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11th Anniversary of 206 Zulu: Celebration of Hip Hop Culture Happens this Weekend

A community event funded in part by our Neighborhood Matching Fund Hip Hop legends and enthusiasts from around the country will gather in the Pacific Northwest, as 206 Zulu, Seattle’s Hip Hop and community non-profit organization, celebrates its 11th anniversary February 6-8, with an explosive three days of music, art, and dance. The festivities kick-off […]

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How will you Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 14?

Neighbor Appreciation Day is coming up on Saturday, February 14.  Need ideas to celebrate?  Here are a few! Organize a neighborhood clean up. You can contact your Neighborhood District Coordinator for supplies. Host a potluck Go for a walk with your neighbor. Feet First and Seattle Department of Transportation have walking maps. Have a book […]

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City of Seattle now Accepting Proposals to Neighborhood Park and Street Fund

The city of Seattle is accepting proposals to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) which supports improvements to neighborhood parks and streets proposed by the community. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2015. The NPSF can be used for projects valued up to $90,000. Examples of park projects include minor playground improvements, trail […]

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People’s Academy for Community Engagement’s (PACE) Seminar on Advocacy Rocks the House!

Shared Five Tools You Can Use to Fight for your Cause In December, 25 brave souls came out on a dark and stormy night to learn about how to fight for their cause. The seminar “Democracy Needs You! Five Essential Advocacy Tools that will Shape Your World” was facilitated by professor and long-time community activist […]

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Lots of Joy and Creativity at the 13th Annual U District Swag Party

More than 200 people participated in one of the University District’s favorite traditions, the U District Swag Event. Held at the U District Farmers Market, neighbors gathered greens, pine cones, ribbon and wire and let their creativity run wild!  Plus, for the first time, neighbors made enough swags for the Food Bank to deliver a […]

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Space Still Available for the Learn the Basics of Advocacy and how Government Works FREE Seminar

We still have a few spots left for our seminar this evening!  Please RSVP to Wendy Watson at wendy.watson@seattle.gov if you would like to attend. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) presents its fall seminar, “Democracy Needs You! Five Essential Advocacy Tools that will Shape Your World.” Forget the days of […]

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City’s Leadership Program Graduates New Class of Civic Organizers

On May 20, 26 “up-and-coming” community leaders celebrated their graduation from the People’s Academy for Community Engagement, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Known as PACE, the nine-month program provides leadership training in community involvement and civic engagement to emerging leaders interested in serving their community. Deputy Mayor Andrea Riniker, City Councilmember Sally […]

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PACE Students Learn about Sustaining Involvement

The  2013-2014 PACE participants are getting ready to graduate! Last week’s session on Sustaining Involvement was the last of their 8-month journey to gain skills in leadership and organizing. The 26 participants have completed six community projects throughout the city and have attended eight skill-building sessions. Sustaining Involvement focused on these questions: how do we […]

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PACE Participants Learn About Meeting Facilitation at January Workshop

This month, PACE facilitators and participants explored the art and skill of meeting facilitation. Several alternative meeting formats were introduced, including design charrettes and the World Café model. Participants learned about World Café’s conversational process, and its potential to build relationships and grow and sustain community groups. Participants are looking forward to integrating different meeting […]

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Free PACE Seminar Tuesday, February 11

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ PACE Program presents “Creating Networks That Thrive,” a free seminar on Tuesday, February 11 at Seattle University Administration Building, Rm. 307 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Join Karma Ruder from the Center for Ethical Leadership as she discusses ways that relational networking enhances community organizations and coalitions for the common good and […]

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