Filipino-American James Wilson, chairman of the youth affairs committee of the Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA), will be honored by APIA Vote-Michigan during its Third Annual Dinner set in the evening of July 27, 2013 at East Lake Restaurant in Troy.
Wilson will be honored as “a rising star” for his outstanding work as volunteer teacher of the Filipino Youth Initiative (FYI), a program of the Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM).
Wilson has been teaching the Filipino language to young second-generation Filipino-Americans and adult Americans. FYI is part of the Paaralang Pilipino.
In an email message, APIA Vote-Michigan President Theresa Tran stated that aside from Wilson, there will be two other individuals who will be honored at the event. They are Bangladesh American Public Affairs Committee Representative Sam Singh and Sarah Vang.
Tran said Vang will also be honored as a “rising star.”
The keynote speaker will be Tuyet Le, executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago.
Meanwhile, CAPA officers lauded Wilson for having recruited nine students as members of the CAPA youth committee.
In a report, Wilson stated that the new committee members are students of the International Academy and are of Asian descent.