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Episode 11: The Culture Factor with Elizabeth Chung of the Asian American Center of Frederick

Frederick Factor December 22, 2021 225


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Show Summary:

Our guest for today’s episode is Elizabeth Chung, the founder and Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick. The AACF brings together cultures, helps people become citizens of the US, and supports immigrants with essential skills to be independent and successful contributors to our communities. With passion and dedication, Elizabeth shares her journey creating AACF and growing the many successful programs that are powerfully impacting individuals, strengthening communities, and creating ripple effects throughout society at large. 

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • The original inspiration behind starting Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF)
  • How the AACF has evolved beyond serving only the Asian American community
  • The many different services offered by the AACF to support immigrants to become independent and contributors to the community
  • Elizabeth’s joy in offering AACF’s Citizen and Naturalization Program
  • The power of food festivals to bring different communities together 
  • What the Chinese Five Elements can teach us about community building
  • The domino effect of different cultures helping one another
  • Why it’s so important to see your own unconscious biases to help fight injustice
  • Elizabeth’s ideas of how AACF could continue to grow and expand
  • Elizabeth’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Elizabeth Chung is a native of Hong Kong, China, and immigrated to the United States in 1970. For 45 years, she has been an advocate for minority health. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF), an organization dedicated to supporting immigrants with essential skills to be independent and successful contributors to the community. Under her leadership, AACF is a leading entity in addressing health disparities through partnership with collective impact. Elizabeth serves and has served on various advisory committees, boards, and commissions in various capacities, including the Asian Pacific American Commission of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiative. She has received many awards and accolades throughout her career, including becoming the national recipient of the New York Life Foundation – Love Takes Action Award.

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Frederick Factor – The Culture Factor

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