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Longtime CMAA Team Member Tam Nguyen Was Interviewed in the PBS Series
Chicago's Vietnam War Stories

Tam Nguyen, CMAA's Employment Counselor, spoke about his time spent as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnam Army re-education camp for WTTW - Chicago PBS in September.

Watch his interview and the full series online.

CMAA's Manager of Civics & Community Integration, Gisella Faggi, Recently Had Her Poetry Published in War, Literature & the Arts

The poetry of CMAA Manager of Civics and Community Integration, Gisella Faggi, was recently published in War, Literature & the Arts. Read her poem, "Mari Miditirràniu," online.

Lots of Fun at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

For the past 8 years, Carlos Jaramillo, CMAA’s Manager of Marketing & Development has been leading the Pilsen aid station for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Click here to see his recent interview on Telemundo.

CMAA's forthcoming ESL program, launching in partnership with the Lao American Organization of Elgin, was recently covered by the Daily Herald. Classes begin in November. Please reach out to our Senior Outreach Specialist, Ket Herena at if interested in enrolling.


Congratulations to all YWW participants and to Apna Ghar on a successful event! Our mentees had a fun time at the "11th Annual Stride Against Violence." Liliane placed 3rd in her age division, while Aida placed 4th in her group.

A big thanks to Pivot Arts for this exciting collaboration and to CMAA Associate Board member Patricia Nguyen who has worked on the project as Associate Director! The event runs through November 19th and takes place at CMAA’s Chicago office. Check out Pivot Arts’ website for more information and to purchase tickets.

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