NAAAP Seattle Scholarships Hurry up and get your applications in. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate, graduate, AND high school applicant. Application is due September 30th, 2016!

SE Asian Summit: Oct. 29th, 2016

Save the date for the SEAed Coalition SE Asian Summit coming up. Fellowship members will be introducing their projects they've been working on in the community and you'll be hearing from a ton of SEAA community members. It's a free event for the community, so please join!

That’s a wrap, Summer!

As everyone goes back to school, we've still been hard at work planning our Hmong New Year festival coming up in November 2016. Here's a brief overview on what we've been up to the last few months.

HAW Inaugural Picnic 

HAW board members with the Hmong Veterans

HAW board members with the Hmong Veterans

On July 30th, our community got together for a gathering up north in Washington. It's great to see the community come together to enjoy some great food, fun games, and each other's company. We even recognized our veterans that fought during the Secret War.
A team having a fun time during the volleyball tournament. Photo by: Summer Thao

A busy and fun day during the volleyball tournament. Photo by: Summer Thao


SYC + HAW Car Wash

Spiral Youth Club and Hmong Association of Washington came together to collaborate on a Car Wash near Renton, WA. We raised a little over $500 with just a few hands on deck. Good job, everyone!

Even Senator Bob Hasegawa showed up to our car wash! L to R: Jimmy, Zer, Senator Hasegawa, Kabao

Even Senator Bob Hasegawa showed up to our car wash!
L to R: Jimmy, Zer, Senator Hasegawa, Kabao. Photo from: Zer Vue


Inaugural HAW Freedom Celebration Picnic

Are you ready for summer? Ready to play some volleyball? Ready to have fun in the sun? We are! Please join us in our Inaugural Freedom Celebration Picnic on Saturday, July 30, 2016  from 9am-10pm at Skykomish River Park (413 Sky River Pkwy, Monroe WA). This is a FREE family friendly event for the Hmong community hosted by the Hmong Association of Washington. HMONGWAFREEDOMFLYER_FINALDRAFT_PRINT-page-001

WA Hmong Youth Engagement Survey

With the vast growing population of Hmong youth in the greater-Seattle area, we would greatly appreciate if you could take the Hmong Youth Engagement Survey below.The purpose of this survey is to gather information and data to better understand and meet the needs of the Hmong youth in our community. We hope as a community to provide more resources, opportunities and a voice for the Hmong youth.Participants in the survey must identify as a Hmong person,  be 25 years or younger and live in the state of Washington. We will be giving away two Hmong wooden chains from the project Street Stops and Mountain Tops to participants of the survey. For more information about Street Stops to Mountain Tops, visit any questions for concerns, please contact Kabao Xiong at
I've invited you to fill out the form WA Hmong Youth Engagement Survey. To fill it out, visit: Much Appreciated!

King County Library System Immigrant Stories Project

The King County Library System (KCLS)  Immigrant Stories Project KCLS is seeking participants willing to share their immigrant experience - personal history, what life was like before arriving to the U.S. and what life is like now. Stories will be audio recorded and will become part of a collection to raise awareness of the diversity of King County’s immigrant population. Stories will be uploaded to a KCLS YouTube channel for public listening and presented through special programming.
Please contact if you or someone you know is: -An immigrant at least 18 years old -Have conversational English skills -Are willing to give KCLS permission to audio record your story and take photos of you Selected storytellers will receive a $25 gift card and a copy of their audio story on CD. Interested? Contact: Jo Anderson Cavinta Diversity Services Coordinator King County Library System 425.369.3454 KCLS Service Center 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah, WA 98027   4792 Immigrant stories v2 (1)-page-001

King County Immigrant and Refugee Task Force Questionnaire

King County Immigrant and Refugee Task Force is partnering up with the community members to help gain insights and perspectives on how King County can best meet the current and future needs of the community. It is important that we raise our concerns, however big or small, because our community does have needs for support. The more voices we have in this effort, the more the Hmong community is visible. If you are Hmong and reside in King County of Washington and would like to partake, please look through these questionnaires and provide your answers to the best of your ability. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tsengyang Vang ( for more information. Please click on the link below for the questionnaire (available in Hmong and English). Hmong KC Community Questions_English Hmong KC Community Questions_Hmoob   *Please submit the questionnaire to Tsengyang Vang via PO Box or email. HAW, PO Box 14492, Seattle, WA 98114 or

HAW Education Award 2016-2017

ATTENTION WASHINGTON HMONG STUDENTS! This year HAW is offering two $500 education awards to two Hmong students enrolled in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school during the 2016-2017 academic school year. One will be awarded to first-year undergraduate students and one will be awarded to a student continuing their education of any school status. *DEADLINE - May 27th, 2016 Please click on the link below for more information. 2016-HAW-Education-Award-Application