Street named for Cleveland Chinese leader Stanley Eng
Street named for Cleveland Chinese leader Stanley Eng Asia Plaza December 7, 2019
Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones spearheaded a posthumous honor for Mr. Stanley Eng, a community leader, with the addition of an honorary street name to E. 30th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ceremony took place Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Asia Plaza.
Mr. Stanley Eng (1926-2004) was selected for this honor by many leaders in the AsiaTown community. He founded and led several organizations including the Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association, which still exists today, and he was best known for his work on behalf of the poor and elderly residents of Cleveland’s Chinatown (now known as AsiaTown). He spearheaded efforts to provide much-needed housing for elderly Chinese Americans that resulted in the Asian Evergreen Apartments on Payne Avenue, launched a meal program serving over 50 seniors per day at Li Wah, and led English language classes at the Cleveland Chinese Christian Church.
Community leader Wayne Wong served as MC for the ceremony honoring the late Stanley Eng. Wayne Wong introduced Mr. Eng's children in attendance and told of the great works of the man.
Stanley Eng's children - Cynthia Eng (not present), Delia Treaster, Eudora Eng, and Stanley Eng Jr.
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Next, Wayne introduced Jason Lin of the Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizen Association and his translator Wilfred Cheung to speak about Mr. Eng's accomplishments.
Jason Lin and Wilfred Cheung
Next, Don Fong of the Cleveland Chinese Christian Church spoke about Mr. Eng.
Wayne followed up on Don Fong's presentation to remind people not to take places like AsiaTown for granted.
He then introduced some of the AsiaTown community leaders who made it possible.
Karis Tzeng, AsiaTown Project Manager at MidTown Cleveland
Crowd in Asia Plaza for the Stanley Eng ceremony
Wilfred Cheung, Jason Lin and Johnny Wu
Annie Pu, Jason Lin, Karis Tzeng, Lisa Wong and Wayne Wong
Next, Ward 7 Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, who spearheaded the event, spoke.
Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones
He was followed by Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell.
Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell
Proclamations were read and the street sign was presented to Stanley Eng's family.
Proclamations honoring Stanley Eng
The crowd then gathered outside to see the street sign on East 30th Street - Stanley Eng Way.
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