Nikkei Concerns has announced Janice Deguchi will be its new chief operating officer beginning Sept. 2. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, program development and management, advocacy, fundraising, and capital projects will support the nonprofit as it launches into a new era of senior health care services. Deguchi has served as executive director of the […]
By Teresita Batayola, Maiko Winkler-Chin, and Janice Deguchi For Northwest Asian Weekly Approaching International District/Chinatown from the southeast, you are quickly in the midst of vibrant activity centered on 8th Avenue South, with South Dearborn and South Lane Streets as its borders.
The Denise Louie Education Center received a $2,000 grant from the Target Foundation to focus on infant/toddler cultural literacy in its Early Head Start program.
Arnold and Ling Huan Lui are bakers with twins that are enrolled in Denise Louie Education Center’s full day child care program. Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy helps them afford full day care for their girls by paying a portion of the cost of care. “Basically, my wife’s income goes to insurance and childcare. Because of the WCCC, we don’t have to rely on other government assistance,” said Lui.
In celebration of 30 years of service to the community, the Denise Louie Education Center held its annual Jazz Night Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Showbox SoDo in downtown Seattle, raising just over $110,000 to support its early learning programs and family support services for the coming year. They would like to thank everyone who attended and those that have supported them over the last 30 years! ♦