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we are excited to share a letter from our CEO, Sambath Eat, that provides insight into our vision and plans for the coming year. A year full of growth, learning, and community involvement!

Sambath Eat

May Newsletter

Dear CACCWA Community,

 

As we step into May, celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, including the vibrant traditions of Cambodian culture, we extend our deepest gratitude for your enduring support. Get ready to seize exciting opportunities tailored to our Cambodian identity, as we embark on new initiatives and endeavors.

 

Warm regards,

 

The CACCWA Team

Do not miss your chance to learn and secure your financial future. This workshop is about taking care of yourself, the most crucial part of your business led by Francis Franco of Franco Financial Strategies.

Key topics to be covered include strategies to reward and retain top talent in your organization, business succession, and maximizing after-tax income to owners and their families.

– Date: March 20th, 2024

– Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

– Venue: Filipino Community of Seattle, 5740 MLK Jr. Way South 98118

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

This month, we shine a spotlight on our former team member, Annika Prom. She previously served as a program coordinator at CACCWA and is a proud RadioActive alum. RadioActive Youth Media, a program at KUOW, equips young individuals with the skills for public radio journalism.

Take a moment to listen to the podcast featuring Annika and Prenz in KUOW’s studio to discuss Sa-Ngoun’s decision to leave the monastery and how they navigate their identities as Cambodian Americans.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

CACCWA is excited to share helpful resources with the community to support and improve our Cambodian American community.

Southeast Asian Small Business Resource Fair

Join us for an empowering event tailored specifically for SE Asian small business owners of all generations! We’re excited to provide in-language and culturally relevant small business technical assistance resources to support your entrepreneurial journey.

Who: SE Asian Small Business Owners (all generations!) 

What: An event offering in-language and culturally appropriate small business TA resources 

When: Tuesday, May 21st from 12pm-5pm 

Where: Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall (1212 S King St, Seattle WA 98144) 

Why: This is an opportunity to center SE Asian small business owners, providing a space for cultural pride and community anchoring. All materials will be in Vietnamese and Khmer for accessibility.

 

Highlights of the Event:

Insightful Discussions: Meet government representatives for regulatory insights, including the Office of Innovation and Regulatory Assistance (ORIA), Secretary of State (SOS), Department of Revenue (DOR), and Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).

Business Support: Get tailored guidance from experts on state regulations and requirements, including the Department of Employment Security (ESD), Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), Department of Business Services (DES), and Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE).

Presentations & Fair: Explore opportunities and programs provided by government agencies to support entrepreneurs and growing businesses.

Join Us to Commemorate the 49th Anniversary of the Cambodian Genocide

Dear Community Members,

As we approach the solemn anniversary of the Cambodian Genocide, we invite you to join us in paying tribute to the lives lost and raising awareness about this pivotal moment in history. 

Date: May 14th, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: King County Courthouse (Council Chambers), Entry on 3rd St, 10th floor

This year marks the 49th anniversary since the tragic events unfolded, and it’s crucial that we come together in remembrance and solidarity. Our gathering serves as a testament to the resilience of the Cambodian American community and our commitment to honoring the memories of those who perished.

Together, let us reflect on the past, honor the lives affected, and reaffirm our dedication to preserving the legacy of resilience and hope. Your presence and support are invaluable as we strive to ensure that the lessons of history are never forgotten.

We look forward to standing together with you on this important day.

Sincerely,
CACCWA

Community Spotlight

Khmer New Year Celebrations at Lake Stevens

Join us for the 2024 Khmer New Year Celebrations at Lake Stevens, Washington! 

 

Date: May 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th, 2024

Time: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Location:

Bright Buddhist Association

7728 State Route 92

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

 

Contact:

Tel: (360) 925-6010

Facebook: Watchansi Bodhiyana Ratanaram

 

Come join us for a joyous celebration filled with delightful Khmer cuisine and traditional festivities! 

Khmer New Year 2024 Recap !

CACCWA is excited to share helpful resources with the community to support and improve our Cambodian American community.

Khmer New Year at Star Center

On April 6th, the Star Center in Tacoma was alive with festivities as we celebrated Khmer New Year! From vibrant cultural dances to local vendors, it was a day filled with joy and community spirit. Our booth proudly showcased resources for Small Business Resiliency, Equity in Education, and the L&I program.

Khmer New Year at University of Washington

On April 13th at the University of Washington, the Khmer Student Association showcased dazzling performances and skits. During the event, CACCWA took the stage to give a speech, letting our community know about our programs, what we offer, and our mission. Additionally, we proudly set up a booth showcasing resources for Small Business Resiliency, Equity in Education, and the L&I program.

Khmer New Year at CACCWA Office

The CACCWA office Khmer New Year celebration on April 26, 2024, was a resounding success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Southwest Youth and Family Service and the enthusiastic support from our community members, families, board members, funders, and community partners. With an exciting lineup of traditional performances, guest speakers, and delicious food, the event brought together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate Khmer culture and heritage. The presence of so many attendees underscored the significance of this event in fostering community spirit and unity. Additionally, we had the opportunity to engage with our community members, discussing our resources for Small Business Resiliency, Equity in Education, and the L&I program. As our first CACCWA Khmer New Year celebration, we are immensely proud and eagerly anticipate hosting more fun events in the future.

Khmer New Year at White Center

On April 27, 2024, we seized the opportunity to table at the CCAW Cambodian New Year Street Festival in White Center, featuring Monk Blessing & Food Offering, Khmer Music, Khmer Foods, Khmer Skit & Fashion Show, Khmer performances, games, and more . It was a fantastic tabling event with numerous people stopping by to learn about our resources for the Small Business Resiliency, Equity in Education, and the L&I program at CACCWA.

Theary Cambodian Foods

Discover Theary Cambodian Foods, a beloved local small business recently showcased on King 5 News! Dive into the heart of authentic Cambodian cuisine as our Federal Way chef shares her heritage through cherished family recipes and traditional ingredients. Click the link below to delve into her inspiring story and share the flavors of Cambodia with your friends and family.

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By 2023, our community experienced rich love and support. We have successfully organized digital exploration and technology classes, workshops with the Department of Industry, Labor, and Small Business Networks, and organized fun community events. In addition, we have been promoting CACCWA’s mission by fostering a strong sense of community.

CACCWA Staff

Favorites and New Year Resolution

SAMBATH EAT

Executive Director

NATHALIE CHAN

Assistant Executive Director

CHANPHALLY TAN

Senior Program Coordinator

LEAKH PEACH

Assistant Program Coordinator

RYAN SOK

Digital Navigator Program Coordinator

MAXINE TONTY

Program Coordinator