Asian Family Center
- The annual Asian Basketball Camp (ABC).
- The Asian-American Youth Leadership Conference.
- This one week half-day camp will be the 12th annual in the Summer of 2001, and has attracted more than 100 young participants per day. The majority of the coaches are from the Portland Police Bureau and Portland School Police. The program is designed to teach youth basic basketball skills, to have fun playing basketball, and to provide positive contact between youth and police.
- This one-day event was the 9th annual conference, and was held in the Spring of 2001. The event has drawn over 300 youth from high schools in Portland and metropolitan areas. The program includes inspirational keynote speakers and workshops, career and college fair, breakfast, lunch, entertainment and prizes.
Thoa-Oanh Doan, Public Safety Specialist, and Helen Ying, Assistant Principal at Walla Walla High School at the 9th Annual Asian American Youth Leadership Conference.
- Basketball Teams.
- Asian Youth Alliance.
- Asian Law Enforcement Advisory Council of Oregon (ALEACO).
Two high school basketball teams (the Dragons for boys and the Lady Dragons for girls) are part of the Portland Parks and Recreation - Drug Free Basketball Program. They are registered with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance League, practice twice a week and play 10 games for the whole season. They also participate in tournaments. This group consists of students from high schools in Portland and David Douglas Districts. With guidance and supervision, these young people meet once a week to plan their own activities such as community service, field trips, peer support, and discussion on interested subjects. This group is chaired by the Assistant Chief of P.P.B., currently Chief Paresi, and co-chaired by two members from the Asian communities. ALEACO serves as a communication tool. The group meets once a month to discuss issues that affect both the bureau and community.
Please feel free to contact the Asian Family Center at 503-235-9396 for more information about the AFC and various services and programs offered at the Center. Referrals are welcome!