullest. Select essays will earn recognition and will be published in a major Chinese newspaper. To enter, email your letter to or mail to Stephanie Szto: On Lok, 1333 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109 before March 15, 2024

Visit this link for more information about the Senior Love Letter Campaign.



⏰ Daylight Savings ⏰

On the second Sunday of March, the clocks in the United States and other countries move forward for an hour for Daylight Savings time. This year, Daylight Savings’ time change falls on March 10th, 2024. The concept of daylight savings has roots in  World War I, when clocks were turned an hour forward to preserve energy for the war. Afterwards, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 established our current practice of switching between standard time and daylight savings time. The United States experimented with permanent daylight saving time in 1974, but the experiment ended within the same year due to public dislike of darker mornings. Although there are moves to make daylight savings permanent by the Senate with the Sunshine Protection Act, the bill failed to make it to the House. For now, daylight savings is here to stay.


💬 Quote of the Month 💬


Charity Cultural Services Center

731-747 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA, 94108

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