Chuc Mung Nam Moi! Happy Lunar New Year from Project MotiVATe!

Happy Lunar New Year’s greetings from all of us at Project MotiVATe.

Those of you on our email listserv will have received Carina Lieu’s recent email, which informed the PM Community of her resignation as PM’s Program Director. We would like to thank Carina for her service to Project MotiVATe during her time with us. In the interim period, the current Coordinating Team (Huy Tran, Kenny Liao, and Andrew Mai) will manage the day-to-day program, with the support of our dedicated volunteer staff and Board. The Board will soon begin our recruitment process for a Program Director, who we hope to bring on board during Spring 2013. Additionally, due to a leave of absence by Mark Nguyen (Board Chair), we have elected Board member HD Vo, to serve as our Interim Board Chair.

Project MotiVATe continues to grow thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteer staff and the continual support of all of you in our community. We just invited three new mentees to join our program and are now supporting more mentor-mentee pairs than ever before. In the past few months, our mentees have enjoyed monthly outings to the California Science Center, USC and UCI, while getting weekly homework help from mentors and tutors every Wednesday night at our Study Hall. We’re looking forward to celebrating in June as six of our mentees graduate high school this year!

We’re always looking for volunteers to join our PM family as mentors, tutors, or outreach and fundraising volunteers. If you want to get involved, or if you have any questions regarding our recent staff transitions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Project MotiVATe Board of Directors