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Revamped CID guide connects unhoused residents, community to local resources

The City of Seattle recently published a Chinatown International District (CID) Resource Guide for community members to access local resources more directly. The guide is remodeled from the Emerald City Resource Guide, which was published...

Global Wisdom Collective founder Dominica Zhu strives to protect the power of indigenous knowledge

Dominica Zhu is the founder of Global Wisdom Collective (GWC), an organization that supports indigenous communities in preserving the wisdom of their people for generations to come. GWC supports programs and initiatives around intergenerational...

Flower Flower gathered local artists in the CID at the Chinalek Festival on June...

Flower Flower is a collective of queer and trans Pasifika and Asian artists and cultural workers who aim to create accessible, thriving art spaces in the Chinatown International District for communities to heal and...

Refugee Artisan Initiative brings dozens of job opportunities for immigrant women: “Sewing is a...

  Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) is a women-centered organization that focuses on encouraging refugee women to use their handicraft skills to contribute to their family and community. RAI’s executive director, Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, was inspired by her...

Small Business Administration AANHPI entrepreneur highlight: Spa shop owner Runli Li who strived through...

The pandemic destroyed thousands of small businesses in the country in the past two years, and Li’s Spa was no exception. Her effort over the years was recognized by the Small Business Administration fortunately,...

Small Business Administration (SBA) AANHPI entrepreneur highlight: Construction company owner Cecil DelaCruz achieves his...

Cecil DelaCruz, the president of Viking Engineering + Construction, shared his road to success as a small business owner, with the assistance of two Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. DelaCruz used to work as a...

Community-loved bubble tea shop Young Tea is leaving Chinatown-ID in late June

Young Tea, a well-known bubble tea shop in the Chinatown International District (CID), is going to leave the community in late June due to the lease termination of its current store. Caroline Lee, the owner...

Small Business Administration AANHPI entrepreneur highlight: How Doreen Marr succeeded through the Idaho Women...

Doreen Marr is the owner and founder of Elie Promos, a customized wholesale product agency that aims to help their clients find a suitable manufacturer. Marr started her business two years ago. She’d been a...

Playwright Seayoung Yim’s comedy about body positivity wins the 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize

Jar of Fat is about two Korean American sisters who were considered fat in their family. In the twisted fairytale world, people have to be skinny enough to fit in a grave size. The...

API community-based events coming back in-person after two years

It has been three years since we lived with the pandemic, and it’s safe to say – even for the introverts – we’re all pretty ready to emerge from our homes, interact with others...