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Rekindling Our Community — 2022 AFG Recap

Thank you everyone for celebrating with us last week! With over 400 attendees at Empire Garden Restaurant, we had a wonderful night!

KKCS Youth Lion Dance Team — Opening Ceremony
Youth Lion Dance Team — Opening Ceremony

After two years without an in-person gala, we couldn’t have been more excited to come together with our community.

With an explosive 8-lion opening ceremony, the KKCS Youth Lion Dance team started off the night with a bang!

On the evening of the event, Board Chairman Dr. John Leung, Honoree Mr. Kenneth Yee, and City Councilor At-Large Ruthzee Louijeune blessed three new lions with an eye-dotting ceremony.

"No gift is more important than education."

The honoree of the evening was Mr. Kenneth Yee, who has been a long-time supporter of the Chinese community and its wellbeing on both local and national levels. As a lawyer, he has utilized his legal expertise since the 1980s to help various organizations and family associations in Boston Chinatown pro-bono, and also supported lobbying groups and legislation in Washington D.C. which expanded the annual immigration quota to 25,000 people.

Mr. Kenneth Yee is honored by KKCS and members of the Honorary Gala Committee.
Mr. Kenneth Yee is honored on stage

Mr. Yee has five children — three of whom are KKCS alumni. One of them, Ms. Ann Yee-Kono, is the Co-Founder of teachAAPI, a non-profit organization that facilitates community building and pride in identity for AAPI and teaches next generations about the vast range of Asian-American experiences, heritages, and contributions.

Mr. Tian Chou Lin (Operations Assistant) and Mr. Benjamin Yu (Assistant Principal) were also honored at the event with 10-Year and 15-Year Educational Dedication Awards respectively.

Mayor Michelle Wu speaks with KKCS dance performers
Mayor Michelle Wu speaks with KKCS performers

The night featured several performances from our students and instructors, and speeches from representatives such as TECO Director-General Jonathan Sun, State Representative Donald Wong, Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, and Mayor Michelle Wu (who was notably a KKCS board member prior to becoming Mayor).

Kwong Kow is thankful for the strong support from the Boston Chinatown community, our students and our families, and all of our sponsors. Together, we will continue to educate future generations so that they may flourish both personally, academically, and culturally!

See all of our generous donors and sponsors on our virtual donor wall:


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