Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Meet the Young, Black Leaders at the Center of Eli's Park Project

Our latest video highlights the story behind the Eli’s Park Project Teen Advisory Team, a group of Black, female teenagers leading change in North Seattle. Through community organizing, outreach, and performance they are working to engage community members and help create an accessible, inclusive, nature-based park where people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can find peace.

Watch the video on the Front Porch Blog


Additional Child Care Assistance Available for Families Through March: New enrollments available for child care assistance program and Seattle Parks and Recreation child care. (more)

Equitable Development Funding for Black & Tan Hall to Purchase Historic Theater Building: Learn how the purchase will help create a cultural hub to serve diverse communities in the Rainier Valley. (more)

Application Period Open for Seattle Design Review Boards: Interested in helping shape new development in your neighborhood? Join a Design Review Board!  (more)

Feasibility Study for I-5 Lid is Released: Learn about options that are being explored to cover the freeway between Madison Street and Denny Way downtown. (more)

Get Help Paying Electric and Utility Bills: If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19 you may be eligible to receive a discount for electricity and utility bills. (more)

Your Next Job Program Provides One-On-One Assistance for Job Searching, Skill Training, and More: Get answers to your job and unemployment questions online or by phone. (more)

Art Kits Available for Seattle Public School Students: Check out how Seattle Public Schools and partners are distributing art supplies for remote learning. (more)

Grant Funding to Help New Mobility On-Demand Solution for Public Transit: Learn about how the City is helping to improve mass transit for people with disabilities and older adults. (more)

Free Vanpooling Available for West Seattle Commuters: West Seattle residents, you can shorten commute times, save money, and share driving responsibilities by joining a Vanpool with your neighbors. (more)



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Community Members Share  Visions of a Post-Pandemic City

As we leave the challenges and hardships of 2020 behind us, the South Seattle Emerald is looking ahead to see how the events of the last year can shape the future. In their series, Future Gazing, the South Seattle Emerald asks community members to share their hopes for what life could look like when we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read the full series on the South Seattle Emerald.


Community Feedback Needed for Use of Force and Crowd Management Policies: Seattle Police Department is currently reviewing and revising its crowd management and use of force policies. Share your feedback on these draft policies by January 8. (more)

Bitter Lake Play Area and Comfort Station Renovation Survey: Provide feedback on the restroom renovation and share your thoughts on play area renovations. (more)

Comment Period Open for State Active Transportation Plan: Help create a transportation plan that helps Washingtonians of all ages and abilities walk, bike or roll to get where they want to go. (more)