In April, the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) announced a two-year partnership devoted to providing 32 scholarships to APIA students for the 2009–2010 academic year.
In an attempt to become a more diverse organization, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the creation of two paid, permanent year-long diversity fellowships.
A study done in April by the College Board shows that due to financial barriers and exclusions from the legal workforce, only a fraction of undocumented high school graduates go on to college.
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) created a new online intake questionnaire to make it easier for people to take action when they feel that they have been victims of illegal discrimination.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 8, former King County Executive Ron Sims was sworn in to a high-ranking job within the Obama administration. Sims’ last day as King County Executive was May 7.
People are hurting out there.
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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’ (CAPAC) outgoing executive director, Victoria Tung, has accepted a position in the Obama administration in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs within the Department of Commerce, which is headed by Secretary Gary Locke. Gloria Chan, who is currently CAPAC’s communications director and Rep. Mike Honda’s legislative counsel, will […]
The Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored architects for their achievement in championing outstanding design in Seattle and the surrounding region. George Suyama of Suyama Peterson Deguchi received the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor. Suyama received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Washington. His extensive involvement in the […]
Elisa Del Rosario is the new program manager at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Puget Sound affiliate. In her new role, she will oversee the Komen’s grantmaking process and community outreach. She has more than 20 years of management experience in health and human services, including grantmaking, fund development, marketing, and community relations among […]