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Tacoma, WA 98445
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Senior Services Connect Generations

Every week outside the doors of Korean Women’s Association in Tacoma, usually before KWA is open for business, a group gathers to share and sell the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors.  Often you can find lettuce, buttercup, and sesame leaves – each grown with skills passed on generation to generation.  Many of the gardeners

By KWA Cares 3 weeks ago
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Eight Area Students Awarded Scholarships from KWA Board

On Thursday, June 19, 2019 the Korean Women’s Association Board of Trustees awarded scholarships to eight area high school seniors to support achievement of the students’ post-secondary educational goals. The awardees are Joann Hong (Curtis Senior High School) attending Boston College in the Fall to study Biology, Sung Jun Lee (Meadowdale High School) attending UW

By KWA Cares 1 month ago
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Stay Safe in June: National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. According to Injury Facts, 161,374 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2016. Safety is a major concern of most families and their family members especially when older adults

By KWA Cares 1 month ago
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Conductor of Care and Choral

By Kerri O’Farrell, Communications Manager ( For more than six years, Bob Kim has worked for the Korean Women’s Association in our Federal Way office as an In-Home Care Supervisor. Bob’s position was originally offered to his wife who thought he might be a better fit. Bob says his wife was right, “I have always

By KWA Cares 2 months ago
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Bringing Culture to the Forefront of Community

In early April, Portland-based freelance writer Samantha Bakall reached out to KWA looking to connect with someone who could provide information about and context to Koreatown in Lakewood.  Bakall was intent on writing an article about the current Korean food scene in the area for – a food and dining network of websites featuring

By KWA Cares 2 months ago
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Thank You City of Tacoma

Every year the month of May is acknowledged as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  This commemorative designation started out as a week in 1977 but was expanded to the entire month of May by Congress in 1990. Here at KWA, we regularly pay homage

By KWA Cares 2 months ago
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KWA Hires New Chief Executive Officer: Peter Ansara

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

By KWA Cares 5 months ago


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

By Kerri 6 months ago
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History Repeats at KWA

Late in July, the greater Tacoma community descended upon Wright Park for the annual Ethnic Fest – the largest culture and community celebration in Tacoma. KWA was there, and not for the first time. Recently surfacing in our artifacts, a photo featured in the newspaper in 1990 of KWA’s presence at the Ethnic Fest that

By KWA Cares 11 months ago
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Taste of Korea: Nourishing Community Unity

In celebration of Korea’s cultural and culinary traditions, the Consulate of the Republic of Korean in Seattle once again sponsored what has become a yearly tradition, Taste of Korea.  Hosted by the Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Board of Trustees, the 4th annual event took place on Saturday, May 19 at the Star Center in Tacoma.

By KWA Cares 1 year ago