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Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

Guests at the summit included, from left: Daphne Kwok, chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI’s; Christina Lagdameo, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Ronnie Chatterji, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisors; Christopher Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary; Umni Song, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs; Kamuela Enos, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and director of enterprise at MA’O Organic Farms; and Hyeok Kim, member of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs and executive director of Interim Community Development Association (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

By Janelle Wetzstein
UW News Lab

Sustainability is no longer just about the environment, according to White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, who spoke in Seattle last weekend.   Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 30 No 29 | 7/16-7/22Comments (0)

Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing

Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing

By Jean C Wong
Northwest Asian Weekly

Christina Lagdameo at South Seattle Community College on May 6. (Photo by Jean Wong/NWAW)

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, South Seattle Community College (SSCC) hosted a series of events, which included a forum with Christina Lagdameo, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), held on May 6.

The event was supported by an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant, a two-year, $2.4 million federal grant awarded to SSCC to foster student retention and aid in the success of primarily AAPI students. SSCC is one of only six recipients of an AANAPISI grant in the country. The forum’s purpose was to discuss the challenges that AAPI students face and how those issues can be addressed in policy. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 30 No 20 | 5/14-5/20Comments (3)

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