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Improved language access services now available at International Special Review District virtual meetings

Dịch tiếng Việt 中文翻譯 In response to community feedback, the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Program is making improvements to language access opportunities at the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board’s virtual meetings. Beginning June 22, 2021, meetings of the ISRD Board will take place via Zoom’s videoconferencing platform, which… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund to provide $250,000 for community-initiated projects

Seeking proposals to support Duwamish River neighborhoods For years, Duwamish River neighborhoods have been impacted by environmental injustices, including the Superfund clean-up occurring in and along the river. To support them, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is again seeking proposals to the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF) to help fund community-based… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $826,000 in 20 Community-initiated Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $826,841 to support 20 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty community groups received awards ranging from $8,550 to $50,000 and have pledged $1,725,350 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

Cambodian refugee, Kimli Sieng, utilizes P-Patch community garden to grow herbs that remind her of home

Kimli Sieng, Hoa Mai Gardens What is your ethnicity and how long have you been in the U.S. I am from Cambodia, and I am a refugee. I was in five refugee camps including refugee camp Khao I Dang, one in Thailand, and another in the Philippines. I stayed in… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all teens: Help shape the future of your city by joining the Seattle Youth Commission

The last two years have changed the world. Trying to absorb the upheaval that is still taking place all around us can be overwhelming. However, great leaders have been rising to the challenges and creating visions of a more inclusive, peaceful, equitable, and joyful future. Those leaders were teens once… [ Keep reading ]

Get to know the Community Involvement Commission w/ Emily Kim

Are you interested in helping the City of Seattle deliver more equitable outreach and engagement? We are seeking community members to serve on the Community Involvement Commission (CIC). The CIC is dedicated to holding the City accountable for increasing participation and engagement – especially among underrepresented and underserved communities. Apply… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: International Community Health Services

In the early 1970s, accessible medical care for Asian immigrants was next to impossible and finding a doctor who spoke their language was simply out of the question. The closest community clinic was in Pioneer Square, which was often too far for elderly patients to reach by foot. With construction… [ Keep reading ]

Gardening with family at the Leo Street P-Patch reminds Edenkeo Duangprasert of childhood in Laos

Edenkeo, Leo Street P-Patch What is your ethnicity and how long have you been in the U.S.? I come from a small land-locked country in Southeast Asia called Laos. I am first-generation and the only person in my family to reside in the United States. I left home about 10… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Donnie Chin

For nearly four decades, Donnie Chin was dedicated to serving, protecting, and inspiring the residents of the Chinatown International District. His leadership and commitment to public safety brought assistance and resources to those in need and, quite literally, saved lives. As a teenager in 1968, Donnie noticed that emergency response time in the neighborhood was very slow, if there was a response at all. He decided… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Sun May Company

Stepping into the Sun May Company gift shop is like entering a portal to history. The distinct red storefront, nestled in Canton Alley, leads you to the oldest Chinese gift shop in Chinatown International District. But Sun May is more than just a store, it is a gathering space, a museum, a collection of the neighborhood’s history, and a… [ Keep reading ]