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CASL's FY10 Annual Report is now available online. Click here!

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Learn How to Protect Yourself and Prevent Robberies!

In light of robberies in the community recently, the 21st Police District is conducting a seminar to educate the public on robbery awareness, prevention, appropriate response during and after a robbery, and more. This FREE seminar will be held at CASL's Grand Hall, Friday, February 3, 2012 from 10:30 - 11:30am. Everyone is welcome to attend. See the flyer for more details.

CASL Interest Classes - Enroll for Spring Term Today!

Classes offered include Mandarin Chinese, drawing, Kung Fu, Gu Zheng, several levels of dance classes, and a children's choir. Download the special interest program flyer in English or Chinese. Or contact Peggy Luu at 312-791-0418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

TeenREACH Spring Enrollment now OPEN!

This program assists students develop and achieve positive growth through academic tutoring and recreational activities. Enrollment is open to all Chicago Public School students grades 6th - 8th. The Spring term runs every Mon.-Thurs. 2pm to 7pm from Jan. 9, 2012 - June 14, 2012 at CASL. More information is available in English and Chinese.

CASL Helps Smokers Find the Courage to Quit

CASL’s Courage to Quit smoking cessation program held its second graduation on November 11, 2011. Sponsored in part by the Asian Health Coalition, Courage to Quit is a comprehensive treatment program that provides information, practice skills, and support to participants as they work towards quitting smoking. >>

Lucky Couple wins FREE Electricity!

Congratulations to the lucky couple, Mr. Cho Tok Lo (勞祖鐸) and Mrs. Wai Quen Lo (勞黃惠娟), who signed up through CASL's website to participate in the CUB Energy Saver and won three months (June, July, August) of free electricity in the "Free Summer of Electricity" contest! The CUB Energy Saver is the latest money-saving service from the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and is like having your very own 24-hour energy expert whose only job is to slash your home's utility bills - for free. Please click here for more details, and follow three simple steps to sign up and then start saving money, earning rewards, and winning prizes!

Yang Feng Li's Story

For Yan Feng Li, CASL’s Family Learning and Resource Center (FALREC) changed her world and the lives of her three children in ways she could never have imagined. Yan Feng first heard about FALREC, a family support and early childhood intervention program that supports children up to five and their parents, from a recommendation by her boss when she was pregnant with her first son. >>

Join CASL's Healthy Lifestyle Initiative!

Calling all adults 60 and above! Learn how to create your own healthy lifestyle through weekly fitness and nutrition classes. This FREE program runs from December 1, 2011 - June 29, 2012. View the flyer for more information.

Now accepting applications for LIHEAP 2012 Energy Assistance Program!

Flyers are now available in English and Chinese!

CASL on Comcast Newsmakers - Beginning 9/5/2011

On July 12, 2011, CASL President Bernarda Wong was interviewed by television news anchor Ellee Pai Hong for a taping of Comcast Newsmakers,  an award winning 5-minute news segment that features elected officials, community leaders and people making a difference in the Chicago region, throughout Illinois and across the nation. >>

DePaul University Startalk Students Sing with CASL Seniors - 7/15/11

On July 15, 2011 DePaul University’s Startalk Chinese Language Academy students took a field trip to CASL to sing with Adult Day Service seniors. >>

School Age Center Expo of Fantastic Structures - 6/30/11

Over the past school year CASL’s School Age Center (SAC) students have been busy building a variety of “Fantastic Structures,” thanks to a generous $30,000 Motorola Solutions Innovation Generation Grant awarded in July 2010. >>

First Courage to Quit Graduation at CASL - 6/22/11

On June 22, 2011 CASL’s first Courage to Quit smoking cessation program participants graduated. The 6-week program, hosted in partnership with the Asian Health Coalition, is the first time the program has been led in Chinese in Chicago. >>

CASL Healthy Lifestyle Initiative Graduation - 6/22/11

On June 22, 2011 participants in CASL’s 8-month Healthy Lifestyle Initiative attended the last the last workshop about Summer Foods and 23 received their certificates of completion. >>

Deloitte Impact Day - 6/10/11

Deloitte employees volunteered at CASL on 6/10/11. CASL clients and staff look forward to Deloitte Impact Day every year, since they are the largest volunteer group of the year touching the most programs! >>

Harris Bank Volunteer Group - 6/9/11

Thank you to Harris Bank employees for volunteering at CASL on 6/9/2011!  We are honored to have had CEO, Ellen Costello, join the group as a special guest reader to our Child Development Center children.lients appreciated. >>

CASL Participates in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - 6/5/11

This year CASL staff and clients participated as Cheering Station volunteers for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer held in Chicago on June 5, 2011. The two-day event aims to unite people with one purpose and one goal - to end breast cancer. >>