March Public Board Meeting

The Commission will convene its Public Board Meeting on Saturday, March 20, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Based on guidance from the Department of Health related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the meeting will be held remotely via video conference call. A dial-in option will also be available for those who are unable to access the meeting electronically.

The link to participate and dial-in information will be available along with the meeting materials to the general public on CAPAA’s website prior to the meeting. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment may contact Project Coordinator Brenda O’Brien at with the following information: name, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliated organization.

This is a barrier-free event. Requests for accommodations, including translation or interpreter services, should be made to by Friday, March 12th, 5:00 PM PT.

Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee Report

The Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) just released their annual report. This year’s report is titled Two Pandemics: Addressing the Experience of Violence and the COVID Pandemic for Students and Families Color. The EOGOAC’s 2021 report provides policy and strategy recommendations for decreasing pervasive racial disparities in education, as highlighted in the past year by the dual pandemics of the COVID-19 global pandemic and pandemic of racism and hate in this country. The report includes recommendations for OSPI, the state Legislature, local districts, and more.

The Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) is a bicameral, bipartisan legislative and community workgroup committed to closing racial opportunity gaps in Washington’s K-12 public education system.

Requests for Ceremonial Greetings and Proclamations

Every year, CAPAA receives many requests for ceremonial greetings, proclamations, and letters. CAPAA and the Governor’s Office requires at least 30 days’ advance notice to process these requests. For instance, if your organization is hosting a Khmer New Year event on April 14 and would like a letter of greeting, please submit the request by March 15.

For more information on requesting ceremonial proclamations, letters, and greetings, go to

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

CAPAA’s mission is to improve the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in Washington State, and we do so by working in partnership with our communities and state leaders to respond to concerns and bring about positive change and long-term solutions. To that end, we have the ability to provide fiscal sponsorship as co-sponsor for a celebration, event, or organizing effort.

If your organization is hosting an event soon, consider applying for sponsorship! We are happy to sponsor events that meet the following criteria:

  1. The event supports an effort to improve the livelihood of the Asian and Pacific American communities throughout Washington State;
  2. The event involves CAPAA participation and presence;
  3. CAPAA’s financial involvement is not disproportionate to its participation when compared to other co-sponsors.

For more information and to apply for sponsorship, go to

If you have any questions, email Project Manager Rosa Mai at

Small Business Assistance

new website created by the Washington State Small Business Recovery Working Group provides current information on available relief programs for Washington’s small businesses and eligible non-profits, as well as the organizations that assist them.

The goal is to help as many Washington small businesses and non-profits as possible access the help they need. Information will be added and updated as new guidance is released and as new resources become available.

2021 Foundation 649 Scholarship

The Foundation 649 Scholarship is now open! This scholarship, open to East and Southeast Asian American students, is a one-time grant of $2,000 that can be applied to college tuition. The aim of our scholarship is to promote and share Asian American culture and stories from students across the country.

For more information and to apply, go to Applications are due by April 1, 2021.

Job Opportunity: Densho Fund Development Director

Densho is seeking a Fund Development Director to grow their donor network and fundraising initiatives nationally. If you have a strong background in nonprofit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

The Fund Development Director will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, engage with the Densho Board, and manage a team including a Fund Development Manager and a Fund Development Assistant. Remote working will be considered for this position although working in Seattle, where Densho is based, is preferred.

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document via email to

Annual salary range: $75,000 to $85,000

Job interviews will begin in early April and continue until the position is filled.

Job Opportunity: Deputy Director of the Washington State Arts Commission

The Washington State Arts Commission is hiring a Deputy Director for agency administration, including budget, finance, and agency operation. The Deputy Director will serve as the agency’s chief budget and financial officer and coordinate core agency services that include policy development and contracting.

Annual salary range: $72,000.00 – $80,000.00

Applications close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 14.

Job Opportunity: Equity and Social Justice Manager

The WA State Department of Health is recruiting for seven Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Manager positions. The Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor will develop, lead and oversee the implementation of agency initiatives to promote diversity, inclusion, cultural humility, equity, and social justice. They provide consultation and guidance to DOH divisions, offices, and programs on these issues and oversee alignment with the agency’s commitment and approach on these issues.

Annual salary range: $76,128.00 – $107,532.00

Apply early! This recruitment will remain Open Until Filled. Applicant review begins March 22, 2021. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close this recruitment at any time.

Job Opportunity: Senior Policy Advisory for Orca Recovery

The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is searching for a Senior Policy Advisory for Orca Recovery. This position is responsible for coordinating the recovery of Southern Resident Orcas for Washington State. In 2018 and 2019, the Governor’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force issued two reports containing 49 recommendations. You will be responsible for coordinating and tracking the implementation of those recommendations, and establishing a statewide policy coordination framework to ensure the long term recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Annual salary range: $93,000.00 – $101,000.00

Applications close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 28.

Job Opportunity: Airport Jobs

The Port of Seattle has a number of job openings at the airport, and are available for one-on-one appointments for help with the application process! Email for more details.

Race and Civic Engagement Dialogue

APIC South Puget Sound will hold a Race and Civic Engagement Dialogue event on March 27, Saturday, between 9:30 and 12 noon.

Register now: All are welcome to register for the event, and space is limited! Please register by March 25.