Posted on 05 May 2014.
President Barack Obama announced on April 24 that he would appoint 14 individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in and access to federal programs. Two of the appointees are Diane Narasaki and Michael Byun. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/9
Posted on 04 November 2013.
Diane Narasaki accepts her award, flanked by, from left, Dawn Mason, UW president Michael Young, and Congressman Jim McDermott. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)
Alumni from the University of Washington advanced the cause of diversity in their annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 26, hosted by the UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Five people were honored for making positive impacts in their communities: Polly Olsen, Alejandro C. Torres, Sarah Sense-Wilson, Lembhard G. Howell, and Diane Narasaki.
Narasaki (class of 1976) is the executive director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service in Seattle, which provides food to the hungry as well as counseling in medical, employment, psychological, and cultural matters.
The event also awarded six scholarships to promising UW students: Svetlana Belikova, Brady Kent, Tania Santiago, Kamaria Carnes, Ivan Cuevas, and Scott Fung.
Fung is in the UW Master of Public Health Program in Health Services and is a chemistry instructor at the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Instructional Center. He established the Vietnam Health Clinic, providing free medical services to rural villages in Vietnam.
The breakfast event raised about $30,000, according to MAP President Prof. Stephen Sumida. (end)
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8
Posted on 31 October 2013.
By Assunta Ng
Diane Narasaki and UW president Michael Young (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)
Oct. 26 was my lucky day. No, I didn’t win a lottery. Nor did I get a big business deal. You think I got a “scoop” for a story? Wrong. Read the full story
Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 45 | 11/2-11/8
Posted on 21 January 2013.
Mayor Mike McGinn announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission on Monday, Jan. 14. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members, and public officials intended to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 4 | 1/19-1/25
Posted on 20 February 2012.
JACL annual banquet honorees, from left: Admiral Herb Bridge, Diane Narasaki, and Alan Sugiyama (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)
On Feb. 4, the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League held its 90th annual banquet at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 8 | 2/18-2/24
Posted on 13 October 2011.
By Assunta Ng
From left: Tama Murotani-Inaba, Navaho Chief Manuelito, Carolyn Kelly, Norm Rice, and Diane Narasaki
This week, I’ve benefited from many words of wisdom. I thought I’d share them with you. Read the full story
Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21
Posted on 11 June 2011.
Melinda and Bill Gates show little intimacy toward one another (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)
What does a rich man do to create dreams for the world? Build a palace or own an island? Read the full story
Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/17
Posted on 04 November 2010.
At ACRS’ annual benefit dinner, from left: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, ACRS Executive Director Diane Narasaki, and California Rep. Mike Honda (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)
The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual benefit gala at the Bellevue Westin. The event, “A Culinary Journey,” featured five chefs, Ngoan Nguyen, Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen, Sam Choy, and David and Lily Kong. It also featured a performance by Teine Tama Samoa. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 45 | 11/6-11/12
Posted on 15 July 2010.
From left: Congressman Jim McDermott, Food Lifeline board member Tom Douglas, Food Lifeline President and CEO Linda Nageotte, and Chase Chairman, Pacific Northwest Phyllis Campbell
Front row, from left: ACRS Executive Director Diane Narasaki, ACRS Food Bank volunteers Eun Soon Cho and Yiem Mean, and Chase Chairman Phyllis Campbell. Back row, from left: ACRS Food Bank volunteers Bea Smith and Joyce Dong-Liberty
JPMorgan Chase donated three refrigerated trucks and $50,000 to Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger relief organization. The event took place at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service’s Food Bank. Chase’s donation to Food Lifeline is part of a $5 million national grant to Feeding America, of which Food Lifeline is a member. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 29 | 7/17-7/23
Posted on 08 July 2010.
By Jocelyn Chui
Northwest Asian Weekly
On July 1, President Barack Obama delivered his keynote speech on immigration reform. (Screen capture from a whitehouse.gov YouTube video)
The Asian Pacific American (APA) community will benefit from the comprehensive immigration reform address given by President Barack Obama last week, APA advocacy groups have said. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 28 | 7/10-7/16
Posted on 07 January 2010.
Diane Narasaki, executive director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), a nonprofit organization, received Seattle Magazine’s Sixth Annual Most Influential People of the Year award, for her vision and leadership in the successful execution of a $19 million capital campaign.
Narasaki has been ACRS’ executive director since 1995 and oversees a staff of 200 and a budget of $13 million. ♦
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/15