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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 ]

Seattle Chinatown Block Watch helps neighbors work together to increase safety

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Seattle Chinatown Block Watch is based on the idea that neighbors working together is one of the best ways to build up safety. Run by volunteers, many of whom are seniors who live or have roots in the… [ Keep reading ]

MJ Cabigting-Steele builds confidence and community with free self-defense classes

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Formerly a New Yorker, Filipinx visual artist and martial artist MJ Cabigting-Steele moved to Seattle a few years ago and found a sense of community here. MJ works at the Wing Luke Museum as well as at Seattle Kung Fu Club, where… [ Keep reading ]

ChuMinh Tofu serves houseless community members with compassion every week

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Vietnamese Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ChuMinh Tofu has been hosting free Sunday meals in Little Saigon. ChuMinh Tofu is a Vietnamese vegan restaurant in Seattle’s Little Saigon and, together with its owner, a group of local activists and… [ Keep reading ]

International Community Health Services supports COVID-19 safety with…Minecraft!

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to anyone in need. They serve thousands of patients every year at multiple locations across our region. ICHS was founded in 1973, during a time… [ Keep reading ]

Community steward Tanya Woo boosts public safety in the very neighborhood she grew up in

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community member Tanya Woo’s smiling, friendly face is a common sight in and around the Chinatown International District (CID), having grown up in the CID. Tanya is part of the Woo family, who have been stewards of the historic Louisa Hotel since the 1960s,… [ Keep reading ]

Danny Woo Garden Provides a Haven and Sense of Security for CID Gardeners

By Stacy Nguyen, journalist, designer, and community memberTranslated by Seattle Chinese Post Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Tucked in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Chinatown International District (CID) is 1.5 acres of beautiful green space — nearly 100 no-fee garden plots overspilling with vegetables and flowers of… [ Keep reading ]

Get funding for your community projects through the Neighborhood Matching Fund

Learn about funding opportunities at upcoming virtual workshops Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has opened applications for the second round of our 2022 Neighborhood Matching Fund Community Partnership Fund and will host three virtual workshops for those interested in applying. The Neighborhood Matching Fund consists of two funds – the Community… [ Keep reading ]

Help Us Review Applications for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Grant

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting community members to serve as grant reviewers for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF). Grant reviewers assist the City of Seattle’s DROF program by reviewing submitted grant applications and selecting those projects that will be the most impactful in improving quality of life for… [ Keep reading ]