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The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, career advancement, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship.  

 

Friends of Youth

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Need a friend? FoY advocates for and works with youth and families facing serious emotional challenges in order to help them establish stability and self-sufficiency. Volunteers and donors welcome.

 

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Outdoors for All Foundation

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: OFA (formerly Ski for All) works to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through year-round outdoor recreational activities like skiing, camping, biking and more.

 

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ACT Theatre

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ACT's productions probe cultural boundaries, tackle social issues and penetrate hearts. ACT offers donors and subscribers regular opportunities to socialize through behind the scenes programs.

 

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Arab Center of Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: ACW is a cooperative of community organizations, associations and individuals who share a passion for Arab culture, food and art.

 

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ARC of Washington State

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: ARC works for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. The best way to get involved with ARC is to donate, volunteer or attend an upcoming event.

 

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Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: AAJA's Seattle chapter holds professional networking events and promotes diversity in the media through scholarships and advocacy. Members work in leading print, broadcast and online media.

 

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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Asian Bar Association of Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Bike Works

 

Networking events primarily in seattle

Overview: Bike Works is a local, Seattle nonprofit that works to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Supporters can network by volunteering or attending a fundraiser.

 

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Black Arts Fest

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Black Heritage Society of Washington State

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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CAIR Washington State

 

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

Overview: CAIR works to promote social justice and acceptance of Muslims in Washington State.

 

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Cares of Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Cares of WA helps people with disabilities and those experiencing adversity due to low income with comprehensive job search and career development programs that focus on individuals and families.

 

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Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Forum organizes programs that encourage thought and debate on the role of African-Americans in American culture. Members receive invitations to private receptions with speakers and performers.

 

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City Year Seattle / King County

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: City Year is a tutoring and mentoring program for school aged children made possible by the support of major local employers and philanthropic organizations.

 

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Community Center for Education Results (CCER)

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Community for Youth

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CFY runs mentoring programs that transform high school students from diverse backgrounds into determined, confident and self-aware young adults. Donors, mentors and advisory board members enjoy regular networking opportunities with other local people com

 

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Easter Seals Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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El Centro de la Raza

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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ELLA - English Learners Language Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Entre Hermanos

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Entre Hermanos works to improve the health and well-being of the LGBTQ Latino community.

 

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Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ECOSS is a membership group providing families, communities and businesses with environmental education, resources and services that encourage a clean environment and urban redevelopment.

 

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Equal Rights Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: This is an advocacy organization whose cause is to promote the rights of LGBT community in Washington state.

 

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Ethnic Heritage Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: EHC works to foster mutual understanding through the preservation and promotion of ethnic and cultural traditions. Members receive information on local events and networking opportunities.

 

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Flying House Productions

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Flying House Productions is home to two of largest community choruses in America: Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus.

 

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Friends of the Children - King County

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Friends of the Children provides one-on-one mentoring relationships for the most at-risk children, from the time they enter kindergarten until high school graduation.

 

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Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Helping Link

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: Helping Link empowers Vietnamese-American refugee and immigrant families to achieve personal and family acculturation and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service.

 

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Here Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Here Seattle is a racially and culturally diverse Meetup group celebrating local tech and creative professionals who want to network, support each other and learn from their differences.

 

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Horn of Africa Services

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: (HOAS) is a multi-lingual, multicultural nonprofit offering individual and family counseling and referral services to meet the health, employment, housing and educational needs of local East Africans.

 

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Impact Capital

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Impact Capital, supported by corporate donors, provides intermediate financing for non-profit community development organizations in underserved communities across the State of Washington.

 

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Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n' Shine)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: IYP provides at-risk children ages 5-18 and beyond with a place where they belong.

 

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Interim CDA (Community Development Association)

 

Networking events in Seattle

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International Community Health Services

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ICHS, the largest Asian and Pacific Islander community health center in Washington State, provides networking and learning opportunities for patients, volunteers and donors.

 

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Japanese American Citizens League - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: JACL is a membership driven civic group committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.

 

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Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide.

 

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KAHPA (Korean American Health Professional Association)

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: LHPAI connects people and communities with the best of African-American performing arts. Classes, volunteer programs and special events provide excellent learning and networking opportunities.

 

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Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Lifelong AIDS Alliance

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Loren Miller Bar Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Meetup Groups and Events

 

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

Overview: There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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Nalanda West

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Nalanda West event center brings you a curated selection of teachings and presenters from diverse wisdom traditions. All programs speak to a shared wish for meaningful lives.

 

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National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: NAAAP Seattle is a membership group for professionals who are interested in professional development, community service and networking with the Seattle community of Asian American professionals.

 

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NeighborCare Health Centers

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This group's health and dental clinics provide much needed quality health care to underserved and culturally diverse communities throughout the Puget Sound region.

 

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Neighborhood House

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Nikkei Concerns

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Nonprofit Assistance Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The NAC helps local nonprofit groups and their leaders be more successful by providing them with regular training and workshops where they can learn, expand their networks and support each other.

 

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North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: North Helpline is a broad, grass-roots nonprofit involving thousands of volunteers who serve the needy in North Seattle. Supporters include individuals, foundations and government. All welcome.

 

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Northwest African American Museum

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Members and supporters of the NW African American Museum enjoy regular opportunities to network with each other and to advance the organization's educational and cultural goals.

 

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status.

 

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Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: MSDC is a coalition of business and government organizations promoting minority suppliers. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking.

 

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OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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OneAmerica

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: Seattle-based OneAmercia advocates at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies.

 

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OneWorld Now!

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: One World Now! provides global leadership training combined with Chinese and Arabic language classes for local, economically disadvantaged high school students of color preparing for college.

 

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Phinney Neighborhood Association

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: PNA is one of Seattle's best known community organizations working to encourage connections between neighbors and foster civic involvement in a diverse community.

 

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Pomegranate Center

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: Pomegranate Center helps communities become more livable and sustainable through programs that combine design and art. Supporters enjoy several excellent networking opportunities each year.

 

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Project LEAD

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This annual leadership development program by United Way of King County aims to increase the representation of people of color on nonprofit boards and in other positions of community leadership.

 

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PROVAIL

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Locally based PROVAIL has been recognized nationally for its work in meeting the needs of people and families with a wide variety of diabilities, even the most severe, in the greater Seattle region.

 

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ReAct: The Repertory Actors Theatre

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Repertory Actors Theatre produces quality theatrical entertainment using primarily multi-ethnic and non-traditional casting. Donors and volunteers enjoy regular networking opportunities.

 

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Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: RICP is a Seattle-based program that helps to place unaccompanied refugee children arriving in our area with foster families and to support their transition to their new country.

 

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ReWA

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ReWA provides critical support services to refugees and immigrants throughout King and Snohomish Counties in order to help them integrate and succeed in their new communities.

 

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Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Asian Sports Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Chinatown International District

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle Farmers Market Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Seattle Farmers Market Association runs the charitable Fresh Bucks program enabling people to use food stamp benefits towards fresh fruits and vegetables. Donations are great way to get involved.

 

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Seattle Gujarati Cultural Society

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Hempfest

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Hempfest is a free, annual festival celebrating marijuana and attracting over 250,000 to the Seattle waterfront. Becoming a member, volunteering or attending a Hempfest party.

 

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Seattle Inner City Outings (ICO)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ICO is a community outreach program organized by the Sierra Club and run by volunteers to give local urban youth and adults the opportunity to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

 

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Seattle Pride

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Sex Positive Community Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Seattle Sex Positive Community Center is a nonprofit membership-based group that organizes educational, support and social activities in a safe and enriching space for people interested in a modern sex-positive culture.

 

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Seattle Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Urban League Young Professionals

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SULYP supports emerging black local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership.

 

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - Puget Sound Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABA)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Summer Search in Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Summer Search provides low-income students the opportunities and support they need to transform their lives, achieve their own potential, and create change as role models and community leaders.

 

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Taiwanese American Professionals in Seattle (TAPS)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Team Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: Team Seattle works to facilitate, provide and promote opportunities for members of the LGBT community in all sports at all levels of ability, and to foster their health and well-being.

 

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Technology Access Foundation (TAF)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: TAF prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing K-12 programs that build confidence, enhance learning and develop leaders.

 

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The Greater Seattle Business Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: GSBA works to combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT Community and those who support equality for all.

 

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The Links

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: The Links, Incorporated is a public service, non-partisan volunteer organization comprised primarily of black women leaders who are committed to friendship and to helping individuals in need.

 

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The Service Board

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Service Board introduces teens to public service and outdoor adventure as a way to overcome personal and cultural challenges. Get involved with this dynamic group by donating or volunteering.

 

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Three Dollar Bill Cinema

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Three Dollar Bill Cinema brings diverse communities together in Seattle through programs like the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Become a member, sponsor or volunteer to be part of the fun.

 

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Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Urban League of Seattle helps African Americans, other people of color and disadvantaged individuals to become self-sufficient. Volunteer or attend an event to get involved.

 

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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington - VABAW

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Vietnamese Friendship Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: TVFA works to empower the Vietnamese community to succeed while bridging, preserving, and promoting cultural heritage through programs and events in Seattle.

 

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Washington CASH

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Washington CASH is a nonprofit providing low-income women, people with disabilities, and other underserved individuals access to micro-loans and business development training.

 

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Washington Center for Nursing

 

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

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Washington Food Coalition

 

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

Overview: This member supported group is committed to addressing hunger in Washington State and acts as a voice for local emergency food programs.

 

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Washington Freemasons

 

Networking events in Seattle and lodges throughout Washington State

Overview: Steeped in tradition and folklore, the Freemasons (Masons) are an ancient global fraternity or brotherhood of men who gather for friendship and to do good for their local communities.

 

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Washington STEM

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington state

Overview: Washington STEM works to advance excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math education for students across Washington state.

 

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Wing Luke Asian Museum Leadership Circle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Wing Luke Asian Museum members receive invitations to members-only exhibition openings and special events with great networking and relationship-building potential.

 

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World Affairs Council of Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The WAC of Seattle creates forums to discuss topical global issues. Frequent events provide regular networking opportunities for members and young professionals.

 

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