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
Interview on-site with King County DNRP staff!
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Health Equity Fund (a program of the Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority) seeks applicants for its 2019 Nimble Grant program. The next round of applications is due February 15, 2019 Learn more at www.phpda.org
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.
COO staff and partners recently had the opportunity to connect with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams to share more about their work to create greater racial, economic, and health equity that enables all people in King County to thrive and prosper.