News and Events

September 13, 2017 

Danville Senior Center Celebrates C to C Volunteers

Culture to Culture Foundation has been serving seniors as volunteers at the Danville Senior Center since September 2007. On September 13, 2017, the Senior Center celebrated C to C's 10 years of outstanding volunteer work with a light breakfast and entertainment. More than 100 people attended this event. Volunteer instructors of the 4 exercises classes were presented with certificate of appreciation from Contra Costa County District II Supervisor Candace Andersen's Office. Each instructor also received flowers and signed thank you card from their students. Special guests Renee Morgan, Mayor of Danville; Newell Arnerich, Vice Mayor of Danville; and Danville Council Member Lisa Blackwell provided encouraging words of appreciation. The Senior Center staff, led by Mayor Morgan, presented the instructors and other Culture to Culture volunteers with certificate of appreciation and a Town of Danville Volunteer shopping bag. Entertainment included performance by the dance instructors, a demo by the Tai Chi class, and then the dance class performed 4 dances. To conclude the day's festivities, the audience danced to the song "Celebration".  Below are some pictures from the event, additional photos are available on google photo.

December 20, 2016 

C to C and Chia-Chia Chien Honored with Chair of the Board Award

Culture to Culture Foundation and its founder Chia-Chia Chien were honored on December 20, 2016 by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors with its 2016 Chair of the Board Award. The award is given to individuals or organizations who exemplify the very best in public service and dedication to the county's mission, vision and values. The award was presented to Chia-Chia at a ceremony by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors, District II Supervisor Candace Andersen. Read an excerpt of Supervisor Andersen's e-newsletter on the award below.

May 12, 2016

2016 Directing Change Film Contest Winners Announced

Winners of the Directing Change film contest were announced. View the names of the winners and their winning video on the 2016 Directing Change Winners page.

May 10, 2016

2016 Mother's Day Luncheon

Culture to Culture Foundation organized the 2016 Mother's Day Luncheon for our Senior Center participants.  Some of the Senior Center instructors got together for a picture. 

February 9, 2016

2016 Chinese New Year Luncheon

Culture to Culture Foundation organized the 2016 Chinese New Year Luncheon for our Senior Center participants. More than 40 seniors enjoyed the delicious multi-course luncheon while catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. 



October 27, 2015

Culture to Culture Foundation Sponsors Directing Change Film Contest

Culture to Culture Foundation is sponsoring the new Through the Lens of Culture category in Directing Change's film contest. C to C is providing cash prizes for this category and will participate as judges as well.

Through the Lens of Culture is one of three categories in the 2016 contest. By submitting a 60-seconds film in this category, young film makers are encouraged to explore the topics of suicide prevention and mental health through the lens of a particular culture.

July 31, 2015

Chia-Chia Chien Honored by NASW

Culture to Culture founder Chia-Chia Chien was selected and recognized by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as a member of the Social Work Pioneers. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW Pioneers are social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Each has made an important contribution to the social work profession and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation. Chia-Chia was presented with this certificate.


July 31, 2015

Summer Research Institute Membership Program

Culture to Culture has established a 3-year Summer Research Institute membership program between UC Berkeley and the Harris Manchester College of Oxford University.


API Video Contest Winners Announced

Winners of the Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Video contest are:

  • Jeremiah Hein, California State University, San Marcos

  • Gao Her, California State University, East Bay

  • Yukiko Kajitani, California State University, East Bay

  •  Robert Moon, California State University, East Bay

  • Roberta Naiveli, California State University, East Bay

  • Serom Kim Sanftner, California State University, East Bay

  • Erika Shimizu, California State University, East Bay

  • Harry Wu, California State University, East Bay