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Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Announces Candidates for Annual Election

The Ballard Avenue Landmark District (BLD) Board is hosting its annual election of board members. The election will be held by mail-in ballot only. There will be no in-person voting. Community members who are registered for this election will receive a ballot and self-addressed stamped envelope by mail. Physical ballots… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund invests $990,533 in 23 projects led by community

The City of Seattle has awarded $990,533 to support 23 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-three community groups received awards ranging from $18,440 to $50,000 and have pledged $946,164 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional services…. [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Youth Commission seeks teens interested in shaping the future of the city

Are you interested in representing young people in Seattle? Are you passionate about social justice? Do you want to learn more about your local city government and public service? Are you driven to be a leader in your community who wants to create positive change in the city? If so,… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Community Wealth Building Pilots: Becoming a Spanish-language Resource for Cooperative Development

This article was written by Laura Nash and People’s Economy Lab and originally published at It is republished here with permission from People’s Economy Lab. Villa Comunitaria envisions a community where all families thrive and participate. In particular, they’re working toward a thriving and empowered Latine community in Seattle’s South Park… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Mercado Luna and Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager, Rudy Riveron first arrived in Washington state after emigrating from Mexico in the late ’90s. Prior to coming to the United States, he worked as a musician, tattoo artist, and body piecer. After he arrived in Seattle, he worked as a dishwasher, prep cook, cook,… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Line Marker

We connected with local artist Edgar Martinez who has made his home in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade. Martinez is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, and studied graphic design as his career. His art embodies the multitude of emotions and incorporates his culture into every piece. We chatted with… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Notice of Election

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program conducts an annual election for the selection of Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board members who have been nominated by the community. All residents, persons who operate businesses, and property owners in the Ballard Avenue Landmark District, who have registered to vote… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Alimentando al Pueblo

During the COVID Pandemic of 2020, out of Community* need, a revolutionary food bank was born. Five women from the Highline service area collaborated with six local, partner organizations (Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Para los Niños, La Roxay Productions, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church and White Center Community Development Association) to… [ Keep reading ]

“I did enough.” by Dr. Randy X Nuñez

“I did enough.” by Dr. Randy X Nuñez It’s taken me nearly forty years to realize and accept that I did enough. For years I felt guilty I didn’t do more. I just couldn’t get my body to do more, being both frozen and explosive at the same time. After… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Culturally Travel

Culturally Travel is one of only five programs in the nation that helps noncitizens access travel abroad opportunities. The organization offers Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients the ability to depart and re-enter the U.S. under strict guidelines, a privilege most U.S. citizens may not even think twice about…. [ Keep reading ]