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Partner Profile: La Roxay Productions

La Roxay Productions (LRP) is a consulting agency centered on BIPOC healing and liberation, with a powerful origin story. “In its purest and most vulnerable form, LRP exists because of an angry young child, an angry teenager, and angry young adult. Angry that my educators didn’t look like me, angry… [ Keep reading ]

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Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $849,711 in 20 Community-Led Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $849,711 to support 20 community-initiated projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty community groups received awards ranging from $18,700 to $50,000 and have pledged $710,588 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to Receive $125,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has been approved for a $125,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Stories of Belonging. This is one of 51 grants the agency approved nationwide to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Neighbor Day Recognition

Over the past two years, we have witnessed the true meaning of community and seen people across the city step up to support one another with compassion and kindness. To recognize these acts of kindness as part of our annual Neighbor Day celebration, we asked community members to submit nominations for… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Community by Participating in Neighbor Day Acts of Kindness

It’s that time of year again. Time to roll up your sleeves, chip in, and give back to your community in celebration of Neighbor Day! Established in 1995, Neighbor Day began with a suggestion by Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood that the City of Seattle designate “a special day to… [ Keep reading ]

Community Storytelling Project Engages Youth to Help Influence Light Rail Extension Project

The word home is meant to evoke feelings of comfort, safety, and familiarity. While the city as a whole is considered home to Seattleites on a larger scale, most residents apply the term more granularly to the uniqueness of their neighborhood. As the City plans for the West Seattle Ballard… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Jordan Alam

SAFETY A client walks into my therapy office in 2022, mask and vaccination required, and we talk about memories. We take them apart. We stitch together the ones that feel like patterns. Most importantly, we feel into them and sit through the discomfort of being transported somewhere else. Sometimes therapy… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Takiyah Ward

I remember my morning drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. We would always take the “Lake Way” known to most as Lake Washington Blvd. On those morning drives, I would study architecture. I would study the houses that lined the Boulevard and anticipate my favorites. I loathed mornings…. [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Kathy Nguyen

Kathy Nguyễn is a second-gen Việt American, just trying to hang out with her dog and figure out how to infuse joy and care into the spaces she occupies. She is committed to learning more about movements of liberation and how to build solidarity and coalition with others. Her approach… [ Keep reading ]

Food Equity Fund Grantee Clean Greens Farm and Market Brings “Produce to the People”

Founded in 2007, Clean Greens Farm and Market is a small nonprofit organization established by Black Dollar Days Task Force to provide education around food justice and healthy eating and to grow and supply fresh produce at affordable prices to low-income families. They also organize a youth program that gives… [ Keep reading ]