Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Despite chilly weather that sometimes included pounding rain and even hail, our team of staff, board, and volunteers put their backs into it and helped to make our neighborhood just a little bit cleaner and nicer for all of us who work, shop and live here.
Check out this picture of Executive Director, Alaric Bien with the mandible of a ...
As you can see, we are busily preparing for the big event. Sunshine Garden Seniors are shown here helping to assemble the invitations. Look for yours in the mail later this week.
And don't forget to mark Saturday, June 7 down on your calendar. It's at the Grand Hyatt this year and promises to be a lot of fun. This year we focus on CISC's early learning activities, Play & Learn groups, bilingual pre-K, early literacy and parenting/caregiver training.
For more information, please contact Kevin Chan at email@example.com or 206-624-5633 x 4117. See you on the 7th!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
One of the key messages from the event was the role of compassion in raising our children. Without instilling social and emotional learning into families, caregivers and schools, our children have not have the all the tools necessary to function and succeed in their community, in society, and in life.
At CISC, we try to weave compassion into all that we do. With our early learning programs, caregiver trainings, youth activities, and more. We know that research has shown the positive beneficial effects of practicing compassion on physical, mental and spiritual health. We know that children cannot only focus on academics, but must also be nurtured in the social and emotional arenas.
Our hope is that all adults who touch the lives of children will have and use the tools to foster kinder and more compassionate children, communities, and society.
So think about it. What have you done today?
Monday, April 14, 2008
This is part of the effort we are taking along with the Seattle Police Department and other community groups in response to the ongoing attacks on Asian American women on Beacon Hill.
This last workshop also offered personal safety alarms that can be attached to your keychain for a fast and easy way to alert all those in the vicinity of danger. These alarms also come with a small but powerful flashlight which is also very useful on a day to day basis.
For more information about personal safety or to request an alarm, which we sell at cost ($10), please call CISC Crime Victims Advocate Alan Lai at 206-624-5633 x 4111.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This so incensed those of us in the human services community who have been working for the past five years with county officials and staff to try to find solutions to this funding crisis.
It is nothing new, but yet again we are confronted with this problem that will not affect "lines of business", but real people like you and me, our families, friends, and neighbors.
For some community opinions, (including our Executive Director's personal viewpoint) see today's Time's opinion page. Or click here.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The driver of the car, a 16 year old with no license, was still talking to the police when the car's owner arrived and the ambulance took Nelson to the hospital for evaluation.