About DVCCA 關於我們
To promote and provide opportunities for those interested in Chinese cultural traditions and to further the goals and objectives of the organization.
In 1973, a group of energetic and culturally conscientious Chinese women came together and formed the Diablo Valley Chinese Women’s Club. Their purpose was to maintain their Chinese traditions outside of San Francisco Chinatown, with Chinese cooking as one of the main reasons for meeting. The founders also had the foresight to establish a Chinese Language School for their children.
The Diablo Valley Chinese Cultural Association today has expanded from it’s humble beginnings into a diverse entity whose goals and objectives is to promote Chinese culture, customs and history. Our programs are designed to emphasize networking, education and entertainment for the mutual benefit of the community.
DVCCA goals and objective have changed as times has changed. One of our future goals is to establish a cultural center where educational and social events may be conducted as well as serving a community center for Chinese American residents here.in the area. Our other goals are to expand on our programming and to continue building our relationships with other Chinese and Asian American organizations. Establishment of a scholarship program for graduating high school students is also a project that DVCCA is working on. This way, education of our community’s values and traditions will live on with our youth.
Some of the activities we have at DVCCA includes:
Community Health Fair • Workshops • Chinese New Year Celebration • Cultural Field Trips • Annual Picnic • Christmas Celebration • Networking with other Chinese/Asian American Organizations • Restaurant tryouts • Seminars • Cooking and Martial Arts Demonstrations • Community Involvement • Chinese Cultural Festival and more.
Membership is open to all people who are interested in furthering their understanding and learning of Chinese culture as well as those in the Chinese and Asian Pacific American community who aim to promote and support DVCCA in its mission.
DVCCA’s work in the community have been recognized by community and public officials over the last few years including a proclaimation presented by Oakland Vice Mayor, Henry Chang for our continued work to promote Chinese culture in the East Bay as well as an Alameda County proclamation for promoting Dragon Boating in the East Bay along with our friends of the California Dragon Boat Association. DVCCA was also extremely honored to be awarded the 2003 Bridge the Gap Award for our supervisorial district presented by the Contra Costa Human Relations Commission for our work in building bridges and better understanding between all communities. We hope to continue to promote our heritage and culture and not only to present the richness of it but to use it to foster and improve community between us all.