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Community steward Tanya Woo boosts public safety in the very neighborhood she grew up in

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Tanya Woo’s smiling, friendly face is a common sight in and around the Chinatown International District (CID), having grown up in the CID. Tanya is part of the Woo family, who have been stewards of the historic Louisa Hotel since the 1960s,… [ Keep reading ]

Danny Woo Garden Provides a Haven and Sense of Security for CID Gardeners

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community memberTranslated by Seattle Chinese Post Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Tucked in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Chinatown International District (CID) is 1.5 acres of beautiful green space — nearly 100 no-fee garden plots overspilling with vegetables and flowers of… [ Keep reading ]

Get funding for your community projects through the Neighborhood Matching Fund

Learn about funding opportunities at upcoming virtual workshops Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has opened applications for the second round of our 2022 Neighborhood Matching Fund Community Partnership Fund and will host three virtual workshops for those interested in applying. The Neighborhood Matching Fund consists of two funds – the Community… [ Keep reading ]

Help Us Review Applications for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Grant

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting community members to serve as grant reviewers for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF). Grant reviewers assist the City of Seattle’s DROF program by reviewing submitted grant applications and selecting those projects that will be the most impactful in improving quality of life for… [ Keep reading ]

SCIDpda Supports Small Business Neighbors With Protective Window Films

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is a community development organization that preserves, promotes, and develops the Chinatown International District (CID) so that it can continue to be vibrant, culturally unique, and community-centered. It does this through affordable… [ Keep reading ]

Amigos de Seattle helps communities stay connected to culture and each other

Based in South Park, Amigos de Seattle hosts community workshops focused on folklore, art, health, and the environment and runs the community radio station, Amigos de Seattle Community Radio. Last year, the organization received a Duwamish River Opportunity Fund grant. We recently connected with Javier Matias to learn more about… [ Keep reading ]

Rainmaker Fund Supports the Movers and Shakers Making a Difference in the Chinatown International District

With COVID cases continuing a roller-coaster trajectory and people tentatively trying to find a new normal of social interactions, it goes without saying; the last couple of years have been rough. But while we have all grappled with the pandemic from a health standpoint, the Asian American community has also… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks members for the Pike Place Market Historical Commission 

Mayor Bruce Harrell seeks four new members to serve on the Pike Place Market Historical Commission. The open positions are: 1) One architect, 2) One merchant of the Market, and 3+4) Two residents of the Historical District. The Pike Place Market Historical Commission is a quasi-governmental body established by Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Sacajawea Elementary School for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Sacajawea Elementary School located at 9501 20th Avenue NE at its meeting on July 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person at the Boards & Commissions Room (L280) of Seattle City Hall, located… [ Keep reading ]

Pride Profile: The Kismet Co. Salon

Lisa Clarno is the owner of The Kismet Co. Salon in Ballard. She is committed to creating a safe space for everyone by offering non-gendered pricing and outdoor styling services. We recently caught up with Lisa to learn a little more about herself and her salon. Can you tell us… [ Keep reading ]