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 jacavinta@kcls.org 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 (tsengyangvang@gmail.com) 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 tsengyangvang@gmail.com

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

40 Voices: We Are Hmong

We had the privilege of working on a special project title, "40 Voices: We are Hmong" for the Seattle Hmong New Year 2015. “40 Voices: We Are Hmong” was created to capture the journey, stories, and the voices of the Hmong community in the Northwest. As we celebrate our "40 Years in America" we encourage the community to engage and share our struggles and stories but most importantly our hopes and dreams. The three questions asked of the participants are as follow: 1. What doe it mean to be Hmong? 2. What do you appreciate about the Hmong culture? 3. What would you like to see improve in the Hmong community in the future? Some videos are Hmong speaking only and if you do not understand Hmong, the transcriptions for the people speaking Hmong are under the description on the youtube channel. Please watch, share, and enjoy! "Only together can we learn and grow as a community."  

WHSA College Night

Western Hmong Student Association is hosting it's annual 'College Night'! Here, college students from Western Washington University will be holding informational sessions for local high school students to help with the transition into college and give more information regarding higher education. The whole program will be from 5 - 7 PM at the Kirkland Heights Apartment Complex. Our Program: - Financial Aid/Loans - Scholarships/Workstudy - Admissions - Community College vs. Transfer vs. Tech School - High School / Running Start, University We can answer any other questions regarding higher education as well! There'll be a FREE RAFFLE for all attendees. Come and you'll get a chance to win some awesome gear! FREE FOOD provided too! COME JOIN US!! For more information or concerns, contact us at westernhsa@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/events/1678239289083448/

Performer Application HNY 2015

Get the word out! Looking for performers for this year's Hmong New Year Celebration held on November 7, 2015 @ the Seattle Center Armory. If you or anyone else you know is interested, we would love to feature you on our stage! If you have concerns, questions, or comments, please contact: Kabao Xiong @ (206) 788-2511 or kabaov.xiong@gmail.com Wally Her @ (828) 448-4913 or wameng_her@yahoo.com Vience Moua @ mukmoua@gmail.com Seattle HNY 2015 - Performer Application SeattleHNY2015-PerformerApplication PDF

Roadtrippin’ Your Way to Discovery!

Spiral Youth Club is excited to be hosting our 6th annual camping trip this summer and of course, we can’t wait to have you join us! Our Hmong community doesn’t get together often enough and this is your chance to get away from selling flowers all weekend, get connected with more Hmong individuals, and not be stuck indoors. This will be a weekend filled with discovering new friendships, knowledge, passion, and more! We want our attendees to leave feeling motivated, inspired, and determined about themselves, their goals, our Hmong community, and anything else that comes to mind. Please join us! DATES: JULY 10TH - 12TH, 2015 LOCATION: SILVER SPRINGS CAMPGROUND | ENUMCLAW, WA AGES: 12 + FEE: $25 (We use this money to help us fund food, transportation, and necessary supplies needed for camp) APPLICATION FORM HERE (This includes more details): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5SZTml2KWjqUmxNY0FxZS1mUFU/view?usp=sharing Also, this year we are accepting 12 attendees in sponsorship from HAW (Hmong Association of Washington) to go camp. If you can't afford to go to camp we suggest you apply for our sponsorship application to cover your $25 fee. APPLICATION FORM HERE (This Includes more details): https://fs22.formsite.com/yeeleng/form1/index.html If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email spiralyouthclub@gmail.com or contact: Xob Vue (503)-915-7498 | xob_v@yahoo.com Yeeleng Vang | vangyeeleng8@gmail.com Kabao Xiong (206)-787-2511 kabaoxiong89@gmail.com https://spiralyouthclub.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/spiralyouthclub

HAW Education Award 2015-2016

ATTENTION WASHINGTON HMONG STUDENTS! This year HAW is offering three $500 education awards to three Hmong students enrolled in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Two will be awarded to first-year undergraduate students and one will be awarded to a student continuing their education of any school status. *DEADLINE AUG. 28TH, 2015 Please click on the link below for more information. 2015 HAW Education Award Application