The Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation are hosting a panel discussion on Sept. 23 in hopes of bridging the gap between the Asian and Black communities. The panelists include Darrell Powell, treasurer of the Seattle King County NAACP; Jesse Wineberry of the Washington EQUITY NOW Alliance; Lua Pritchard, executive director of the […]
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is helping to advocate for Community Project Funding requests—also known as appropriations or “earmarks”—that benefit communities, small businesses, and workers. Reach out to the Congress member who represents the district where the community project is located. Prepare to provide the following information: Will the project have a direct impact […]
Seattle-based education nonprofit Mission InspirEd is launching a free nationwide initiative challenging students ages 6-18 to showcase COVID’s impact through a wide variety of artistic expressions. The competition, “Tales of Quarantine,” will span from Feb. 22 through March 21 and cover three categories, including media, visual, and writing. Students are encouraged to submit an original […]
School principal Ronnie Belle is sponsoring a clean up around the school on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but you may bring your own gloves if you prefer.
The Minoru Yasui Student Contest has announced its 2021 essay competition on Refugee and Immigrant Experiences. “We celebrate the ideas and opinions of students in grades 6 through 12 and challenge them to write an original and thoughtful essay exploring refugee or immigrant experiences,” a news release stated. “Their essay should also demonstrate an understanding […]
Are you an immigrant who wants to get a job but needs to improve your English and job skills? Enroll in Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)’s Ready to Work (RTW), a free comprehensive program serving people with very limited English to overcome language barriers, gain digital literacy skills, find meaningful employment, and achieve economic […]
By Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) recommends that everyone complies with Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, but we understand that there are a few circumstances in which you will need to leave your house. Here are some personal safety tips for those who are […]
Last week, ICHS Foundation opened registration for its annual 2021 Lunar New Year 5k, which will take place Feb. 12–18. In 2021, there will be a new format, which provides more flexibility for participation. Registrants will choose their own course and personal day to race. This encourages safely physically distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]
SEATTLE — Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, the 2020 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election is being postponed until further notice. The ISRD Board voted unanimously in favor of postponement at its Sept. 22 virtual meeting. The ISRD Board elections have historically been conducted on the third Tuesday in November. However, due […]
JPMorgan Chase announced earlier this month a $1.25 million grant to benefit Seattle’s Craft3 and the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund. Both organizations have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and this funding will help them to provide support to vulnerable small businesses in the Puget Sound area.