By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community.
Since the International District/Chinatown Community Center opened in 2005, it has enjoyed high usage rates and a large amount of community support. It’s been an issue the ID could unite around. When the original plans didn’t include a gym, the community responded by raising $2 million to ensure adequate facilities. Unfortunately, it’s in danger — […]