Through community-driven partnerships, we are creating greater racial, economic, and health equity that enables all people in King County to thrive and prosper.
Starting in 2014 as a partnership between King County and the Seattle Foundation, the initiative has grown to more than 150 organizations partnering together, with the voices of hundreds of community members guiding the way.
To measure progress on our four focus areas, community partners are working with our national and local evaluation team to identify the most salient evaluation questions, plan the evaluation design, select relevant and appropriate performance measures and data collection methods, and gather data and interpret findings.
When community members have voice and power in the decisions that impact their communities, and express it through civic engagement and leadership, it leads to broader community and policy changes that assure racial, health, and economic equity. Therefore, three reinforcing elements are at the heart of Communities of Opportunity.
Geographic & cultural community partnerships
Policy & systems change
Brought to you by CHAMPS Resource & Service Center, in partnership with Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Seattle Neighborhood Group, Seattle Parks & Rec, King County, and Communities of Opportunity
The 5K Walk and Run has four main objectives:
Celebrate the diverse cultures in White Center
Promote a healthy lifestyle
Support local White Center businesses
Unify the White Center Community
King County Elections with the Seattle Foundation is accepting applications for the next Voter Education Fund! Awarding nearly $1 million for local organizations to increase voter engagement in King County’s diverse communities.
The BUILD Health Challenge is looking to support dynamic collaboratives driving sustainable improvements in community health in 2019! BUILD is excited to announce that a call for applications will be released in the first quarter of 2019 in search of awardees for an all new third cohort.
Communities of Opportunity is now accepting applications for consultants to help build our Learning Community - a platform to share knowledge and build capacity to accelerate the impact of COO’s work.
Later this month, Communities of Opportunity is releasing a Request for Applications for consultants to help build our Learning Community.
The Kresge Foundation’s Health Program – which seeks to align and integrate systems to better serve the health of people with low incomes – announced today the creation of a new funding opportunity: Advancing Health Equity Through Housing.
Communities of Opportunity is seeking a consultant to facilitate the co-design process to develop a Systems and Policy Agenda with community organizations. Deadline is May 31.
A $10-million funding opportunity open to organizations that are working to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities in the United States.
The Transgender Economic Empowerment Coalition is conducting this survey to identify the needs of the community, and to identify the gaps in resources so we may better serve and provide trans-inclusive services.
Moving into the next phase of COO, a Policy and Systems Cohort was envisioned to ensure community experts inform and guide a set of systems and policy recommendations at the intersection of community connection, economic development, health and housing.
This is the first blog in a three-part series that shares how On Board Othello, our partner coalition in Rainier Valley, is making a difference through neighborhood projects, coalition building and community engagement. Read more to learn how their work is transforming Southeast Seattle.
Floribert Mubalama founded the Congolese Integration Network to strengthen cultural community connections for Congolese refugees and immigrants. Learn more about how his story drives his community organizing work.
A parking lot may be an unexpected place to find healthy fruits and vegetables and community members connecting with one another. But that’s just what you will see when you visit the White Center Food Bank. Learn how their work in partnership with COO is improving the health and well-being of White Center.
There is a new way for neighbors to learn about and weigh-in on new development in Seattle neighborhoods. Visit the Early Outreach for Design Review Projects Blog where you can search by region or neighborhood to find basic project information.
Learn more at information sessions in October.
COO is actively seeking a qualified representative from a COO Geographic or Cultural Community partnership to join the COO Governance Group. Apply by September 28, 2018.
Communities of Opportunity would like to thank Director Adrienne Quinn for her contributions to King County and Best Starts for Kids.
At the Diversity in Tech event at SeaTac Community Center, youth and young adults of color explored tech training opportunities and heard directly from local tech employers and professionals about what it's like to work in tech.
COO’s recent Power in Partnership event brought more than 75 community members together to strengthen relationships and learn from one another.
Community partners connected through delicious food, conversation, and a powerful speech by Vivian Yi Huang, the Organizing Director for Asian Pacific Environmental Network out of Oakland.