The IAWW Community Program was established in March 2016 by the India Association of Western Washington and a group of community patrons to address wellness, civic engagement, vocational mentoring and workshops for women, and early childhood education for families. Immigrant families experience significant isolation as a result of drastic changes in lifestyle, culture, language, traditions, and weather. It is our intent to provide the Asian Indian community of Greater Seattle, a common platform to connect and integrate into the mainstream community.
We have established a memorandum of understanding with the city of Bellevue which allows to run a pop-up community center at North Bellevue Community Center every Thursday and similarly a second pop up center at the Sammamish Teen Center every Monday. From June to September of each year, we will be at the new Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Park.
We hope to extend these pop-up centers to provide the community with a platform and a space to connect while we identify the needs of our community and address them through resource referral and cultural navigation programs providing legal services, transportation, insurance, career needs in addition to addressing voter awareness and engagement.
IAWW Community Program provides –
Mondays at Sammamish Teen Center
(January to May and October to November) or New Redmond Community Center Marymoor (only June to September each year)
10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Chair Yoga, Music, Bingo (Refreshments served)
Thursdays at North Bellevue Community Center (4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue)
10.30 a.m. – Meditation; Conversational English, Women’s Fitness by Tulika Dugar
11.30 a.m. – Chair Yoga
12.30 p.m. – Community Lunch
1.30 p.m. – Informational Sessions/music/bingo/art
1.30 p.m. – KCLS Storytime
2.00 p.m. – Preschool Enrichment (3 years and above) & Toddler Playtime (under 3 year olds)
includes bridge club, community conversations, Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Children (2nd Thursdays), ANVI Women’s Workshops, Legal Clinics