Posts in Geographic/Cultural
Kent Community Development Collaborative 

Kent Community Development Collaborative is a partnership of community-based organizations working to ensure everyone can participate and benefit from decisions that shape their neighborhood and greater community. The partnership will convene community forums focused on creating affordable, safe housing for Kent residents, as well as opportunities for living-wage jobs and access to healthy, affordable foods.

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White Center

In White Center, a key priority driven by residents and grassroots organizations is anchoring multi-cultural businesses and partnerships in the community to prevent displacement. Paramount to this work is increasing community leadership, with an emphasis on engaging young people. 

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Comunidad Latina de Vashon Organizamos

Communidad Latina de Vashon Organizamos is working to dramatically enhance community connections and mobilize LatinX residents on Vashon Island to activate their leadership in community decisions and advance greater health and well-being. Partners in this effort include Latino-based organizations in Seattle that will share their expertise in civic engagement with the Vashon Latino community.

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Rainier Valley

Since the launch of the initiative, Rainier Valley has made progress in planning for an urban village near light rail stops in the Valley. Community partners and coalitions are focusing on shared ownership models to prevent displacement of historic cultural communities and to increase economic security.

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Africatown: Replanting Roots, Rebuilding Community

Africatown: Replanting Roots, Rebuilding Community is bringing organizations together in the heart of Seattle’s historic African American community to strengthen the community’s sense of place in the face of displacement due to historic practices and current gentrification. The project will focus on shaping existing and planned affordable rental housing and commercial development efforts to preserve and restore community connections and economic opportunities for African American/African diaspora community in the King County region.

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Seattle Urban Native Nonprofits (SUNN) 

SUNN is a roundtable that aims to unite the efforts of Native-led organizations to advocate for policies and positive changes that will improve health and well-being. The partners include the Potlatch Fund, Seattle Indian Health Board, Na’ah Illahee Fund, Chief Seattle Club, and NAWDIM, who all have a long history of engaging in the needs of urban Native families and relatives through a unique cultural lens.

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