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Archive for September, 2009

September 29th, 2009 in Community, Employment, Events | No Comments


The White Center CDA is looking to contract for an Assistant Event Coordinator, responsible for supporting the organization and implementation of the Annual White Center Community Summit on Saturday December 5, 2009. The purpose of the summit includes:

  • To promote community building and community engagement
  • Alignment and ownership of a common vision
  • Promote a mutual accountability: getting direction, feedback, and taking stock
  • Supporting collective action and ongoing year round organizing and activities
  • Celebrate the White Center Community
  • Expand CDA membership base

The White Center CDA is a grassroots community development organization (www.wccda.org) interested in promoting a strong culture of results and accountability amongst our program partners and community members.

Job Functions

  • Overall event support to the Event Coordinator
  • Assignment and follow through of delegated tasks
  • Communicate and consult with the CDA Event Coordinator, staff and Community Planning Committee.
  • Implementation of Summit work plan.
  • Marketing to residents and participants to attend Summit
  • Day-of Project support and implementation
  • Reporting and evaluation of event: event protocols/lessons learned for future events
  • Reports to: CDA Community Building Director

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience in event planning and coordinating
  • Experience working in multi-cultural communities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow through
  • Flexible schedule
  • Car and drivers license preferred

Compensation and Timing:

Compensation will be a rate of $15/hour not to exceed a maximum of $2,500.  Work is anticipated to be part time, with heavier emphasis during 3 weeks prior to the event on December 5th and around major mile stones.  You must be okay with flexible work hours. Formal scope of work, invoices and proper documentation must be filed for payment.

Start Date & Duration:  As soon as possible and no later than Oct 9. Contract is expected through December 2009.

If interest, please submit cover letter, resume, examples of planning documents and professional references (3) to Virgil Domaoan, Community Building Director at virgil@wccda.org via email by 5pm, Oct 1, 2009.

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September 25th, 2009 in Community, Education, Events, News, Partners, People | No Comments


Congratulations to HSD board member Sili Savusa for being honored at the NW Asian Weekly’s Women of Colored Empowered luncheon today at China Harbor in Seattle. Here is an excerpt from the Weekly’s website:

“This month, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation is celebrating women who have broken into a field that is heavily dominated by males — politics and government.

The Women of Color Empowered luncheon will be held at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle on Friday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m. The event honors women who are accomplished in their careers, who have contributed significantly to local communities of color, and who have inspired others to follow their lead.

At the event, audience members will hear honorees discuss how they got to where they are as well as receive important advice on how to achieve professional goals.

This event strives to motivate and inspire young women — to show them that anything is possible if they work hard toward a purpose. Continue reading to learn more about each honoree.”

Sili Mana’o Savusa
Highline School Board Member
Honoree

Sili Mana’o Savusa is a school board member for the Highline School District and long-time community leader and activist in the Samoan/Pacific Islander community. Savusa worked for the City of Seattle for eight years and now serves as program director for the Southwest Youth and Family Services.

She is dedicated to solving issues related to education and their impact on Samoan youth. Savusa works as a consultant with multi-cultural communities to help raise awareness of different ethnicities and solve issues related to social justice. She is currently employed by Southwest Youth & Family Services as a family center coordinator.

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September 24th, 2009 in Community, Events, News, People | No Comments


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Congratulations to CDA executive director Aileen Balahadia and CDA community building director Virgil Domaoan for receiving awards last night at the Filipino Community Center in south Seattle last night. The Emerging Filipino Leadership award recognizes Filipino leaders under 40 for their contributions and hard work in the community. About 75 attendees were on hand to witness many other awards given in the fields of Non-Profit (which Aileen and Virgil received their awards for), Cultural/Performing Arts, Education, Law, and Advocacy/Community Organizing. Pictured with Aileen and Virgil are EFL committee members Florian Purganan, Sophia Aragon and Cherry Cayabyab.

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September 22nd, 2009 in Community, Education, Environment, Events, Immigration, Partners, People, Politics | No Comments


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The CDA is a proud sponsor of this event, as well as a proud partner with both Census 2010 and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation.

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September 22nd, 2009 in Community, Events, News, People | No Comments


Microsoft Word - AI Week 09 Final Schedule.doc

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September 10th, 2009 in Annexation, Community, Environment, People, Politics, Video | No Comments


Today, 4 staff members of the White Center CDA attended the Mayoral Candidate Debate between Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan at the Cinerama theater in downtown Seattle. After introductions and answering a couple questions from the moderator, the first question from the audience was about annexation, coming from our staff member Virgil Domaoan.

Watch the video here. Virgil’s question comes in around 26:30.

What are your thoughts about the debate? What are your thoughts about their answers about annexation?

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September 9th, 2009 in Annexation, Business, Community, Environment, Misc, News, Partners, People | No Comments


From the Feet First website:

Neighborhoods on Foot Series
Our “Neighborhoods on Foot” maps are periodicals — in them you can read about important current events, up and coming groups, or how to put your finger on the pulse of the community.  We reissue them with local support and participation.  The cover side is rich with content that will increase your community quotient.

Maps can be picked up in the neighborhood for free from a primary location and many shops, cafes, libraries, and community centers. You can always find them at our office.

You may also view and download some of our maps online.

2009 Editions:

White Center - Seattle / Burien / Unincorporated King County, Washington

(Map | Text Side)

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September 8th, 2009 in Community, Education, Employment | No Comments


The White Center Early Learning Initiative (WCELI) and the White Center Community Development Association are holding a community forum to meet the candidates for the WCELI Director position. This will be an opportunity to ask the candidates questions, provide input and rate each candidate. Make an impact and let your voice be heard.

September 22 7:00-9:00pm

White Center Heights Elementary School
10015 6th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

Onsite child care and light refreshments will be provided.
Free books for kids!
Arabic, Cambodian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation will be available.

For more information, contact:
Ruby Linsao, rubylinsao@gmail.com
Sarah Weir, 206.694.1092 x167 sarah@wccda.org

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September 8th, 2009 in Arts, Community, Partners, People, Video, Youth | 1 Comment



Check out this video courtesy of our community partner, Youth Media Institute (YMI), featuring talented White Center youth (in front and behind the camera). Check out youthmediaseattle.org for more info about YMI. Happy Tuesday!

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