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Reimagine Seattle: Dominique Davis

The challenges of the past two years have changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we show up for each other. They have also given us a rare chance to collectively reimagine our future. Through the Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project we invite community members to reflect on their current experiences in Seattle, how they have been impacted by recent events, and their hopes for the future of our city.

face of Dominique Davis, a bald Black man with goatee and glasses. his expression is serious.
Dominique Davis is Founder and CEO of Community Passageways, where he works to improve racial parity in schools, prisons and communities. He received his PhD in the streets, from the University of Rainier and Henderson. He established Community Passageways in 2016, after multiple gun related deaths and incidents on Rainier Avenue. He knew felony diversion would be a foundational and life changing juncture for young people and he developed a four-prong approach – prevention, diversion, incarceration (support), and re-entry. Community Passageways currently serves over 500 young people a year with multiple programs, including school based, court advocacy, diversion, community support, gang intervention, healing circles, youth advocacy, and family support.

This piece was commissioned by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The opinions expressed and information contained herein do not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, or ideas of the City of Seattle.