Committee of 100 Next Generation Leaders Program:2024 Application Now Open for Submission

Committee of 100 Next Generation Leaders Program:
2024 Application Now Open for Submission

New York, NY (September 13, 2023) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans today announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Next Generation Leaders (NGL) class. The 2024 NGL class will be announced and spotlighted at Committee of 100’s 2022 Conference and Gala, which will take in April 2024. 

Launched in 2014, Committee of 100’s NGL program convenes an exceptional group of change-makers and rising leaders from diverse sectors, leveraging a collective sense of service and purpose to elevate the impact of each individual. Currently, there are over 180 NGL alumni across a multitude of sectors who make up a vibrant and diverse network.

Becoming a member of Committee of 100’s NGL program comes with the exclusive opportunity to join a vibrant community of like-minded NextGen leaders, motivated to work towards a more productive U.S.-China relationship and a more diverse and inclusive U.S. society. NextGen leaders will engage with Committee of 100 to develop customized programming and content tailored to the NextGen community and to collaborate with Committee of 100 Members, who are comprised of leaders across business, government, science, academia, and the arts. NextGen leaders also receive complimentary invitations to Committee of 100’s annual conference, with dedicated NextGen programming, and special access to additional Committee of 100 events. Additionally, NextGen leaders will engage in impactful service projects with both Committee of 100 and partner organizations as brand ambassadors and change-makers for positive social impact and community-building. 

Committee of 100 is now accepting applications from exceptional young professionals and rising leaders from all sectors who are passionate about Committee of 100’s dual missions to promote the inclusion of Chinese Americans and the larger AAPI community in all aspects of U.S. society and to advance constructive dialogue and relations between the U.S. and Greater China. Individuals who demonstrate a remarkable history of professional and personal excellence and aged forty-five and younger may apply. The full list of criteria and access to the application can be found here.

The deadline to submit applications is January 5, 2024 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as the preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedIn, X, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.

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Committee of 100 contacts: 

Charles Zinkowski 
Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications

Intern Report 2: Ranked Choice Voting -Why it’s important

Intern Report 2: Ranked Choice Voting -Why it’s important

This video was created by David Li of University of Maryland, College Park, summer intern of Office of Delegate Chao Wu. It helps people to understand what is ranked choice voting (RCV), what is the benefits and challenges of RCV. The following is the video:

Ranked Choice Voting -Why it’s important – YouTube

Grant from Maryland Manufacturing 4.0

Grant from Maryland Manufacturing 4.0

The Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 grant program provides grants to small and mid-sized Maryland manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0-related technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices in order to remain competitive and drive growth. 20% of the funds will be reserved for small manufacturers with 3-50 employees.

  • Grants of $25,000-$500,000 will be made available to manufacturers to adopt new technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices in order to remain competitive and drive growth.
  • Grant awards will vary based on the applicant’s total investment, and the applicant must demonstrate matching funds as follows:
    • 3-50 employees – 25% match requirement (grants up to 75% of total project costs)
    • 51-250 employees – 50% match requirement (grants up to 50% of total project costs)

Meals on the Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide program that provides older Americans with nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. To bring more attention to this popular meal program, we have created resources that highlights:

– What meals on wheels is
– How do you sign up
– What types of meals are offered
– Food stamps for seniors

Applications Open for Fall 2023 Autism Hiring Program!

Applications Open for Fall 2023 Autism Hiring Program!

The Autism Hiring Program is now accepting applications for both of its fall sessions – one serving Montgomery County and the other serving “Mid-Maryland” for residents of Howard and surrounding counties.  

The Autism Hiring Program was created by the Howard County Autism Society to advance workplace neurodiversity and acceptance by connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults and targeting jobseekers not supported by existing systems.

Please share this opportunity with possible candidates and interested employers.  We’ve attached a flyer and applications for both cohorts to this email.

The AHP is supported by: 2023 Community Project Funding/Congressional Directed Spending grant funds, Arbor Dog Foundation, Gula Tech Foundation, Howard County, MD/Howard County Office of Workforce Development, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, and WorkSource Montgomery as well as many individual and corporate supporters.  

For more information, visit  or email

Virtual Public Comment Hearings Set for BGE’s Rate Increase August 9, 2023

Comment by Delegate Wu: I really wish they provide a document along this notice why BGE feels there is a need to increase rate by 5% per year. We already have high inflation.

(BALTIMORE, MD) – The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled two initial virtual public comment hearings on the multi-year rate plan filed in February by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. Utility customers and other interested parties are welcome to take part in the hearings on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The Commission will schedule an additional public comment hearing at a later date.

According to BGE’s application, the company proposes a combined gas and electric rate increase of $602.4 million over three years, which it says will increase the average residential customer’s bill by five percent per year. The company provides electric distribution service to more than 1.3 million customers and gas service to 700,000 customers in the greater central Maryland region, including Baltimore City and all or part of 10 surrounding counties.  

To speak at a hearing, send an email to by 12 noon on Monday, August 7 (for the first hearing) or by 12 noon on Monday, August 21 (for the second hearing). For those who just want to watch the hearings, they will be livestreamed on the Commission’s YouTube channel.

The Commission will also accept written comments (until September 29, 2023) which can be sent by mail or submitted electronically through the online portal at

Comments sent by mail should be addressed to: Andrew Johnston, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. So that they are noted in the proper case file, all comments should reference Case No. 9692. Only one copy is necessary.


About the Public Service Commission:

The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates electric and gas utilities and suppliers, telephone companies (land lines), certain water and sewer companies, passenger motor vehicle carriers for hire (sedans, limousines, buses, Uber, Lyft), taxicab companies (in Baltimore City and County, Charles County, Cumberland and Hagerstown) and bay pilot rates.