CAPA-HC provides three core services: Family & Youth Education, Community Outreach, and Civic Engagement.
Achieve Success Together (AST)
AST is an after-school tutoring program to support students on Free & Reduced Meal (FARM) plans and taking English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Howard County. Every year, CAPA collaborates with HCPSS and the county government to work on closing opportunity gaps for these disadvantaged students.
AST continued to serve community during COVID-19 by offering free online tutoring and homework support. AST received 2020 Maryland Governor’s Service Awards.
CAPA Youth is a student volunteer group which includes three subgroups: CAPA Cares, CAPA Green and CAPA Voice.
CAPA Cares was launched to help low-income elderly minorities immigrants/ low income families in the Howard County community in June, 2020. CAPA Green's mission is to work together to get our community a green place. The main responsibility of CAPA Voice is to promote CAPA and CAPA related activities through different social media platforms.
Please use this form to sign up volunteer opportunities.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
We are excited to announce that Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA-HC) is now a PVSA certifying organization. As a certifying organization, CAPA-HC is authorized to issue PVSA award to volunteers who meet certain volunteer services.
Online Educational Talks
CAPA, in conjunction with the Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), has been holding live, interactive Zoom presentations for K-12 students, college students, and parents from all racial and ethnic groups since April 9, 2020.
Young Leaders Summer Internship Program
In collaboration with local and state elected officials, CAPA is launching the Young Leaders summer internship program. The program's goal is to train underrepresented high school and college students interested in public service, encourage civic engagement and participation in public policy, build a pipeline of young leaders to public office, and enhance multigenerational connections among people of Chinese descent.
AAPI Heritage Month Art Contest
The month of May is designated to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. To honor the AAPI Heritage month during this challenging time, we are excited to announce a digital celebration. We are inviting all community members of all ages from any social and cultural background to participate a digital contest in the form of your choices, Visual Art or Film.
Other Community Services
Check our other services, such as Bully hotline, Panda costume rental, Maryland state park youth camp pass and more...