Suggested Amendments to Policy 1080 (Educational Equity)

August 17th, 2020 – To help improve Policy 1080 so that it will provide guidance and clarification to HCPSS practices, and to ensure that Policy 1080 is aligned with state regulations, CAPA respectfully submitted the following recommendation on revision.

The following revisions are based on the current BOE draft dated July 9, 2020.

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AAPI Month Celebration

June 3rd, 2020 – 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.

The YouTube link is here.

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

WE CARE Initiative Opening Ceremony at Park View Apartment Complex

February 11th, 2020 – CAPA proudly partners with Howard County Health Department and Department of Community Resources and Services to serve the residents living in the Park View Columbia apartment complex who have been identified as frequent and high-risk health individuals. As one of the grant recipients of the WE CARE initiative, CAPA, along with organizations representing Korean, Persian and Russian populations will provide classes and site visits to the Park View residents and is committed to promote a healthier living to the senior citizens.

This initiative was launched by County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball. An opening ceremony was held in Park View on February 11th. Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Ball, DCRS Director Jackie Scott and Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman for recognizing the diverse needs of the immigrant community and taking initiative to reach out to the community organizations for a collaborative effort.


Lunar New Year Celebration at Dayton Oaks Elementary School

January 24th, 2020 – It is great to see more and more schools in Howard County celebrate Lunar New Year each year. CAPA is proud to partially fund the celebration at the Dayton Oaks Elementary School for the second year. Thanks to the DOES families for putting together a program including morning greeting by the Lion Dance, Panda and “caishen”, passing “hongbao” (red envelop) at the door, classroom presentation of Chinese culture and lunch for teachers to show our appreciation. Thanks to DOES principal Mr. Nigel LaRoche for your continuous support of this program. Thanks to Dr. Michael Martirano for joining us to celebrate this important holiday with us.

Partnership with Howard County Health Department

January 6th, 2020 – We were excited to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Howard County Health Department today as we  will work together to provide Community Health Workers to improve health outcomes and decrease the need for emergency health care services.