Serving the Community
Published on Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) Newsletter, December 2012 issue
Ivy Cheng was born and raised in Los Angeles. At age 23, she is an aspiring graphic designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Cal Poly, Pomona.
Ivy was first introduced to the Race Director in 2010 through a family friend during her junior year in college. She was looking for an environment where she could apply her graphic design knowledge while being engaged in the community. She found what she was looking for with the Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee.
Being a part of the Firecracker family was a great learning experience and an exciting journey for her. Ivy worked directly with vendors, negotiating prices and working as part of the team that brings this once-a-year event to life. She learned the importance of time management by balancing school projects, a part-time job, and creating graphics and media pieces for the Firecracker Run on strict deadlines.
“As the annual Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker events drew closer and everything started falling into place, it was very exciting for me to see all the hard work that I and the committee had put in come to life.”
Being a part of the Firecracker organization allowed Ivy to meet new colleagues from all walks of life. “All the volunteers come from a wide range of fields and backgrounds but they were all here with the same purpose – to give back to the community. Being a part of such an organization was a very rewarding experience.”
Knowing that she is one of the many people who are helping to make a better future for our community created a tremendous feeling of satisfaction. It was so rewarding to her to see smiles on people’s faces and feel the warmth of giving back that made all her time and hard work throughout the year worth every second.
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