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Joseph Lilly, Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation, Class of 2011 & Class of 2012,  has been promoted to Director of Finance and Accounting for Oregon Transfer Co.
"As we all know, changing jobs is a stressful time and EDI provided me with the tools necessary for a smooth transition.   I regularly have to remind myself to slow down, listen to what the person is saying, and try to understand where they are coming from.  This process has allowed me to quickly understand the company and become an active member of the management team." 


If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email EDI at edi@ediorg.org. 

Wake up, wake up this just in! Our Communications Coordinator Rebecca Dmello graduated from the UW in June and recently was hired full time by Paccar in Marketing. Rebecca worked at EDI for about two years and as many of you know she was our newsletter editor, social media point person, special events coordinator and the most fashionably dressed person in our whole building! Rebecca did so much for us, I can't imagine EDI without her. Her creativity, dedication, flexibility and ability to multi-task made her an invaluable part of our team. We will all miss her. This is her last newsletter and when you call into the office you'll have to put up with me sometimes. Rebecca worked closely with our Office Assistant, Chan Lo, and he had this to say about her.. "Rebecca, I will miss you and thank you for all the things you did personally for me like how to fix the copy machine or how to use the computer. Good luck in your new job". Our Program Director, Marci Nakano, worked with Rebecca the longest says..."Thank you Rebecca for helping to expose EDI in new ways because of your creative and innovative ideas.  Paccar is lucky to have you!"  We are in the process of hiring a new communications coordinator and we hope to introduce that person to you via our September newsletter.

Thank you to all that attended the Hispanic reception earlier this month including our special guest, two time Olympian skier Roberto Carcelen, unofficial Mayor of the ... Read More


Sandra Toro, Cesar Amaral, Andrea Cortes-Beltran, Mark Martinez, George Alabi, Charlene Grinolds, Roy Slack, Nanmari Pacheco, Yessenia Arias (left to right)
EDI's Alumni and guests gathered together on Friday August 1, 2014 at the Mayflower Park Hotel for a night of networking, inspiration and fun! Over 40 attendees enjoyed the second annual Hispanic Alumni Event with exceptional guest speakers. Roberto Carcelen, a winter olympian from Peru, Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9 and Bob Santos, Community Leader and former Regional Director of the department of housing and urban development shared their experiences. It was a great night for a reunion!


Get your tickets today


Date:  Friday, September 5, 2014

Time:  5:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: The Foundry, 4130 1st Ave S, 

Cost:  $125 per person

Auctioneer:  Graham Crow

Emcee: Sandra Madrid, Phd


New Exquisite Venue. Renowned Chefs. Sublime Auction. Award Winning Cuisine. Join us for a night of Friends, Food and Fun-raising!


Interested in volunteering or getting involved? Visit our events page! 


El Centro de la Raza Gala  

One of this year's Hispanic Discovery team's project is to assist El Centro de la Raza with their annual Gala. Click here to see how you can help the team with their efforts and make a positive difference in the community.  Pictured above from left to right are EDI 2014 Participants: Sandra Toro, Alex Flores, Theo Seals and Amanda Tijerina. Missing from photo is Yessenia Arias.

Nikkei Concerns' Fashion F�te
Celebrate your Passion for Fashion on Sunday August 17 from 3:00 - 5:30 PM. Click here for more information.


EDI is hiring a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. If you or anyone you know might be a good fit, Apply Today! 


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If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email EDI at edi@ediorg.org


For the sixth  year, the Tateuchi Foundation will provide a full scholarship to EDI's Leadership Discovery Program or a partial scholarship to Leadership Navigation Program to an API currently working in management for a nonprofit organization. The deadline for the scholarship is November 29th. The lucky recipient will be notified by December 31, 2014. Apply

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