CMAA is hosting our annual Lunar New Year celebration at Truman College on Saturday, February 17th,  preceding the Argyle Lunar New Year Parade!

Lunar New Year is a traditional holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world. We would love for you to join us in our festivities, including live cultural performances by CMAA youth, raffle prizes and complimentary food. Around 400 CMAA clients and staff will be in attendance, joined by leaders of the community including 15-20 local/state/federal elected officials and foreign diplomats who support CMAA’s mission of helping low income immigrants and refugees throughout the Chicagoland area. Celebrate with CMAA as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

Thus far, elected officials confirmed to attend include*:
US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
US Congressman Mike Quigley
Illinois State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
Illinois State Representative Hoan Huynh
Illinois State Senator Ram Villivalam
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle
Circuit Court of Cook County, The Honorable Rena Marie Van Tine
City of Chicago Clerk Anna Valencia
48th Ward Alderwoman Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth


Proudly founded by refugees in 1981, Chinese Mutual Aid Association serves the needs, promotes the interest, and enhances the well-being of low-income, diverse immigrant and refugee communities across Metropolitan Chicago through social services, advocacy, educational programming, and assistance for youth, adults, and the elderly. Since our founding, CMAA has evolved into a pan-immigrant social services agency, serving clients from over 40 countries representing Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. With our wraparound service model, CMAA estimates that we serve 5,000 clients annually. Together with our second office in Elgin, IL, we currently offer: job preparation & placement services, youth programming, adult education, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, in-home elderly care services, immigration and citizenship case assistance, and most recently an Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  

For more information on CMAA, please visit


Harry S Truman College - 1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

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February 18, 2024

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