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May 2013
May Highlights
Alan's Column
Alumni Spotlight: Julio Pabon
Thank you for Giving Big
Alumni on the Move
Special Feature: Interview with EDI's Co-Founders




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Alan's Column

Hi Everyone,  


Wow! Our own EDI participant Bea Querido is one of ten Filipinos nationwide selected by the Philippine Embassy to attend the 2013 Filipino Youth Leadership Program this summer. Congratulations Bea.


Helen Tang from Spacelabs Healthcare is the first person to sign up for our 2014 Navigation program. Thank you Helen, we look forward to having you in our class next year. Applications  for the 2014 Discovery and Navigation programs are now being accepted. Be part of the fun ....Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Julio Pabon
Julio Pabon  


Avionics Option Manager

787 Feature Manager/Option Management Focal  

The Boeing Company
Hola fellow EDI alum,

It's been nine months or so since I graduated with the Hispanic class of 2012.

I'm an avionics engineer at Boeing with sixteen plus years of industry experience and until recently had not realized I can dream big, reach out and grab a hold of my dormant leadership traits and exploit them to help me change direction or embrace change to find a better course or alignment to my career .

My EDI journey was in many ways a self discovery affair that forced me out of my comfort zone and propelled me into reaching my full potential and raising the bar on how to achieve Read More

Thank You for 'Giving BIG'!
Thank You from EDI Staff & 2013 Participants
We would like to express a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated on May 15th to The Seattle Foundation Give Big campaign. The total amount contributed was $2650. We will also be receiving a portion of the "stretch" dollars from The Seattle Foundation and other sponsors. We appreciate your generous support and for your commitment to help EDI succeed.

Alumni on the Move  
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  
Maria Bea Querido, ,
current Leadership Discovery participant, has been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
as one of the ten exceptional young Filipino-Americans in the United States and Guam. 
"I'm eager to meet the leaders of the Philippine Government and Filipino industry leaders. I think it will be a special experience to travel back to the Phillipines and I'm excited to gain key insights on what can be done to further advance the livelihood of Filipinos.."
Click here to read the article. If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email Rebecca at rebecca@ediorg.org

20th Anniversary Special Feature: EDI's Co-Founder's Interview
As our 20th anniversary celebration draws near, we interviewed EDI's co-founders, Ted Yamamura and Vanna Novak to get a glimpse of what EDI was like 20 years ago and how far it has progressed since then. Click here to read a spectacular interview with EDI's very first leaders!
Vanna Novak and Ted Yamamura: 2011 Graduation
Ted Yamamura and Vanna Novak: 1994 Gaduation.

Outstanding Community Agency Award 
EDI was named "Outstanding Community Agency" by the International Examiner, come to the award ceremony on May 22, 2013, Tea Palace, 5:30 P.M and celebrate with us.
Check out our featured spotlight in the International Examiner.

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