According to the most recent U.S. census data for Howard County, the Asian population grew from an estimated 19,206 (7.8 percent) in 2000 to 60,318 (18.8 percent) in 2017 — tied with non-Hispanic blacks.
Is your agency equipped to meet the needs of this growing demographic? Have you thought about reaching out and engaging these residents, but don't know how? Are there opportunities for your agency to partner with other social service organizations to better serve this population?
Come learn about the challenges and opportunities of serving the Asian population in Howard County from a distinguished panel comprised of representatives from the Howard County Chinese School, the League of Korean Americans in Howard County, the Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington, and the Indian Origin Network of Howard County (IONHoCo).
Following the presentations attendees will be break into smaller groups to discuss how to overcome barriers and create new and better ways to serve the needs of this community.
Lanlan Xu: Howard County Chinese School (HCCS)
Topic: Asian Americans in Howard County: a Demographic Portrait
Jason Zhao: Howard County Chinese School (HCCS)
Topic: Serving Chinese Americans in Howard County: Different Challenges Facing Different Age Groups
Young Ran Chang(Smith), SuAhe Lee & SueOk Kim: League of Korean Americans in Howard County (LOKA-HC)
Topic: Serving the Korean American Community: LOKA and its programs
Will Lee: Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSCGW)
Topic: Introducing KCSCGW- Howard County
Pravin Ponnuri & Raj Kathuria: Indian Origin Network of Howard County (IONHoCo)
Topic: Reaching out to the Asian Indian community for public service and their needs