Each year, Boeing gives awards to individuals and teams who create intellectual property most valuable to Boeing and aerospace. In 2011, out of hundreds of nominations, 20 inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted patents or are awaiting them.
The City of Seattle awarded grants to four International District organizations from its Technology Matching Fund program. The funds will help groups that are working toward technological equity and closing the digital divide. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma received $17,750 for expansion of its mobile computer lab program.
Volunteers from the community and Wells Fargo Bank grabbed brushes and rollers to take to the streets of Little Saigon and painted out graffiti.
A team from the Mill Creek Tennis Club, owned by Chinese Americans Roger and Byron Mark, won the national title at the 2011 USTA Adult League National Championships in Tucson, Ariz. The Mill Creek team defeated a squad from Houston, 3–2, in the finals.
The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB), Amnesty International, Burma Partnership, and University Baptist Church partnered to hold a candlelight vigil for the fourth anniversary of Burma’s 2007 Saffron Revolution at the south end of Green Lake.
Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW)’s staff member and reporters garnered seven awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented in Everett at the WNPA’s 124th annual convention. Winners from NWAW:
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) received a grant of $100,000 from ArtPlace, an initiative of 11 of America’s top foundations working in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts and seven federal agencies. The Wing is the only institution awarded in Washington state. Other awarded projects are […]
Fifty-one local immigrants became U.S. citizens during the first-ever naturalization ceremony at Bellevue City Hall. The ceremony was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Seattle Field Office in partnership with the City of Bellevue and the nonprofit Bellevue Downtown Association. Debadutta Dash delivered the keynote remarks, talking about his experience as a naturalized […]
The Edmonds-based nonprofit Pacific Northwest Budo Association (PNBA) announced its 2011 Grant Award recipients for promoting Japanese cultural and martial arts in the Pacific Northwest.
About 300 community leaders gathered at the Seattle Westin to welcome President Lee Myung-bak and first lady Kim Yun Ok while the president visited Seattle last month.