BEIJING (AP) — As a dangerous confrontation flared between China and Taiwan in 1996, Bill Clinton deployed the Seventh Fleet to deter the two rivals from going to war. Five years later, when a U.S. spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter, George W. Bush faced a prolonged international crisis. Meanwhile, human rights and democracy in China were a perennial hot-button issue.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.
If Gloria Ysmael-Adams could be anywhere in the world, it would probably be inside a classroom.
She is among the friendliest of young Asian American community leaders. She is a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship and a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.
Volunteering is a way to help a cause by identifying a need and satisfying it, but to Aaliyah Gupta it means so much more than assisting on a mere task. It means living out a dream, uniting the community and serving the greater good. This notion is clearly expressed when one speaks with her about her community contributions.
Helping to cultivate and build a community is no easy task. It takes individuals coming together with their ideals, and it can take a lot of time and effort.
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has finally settled into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying building in the International District.
One organization has certainly outgrown its original location in 1973 – the basement of Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle’s Beacon Hill district. Back then, 25 pioneers volunteered their time to provide a much needed multilingual mental health service to 77 clients.