By Joaquin Uy Ethnic Media & Communications Specialist City of Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs Photo by Nate Gowdy The City of Seattle joined U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to commemorate Citizenship Day on Sept. 17 by announcing a new joint citizenship campaign, followed by a naturalization ceremony. Mayor Ed Murray, City […]
Speed dating draws millennials to local library
By Jocelyn Moore Northwestern Asian Weekly While speed dating may not be at the top of your list of date ideas, it may be a trending way to meet new people soon, at least at your local libraries. The Beacon Hill Branch of Seattle Public Library hosted its first speed dating event on August 29, […]
Helping Link celebrates its 21st anniversary gala
For Helping Link, a nonprofit based out of Chinatown/International District, this is a time for reflection. The nonprofit is on the brink of their anniversary and getting ready to celebrate their achievements for the local Vietnamese community, as well as their clients and volunteers.
Classes available for Vietnamese immigrants
Helping Link is a non-profit Vietnamese organization that helps Vietnamese immigrants adjust to American culture with tutoring and adult classes in ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. Classes cost $25 and are held at 1032 S. Jackson St. Suite C, in Seattle.
Chinese students lead police on high-speed chase in LA
By Charles Lam OC Weekly Three University of California Irvine international students from China led California Highway Patrol on a wild ride around Los Angeles on the night of Feb. 20 during a pursuit that, according to CHP, broke 120 miles an hour and lasted about 40 minutes.
Free ESL classes for Bellevue residents
Bellevue residents for whom English is their second language (ESL) are invited to attend free job preparation classes this spring at Bellevue College.
Vietnamese Friendship Association host fifth annual Benefit Dinner
The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) hosted their fifth annual Benefit Dinner on April 20 at the Garfield Community Center, raising operating funds and honoring community leaders for their accomplishments.
ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate
Youthful voice: “Life as an ESL Asian American”
During my childhood, I struggled with learning English. I often used “Chinglish” words, such as “fire rice,” instead of, “fried rice.” I was made fun of for not speaking English correctly, but that’s OK, because I don’t remember much about being teased, anyway …
Youthful voice: “My story of immigration”
To most Chinese people, moving to the United States is a dream because they think they can get more opportunities. Compared to China, the United States can provide a better life to its citizens. Also, people can get a better education here. Because of these reasons, my family decided to move to the United States …