People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) will be paused for 2020

Participants in People's Academy for Community Engagement (2019)

All of us have experienced quite a bit of change over these past weeks of COVID-19 as we navigate this rapidly developing crisis – for the City and our residents. Our job, as the City, is to take care of our community. In response to COVID-19, all City departments, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, are shifting and refocusing our efforts toward supporting the needs of our community, especially our most vulnerable residents.

For this reason, the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) will be paused for this year. Any applications received will be kept on file, and we will keep applicants updated when PACE starts up again.

In the meantime, PACE plans to go digital beginning late spring. Community engagement is more important than ever, and our tools and resources can be helpful during this time of social distancing and staying at home. So, make sure to visit our website in mid-May for updates.

Over the past month, DON has been intensely working on connecting communities to resources and tools to help you through this time. The City has a comprehensive resource page for residents and small businesses impacted by COVID-19. And for any questions about COVID-19, please visit PHSKC’s website. Take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbor. We’ll get through this together.