Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) raised $322,000 at its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at the Westin Bellevue on Oct. 7. It was an evening of inspiring stories and culinary delights by local Asian American and Pacific Islander chefs. Rep. Pramila Jayapal was a guest speaker. Money raised from the fundraiser helps to […]
On Oct. 13, several Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations co-hosted a King County API Candidate and Initiatives Forum. Approximately 80 people attended. The goal of the forum was to provide an educational opportunity for candidates and initiatives to interact directly with AAPI community members. Candidates answered questions about how they will serve our […]
The annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice raised a record-breaking $312,000 on June 25. Over a thousand people joined this event by running or walking 2.5 miles around Seward Park — performing, donating, raising funds and volunteering to fight against the hunger. ACRS provides ethnic foods, with proceeds from the Walk, […]
King County aims to deliver public transportation that connects communities to jobs, educational services, and cultural institutions. For far too long, communities in southeast Seattle have been marginalized from transit planning. Along with many government and community leaders over a period of years, we have worked hard to change this history and develop a transit […]
Derek Wing received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Puget Sound Chapter’s 2015 Hugh Smith Community Service Award for his media and public relations work as a former ACRS board member. He received the award at the PRSA Annual meeting Oct. 27. He is the first Asian American recipient in the award’s nearly 20-year […]
Karma Sherpa, the popular singing star of Indian TV show SaReGaMaPa, performed at the Sadbhavna Samaroh (Goodwill Gathering concert) in Bellevue. With an objective of providing a common platform for the local non-profits serving various ethnic groups within the local South Asian community the event was sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Services […]
Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), hosted “Gandhi Jayanti”, the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday October 2nd, 2014.
“Building the Beloved” had a community gala on Saturday, September 27, at the Washington State Convention Center. The event raised over $345,000 for El Centro de la Raza’s programs and services. Approximately 1,000 people attended. Asian Counseling and Referral Center’s executive director Diane Narasaki, Lisa Daugaard, and Daniel Kogita were presented with the Roberto Felipe […]
By Rich Stolz For Northwest Asian Weekly As any bus rider who has been passed up by an overcrowded bus or forced to stand for an entire commute can tell you, we need to start taking steps to improve bus service in Seattle. Our city is growing rapidly. If it were just trying to keep […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When students and members of the Asian community learned that the University of Washington (UW) was discontinuing the Southeast Asian Student Recruiter position, they were in disbelief.