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Seattle wins National Civic League All-American City Award

In April, Seattle was named as a finalist for the prestigious All-America City Award. Over a weekend in early June, a group of leaders from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) traveled to Denver for the 75th annual All-America City Award Event to show how Seattle exemplifies the power of… [ Keep reading ]

Be “Rumble Ready”– Practice Earthquake Response with Your Neighbors

by Cindi Barker If Seattle were to experience an earthquake or another large, disruptive event, are neighbors ready to support one another until help can arrive? The Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs are here to help and they are holding their major yearly practice on June 1 and June 9. The… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for Making the Most of One Seattle Volunteering Experience 

The One Seattle Day of Service is Saturday, May 18. This is a great opportunity to get out and serve your community in whatever way works best for you. Here are some tips for how to make the most of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods volunteer opportunities.  Volunteering with Seattle Department… [ Keep reading ]

Find activities and promote community events on the Department of Neighborhoods calendar

Are you looking for ways to stay connected and involved in our vibrant city? We can help! Our Events Calendar serves as a hub for community activities happening in our city. From board and commission meetings to artisan markets and cultural festivals, you’ll find it all listed on the Department… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Into Service: A Two-Week Call to Kindness!

It’s time to shake off the winter blues and embrace the warmth of community spirit. This year, we are using our annual Neighbor Day recognition to kick off a two-week, city-wide movement culminating with the One Seattle Day of Service. This campaign for community engagement is focused on spreading joy,… [ Keep reading ]

The Griot Party Experience Amplifies Black Storytelling in Seattle

Seattle-based educator, artist, and activist, Logic Amen, hosted The Griot Party Experience on January 13, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. The event was made possible by a special collaboration between Amen and the Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Moving performances and powerful storytelling rooted in the Griot tradition were… [ Keep reading ]

Report Back: ‘Growing BIPOC Generational Community Wealth’ Workshop Informed and Inspired Participants

Last month on Martin Luther King Day, community members gathered at Garfield High School for the ‘Growing BIPOC Generational Community Wealth’ workshop. Workshop participants learned about Seattle’s racial wealth divide and the barriers limiting BIPOC communities’ access to capital. And they discussed community-led strategies for generating individual and collective wealth…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle/King County Clinic Helping Neighbors Stay Healthy

Last week, the Department of Neighborhood’s leadership team toured the Seattle/King County Clinic. This annual four-day, volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region struggling to access affordable healthcare.  Since 2014 the Clinic has served at least 27,000 patients and provided more than $23… [ Keep reading ]

A 2024 Guide to Black History Month Events in Seattle

Let’s celebrate the contributions of the African American community by attending a Black History Month event in Seattle. February is filled with dozens of interesting events throughout the city —art exhibitions, workshops, discussions, storytelling, and more. Explore, connect, and attend. Upcoming Black History Month Events Art Talks, Workshops, and Movies… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy: Local Events and Story Highlights

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 15! In the spirit of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) everyone at Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is looking forward to celebrating the life and contributions of this inspiring human rights hero. Here are some local MLK Day events and a few… [ Keep reading ]