July 2011 Newsletter

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Silk Road 2011
Shopping Benefit
Volunteer Highlight
Getting Involved
Shelter Updates

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Silk Road 2011

The Upcoming Celebration 


Chef Ming Tsai

The Silk Road Gala is the annual fundraising benefit for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence . This year's Gala is the evening of Saturday, October 22nd at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The event is featuring star chef Ming Tsai, host of "Simply Ming", and chef/owner of Blue Ginger Restaurant, as this year's Gala Chair. Other local celebrity chefs joining Tsai, are Jody Adams of Rialto Cambridge, Joanne Chang of


Janet Wu

and Flour Bakery+Café, Ting San of Oishii Boston, and Jasper White of Summer Shack. This year's event is chaired by Laura Sen, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Patti and Deeb Salem, M.D.,Tufts Medical Center. Janet Wu from 7NEWS/CW56 will emcee the event. Check out atask.org for further information.  



Bloomingdale's Shopping Benefit 

The Annual Day of Shopping


Chris Willis of Bloomingdale's Chestnut Hill and Frances Rivera of 7NEWS

In June 4, 2011 Bloomingdale's, an iconic American Department Store in Chestnut Hill, hosted "The Annual Day of Shopping". This event represents Bloomingdale's continual support by donating a portion of all purchases made on the day to ATASK. Key attendees were Linda Chin, ATASK President, Atsuko Toko Fish, ATASK Board Chair Emeritus, Kija Kim, ATASK Board Chair, and Keisuke Wakao, Boston Symphony Orchestra. The features of the event were summer flower


From left Keisuke Wakao, Kija Kim, Atsuko Toko Fish, Mie Wakao, and Linda Chin.


arrangements by Dora Lee, music by the String Quartet, and a fashion show modeled by Michael Licari, Debbie Naka, and Antwan Webb of USA Gymnastics. Frances Rivera, Anchor of 7NEWS/CW56 emceed the event.

Youth Empowerment Project
Summer Program
YEP 2011

Youth Empowerment Project Participant

This summer, ATASK's Youth Empowerment Project  (YEP), a program designed to engage teens in addressing issues of dating violence through leadership development, community organizing, and awareness building, has welcomed eight new high school student participants.

The goal of the project is to empower teens to become advocates on issues of dating violence and domestic violence within their respective communities and to become agents of change. The alumni of the program are staying engaged by applying skills and knowledge that they gained to assisting the education and outreach department staff in this year's summer program.

Volunteer Highlight

The Asian Empowerment Program  

Daniela Chiriboga was a spring 2011 intern for the Asian Empowerment Program (AWE), a collaborative effort between ATASK and Suffolk University to help ATASK's clients meet their educational and career goals through a custom program, which includes language tutoring, computer literacy, basic career counseling, workforce readiness, and support with job search. We thank our volunteers and interns who give their expertise and valuable time to the women and children impacted by domestic violence. 



"My experience in ATASK was great, I had an amazing time working with my clients. I learn a lot of life, I realized how many women suffer of abuse and how this actually is a reality of life. I conclude that every single person needs to be happy no matter what is their life situation, this is the only way to take advantage of the oportunities that God gives as in a daily bases." 


 Daniela Chiriboga, Suffolk University student 


Getting Involved  

Employment Opportunities:

Internship Opportunities:

For further information about these opportunities at ATASK please visit atask.org.


Shelter Updates

Shelter Requests:

Our shelter is currently in need of new blankets/comforters, towels, and toiletries. Please contact Uyen Tran. Or to make a donation, please visit atask.org and indicate the purpose of your donation in the comments box. Thank you!