This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]
The grand opening celebration for the Low Income Housing Institute’s (LIHI) Gossett Place took place at its location in the University District (4719 12th Ave. N.E.). Gossett Place is named in honor of King County Council chair and human rights champion Larry Gossett. Named as one of the most influential graduates of the University of […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You might notice that fall has changed the color of many green trees to dry, yellow brown. However, the Danny Woo Garden in Chinatown/International District remains in lush greens.
By Kabrina Wright SYLP student The Summer Youth Leadership Program, or SYLP for short, is a program organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, a nonprofit organization of the Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post. SYLP is a three-week program designed for Asian American teens to find out what it means to be Asian […]
By Stina Shen SYLP student The three weeks of SYLP Was not what I expected it to be! I started nervous as hell, But it went really swell. I’m sure participants would agree. Through a ton of awkward ice-breakers, I found me some kindly friend-makers. We promptly got down To exploring Chinatown. We became master […]
By Kevin Fong SYLP student You might be wondering, what is the Summer Youth Leadership Program? Well, it is an amazing program filled with fun learning experiences. There are so many things that happen in this program that it is almost impossible to name them all. You get to learn about what it takes to […]
By Sarah Tu SYLP student Too often, we overlook the opportunities to reach out and do something nice for someone else. Simple acts of kindness or appreciation that could have far reaching effects are thus kept hidden from view. Saying “thank you” is stifled for fear of self embarrassment or because we are too self-centered, […]
By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area […]
At the New Hong Kong Restaurant, the Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) honored five of Seattle’s social justice leaders
Raising money in this economy is tough. At first, checks trickled into my office slowly, very slowly.