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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to Receive $125,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has been approved for a $125,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Stories of Belonging. This is one of 51 grants the agency approved nationwide to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities… [ Keep reading ]

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Cham Community Liaison, Sabreen Abdullah, Reflects on Asian American Heritage Month 

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we connected with Community Liaison Sabreen Abdullah to get to know a little bit about her and the Cham community. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work as a community liaison? I am a Community… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Neighbor Day Recognition

Over the past two years, we have witnessed the true meaning of community and seen people across the city step up to support one another with compassion and kindness. To recognize these acts of kindness as part of our annual Neighbor Day celebration, we asked community members to submit nominations for… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Community by Participating in Neighbor Day Acts of Kindness

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll up your sleeves, chip in, and give back to your community in celebration of Neighbor Day! Established in 1995, Neighbor Day began with a suggestion by Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood that the City of Seattle designate “a special day to… [ Keep reading ]

Storytelling Project, Welcome Home; Welcome to the Neighborhood, Engages Youth to Help Influence Light Rail Extension Project

The word home is meant to evoke feelings of comfort, safety, and familiarity. While the city as a whole is considered home to Seattleites on a larger scale, most residents apply the term more granularly to the uniqueness of their neighborhood. As the City plans for the West Seattle Ballard… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: We All Have Different Memories

We All Have Different Memories by Clare Johnson 1. There’s a lot I don’t know I was born in Seattle just as the first signs of HIV were surfacing here. I could say I never knew a world without AIDS, but at the same time, I also don’t know exactly… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Neve Mazique

A Scorpio At Parties BY NEVE “ZiqueBeast” Mazique-Bianco Seattle, Duwamish Land. You wrap me up in the blackest firs. And they said this was a white place. A cracker kingdom of icy interactions. This is an access reality illusion of traumatized passive aggression magic. In the 98118, our tamarind, coconut,… [ Keep reading ]

Black Farmers Collective turns to the land to build sustainable, equitable futures for communities of color

The Black Farmers Collective is a group of urban food system activists working to improve the health of Black communities through food justice and sovereignty. Their mission is to build a Black-led network of food system actors to acquire and steward land, facilitate food education, and create space for Black… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: E.T. Russian and GV

Formulas for Fair Futures by E.T. Russian and GV ET and GV are friends and identify with a multitude of different communities. They have been essential workers in the same health care facility for over 15 years. They have provided hands-on care to their clients throughout the pandemic and have… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Jordan Alam

SAFETY A client walks into my therapy office in 2022, mask and vaccination required, and we talk about memories. We take them apart. We stitch together the ones that feel like patterns. Most importantly, we feel into them and sit through the discomfort of being transported somewhere else. Sometimes therapy… [ Keep reading ]