This website is created and maintained by members of the ACA Library Teen Volunteer Committee (TVC)
About The Library
The Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) Library is located in Madison Heights, Michigan at the Chinese Community Center, which has been up and running since August 2005. With the assistance of the local community and volunteers, the ACA Library provides resources and books necessary to support the educational, cultural, and informational needs of the Chinese community. All ACA members are welcome to use the resources as well as read and borrow books found within the library. The library currently contains more than 3,000 Chinese and English books that cover a wide variety of subjects and genres.
The mission of the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) Library Teen Volunteer Committee (TVC) is to assist with the improvement of library services, encourage student participation, and share diverse ideas. The TVC is an opportunity for students to develop valuable leadership skills while contributing to the local Chinese American Community. Student members from grades 6-12. A member must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships. TVC members are active, creative, passionate advocates of the Library who dedicate considerable time and energy to creating and executing projects that support the Board’s mission. All students earn volunteer hours for helping the library.
ACA Received OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates National Chapter Excellence Awards
Recently, the ACA Detroit Chapter of OCA received four awards at the OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates National Chapter Excellence Awards. Among the awards, the Virtual Youth Reading Program won 3rd place for Project of the Year. Congratulations to the ACA and the Teen Volunteer Committee. The TVC members are happy to continue supporting the program for future iterations. We hope to have more student volunteers join us.
Founded in 1973, OCA–Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. Find learn more about the OCA here.
ACA High School Achievement Award Scholarship Program
This is the 38th year that Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) has offered scholarships to local high school students. For the Class of 2022, we will offer a total of twenty scholarships to students who reside in Michigan, are interested in serving the Chinese and APIA community, are Chinese/APIA American, or are of Chinese/APIA ancestry. Most of the scholarships require the students to have a minimum of 3.5 GPA or better on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent. Standard test scores (ACT/SAT/PSAT) are highly encouraged. There are specific criteria to meet for some of the scholarships such as a follow-up request regarding financial status (e.g. FAFSA). P lease see the details listed below: To learn more, click here.
TVC aids the community by helping out at events around the year. Click here to find a detailed list of our events.
Youth Reading Program
TVC Members take part as Discussion Leaders in ACA’s Virtual Reading Program for grades K-8. Participants read weekly books on the topics of Asian American Pacific Islander experience, adoption, and Asian culture. Find out more here.
The ACA Library now has a checkout system! If you’d like to browse the catalog or borrow a book or two, please click here to fill out an online form.