By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Fred Yee’s ordinary yet gentle face could be deceiving. Unless you worked with him, you didn’t see his beautiful personality and extraordinary community spirit. Yee died at his home on Aug. 7 after a sudden heart attack. He was 67 years old. I was one of his friends and […]
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By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly All things change, even a community center. <!–more–> The Asian Resource Center built in 1994 to honor Robert Chinn, founder of the United Savings and Loan Bank, was sold to Pacific Charter School Development for $4 million last month to build a new charter school in the Chinatown/International District. […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]
Over 400 participants, friends and family and community supporters gathered to celebrate the success of the 7th Annual Kin On Sports Tournament. All three events (table tennis, soccer and badminton) brought in a combined total of close to $40K in support of Kin On’s Expansion Project which included a 2600 sq-ft multipurpose space for conducting […]
On May 19, International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation, which supports affordable health care in the Seattle area, honored Fred Yee and the Children’s Alliance at Bloom, their fundraising gala at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Yee is the director of Kin On, an elderly health care center. The Children’s Alliance advocates for […]