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City of Seattle Seeks Contractors for Outreach Work to Underrepresented Communities

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking individuals to do part-time outreach work to underrepresented communities in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Known as Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons (POELs), these contractors must be connected to their respective cultures, fluent in the languages, and bi-cultural and bi-lingual. The main tasks of a POEL are… [ Keep reading ]

5 Quick Tips for Accessing Your Government

The second PACE session titled Accessing Government was held recently for the 24 participants enrolled in PACE (People’s Academy for Community Engagement). Facilitated by Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw; King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, and PACE alum Amanda Kay Hemlick, here are the key tips shared with the group: Reach out… [ Keep reading ]

Six Quick Tips To Make Your Event More inclusive

PACE (People’s Academy for Community Engagement) hosted a seminar last week on how to make events and meetings more inclusive for everyone. Known as Universal Design, Deborah Witmer of the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities and Jess Chow from the City talked to a standing room only crowd. Here… [ Keep reading ]

Learn to Make Your Events More Accessible at This FREE Seminar

Holding a public meeting or event? Want to ensure that it is accessible for anyone who wants to attend? Join us for our FREE seminar, “Universal Design: Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement,”  where you’ll learn to identify barriers to community participation in meetings, events, and programs. It will be held… [ Keep reading ]

Tips from the 1st PACE Session: Approaches to Leadership

The first PACE session titled Approaches to Leadership was held recently for the 24 participants enrolled in PACE (People’s Academy for Community Engagement). Led by Paulina Lopez, South Park Resource and Information Center Board Member; Jim Diers, consultant/speaker on community building; and Mike Fong, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, here are… [ Keep reading ]

People’s Academy for Community Engagement Accepting Applications

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), its civic leadership development program for the next wave of community leaders. The program begins this September and runs through September 2016. During the 12-month program, 26 emerging leaders (18 years and up) will learn hands-on… [ Keep reading ]

“Cracking the Codes” Film and Discussion this Saturday, March 21

Join us Saturday, March 21 for a free screening of “Cracking the Codes” followed by a discussion facilitated by Darlene Flynn of the City of Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights.  Click here for more information.

People’s Academy for Community Engagement’s (PACE) Seminar on Advocacy Rocks the House!

Shared Five Tools You Can Use to Fight for your Cause In December, 25 brave souls came out on a dark and stormy night to learn about how to fight for their cause. The seminar “Democracy Needs You! Five Essential Advocacy Tools that will Shape Your World” was facilitated by… [ Keep reading ]