For every resident in Howard County and every family in Howard County public schools to be equally represented in the community and to have equitable access to services and resources.


To advance, empower and unite the Chinese and other immigrants in Howard County by advocating for the underrepresented, leading in civic activities, promoting greater community engagement, and supporting integration into the larger community.

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The month of May is designated to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The AAPI community is part of the diverse fabric of our nation. Its contributions, resilience and compassion are especially noteworthy in this challenging time during the coronavirus pandemic. To honor the AAPI Heritage Month, CAPA-HC launched an on-line celebration which includes a series of virtual activities and events.


As a conclusion of the celebration, CAPA-HC created a video featuring Howard County elected officials, government agencies, HCPSS school officials, non-profit organizations and community leaders recognizing the contribution of the local AAPI community.

We are very grateful that we have received huge support and great responses which made this initiative such a successful event.

Online Educational Talks -

Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA-HC) is holding weekly zoom online talks for school age children on Thursdays at 3 pm. The talks are hosted by Dr. Yun Lu.


The Twelfth session will be held on Thursday June 25. Ms. Charmaine Yuan will present "Pancake Party". Ms. Yuan will show you how to make pancakes from scratch (please see pancake recipe), play food trivia games, and decorate the pancakes. Mr. Allen Yuan will be her assistant. The suggested audience is 6-12th graders. Adults are welcome too. 


Ms. Yuan is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and will begin medical school this fall. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends. 



There will be no educational talk on July 2 because of the Independence Day Holiday. Wish everyone a happy holiday!  

At this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, we hope the regularly scheduled talks can help parents and students with the home-school and distance learning plans. We want to thank Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) for sponsoring this activity. 


Please ask your students to join the zoom meeting on Thursday June 18th at 3pm. 


Yun Lu is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic:Pancake Party (Organized by CAPA-HC, Hosted by Dr. Yun Lu)

Time: June 25, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Charmaine Yuan

Assistant: Allen Yuan

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders, adults are welcome too


Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 823 9398 2686)



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On February 9th, 2020, CAPA sent its testimony regarding Superintendent Michael Martirano's proposed FY 2021 operating budget to HCPSS Board of Education.

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