A life-long resident of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Joey Wilson, 26, is a member of the developmental disability community and currently earning his associate degree through the Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) program at Bellevue College. He works part-time as a grocery clerk, and has moved from living in a group home to his own apartment.
Once he gets his associate degree he’d like to work in building maintenance, the sports industry, or potentially go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, but he thinks that the current annual income cap under the Apple Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (AHWD) program is a barrier.
The Robert Chinn Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural showing of the Asian Hall of Fame Exhibit in the South Satellite of the Seattle Tacoma International Airport starting in May of 2017.
The Asian Hall of Fame Exhibit is a unique collection of images, memorabilia, and information which represent the Honorees that have been inducted into the Robert Chinn Foundation’s Asian Hall of Fame. The artwork on display provides a one of a kind historical account of contributions by Asian and Pacific Islanders. The exhibit will be enjoyed by the millions of travelers who use the airport and the display will be a relaxing way to spend the time waiting for upcoming flights.
The Asian Hall of Fame is a project of the Robert Chinn Foundation and was established in 2004. It is a national recognition event for Asian Pacific Americans that honors achievements across industry and ethnicity with a national reach. The event not only honors achievements, it inspires the next generation and builds a national community of Asian Pacific Americans.
An opening reception will be held on: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. at Gina Marie Lindsey Arrival Hall, Seattle Tacoma International Airport
List recognizes the post-secondary institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students in the United States
Ashford University has earned a spot on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s list as one of the institutions identified as a “Top 100 Minority Degree Producer for graduating students with degrees in various disciplines including education.” The list recognizes the post-secondary institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students in the United States.
How to Work with Transgender People in a Respectful Way
In our current political conversations about transgender rights, bathrooms and locker rooms are getting all of the attention but in the workplace, the respectful inclusion of transgender employees goes well beyond the bathroom. Working with employers who have had experiences with openly transgender employees in the workplace, has generated some important lessons learned that may be helpful to others looking to ensure compliant and inclusive practices. Continue reading “Transgender in the Workplace: Beyond the Bathroom”
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Author, educator and community activist, Dr. Mona Lake Jones will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, in Seattle’s Key Arena.
Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity.
“I am thrilled to be a part of Bellevue College’s 50th year celebration,” said Jones. “Besides congratulating the graduates for the life stories they have written thus far, I will prompt them to think about the next chapters in their book.”
The University of Washington Bothell is hosting its second annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on April 8 in partnership with T-Mobile.
Director of Diversity Terryl Ross says the workshop topics planned for this conference are relevant to the critical diversity and inclusion work going on now throughout the Puget Sound region in education, industry and the communities.