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Community Gardener, Thuy-Van, Pursues Pandemic Project to Remove Invasive Species

Thuy-Van Vu, Fremont P-Patch How long have you been gardening at Fremont P-Patch I’ve only been here for a little over a year. I had a plot here years ago, but my son was really little, and it wasn’t the right time to get invested in a garden. We had… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español

Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español by Paco Díaz English Siempre he visto a un maestro como una persona comprometida, con preparación y vocación, ya que tienen una gran responsabilidad. También con la gran oportunidad para construir puentes entre las personas con las que interactúa, conocer y compartir muchas historias… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second

Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second By Troy Osaki You thumb through your grandma’s yearbook from when her middle school-self wore whatever dress her mother could conjure. Maybe it belonged to a neighbor girl from another barrack who grew out of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: The CD

The CD By Princess Shareef My parents migrated to Seattle from Texas in 1948 along with many other African American families after WWII. My father, a veteran, used his VA loan and bought the house on Alder Street for $28,000. He and other Black men worked in the shipyards unloading… [ Keep reading ]

Partner Profile: Stacy Nguyen Creative

If you are looking for a business to execute a mass mailing to 10,000 anonymous people, don’t call Stacy Nguyen–she won’t take the job. “We’re not good at direct marketing or lots of repetitive touchpoints,” she says. “It’s just not the way we work.” But, when you find yourself spinning… [ Keep reading ]

Gifts of Hope Back-to-School Supply Giveaway Brings Aid and Builds Community

Gifts of Hope supports community members in need by connecting them to services, hosting supply giveaways, providing employment training and education workshops, and much more. Earlier this year, Gifts of Hope received a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks grant to support their Back-to-School Community Giveaway. We recently connected with Founder… [ Keep reading ]

Friends of Little Sài Gòn helps Vietnamese American community stay safe and thrive

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Vietnamese Little Saigon is a neighborhood and a cultural hub within the International District (much like Chinatown, Nihonmachi, Historic Manilatown, and more), a place where the Vietnamese American community can go to shop, work, learn, relax, play, and be in community with… [ Keep reading ]

CID Community Watch proves strength in numbers keeps neighborhood lively and safe

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Sometimes, a simple, “Hi,” is one of the greatest safeguards against vandalism and similar crimes that hurt the Chinatown International District (CID). This is what volunteer-led CID Community Watch believes. CID Community Watch is made up of individuals from all walks of… [ Keep reading ]

Henry Liu helps elders stay in community with each other throughout pandemic

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese For Henry Liu, it’s all about bringing people together. Henry has been a community organizer ever since graduating from college. In particular, Henry is passionate about serving the Chinatown International District (CID) — and connecting with people over… [ Keep reading ]

The International District Emergency Center continues Donnie Chin’s commitment to safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member For over half a century, the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), based in the Chinatown International District (CID), has been serving as a community-centered alternative to policing. It was founded by Donnie Chin in 1968. Donnie was a hero in the CID,… [ Keep reading ]