修身,齐家,治国,平天下:How Chinese Language and Culture Changed a New Yorker and Can Build NYC's Communities.

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修身,齐家,治国,平天下:How Chinese Language and Culture Changed a New Yorker and Can Build NYC's Communities.

  1. 1. 修身,齐家,治国,平天下 How Chinese Language and Culture Changed aNew Yorker and Can Build NYCs Communities A Presentation by Morgan A. Jones for The Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT) New York Universitys Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Friday, April 8, 2011
  2. 2.  First learned phrase in graduate school Start from the inside, end on the outside, repeat Go from small to big Personal Definition of 修身,齐家,治国,平天下
  3. 3.  Interest in foreign language and culture began as a child Father took Kung Fu Built up interest in Chinese in High School 修身
  4. 4.  Formally took Chinese at Middlebury College at 18 years old Studied abroad in Beijing in 2002 after two years of intense study Continued graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University/Nanjing University 修身
  5. 5.  Family a major support from beginning to now Married in Shanghai Starting a family intensified language growth 齐家
  6. 6.  Became a better worker, especially at my first long term full-time job at Soulfire Use same motivation during USA move and first job at YMCA Heavily applies to my current job 齐家
  7. 7.  March 12 Bus Crash – AP Report 15 Dead, 19 Injured Community Affairs Unit (CAU) immediate response to set up a Family Assistance Center (FAC) 治国
  8. 8.  Translated for victims of the crash Work with Federal, State, and City Agencies to directly deliver accurate information to families and media (if needed) – Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Relay all updated info to our unit and perform post-FAC follow-up 治国
  9. 9.  Mayor’s Office and city agencies contain an organizational structure under the city’s executive branch of government High importance of language in city government due to our diverse communities Build relationships with elected officials and community groups that represent the communities we serve 治国
  10. 10.  Chinese community has grown in NYC, particularly in Queens Chinese is being taught in public schools in NYC Working with the Chinese community of new Mayoral initiatives 治国
  11. 11.  A goal to strive for Build a deeper understanding of the communities around you in NYC 平天下
  12. 12. City Government Websites to Check Out: NYC Government Official Website www.nyc.gov Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit www.nyc.gov/cau Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs http://www.nyc.gov/immNYC Service (offers volunteer opportunities) www.nycservice.org 平天下
  13. 13. Q&A
  14. 14. THANK YOU 谢谢

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