Recent News

September 9, 2021

As a result of two well-received in-person parenting workshops, Culture to Culture Foundation is again partnering with Stanford CHIPAO, San Ramon Unified School District (SRVUSD) and the SRVCouncilPTA to offer a virtual parenting workshop on October 21. Please check back when additional information is available.


May 9, 2021

Chia-Chia Chien, founder of Culture to Culture Foundation is selected for induction into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. See News and Events for additional information.


February 15, 2020

Culture to Culture Foundation in partnership with Census 2020, Contra Costa County District 2, and the City of San Ramon celebrated the Year of the Rat at San Ramon's Dougherty Station Community Center on February 2. Read more about it on the 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration page.


November 24, 2019

Culture to Culture Foundation in partnership with other organizations will have a free event to celebrate the 2020 Census and Chinese New Year on February 2, 2020 in San Ramon. See News and Events for additional information and flyer.


September 27, 2019

Due to the success of the Stanford CHIPAO parenting workshop in May, a second workshop will be held on Sunday, November 3 at Monte Vista High School. See News and Events for additional information and flyer.


August 27, 2019

The Stanford CHIPAO workshop in May was a big success and a second workshop was announced in a press conference covered by the Chinese language newspaper World Journal. The second workshop will be on November 3 at Monte Vista High School.


July 21, 2019

Manpareet K. Singh, MD, MS, an Associate Professor at Stanford University was selected to attend the 2019 Summer Research Institute at Oxford University as part of Culture to Culture's Summer Research Program. See Summer Research Program page for more information.


May 14, 2019

The Stanford CHIPAO workshop was a big success attended by over 150 parents. The event was covered by two Chinese language newspapers including Sing Tao Daily, and two articles from the World Journal - article one and article two.


May 9, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Directing Change Film contest were announced. First place winning videos of the Through the Lens of Culture category are featured on this page. See the rest of the winning videos on the 2019 Directing Change Winners page.


April 18, 2019, updated 5/1/2019

Culture to Culture Foundation is honored to be in partnership with Stanford CHIPAO and SRVCPTAs to sponsor a free workshop to improve understanding and communication between immigrant parents and Americanized teens and preteens on Saturday, May 11 at Dougherty Valley High School. See News and Events for additional information and flyer. See article about the event in the Daily Examiner online newspaper


February 25, 2019

Culture to Culture Foundation and the Town of Danville celebrated Chinese New Year on February 17, 2019 at Oak Hill Park Community Center. See the pictures and videos from the event on the 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration page.


September 16, 2018

2019 Directing Change film contest is now open for submission. The Culture to Culture Foundation is sponsoring the Through the Lens of Culture category of this state-wide contest for the fourth straight year. Submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

Update 2/5/2019: Read Chia-Chia Chien discussed Directing Change contest in the article Contest films focus on suicide prevention in a local newspaper.


April 19, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Directing Change Film contest were announced. First place winning videos of the Through the Lens of Culture category are featured on this page. See the rest of the winning videos on the 2018 Directing Change Winners page.


April 19, 2018

Winners of last year's mental health scholarship published a statement of gratitude to the Culture to Culture Foundation. Read their statement on the Mental Health Scholarship page.


March 15, 2018

Culture to Culture Foundation was recognized by Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) on March 9, 2018 at the Chinese New Year celebration for its contribution. Read about the coverage from Chinese language newspapers Singtao Daily and World Journal


 

September 13, 2017

Danville Senior Center hosted the Culture to Culture Volunteer Celebration event to show appreciation of C to C's 10 years of volunteer services at the Senior Center. See details and pictures on the News and Events page.


August 20, 2017

Bay Area Chinese language TV channel KTSF is broadcasting a 3-segment special program to introduce the state-wide mental health video contest to our community. The first two segments were presented on June 25 and July 9, respectively. You can watch these two segments on this page.


Winners of the Directing Change Film Contest were announced.  The list of winners and the winning videos of the Through the Lens of Culture category sponsored by Culture to Culture Foundation are on the 2017 Directing Change Winners page. First place winning videos of the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Matters subcategories are showcased on this page.


Culture to Culture Foundation and its founder Chia-Chia Chien were honored by the Contra Costa County Supervisors with the 2016 Chair of the Board Award. See details and pictures on the News and Events page.


Culture to Culture Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary at Danville's Oak Hill Park. Over 120 guests attended the event. More information is available on the 15th Anniversary page.


Winners of the Directing Change Film Contest were announced.  The list of winners and the winning videos of the Through the Lens of Culture category sponsored by Culture to Culture Foundation are on the 2016 Directing Change Winners page.


Culture to Culture Foundation organized a luncheon for the Senior Center participants to celebrate Chinese New Year. See pictures of the luncheon on the News and Events page.


A winning video from the Art with Impact organization on mental health with Chinese subtitles is posted below. Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the translation.


Culture to Culture founder Chia-Chia Chien was honored as a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Work Pioneers on July 8, 2015. Details are on the News & Events page.


C to C has established a Summer Research Institutional Membership Program between the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and Oxford University.


2015 API Video Contest - Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the "2015 API Community Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Video Contest". See the highlights of the winning videos on this page.


2014 Mental Health Awareness Awards - Culture to Culture Foundation sponsored the 2014 Mental Health Awareness Awards ceremony on 5/31/2014 at Irvington High School, Fremont, CA.


2013 Senior Volunteer Awards - The 6th Annual Senior Volunteer Awards of Contra Costa County was held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center on September 22, 2013.

Videos


2019 Directing Change Through the Lens of Culture
First Place Winner - Suicide Prevention


2019 Directing Change Through the Lens of Culture
First Place Winner - Mental Health Matters


2018 Directing Change Through the Lens of Culture
First Place Winner – Suicide Prevention


2018 Directing Change Through the Lens of Culture
First Place Winner - Mental Health Matters


First segment of KTSF special program about Directing Change film contest

 


Second segment of KTSF special program about Directing Change

 


2017 Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Suicide Prevention
First Place: “Escuchen”

 


2017 Through the Lens of Culture Winners – Mental Health Matters
First Place: “Caged Bird”

 

This video slideshow  was shown at Culture to Culture Foundation's 15th anniversary event which highlighted the Foundation's accomplishments in the past 15 years.

 


At the 15th anniversary event, over 30 elected officials, community leaders, donors, supporters and sponsors modeled historical "fashions" from several Chinese dynasties.

This video contains highlights from several winners of the 2015 API Mental Illness Anti-Stigma video contest sponsored by Culture to Culture Foundation. It shows how to combat the stigma of mental illness for Asian-Pacific Islander Americans.

What is the most important mental health issue affecting teenagers today? 127 Northern California students responded to this question in an essay contest. Several of those students share their stories in this video.

Winner of Art With Impact's May 2013 short film contest on mental health, this film explores the range of who a person is outside of their mental illness. Through friendship, a positive impact can be made on someone who simply needs to be understood. Similarly, the friend will learn that a mental illness cannot detract from who that person is, because they are a great deal more than that diagnosis. Culture to Culture Foundation, in partnership with Art With Impact, sponsored the Chinese translation of this video.


In 2011, Culture to Culture Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Foundation's activities are described in-depth in this video.


During Culture to Culture Foundation's 10th anniversary celebration, which included the fourth annual senior volunteer award ceremony, the Foundation held a fashion show at the Jewish Community Center.