Pan-Asian fundraiser for Chinese American Service League

May 18, 2010 9:41:06 AM PDT
One of Chicago's favorite chefs, Jackie Shen of Red Light is joining with several other local Chefs chefs-in-training to prepare a special Pan-Asian dinner for the Chinese American Service League (CASL) benefit. Chinese, Vietnamese and Indian cuisines will be featured at the fund-raiser on next Tuesday, May 25 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

Hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by students in the CASL http://www.caslservice.org chef training program. Chang Le, executive chef at Le Colonial is preparing the salad course. Entrees are being created by Tony Hu of Lao Beijing, Lao Szechuan, and Lao Shanghai; and by Jaipal Singh at India House (Indian). Chef Jackie, known for her decadent chocolate desserts, has created a special dessert for the evening.

The Chinese American Service League (CASL) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based social service agency working with the Chinese community in the greater Chicago area.

CASL is the largest and most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to the needs of Chinese Americans. A significant portion of its clients are newly arrived immigrants. These individuals often do not have formal education, and possess few transferable job skills. Since 90% of them speak little to no English, they find themselves unable to easily partake of many social services. CASL is there to bridge that gap with over 280 multilingual, multicultural professional and support staff.

CASL goals :

  • Assist families to help upgrade their economic level and their strengthen family structures
  • Help clients ease the cultural transitions for themselves and their families into American society,
  • Engage in advocacy to achieve positive systemic social change.
  • Since its founding in 1978, CASL has successfully helped thousands of newly immigrated Chinese to become independent, productive members of society through its comprehensive programming. CASL's programs:

  • reach over 17,000 clients each year. CASL serves everyone who comes seeking services, but primarily serves Chinese Americans and Chinese immigrants in the metropolitan Chicago area, focusing on the Chinatown and Bridgeport neighborhoods.
  • have successfully helped thousands of newly immigrated Chinese become independent, productive members of society through its comprehensive programming offered through four departments: Family and Community Services, Child Education and Development Services, Elderly Services, Employment and Training .
  • To learn more about CASL or order tickets to the benefit dinner, visit caslservice.org

    CASL BENEFIT DINNER
    Tuesday, May 25
    Chicago Hilton and Towers
    720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
    Reception at 5:30 p.m.
    Dinner/program at 6:30 p.m.


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