Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Project Tech Reunion

Last Saturday, graduates of Project Tech gathered together to hear from each other, play games, and have fun! Invited speakers shared their experiences working in various fields using technology and encouraged the youth to continue pursuing their education in technology.

A civil engineer in water management, a computer software engineer, and a student at Bellevue Community College talked about how they use techology in their every day lives.

The alumni had a great time, learned a lot, and of course, loved all the food!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Paris Comes to Chinatown!

Christine Ho, local marketing expert and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school in Paris, came to share her skills with CISC seniors the other day.

They learned how to make chicken piccata with lemon, capers and white wine, breading the chicken cutlets and frying them to perfection.

The smells coming from Sunshine Garden were heavenly! And all enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Refugee & Immigrant Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Alaric Bien, has been appointed to the City of Seattle's newly formed Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Committee. This group's task will be to oversee the implementation of the city's Immigrant and Refugee Action Plan.

This plan will remove barriers and ensure that foreign born residents are served as well as those who are native born. The plan addresses access to services and information, protection of civil rights, civic engagement, work force and economic development, and service delivery.

According to 2006 Census estimates, 105,000 Seattle residents (19%) are foreign born.