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Youth are leading the way toward a cleaner, safer Duwamish River

“Juntos, Si Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish,” also known as “Together, we can care for our Duwamish River,” are a youth-led community project of Duwamish Valley Sustainability Group. For two years, we have been honored to support their work through the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund. They’ve recently been creating a… [ Keep reading ]

Community gardeners growing a more sustainable future

Seattle’s P-Patch Gardens have served as community hubs for more than four decades. They have brought people together to grow food, explore cultures and customs, share ideas, and build supportive communities across the City. These communities have been invaluable in helping our City deal with the impacts of COVID-19. From… [ Keep reading ]

Community member launches “How to Wear a Mask” project

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, community member Lexi Potter noticed that many people seemed confused about the proper way to wear a mask. She started her How to Wear a Mask project with the goal of creating informative posters to help people understand how to effectively wear masks to protect their… [ Keep reading ]

Investing in Justice for Black Lives

At the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, we have two North Star statements that we use to guide our work and hold ourselves accountable. They are: Put race and equity at the center of all decisions and actions; and Invest in the power of communities to forge their own solutions. As… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Seattle Together Initiative

The City of Seattle is launching the Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Together initiative asks community members to amplify stories of good work and resiliency by residents, elevate resources and share best practices,… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for a community conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Seattle’s African American Community

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Updated May 26, 2020 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, in partnership withCentral District Forum for Arts & Ideas, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute,Northwest African American Museum, andNew Hope Missionary Baptist Church, invites you to join us for a virtual community conversation focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on Seattle’s African American… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbor Day encourages random acts of kindness

If there’s one thing we could all use right now it’s more kindness and camaraderie. This COVID-19 crisis has shaken us all – pushing us into places of fear and isolation. And, as with most crises, it has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable among us – straining our social systems… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbor Day brings #SeattleTogether

Over these weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, there have been so many changes that have impacted our day-to-day lives. But it has also proven to us how creative and resilient we can be as we adapt to our new reality and focus on supporting ourselves, our families, our friends, and… [ Keep reading ]

#SeattleTogether shines a light on community connections

Over these past few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, we have all experienced lots of changes that are fundamentally changing our city and our communities. This has been traumatic and challenging for all of us, in ways both big and small. But, throughout this crisis, we have seen community come… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle comes together to celebrate people on the front lines in #MakeAJoyfulNoise

Let’s make some noise Seattle! Seattle’s cultural community in association with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (City of Seattle) encourages residents to participate in a civic wide celebration of people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Starting 8 p.m. sharp Thursday evening, we’re asking Seattleites… [ Keep reading ]