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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

June Newsletter

Dear CACCWA Community,

As we welcome June, our dedication to celebrating Cambodian culture continues to thrive, bolstered by your unwavering support. This month, we are thrilled to introduce new initiatives and opportunities that highlight our rich heritage and community spirit. Together, let’s embrace the vibrant traditions that make our Cambodian identity so unique.

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.

Seattle-King County Small Business Investment Grant

Exciting Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses and Nonprofits in King County!

We are thrilled to announce a fantastic funding opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 50 employees, licensed in King County. The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Community Reinvestment Project is offering grants of up to $15,000 to eligible businesses.

**Funds can be utilized for the following focus areas:**

– Capacity Building/Growth

– Sustainability (environmental, financial, social impact)

– Hiring (targeted towards workforce diversity)

– Retention

– Staff Training

**Eligibility Requirements:**

– Small Business or Nonprofit (less than 50 employees)

– Licensed in King County

– Priority given to businesses 51% or more owned and operated by individuals from Black, Indigenous, and Latine communities

– Identified need for funding in one or more of the focus areas

**Application Details:**

– Visit here for more information and to apply.

– For questions, contact: athornton-west@seakingwdc.org

– Application deadline: Sunday, July 14, 2024, at midnight.

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! 

GRANTS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

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

KING CONSERVATION DISTRICT - REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM GRANT PROGRAM

This program seeks to fund projects in King County that increase consumer demand and access to local food, provide support to farm and food businesses to expand market opportunities, support beginning and established farmers, and build capacity for farm and food business productivity and infrastructure and much more!

 

– WHO SHOULD APPLY: Individual farmers, local food producer networks, marketing cooperatives, farmers markets, food and farm businesses, schools, special districts and nonprofit organizations.

-DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 18, 2024 by 8 pm

-READ MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: Program website

-SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE: Application

FAST BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESS

NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to offer $3 million in grant funding and services to small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs. Apply today for your chance at a $10,000 small business grant and/or up to $500 in LegalZoom products and services. 

 

-WHO SHOULD APPLY: Small businesses that have been in operation for at least three months are eligible for a $10,000 small business grant and/or up to $500 in LegalZoom products and services. Entrepreneurs who have yet to launch their business are eligible for up to $500 in LegalZoom products and services.

-DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 13, 2024 at 8pm ET

-READ MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: HERE

-SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE: FAST BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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