By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Despite these tough economic times, Albert Shen maintains a positive attitude. His businesses are doing well, but it’s what he does during his off-hours that really stands out. For him, social entrepreneurship is about using his professional know-how and skills to help various nonprofit organizations and academic institutions reach […]
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Son Michael Pham directs a team of up to 400 people on more than seven projects and visits Vietnam on a regular basis. Shockingly, this is not even his day job, but rather his volunteer work for his nonprofit, Kids Without Borders. Pham’s original vision was not just about […]
Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song. Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once […]
By Assunta Ng In this stagnate economy, can we achieve the American Dream? In the old days, owning a house, a car, and having a solid education and well-paid job defined the American Dream. However, today’s high unemployment rate has changed the definition.