Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Bring Untold Stories to Life by Contributing to Seattle Histories Series

We are looking to commission writers, artists, photographers, or other creatives to participate in a new storytelling project called Seattle Histories. This series will highlight the people and places that have shaped Seattle’s past and led us to the present, with a specific focus on stories that have not been prioritized in mainstream media or have been left out of the historical narrative. We encourage people who have connections to Seattle’s Black, Indigenous, or people of color communities to submit ideas for creative work. 

Read more on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Join the Seattle Renters' Commission: Help amplify issues and policies impacting renters throughout the city. Learn more about open seats and how you can apply. (more)

Northgate Link Light Rail Extension Opens Oct. 2: Learn more about the new stations and service provided by the extended transit line. (more)

Applications Open for 2021-2022 Community Leadership Institute Fellowship: This six-month fellowship program trains emerging leaders from communities of color for positions in civic engagement, community leadership, or public office. (more)

Enrollment Open for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program: See if you are eligible for vouchers available for use at participating farmers markets. (more)

Dreaming of Summer? Here are Some Options for Planning Out Your Fun in the Sun: Check out some of the fun outdoor activities that will be reopening just in time for summer. (more)

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Helps Performance Spaces Devastated by COVID-19 Closures: Financial assistance will help local live event venues recover from losses incurred during the pandemic. (more)

City Extends Childcare Copay Relief for Families through June: New applicants are being accepted for City childcare programs with discounted copays. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply. (more

Play Street Permits are Back! Safely Celebrate with your Neighbors this Earth Day: Learn more about options to block off your street to traffic for community gatherings and events. (more

Funding Available to Support Community-Driven Mutual Aid Efforts: Learn more about this one-time funding opportunity to support hygiene access and waste reduction efforts. (more)


In The Community

A group of people in masks and coats set food out on a table outside a community center for neighbors in need to pick up

South Park Community Efforts Address Food Insecurity in Neighborhood

From culturally diverse potlucks to yoga and organized Teen Late Nights, the South Park Community Center has long served as a gathering space and community hub for neighborhood residents. When the pandemic hit last spring and group activities were forced to a halt, community leaders wondered how they would continue to serve the people. At the same time, neighborhood restaurants worried about keeping their doors open and a local non-profit wondered how it would continue to provide hot meals and other services to people in need. The result was a community-focused, collaborative effort of mutual aid and giving that supported the needs of residents and businesses alike.

Read the full story in Yes! Magazine.


Share Your Feedback

Help Guide Sound Transit Decisions about Transportation Changes: Share your thoughts about what is important to you regarding public transit. (more

Share Your Ideas for Improvements to Highland Park Elementary School: Learn more about play area improvement opportunities and provide feedback on existing features. (more)

Feedback Wanted for Miller Community Center Artwork: Provide feedback on the design for a new public art project that embraces sustainability. (more)

Community Engagement Survey for U-District Mural Program: Provide ideas and inspiration to artists developing murals in the U-District. (more)