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David Nishimura, Leadership Discovery, Class of 2013,  has been promoted to Sales Manager for Boeing Flight Services.

"EDI has provided me the opportunities to expand my network of business professionals through classmates and through the introductions made by participating in outside programs and events.  In addition, I've been given the confidence to take on professional and personal challenges with the family-like support network that EDI offers."



Jared Perez (left) and Justin Yee (right), Leadership Discovery - Portland, Class of 2013 are working to start 'API Forward Foundation'. It is a leadership foundation geared towards young adults. Jared Perez will take on the position of President of the Foundation, while Justin Yee will take on the role of Treasurer.    


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

EDI alumni are everywhere and they continue to help us in many different ways. For example, one of the reasons we were selected to provide the special one day leadership  training for Highline Community College API students was because of EDI alumni Siew Lai Lilley. Siew is from the class of 2006 and she is the one who recommended us!  Siew is now the Director of the Transfer Center at Highline and a member of HCC's API Leadership group. Thank you Siew, it was a fun and rewarding project to work on. Twenty-four API students including five from South Seattle College and one from the UW came together on a  beautiful Saturday one week before final exams to participate in this conference.  You know they were ...Read More


EDI joined forces with Highline Community College to help shape the next generation of leaders. There was an exciting training session on Saturday, May 31st at the first Asian American Pacific Islander Student Leadership Institute. Hoan Do, student success coach, author, and competitor in NBC's American Ninja Warrior was the Keynote Speaker. Students discovered more about personal branding from trainer Willon Lew and how to influence others through the power of public speaking from Vanna Novak!
Hoan Do (center) is surrounded by HCC students. Trainers for the event were Willion Lew (left) and Vanna Novak (right).



Join us for a night of Friends, 

Food & Fun-Raising
 at EDI's


Date:  Friday, September 5, 2014

Time:  5:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: The Foundry, 4130 1st Ave S, 

Auctioneer:  Graham Crow

Emcee: Sandra Madrid

Cost:  $125 per person


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




CAPAW Whole Person Leadership Seminar

Date: Friday, July 11th 

Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Location: World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon, Portland, OR


See FLYER for more details 




Are you searching for a new job? 

We have brand new job postings every month! 


Job and Volunteers Listing 


If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org





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