Danny Woo Cookery Opening

Invitation: Danny Woo Community Garden Cookery Opening

Thursday, June 12th 4-8 pm.

Join us in celebrating the new Danny Woo Community Garden Neighborhood Cookery!

Tour of the garden: 4 pm.

Cookery Dedication Ceremony: 5:45 pm.

 Location: 620 S Main St. Seattle, WA 98104

This is project is funded by the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods.  Design and construction provided by the University of Washington’s Neighborhood Design Build Studio and Professor Steve Badanes.  The first phase of the project (architectural elements being installed now) will be followed by water/electrical work later this summer.



Community Reception

You are invited to a Community Reception to welcome Andréa Akita and Brad Miyake

 Please RSVP to or call 206.623.0100



Mindy Au Named to Immigrant and Refugee Commission

Mindy Au, InterIm CDA’s Asset Building Program Manager, was recently appointed by the Seattle City Council to serve on the City of Seattle's Immigrant and Refugee Commission for a two-year term.   Ms. Au is one of 15 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council to advise the city on ways to enhance and improve access to city services and resources for immigrants and refugees.  The Commission is also charged with strengthening opportunities for immigrants and refugees to participate in civic life and encouraging understanding between and among various immigrant and refugee communities in the city.  Ms. Au brings experience in working with immigrant and refugee communities not only in Seattle, but in places in the U.S. and internationally.


Garden Volunteer Help Needed - April 6

11 - 4 pm

Help remove diseased fruit trees from the Danny Woo Community Garden.  This project will help clear the way for construction of the outdoor cookery this summer.  The project, funded by the City of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods, will create an active cooking and learning place for young and old alike.  Contact Rachel Duthler to volunteer -

The work will require lifting and hauling wood.  A side benefit is the opportunity to take home some firewood!


WILD Youth at Lunar New Year

Students in the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program engaged visitors to their booth at the 2014 Lunar New Year Celebration in Hing Hay Park.  They instructed young and old alike in making paper lanterns, while explaining coming changes to the park in the heart of the Chinatown - International District.


Gordon Hirabayashi (civil rights leader) honored at UW

InterIm CDA sponsored a staged reading of “Hold These Truths.”  Actor Greg Watanabe gave a moving performance at the Theatre Off Jackson to a sold out crowd on Saturday February 22, 2014 and a near sell out on Sunday February 23, 2014.

Working with family members of Gordon Hirabayashi, professor Steven Sumida, Gail Nomura, the University of Washington Ad Hoc Hirabayashi Committee; Jeanne Sakata (play writer), Jerry Arai; and, with the financial support of Tomio Moriguchi and Hideki Obayashi (UW grad, now in CA) – a special Day of Remembrance symposium was held at the University of Washington.

King 5 interviewed InterIm CDA Acting Director, Andréa Akita, for a piece related to these events, tied to Hirabayashi Place, on Saturday February 22, 2014.

See the interview here