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July 2013
July Highlights
Alan's Column
Farewell Reception
Alumni on the Move
Inclusion Fusion
Tateuchi Scholarship
Job Board
Draw My Life




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Alan's Column


Wow, our 2013 class is half over and we are beginning our recruitment for next year but WAIT note that this year's graduation dates have been changed! Please plan to attend our Greater Portland graduation on November 7, 2013 at the Downtown Embassy Suites and the Puget Sound graduation November 14, 2013 at the Bellevue Hilton. Additional information will follow in future newsletters but put those dates on your calendar.


Current EDI participants Jeff Tan and Bea Querido attended Read More...

Farewell Reception: Mark Mitsui
Sukanya Pani, Genevieve McFarland, Mark Mitsui and Nicole Ngonevolalath

EDI co-sponsored a farewell reception for North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui on July 17th at the Four Seas Restaurant.  Mr. Mitsui recently resigned as President to take a top level position with the U.S. Department of Education. EDI's staff played a major role in organizing the event which was attended by over 100 community leaders including EDI's co- founder Ted Yamamura, as well as past and present EDI participants: Darryl Hue, Elaine Kitamura, Genevieve McFarland, Marci Nakano, Nicole Ngonevolalath,  Sukanya Pani and Julie Pham. Alan Sugiyama was the emcee for the event.  

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  
Mark Martinez, Leadership Discovery, 2013 participant,  has been promoted to Level 3 Business and Planning Analyst at The Boeing Company
"This is the first promotion I received since I left the Marine Corps where I was able to stay at the same company.  I am proud to work at Boeing and thankful for the insight EDI has given me on how to advance my career."
Hannah Wong, Leadership Discovery, Class of 2004,  has been promoted to Director of Finance for 737 MAX, The Boeing Company 

"I am deeply appreciative of my EDI experience and the lasting relationships I formed through the program.  EDI provided me the opportunity to enhance my self-knowledge and develop skills that have been invaluable to my career."

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

Annual Fundraiser - Inclusion Fusion
Make sure to register today for EDI's Inclusion Fusion.  The event will be held on September 5th at Sodo Park. 
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  • Volunteer
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2014 Tateuchi Scholarship

For the fifth year, the Tateuchi Foundation will provide a scholarship to an API currently working in management for a nonprofit organization.
This year the scholarship went to Sukanya Pani, the Director of Student Services for Year Up Puget Sound. This is what she had to say about her EDI experience:

"EDI has provided me a phenomenal opportunity to continue to Read More...

Check out our Job Board! 
Are you searching for a new job? We have brand new job postings every month. Check out our Job and Volunteer Listings section.
If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca at rebecca@ediorg.org


Draw My Life - EDI EDITION 
With EDI's 20th Anniversary Celebration quickly approaching, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the past 20 years with the latest Youtube trend:

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