Monday, October 5, 2009

Community Opportunity with IDHA!

Opportunity to Serve on the Board of Directors with Local Non-Profit Organization!

Passionate, committed Board members needed for the International District Housing Alliance (IDHA), a 501c3 whose goal is to empower low-income individuals and families by providing a range of housing services, financial education, and leadership development. IDHA�s mission is to improve the quality of life for International District residents and Asians and Pacific islanders of Greater Seattle by providing community-building and low-income housing related services. Our program service areas include:

  • housing search and stabilization assistance and referral,
  • citizenship and ESL education,
  • community building, and youth leadership development,
  • homeownership education and counseling,
  • financial literacy workshops.

IDHA has a 31-year history of serving Asian Pacific Americans, primarily, limited English proficient immigrants and refugees in both the Chinatown International District and greater Seattle area. Be part of an organization that provides unique services to Seattle residents, many of whom are Asian Pacific Americans who are recent immigrants to the United States. IDHA provides a range of services from homelessness prevention to empowering youth leaders in the community.

We are seeking Board members who can support the mission of the organization, fund development, and commit to at least one year of service. Particular skills could include:

� Comfort with soliciting funds
� Ability to provide a link to community and government organizations and businesses
� Creativity with creating and managing fundraising initiatives
� Persistence with achieving fundraising goals
� A passion for providing meaningful assistance to individuals and families in need

Board members will be asked to complete an application and attend a board meeting to be introduced to existing board members. Regular board meetings occur once monthly, with opportunities for committee work between monthly meetings.

Thanks for your interest!
To obtain an application, contact Sharyne Shiu Thornton, IDHA Executive Director, at (206) 623-5132 x321 or

Courtesy information of IDHA
posted by Tanantha P.

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