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Ms. Cyndi S. Chen

Chairwoman

Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

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Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Background Information

Employment History

President

Iowa Sister States

Administrator

Iowa , Inc.

Instructor of Chinese

Drake University

Adjunct Faculty

Des Moines Area Community College

Resource Coordinator

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Management and Data Analyst and Financial Management

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Institutional Research Director

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Chinese Language Instructor

Middlebury College

Visiting Scholar

Buena Vista College / University (now)

Center Director, Assistant To the President, Chinese Language Instructor

Taipei Language Institute

Assistant To the Coordinator:

Thai-Chinese Refugee Service Organization

Sales Manager

International trading companies and manufactures in Taiwan

Affiliations

Board Member
Chinese Association of Iowa

Board Member
Drake Neighborhood Association

Board Member
Iowa Council for International Understanding

Board Member
Neighborhood Finance Corporation

Board Member
Iowa Asian Alliance

Board Member
Neighborhood Development Corporation

Education

BA Degree

Economics

Soochow University

BS degree

Mathematics and Computer Science

Buena Vista College

MA Degree

Mathematics

University of South Dakota

doctorate coursework

Adult and Higher Education Administration

Web References (42 Total References)


Welcome to Chinese Association of Iowa (CAI)!

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Cyndi S. Chen Chairperson of Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific


Cyndi Chen, division ...

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Cyndi Chen, division administrator for the Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage, said census data helped Asian leaders in their goal to establish the commission.

That data showed one of seven Asians and in Iowa and out of five Pacific Islanders are living in poverty, Chen said. Those figures help officials better serve those populations, she said.


"Different new years are celebrated and ...

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"Different new years are celebrated and observed through out the year in different cultures, different parts of world," said Cyndi Chen, administrator for the Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage. And it's not the year 2010 everywhere either, she added.

"I learned a few days ago that it's 2047 for one of the Burmese groups," Chen said.


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Cyndi Chen, the Administrator of Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage (CAPI), a group that culminated as a result of her consistent work with community leaders, is running for the at-large seat vacated by Des Moines City Councilman Michael Kiernan.

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Being a native of Taiwan, Cyndi has made Des Moines her home.


"Usually we don't go to see ...

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"Usually we don't go to see the doctors until we get sick," said Cyndi Chen, chairwoman of the Commission on the Status of Iowans of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage.

A University of Northern Iowa report about the health disparities in Iowa found that language is a "significant limitation" Asians face in getting the health care they need.
Le, who came to the United States from Vietnam in 1972, said he has acted as an impromptu interpreter for other elderly Asians while at his own medical appointments.
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"Health care providers need to learn more about Asian cultures," Chen said.
More than half of the 7 million Asians in the nation rated their ability to speak English as worse than "very well," according to the 2000 census.
In Iowa, about 5.8 percent of Iowans, or 160,022 people, speak a language other than English at home.About 2.5 percent, or 68,108 people, reported they spoke English worse than "very well," according to the census.
Chen said little data exists on the health concerns of Asians in Iowa.
"We don't have data available that's Asian specific," Chen said.

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