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Youth soccer program helps East African students build community

Life as an adolescent can be challenging, but for immigrant and refugee children, language and cultural barriers can make the challenges of youth even harder. The founders of the Somali Youth Soccer Association wanted to find a way to help kids overcome those challenges. Their East African Homework Help and… [ Keep reading ]

New murals offer belonging and power to children of Magnuson Park

The Magnuson Children’s Garden is adding a mural to both the front and back of a large kiosk that sits along NE 74th St. in Magnuson Park. The murals will both be designed and built by teams of children who attend youth programs in Magnuson Park, live in the park’s… [ Keep reading ]

BUILD 2021 works to unite, engage, and inspire local Black leaders

During the winter of 2013, the topic of conversation for many Seattleites centered around the Seahawks as they marched toward their first championship. When people gathered in the streets of downtown to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win, six African American men congregated elsewhere to discuss something else occurring in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2021

Fund supports community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2021 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger communities, with an increased emphasis on projects led by or… [ Keep reading ]

Meet the young Black leaders at the center of Eli’s Park Project

In our latest video, hear the story behind the Eli’s Park Project Teen Advisory Team, a group of Black, female teens leading change in North Seattle. Through community organizing, outreach, and performance they are working to engage community members and help create an accessible, inclusive, nature-based park where people of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle announces awards to seven Duwamish River neighborhood projects

The City of Seattle announced grants for seven community projects serving neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. As part of the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, these projects will help to increase the sustainability of the neighborhoods impacted by the Superfund clean-up. The projects will begin this year and will continue into… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $750,000 in 23 Community-initiated Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $756,626 to support 23 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-three community groups received awards ranging from $9,418 to $50,000 and have pledged $721,956 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

Receive up to $1,800 to start a Community Emergency Hub

In partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering up to $27,000 in funding to support Community Emergency Hubs throughout the city.  This is enough to provide 15 groups with up to $1,800 to create their own Hub-in-a-Box. A Hub-in-a-Box contains the essential… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]