Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) honors the heritage of the Issei (first–generation Japanese) who came to the United States, and particularly to Bainbridge Island, to make a new life for themselves and their children. We hope to promote a better understanding of the diversity of our nation by sharing their history, customs, and values. BIJAC is dedicated to preserving and sharing an accurate historical record through oral histories and an outreach educational program. BIJAC's principal focus is the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to honor those forced to leave their homes during World War II. Joining BIJAC in this project are local, county, state, and federal governments, [...]
The Bhutanese Community Resource Center's (BCRC) objective is to provide direct services to Bhutanese refugees who come to Washington for resettlement. BCRC provides volunteer services to newly arrived refugees in various capacities. BCRC works closely with the community in identifying and addressing their needs. So far, BCRC has been able to address many of the issues of newly arrived families. BCRC also aspires to preserve Bhutanese Nepali culture and language. BCRC showcases Bhutanese culture by organizing cultural events every year. BCRC publishes a bilingual monthly newsletter designed especially for people with language barriers. BCRC also closely with Bhutanese youths by organizing sports events and other youth engagement projects within and [...]
VISION: Foster unity and generate interest in showcasing those traditional arts and culture of Cambodia. MISSION: Create opportunities for diverse communities to understand and appreciate traditional Cambodian art through events and other cultural activities. GOAL: Provide support to community based performance groups and to create learning opportunities for youths about traditional Cambodian arts and culture.
Founded in 1895 in San Francisco, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance has over 100 years of history of continuous existence serving in a dual role as a social club and as a national non-partisan activist for Chinese American empowerment and community service.
Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mutual assistance association focused on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate social support services to improve the living conditions and quality of life of refugees resettled in Washington State. CRB intentionally reaches across ethnic, religious, and language barriers and provides a community-based support system. CRB offers a wide range of Educational Programs to develop the capacity of individuals and strengthen the community knowledge base.
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 [...]
Established in 1938, the Filipino Community of the Yakima Valley's rich history includes building the first ever Filipino Community Hall from the ground up in the United States. Today we we the hub of the Filipino American Community in Central Washington State, one of the major communities in the State of Washington. We serve a rich diversity of people who honor their country of origin while contributing greatly to the cultural, educational, social, economic, service, professional, spiritual, and civic life of our communities. We have programs that provide leasure and cultural time activities, youth programs, cultural, educational, and historical preservation, networking, and outreach opportunities. We are a social club recognized as a 501(c)4 [...]
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is truly a community-based organization whose mission is “…to preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past…” The national office and archives is housed in Seattle, operating year-round to lend expertise and support to twenty-seven chapters across the United States and is recognized as the primary informational resource on Filipino Americans for: community organizations primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities local and national museums and historical associations independent authors, playwrights, and filmmakers teachers, students, and scholars Since 1987, FANHS has sponsored national conferences (later ratified as a biennial event) where [...]
The Filipino Community of Seattle is committed to promoting cultural diversity, ethnic pride, unity, and educational and socio-economic empowerment among Filipino Americans in the Pacific Northwest.