Posted below are copies of our annual audited financial statements, tax returns and annual reports.










Nonprofit Status


1972 — A group of energetic college and high school students, themselves immigrants from China and Hong Kong, start this agency. They work as part time volunteers, from a tiny donated space in Chinatown.

1977 — Rita Wang is hired as the agency's Executive Director. After five years of operation, CISC has a staff of five!

1980 — The big breakthrough: the agency is approved for United Way funding.

1987 — Sunshine Garden Senior Day Care Center is founded to help care for neglected elderly. Also, the ACCESS (Asian/Chinese Empowerment Social Services) Program serving adults and youth is established.

1989 — Elderly Case Management Program is added.

1993 — A year round Youth Employment is formed.

1994 — The Alzheimer Demonstration Project broke ground, serving Asians with this disease. After 17 years of service, Executive Director Rita Wang retires.

1995 — CISC's new Executive Director, Daisy Lau-Leung, comes on board. With her help, several new programs begin, leading the agency into a new era of expansion. The new programs are: The Parenting Program, The Asian Family Resource Center, The Asian After School Care Program and The Youth Computer Center.

1996 — Comprehensive family support for immigrant families is added to the range of service offerings.

1997 — During its twenty-five years, the agency has successfully transformed itself from a fledging group of volunteers to a staff of 25 full-time professionals. With the help of over 100 volunteers, CISC serves over 3,500 clients a year.

1998 — The Eastside Elderly Outreach Program begins to serve isolated Eastside seniors with activites, information and assistance.

1999 — Family Caregiver Support Program is established.

2001 — Alaric Bien is named the new Executive Director and assumes the role in July.

2002 — CISC celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2003 — A new focus on early learning begins with Play & Learn groups helping parents and caregivers understand how their children learn and prepare for school success through play.

2005 — The International Family Center-Kent is established, serving our South End constituents.

2005 — SHIBA (State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) program starts advising community members on health insurance options.

2006 — CISC adds Seattle's first bilingual Mandarin/English pre-K program. Based on evidence-based practices with culturally appropriate modifications, this program prepares children for success in kindergarten and beyond.

2007 — After successfully running its first capital campaign, CISC moves into a new space, doubling its square footage and providing a comfortable and safe environment for clients, volunteers and staff.

2007 — The Eastside Cultural Navigator Program launches with CISC as the lead agency. This program brings culturally appropriate services to Eastside Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Latino and Russian immigrant communities.

2008 — CISC successfully undertakes its first capital campaign and moves into its new offices.

2012 — CISC celebrates its 40th Anniversary

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