ReWA has received national and regional recognition:


  • Our Executive Director, Someireh Amirfaiz, was featured in the Spring issue of the University of Washington Viewpoints Magazine.
  • ReWA received the 2011 Neighborhood Builder Award from Bank of America in recognition of our leadership and commitment to the community.
  • 2010

  • Someireh was named Best Immigrant Ambassador in the Seattle Weekly's Best of 2010 list.
  • 2009

  • ReWA received the Outstanding Employee Campaign Award for the exceptional results of its participation in the United Way of King County workplace giving campaigns.
  • Someireh was honored with the Ruth Woo Citizen Activist Award given by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation.
  • 2008

  • ReWA was one of the five organizations chosen for the 2008 People’s Choice Award of the Community Matters Campaign.
  • Someireh received the 2008 Family Advocacy Award from the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • 2007

  • ReWA's Domestic Violence program was the recipient of the Office of Crime Victim’s Advocacy (OCVA) Moving Mountains Award for its work with refugee and immigrant victims and survivors of crime.
  • ReWA and the Seattle Police Department worked together to produce a short film about human trafficking issues called 'I Just Keep Quiet,’ which was recognized by the Pegasus Awards and received its highest honor, the Award of Excellence.
  • 2006

  • ReWA was chosen by the United Way of King County's Seattle Community Council as lead agency for the Immigrant and Refugee School Readiness Initiative.
  • ReWA's Early Childhood Education Program was accredited by King County.
  • 2003

  • ReWA's Domestic Violence Program received the Seattle Human Services Mayor’s Award for outstanding service to the community.
  • 1999

  • ReWA was the first organization to receive the Distinguished Citizen Award for Human Rights.
  • 1992

  • ReWA's ESL curriculum was selected as 1 of 8 model literacy programs in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.