Chinatown “circle time” preps kids and parents for school days ahead

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports Around 20 young children, accompanied by their caregivers, sing and dance to both English and Mandarin nursery rhymes, listen to an English story translated to the Mandarin language, and learn from a bilingual teacher about cultivating good habits in the classroom. It is a scene called “circle time” and it […]

Free health clinic for Chicago’s underserved communities

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports At about noon on a recent Sunday, three elderly Chinese walked into the Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation, a free health clinic that operates on the weekends. The couple was at the clinic, located in West Rogers Park, to obtain medicine refills. They brought along a relative to help […]

Immigrants wonder, worry about gun culture

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports More than 30 years ago, Satnaam Singh Mago’s grandfather was murdered by gun in the United Kingdom. “For my mom, it took her about maybe 20, 25 years after her father’s death where she could actually talk about some of the dark things that happened to him,” Mago, a youth […]

Learning to prepare Western cuisine helps immigrants build careers

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports Less than a year ago, Daisy Cao moved to Chicago from the Chinese city of Wenzhou with her husband and two kids. From working as an assistant manager in an international travel service firm there and then making the transition to being a housewife and cooking daily here, Cao realized […]

Ben Simmons picked by NBA Rising Stars to be the next All-Star

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – The Rising Stars are playing it nice. Fourteen of the 2018 NBA Rising Stars Challenge players were asked over the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles who they thought among them, excluding the player himself, would be the first to make the All-Star Game. And most were loyal […]

NBA elites give back to community during All-Star Weekend

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports LOS ANGELES –Draymond Green played 38 minutes and recorded his third consecutive double-double in a game Wednesday night, but 13 hours later, the Golden State Warriors forward was at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, chatting and playing games with young patients.