Northwest Asian Weekly isn’t just a newspaper …

When Publisher Assunta Ng founded the paper, her intent and goals have always been oriented toward community-building. She wanted to give opportunities and recognition to deserving people. This is why she founded the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, a nonprofit that strives to spotlight and empower women of color, youth, Asian American pioneers, and top community contributors.

Northwest Asian Weekly and its foundation’s 2015 events:

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
Lunar New Year Children’s Parade & Costume Contest
Place: Hing Hay Park
Time: 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Women of Color Empowered lunch
Theme: Women in male-dominated fields
Place:New Hong Kong Restaurant
Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
Diversity Makes a Difference Scholarship award dinner
Place: New Hong Kong Restaurant
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Women of Color Empowered lunch
Theme: Rising Stars
Place: China Harbor Restaurant
Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Monday, June 22-July 11, 2015
Summer Youth Leadership Program SYLP 
This free three-week program is for high school students
Place: Chinatown/International District

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Children’s Parade/Recycling Fashion Contest
This free event is part of Dragon Fest
Place: Hing Hay Park
Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2014
Women of Color Empowered lunch
Theme: Women and money
Place: China Harbor Restaurant
Time:11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2015
Diversity at the Top
Place: China Harbor Restaurant
Time: 6p.m. -9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Top Contributors to the Asian community
Place: House of Hong Restaurant
Time: 6p.m. -9 p.m.


NWAW Foundation
NWAWF is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Asian Americans, women, and youth Programs
Top Contributors of the Asian Community
Top Contributors is an annual awards dinner celebrating people who have significant contributed to our community in the last year.
Women of Color Empowered
WoCE is A luncheon organized held three times a year that celebrates the wonderful accomplishments of women who have worked hard to break through the glass ceiling.
Diversity Makes a Difference
The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.
Summer Youth Leadership Program
SYLP is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills within young Asian Americans.
Asian American Pioneers
Asian American Pioneers is an annual event honoring Asian American trailblazers.


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