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
Learn about many different Transportation & Warehouse careers and job training opportunities and meet directly with Employers who are hiring!
The Displaced Tenants Fund for Housing Justice and Affordability is now accepting applications for the 2019 grant cycle!
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.
In 2018, COO launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop. Read the findings here.
We are proud to share COO 2018 Accomplishments as part of the Best Starts for Kids Annual Report. Thanks to the SUNN partnership for sharing their story. Read the COO sections of the report here.
Healthy choices and environments should be available to everyone, regardless of where they live. The Healthy King County Coalition is committed to ensuring equitable access to healthy options for all King County residents. One of the ways we do this is through training community leaders.
HDC is the nonprofit membership association dedicated to fulfilling our vision that all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and affordable homes within communities of opportunity.
Through facilitating CREST, we hope to deepen the capacity of community partners to become developers and community asset owners ready to promote a community stewardship frame including models of collective ownership and permanent affordability. Learn more about the program.
YouthBuild is an evidence-based, pre-apprenticeship program certified by the state and run out of South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus. Of the 260 nationally-affiliated YouthBuild programs across the country, YouthCare’s YouthBuild is one of the only programs to specifically recruit homeless and court-involved youth.
You are invited to participate in an important food access stakeholder engagement Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board event with Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB).
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.