Friends of Little Saigon worked endlessly last year to promote the neighborhood. This was done through organization building, neighborhood marketing and community events. Check out all of the projects and developments we introduced in 2013 in our Annual Report!
Complete reports in English and Vietnamese can be found at http://friendsoflittlesaigon.org/current-projects/annual-report/
Since the minimum wage increase to $15 in Seatac, Seattle has also been under discussion to be the next city. Will the wage increase create better living conditions, shrink the poverty gap, and create more qualified employees? Or will the wage increase make it more difficult for small businesses to operate and employment harder to find?
How does the the $15 minimum impact your community? Learn more about the minimum wage debate at a community forum on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the New Hong Kong Restaurant in Little Saigon, 900 S. Jackson St.
Hosted by the Ethnic Community Coalition, a group of small business owners and community members from the ethnic community of Seattle. Featured in NW Vietnamese News/Nguoi Viet Tay Bac, read more about their letter to the Seattle City Council.
April 30th marks the 39th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. This year’s Day of Sorrow will be held at the African American Academy (Van Asselt) School in Beacon Hill. The Vietnamese American Community of Seattle & Sno-King Counties will be hosting speakers who will talk about their first hand experiences of the fall and their struggles afterwards. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Vietnamese history and culture. Learn more about the event in this letter below:
Over the past seven years, Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) programs have focused on supporting children, youth, and parents in education, leadership, community development, self-reliance, and cultural preservation.
They will be hosting a benefit dinner to honor those who have made a great impact in the community!
Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Time: Cocktail Hour 6:00 pm, Program begins at 7:00
Location: University of Washington, HUB Ballroom, 4001 Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
To learn more about the event, visit their website.
To register and support VFA’s efforts, visit the registration page.
The deadline to enroll in healthcare is March 30th, 2014. Are you covered?
The Community Health and Safety Fair can help you get signed up before the deadline! You can also get diabetes screenings, learn about preparing for emergencies and much more. Light refreshments and snacks will also be provided!