Southeast Asian Youth Education and Career Conference
Southeast Asian Youth Education and Career Conference

Letter to Business

Dear potential sponsor:

Each year, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Public Schools, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Mount Mary College, and several community-based organizations work collaboratively to organize the Southeast Asian Youth Education and Career Conference. The conference provides opportunities for Southeast Asian-American high school students to explore education and career opportunities, to interact with professionals from Wisconsin colleges/universities and other professions. The conference also brings dynamic keynote speakers and presenters, who can serve as role models in their respective profession for Southeast Asian-American youths. The conference’s aim is to increase the high school retention and graduation rates for Southeast Asian-American students and the skilled workforce of Southeast Asian-Americans in the Milwaukee area by encouraging them to obtain their post-secondary education.

The 2017 conference will be held on April 17, 2017 at the Alverno College. The theme for this year’s conference is “Make the Switch, Transform.” Past conferences had attracted a great deal of interests from high school students and administrators, and we are expecting more than 250 students for this year’s conference.

The conference, however, costs about $35.00 per student (for transportation and lunch) and the costs have to be covered by funding. The Conference Planning Committee thus comes to you to see if your program would consider making a financial contribution for (or co-sponsor) the conference. With a $500 or more, you can get a table and two concurrent workshops to showcase your program to the students.

You may include your contribution with the enclosed Contribution Form. You can make your contribution payable to: Southeast Asian Youth Group. If you have any questions about the conference or would like to be a co-sponsor with a larger contribution, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Channy Rasavong at (414) 229-3921 or via email at channy@uwm.edu. Your contribution is fully tax deductible.

To express our sincere gratitude, your business or program will be recognized on the conference brochure, program agenda, and flyers. Your business will also be acknowledged at the conference.

We want to thank you in advance for your consideration and look forward to your positive response.


Sincerely,

Vasana Her, Co-Chair
Promise Scholar Academic Advisor
Alverno College
E-mail: Vasana.her@alverno.edu

Major Cooper, Co-Chair
Student Services Specialists
Men of Color/Just One
Milwaukee Area Technical College
E-mail: Cooperm25@matc.edu

Sponsors

Current Sponsors

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Academic Affairs
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Southeast Asian Student Services
School of Information Studies
School of Education
UWM Trio/Pre-College Programs

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Office of the President
Office of Bilingual Education
Department of Multicultural Affair Office, Asian Office

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Admissions Office & New Student Services
Multicultural Student Affairs
Parkside Asian Organization

Alverno College

Admissions Office

Gateway Technical College

Admissions Office

Milwaukee Public Schools

Parent Information Center
Guidance Department


Past Sponsors

Helen Bader Foundation

The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in five primary areas.

Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association

The members of the MTEA, are the educators who work directly with the students of Milwaukee's public schools. Collectively we advocate for quality public education in Milwaukee.

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