Korean Women’s Association Brings More Affordable Housing to Tacoma

May 4, 2022

On Monday, May 2, The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) welcomed Derek Kilmer, U.S. Representative from Washington's 6th District, to its Lakewood headquarters as he congratulated the organization for receiving $36 million in funding, including a HUD 202 Capital Advance funding award and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, to develop more affordable housing in downtown Tacoma. … Read More »

Celebrating Asian-American Small Business Owners

March 10, 2022

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) along with the Pierce County Economic Development Council and the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce celebrated cohort three of the Pierce County Small Business Accelerator program made up of 21 Asian American small business owners. … Read More »

KWA to Host FREE COVID-19 Testing in Tacoma

November 18, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) will host a mobile COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the parking lot of KWA’s headquarters 123 East 96th street, Tacoma facilitated by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. This is a nasal swab test. You do need to have symptoms to qualify for testing While you … Read More »

KWA Receives Additional $1 Million in CARES Funding for Rental Assistance

October 12, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted an additional $1 million grant from Pierce County Human Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support rental assistance in Pierce County for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will allow us to provide assistance to residents of our low-income housing properties as well … Read More »

A New Way to Hire Workers – Drive-Thru Job Fair

September 25, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) explores a new way of hiring in collaboration with WorkSourceWA through a drive-through job fair on September 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at 123 E 96th St. Tacoma, WA 98445. Throughout the pandemic, KWA has offered employment across western Washington, but the risk associated with in-person meetings presented a challenge for our … Read More »

KWA Board of Trustees Nominations

August 14, 2020

The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) is excited to announce nominations to join the Board of Trustees is open from August 15-November 13, 2020. KWA is looking for an engaged and passionate professional who will be an active participant of dedicated professionals who make up KWA’s Board of Trustees. We have a long history of being … Read More »

Fighting for Long-Term Care Budget

July 28, 2020

KWA recently joined a Coalition of Long-Term Care advocates, assembled in response to recent budget reduction exercises that propose significant cuts to critical services that support Washington’s seniors and people with disabilities. Assisting the state’s most vulnerable populations is at the heart of services provided by KWA. That’s why I want to tell you about … Read More »

KWA Hires New Chief Executive Officer: Peter Ansara

March 5, 2019

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Board of Trustees announced in late February Peter Ansara has been named to lead the agency as newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. “Peter Ansara is a well-respected executive in the community with a proven track record with KWA, guiding the agency during its toughest times. I have no doubt Peter will … Read More »


January 9, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $15/Hour Minimum Wage coming in 2019 for Korean Women’s Association Employees – More Than 1200 Employees Will Receive Bigger Paychecks in January TACOMA, WA – December 17, 2018 – Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announces a bold move to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all KWA employees across Western … Read More »