Newsletter for October 4th, 2017

Ruth Woo Fellow: Reyleen Gogo

The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs is excited to announce the selection of Reyleen Gogo as the 2017 Ruth Woo Fellow. The fellowship is a unique opportunity for currently enrolled students to learn about state government and to gain experience working in the Governor’s Office. The Commission looks forward to working with Reyleen during her fellowship and connecting her with mentors in the community.

Reyleen Gogo was born in San Diego, California. Attracted by the beauty and diverse population of Washington, her family settled in the city of Tukwila. Reyleen graduated of Foster High School, class of 2016, with honors and hoped to join the military afterwards. Her involvement and experiences in leadership as the President of the Polynesian Club and board member of Our Future Matters (OFM) were the turning points that stirred her interest to stay local, serve her community, and pave a career goal in Education.

To learn more about Reyleen, visit the CAPAA website.

Community Forum: Student Discipline

Did you know student discipline rules are changing? Come learn about the changes and have your voice heard.

The Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC) will be hosting a community forum to address the changes on student discipline.

Details of the Forum:
October 12, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Highline College (Building 8)
2400 S 240th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198

To learn more about the Community Forum, visit the CAPAA website.

Statewide Disparity Study

The state of Washington is conducting a statewide disparity study to determine whether minority women, and veteran-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities on State prime contracts and associated subcontracts for goods and services.

Meetings will be held in:
Pasco         10/25/17
Spokane     10/26/17
Seattle        11/1/17
Tacoma       11/2/17
Vancouver   11/30/17

Click here to register.

To learn more about the study, visit the Washington State Disparity Study webpage.

Jobs and Opportunities

Next Board Meeting: November 18, 2017