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Enjoy these COVID-safe holiday activities and giving

It has been a hard year! For many people, the feelings of joy and celebration typically felt during the holiday season have been replaced by sentiments a bit more melancholy in 2020. If you fall into this category, fear not. We are here to help! Over the past nine months,… [ Keep reading ]

Community Conversations Continue

We invite you to join us for our second monthly Community Conversation where we will dive into issues important to you and your communities. Community Conversations are a completely reimagined version of our previous bi-monthly Community Webinar. The new format embraces more of a talk show style where you have a chance… [ Keep reading ]

City seeks facilitator for Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is releasing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a consultant or consultant team to coordinate and facilitate the City’s Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force (ECI), a group of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) community leaders. The ECI Task Force is a group of… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Seattle Youth Commission and help shape Seattle’s future

Are you tired of hearing that we are in strange times? If you are a teenager in Seattle, or anywhere in the world for that matter, you are probably also tired of hearing that you are the hope for the future. It seems like a lot of responsibility to place… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at upcoming virtual workshops

Our popular Neighborhood Matching Fund is relaunching after a pause in funding cycles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning July 16, applications will be available for the program’s Community Partnership Fund, which provides up to $50,000 to support community-building projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will host three… [ Keep reading ]

Young People: Get Engaged on our Boards and Commissions

Are you age 18-29 and interested in participating in city government? Consider joining one of our boards and commissions: The Community Involvement Commission works to ensure that City departments are creating and implementing equitable and inclusive outreach and engagement strategies. The Seattle Renters’ Commission provides information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor, Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

Adjustments to our 2020 budget

Over the past few months, we have all been enduring unprecedented change that is fundamentally altering our City. In response to COVID-19, all City of Seattle departments, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, have shifted our work and efforts to support our communities during this crisis. And, we will continue to adapt… [ Keep reading ]

Free COVID-19 testing now offered at two drive-up sites across Seattle

The City of Seattle, King County, and UW Medicine are now offering free COVID-19 testing at two drive-up sites across Seattle. If you live, work, or regularly visit Seattle​, and you are experiencing a symptom(s) of COVID-19 ​and/or​ you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19​ within the past 14 days,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle will transfer Fire Station 6 to community

We at the City of Seattle understand the urgency behind making bold investments in the Black community and increasing community ownership of land in the Central District. The City believes in the vision behind the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation and we remain committed to making the transfer of… [ Keep reading ]

Investing in Justice for Black Lives

At the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, we have two North Star statements that we use to guide our work and hold ourselves accountable. They are: Put race and equity at the center of all decisions and actions; and Invest in the power of communities to forge their own solutions. As… [ Keep reading ]