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Founded in 1993, ACP Foundation (formerly known as the Association of Chinese Professionals, Dallas / Fort Worth) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Texas.  With 1,200 members from Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, HK, Macau and the U.S., ACP has built its membership across a broad spectrum of professional fields, many with advanced degrees.  Excelling in science/technology, business/finance, medicine, education/culture and professional services, our members won recognition for their leadership roles and impact in their academic, managerial and entrepreneurial endeavors.
 
    ACP promotes a prosperous Chinese community and U.S.-China cultural exchange in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.  The high-quality and popular community-building program includes the annual Chinese New Year Banquet and the Mid-Autumn Festival Cultural Performance.  These events became the focal point for the local Chinese community to appreciate their cultural heritage and strengthen community ties.  Typically these popular performances drew a large audience including dignitaries from civic and political leadership at local and state level.  
 
    ACP also coordinated effort between the U.S. and China in a number of charity initiatives.  Immediately after the May 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, ACP led a disaster relief effort in coalition with Chinese American civic and education organizations.  The charity drive netted $227,000 donation, which was split between remittance to the Chinese Red Cross and a $150,000 sponsorship for rebuilding a destroyed elementary school in Sichuan.  During the SARS epidemic in May 2003, ACP raised fund and shipped much-needed 10,000 medical masks to the Greater China region.  Shortly after 911, ACP joined charity effort and held performances to raise fund for victim's families in a show of support. 
 
    With an annual program to address members' professional interests, ACP hosted regular seminars on investment, education, science/technology, U.S.-China trade and business/entrepreneurship and held sports contests.  Since the 1990s, ACP has helped to lay the foundation for Chinese cultural and language education in DFW area.  Initiatives include the founding of the first Chinese language school to teach Pin Yin and simplified Chinese characters in DFW, teaching seminar to host visiting Chinese language scholars from Beijing University, numerous Chinese language contests over the years.  ACP also joined hand with several Chinese language schools in a successful petition drive with over 700 petitioning parents to add a Chinese language program to DFW-area public school curriculum.  In addition, many members enjoyed participating in a variety of sports tournaments including ping-pong, basketball and dragon boat race.
 
    Safeguarding civil rights for Chinese/Asian American is also very important for ACP's mission.  ACP organized a widely publicized protest in conjunction of many civic groups against a Plano-area bookstore for their discriminatory treatment of Asian American customers.
 
    ACP welcomes professionals with diverse backgrounds who have strong interests in community services to join. 
 
 
达福地区美中专业人士协会(英文名称ACP Foundation或简称ACP)成立于一九九三年,是在美国德克萨斯州注册的非政治性、非盈利性,拥有501(c)(3)的社区组织。目前专协有来自中国大陆、台湾、港澳及世界各地的会员1200余人,他们活跃在各行业中,包括科技,医学、管理、教育、文艺、法律、金融地产等。
ACP努力于促进当地侨界的发展与团结。每年的春节联欢晚宴和国庆中秋综艺晚会已成为当地侨胞寄托乡情的传统活动。每年的晚宴和晚会都以其精心的组织,丰富的内容及精湛的艺术水平吸引成千的来宾,包括来自海峡两岸的侨界及社团负责人,以及美国社会各界的客人。

ACP同时参与和举办与美中两国相关的主要的慈善活动。二〇〇八年5-12汶川大地震后,ACP在第一时间发起并领导了有10余个社团参加的大型抗震救灾募捐活动,筹得善款22.7万美元,其中15万美元正在用来建设一所侨爱小学,其余的转交给中国红十字会。二〇〇五年 二〇〇三年五月,ACP积极组织和开展了支援中国抗击“非典”的一系列活动,购买了价值超过一万美元的紧缺口罩,及时运往非典肆虐的中国国内以及台湾、香港地区。二〇〇一年九月,ACP以义演的形式为在9-11日恐怖事件中的受害家庭善后捐款。

ACP自成立以来,举办了各种讲座,包括新技术、中美贸易、金融、投资、创业、求职、子女教育等。ACP组织了很多教育和文化体育活动。ACP成立初期曾为发展达福地区第一所教授汉语拼音与简化字的中文学校──达拉斯现代汉语学校的建立做出了积极贡献。二〇〇二年,ACP组织有海峡两岸三地背景的华人学校,联合举办达福地区首届汉语教学研讨会,听取来访的北京大学教授等国内汉语教学专家授课指导。ACP联合中文学校,组织了达福地区七百多名家长共同签名呼吁在达福地区公立学校开设中文课,积极推动了达福地区及海外的现代汉语教学。二〇〇六年举办了由多个中文学校参加的中文比赛。二〇〇八年,再次与各中文学校共同举办中文知识比赛,并在中秋盛大晚会上为获奖者颁奖。ACP主办或参与的乒乓球,篮球,和龙舟比赛也受到广泛欢迎。

ACP为争取华人和亚裔的合法权益及反对种族歧视做出了极大的努力。ACP曾联合多个社团,组织有法律依据的抗议行动,并得到多个新闻媒体的报导,并使布兰诺市某书店为歧视亚裔顾客而公开道歉。

ACP真诚地欢迎来自世界各地,各个领域,热心为社区服务的人士来参加。

 

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