The Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW)
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service. ACLF’s purpose is to provide an environment which fosters the development of individual leadership, community strength, and inter-community unity to promote issues critical to API’s. The key components of our organization include leadership training, political empowerment, community organizing, and mentorship. ACLF is non-partisan and involves any API community interested in participating.
Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 1,600 members. Since 1985, Seattle’s AAJA chapter has provided scholarships for students, professional development for journalists and service to the community in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle chapter promotes the association’s three-part mission: To encourage young Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism. To promote fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and news managers in the industry. AAJA Seattle’s 100-plus members work throughout Washington state in print, television, radio and online media. [...]
Established in 1994, the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization primarily funded through a self-imposed tax on business and property owners in the Chinatown-International District. Its mission is to promote economic vitality of the district, encourage responsible business development and support continuous improvement of the quality of life in the district for its business owners, residents, and visitors. Members of the BIA are elected to serve on the Board of Directors that acts in a strategic and advisory capacity to the CIDBIA’s Executive Director. The Executive Director and staffs manage and administer services and programs of the organization.
CIE Seattle promotes academic and professional excellence in the Asian Pacific American community through programs advancing innovation, collaboration and education: Recognizing and Promoting Excellence - “Seattle Luminary Award” recognizing global impact of local leaders - Asian Pacific American Youth Scholarship Program Supporting Collaboration and Professional Development - Professional Development Seminar Series - Annual CIE Seattle Convention and Seminar Series - Community Summer Social Enriching Education - Student and Young Professionals Mentoring Program - Asian Pacific American Youth Math and Science Contest - “Bridging the Gap” University and College Lecture Series Founded in 1961, CIE Seattle (“Chinese Institute of Engineers – Seattle”) is 501(c)(3) non-profit and a member of the CIE/USA [...]
The Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) is a non-profit committed to developing, promoting, and improving the long-term growth, sustainability, and success of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses in the State of Washington. Established in 2014, it works to increase the access of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses to marketing, financial, and advocacy services and resources, and provide them with a greater voice, profile, and representation in the region. Office: 787 Maynard Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104
Background The Ethnic Chamber of Commerce Coalition (ECCC) traces its origin with several ethnic chambers working together since 2009 under the leadership of Dr. Skip Rowland, an Executive Director of the Urban Enterprise Center (UEC). We were involved with the implementation of the Viaduct project and instrumental in the inclusion of a required allocation of minority businesses. From that beginning, we continued the collaboration recognizing the need to provide a voice to the Asian American, Latino, minority and immigrant community in Seattle. The ECCC came together because separately our voices were not heard. Even though we belonged to other larger better-known organizations claiming to represent the ethnic communities interests, programs [...]
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. EDI’s culturally-tailored leadership programs position Asian and Hispanic professionals to advance in leadership positions. Visionary trainers, coaches and mentors share insights drawn from extensive leadership experience. Companies recognize that cultural competence, particularly targeting lucrative markets, is a critical management skill. Companies are integrating ethno-cultural diversity into their marketing, sales and customer service as they compete in a global arena. Top companies seek multicultural, multilingual world-class leaders who are attuned to international markets and the shifting U.S. demographic landscape. EDI’s programs reinforce the value of multicultural insights and global perspectives in [...]
COMMUNITY Little Saigon is the social, economic, and cultural hub of the Vietnamese community in the Puget Sound region. In the 30 years since the first group of Vietnamese businesses took root in this area, Little Saigon has become a vibrant and vital part of the Vietnamese community as well as the International District. Prior to the arrival of the first wave of Vietnamese refugees fleeing oppression after the Fall of Saigon, the area directly east of Chinatown was a largely abandoned and unproductive neighborhood full of blight and crime. Today, Little Saigon serves over 40,000 Vietnamese-Americans from all over the Puget Sound region. There are about 100 businesses in [...]
According to the charter the Chamber does the following: 1. Serve as an organization of Filipino businessmen and professionals in the Pacific Northwest for a common goal. 2. Provide a center of information on trade and business among members and other entities. 3. Promote and develop business ethical standards among members. 4. Support issues affecting member businessmen and professionals. 5. Assist members to succeed in their particular field. 6. Perform such other purposes allowed under the Washington Corporation Act as a non-profit corporation.