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The Chinese Association of Iowa is proudly to accept nominations for the 11th annual Iowa Chinese Achievement Awards.  As a major community organization, Chinese Association of Iowa believes that it is essential to identify and honor "role models" who can inspire all of us, especially the younger generation. 

The nomination deadline is October 1, 2014.  Please send your nomination letters to IowaChinese@yahoo.com. Chinese Association of Iowa’s Achievement Award Selection Committee will select the honorees for the 2014 Iowa Chinese Achievement Awards.  The honorees will receive their awards on Saturday Feb. 21 at the 2015 Iowa Chinese New Year Celebrations in Merrill Middle School, Des Moines, Iowa.

The 2014 Iowa Chinese Achievement Awards

Persons of the Year are dedicated to celebrating individuals for their distinguished involvement and contribution in the Iowa Chinese community.

Leadership in Diversity Award recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding creativity, commitment and effectiveness in promoting diversity in State of Iowa.

The Corporate Leadership Award is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing corporations or individuals in the corporate sector who exemplify not only excellence in their profession, but also leadership and commitment in their respective communities, and to the existing corporate culture of diversity initiatives.

The Community Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in Iowa communities.  The Community Leadership Awards showcase individual or organizational excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others.

The Community Business Award is dedicated to companies that help tackle deprivation and create sustainable, dynamic and inclusive communities.  It is also for individuals whose leadership and commitment to responsible business has resulted in changes and improvements inside their own company and who have also inspired other organizations to take action.

Education Agency of the Year is dedicated to the schools or school districts that have demonstrated exemplary practices or programs in one or more of the following areas:
- Curriculum development, staff development, or administrative practices to improve or provide more equitable educational opportunities for children and youth;
- Enhancement of communications within and among local school districts for ethnic groups;
- Promotion and development of state and regional delivery systems which bring about creative, efficient and effective education for diversity and international understanding.

Government Agency of the Year is to recognize the extraordinary work of municipal,
county, and state organizations in the State of Iowa that have provided the highest level of leadership; for projects and partnerships that raise the bar as to what is possible; for jurisdictions that provide a level of excellence, expertise and service in local government for all to emulate. They have demonstrated exemplary practices or programs in one or more of the following areas:
- Unique achievements in the creation and implementation of exemplary government programs or projects and exceptional public sector contributions for diversity and international exchanges.
- Cooperative efforts between local government jurisdictions or agencies and private or non-profit organizations resulting in positive changes in the community.

Non-profit Organization of the Year is dedicated to recognize nonprofit organizations committed to strategic planning and cultivating local cultural, education, business, and community development.

Volunteers of the Year are dedicated for those who lead a life of volunteerism and making a difference in the communities in which they live and work.  The nominations will be judged based on their involvement, impact to the organization and the value of their work to the community.

Youth Leadership Award is to honor extraordinary young people for their character and leadership.  The award recognizes youth under 22 years of age on Jan. 1st, 2014 who strive to be their personal best, make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, and communities, and show outstanding qualities in servant leadership.

Youth of the Year recognizes the young people who serve and make a difference in our community, they will be honored for their selfless acts and character development. Youths who are attending or have attended a high school or secondary school or equivalent standard of school in any other educational establishment, must be under 19 years of age on Jan. 1st, 2014. 

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