$4,000 DONATION MILESTONE: Rocking the Year of the Ram!


Frank Scumacci, CASL Board of Directors



Margaret Dolan, CASL Board of Directors Secretary



John Czyzycki, CASL Board of Directors Treasurer



Jok Wong, CASL Board of Directors Chinese Secretary


A very warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to all who participated in CASL’s “Rocking the Year of the Ram” Chinese New Year Appeal! The year is young—and there are more photos to be shared—so look forward to seeing more RAM-ifications throughout 2015!

$2,000 DONATION MILESTONE: Rocking the Year of the Ram!


Co-Chairs Henry So and Eric Wu, CASL Associate Board


The BULL and the RAM…
Henry So and Eric Wu, the CASL Associate Board (Cosmic) Co-Chairs, thank you for all of your tremendous support! Every dollar will help CASL face proposed Illinois budget cuts and keep CASL clients in programs that elevate the quality of life for individuals, families and the Chicago community.

2014 Posse Scholars Qingqing Li and Jianbin Guan!


Congratulations to Qingqing Li (left) and Jianbin Guan (right) for winning 2014 Posse Scholarships! Both students are part of the WIA Youth Program here at CASL. As Posse Scholars, they represent the top 5% of the 2,500 nominations for 2014.

What is Posse? Check it out HERE and HERE.

QingQing Li will be attending Cornell University, and she plans to major in Psychology. She is a student from George Westinghouse College Prep High School with a 4.9 GPA. She has been in the U.S. for 6 years. She is the treasurer of the National Honor Society, the secretary of the National Chinese Honor Society, and a member of several other clubs. She has performed about 200 hours of community service.

Jianbin Guan will be attending Connecticut College, and he plans to major in Physics and Mathematics. He is a student from Thomas Kelly High School with a 3.9 GPA. He has only been in the U.S for 1 and a half years. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Math Team. In addition, he is the president of the Kelly High School Newspaper Club He is currently on the Bilingual Advisory Council to make contributions and get involved with his school community. In 2014, he won First Place on the Algebra 2 team and Second Place on the Pre- Calculus Team in the CCML Math Competitions.