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Nonprofit Assistance Center Announces Leadership Changes

Sarah Tran
Sarah Tran

The Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC), which provides culturally responsive capacity building services to strengthen immigrant, refugee, and communities of color in the Puget Sound area, recently announced the appointment of Sarah Tran as their new Executive Director.

Tran previously served as the Deputy Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association where she provided key leadership on fundraising strategies and initiatives, managed complex stakeholder and community relationships, and piloted a job readiness program for low-income immigrant youth and families. She has spent over a decade working on racial justice, gender equity, and human rights both locally and internationally.

“My parents came to this country as Vietnamese refugees,” said Tran. “I have experienced many of the barriers that keep our communities of color divided and marginalized, our kids from graduating, and our families from finding stability and opportunity. This is why I deeply believe that we are strongest when we build resources, leadership, and empowerment within our own community and across communities.”

LaTraya Ellis
LaTraya Ellis

In addition to Tran, LaTraya Ellis was promoted to Assistant Director of the organization. Ellis previously served as Executive Administrator and Organizational Development Consultant for NAC. She has 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector and as a change agent in advocating on behalf of women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.  She also is an advocate for children and youth as a guardian ad litem.

NAC will hold an Open House on Thurs., Apr. 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rainier Center – 1265 S Main Street, Ste 303, Seattle, WA 98144.

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