Two South Sound leaders will be recognized this month for their community service during a celebration in Tacoma honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Vanna Sing, founder of the Tacoma Healing Awareness Community (THAC), will receive the Emerging Leader Community Service Award, an inaugural honor that aims to recognize individuals who are 30 years of age or younger and demonstrate a commitment to becoming a leader for a lifetime.
THAC is a nonprofit organization that assists Southeast Asian American communities facing challenges related to deportation, immigration, and incarceration. Last year, THAC hosted its second annual Deportation Town Hall, which offered workshops and resources to help individuals and families navigate immigration laws and achieve U.S. citizenship.
“We have been excited and awestruck by the actions and activities of Vanna Sing,” said Perry Newell, a South Sound resident who nominated Sing for the award. “She envisions an equitable community with engaged individuals working together to improve the health and well-being of all community members.”
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