Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Community Liaison Trang Hoang Shows How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Vietnamese American Community

From an exponential increase in hate crimes on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to a disparity of digital access and education, this piece explores how the pandemic has impacted Seattle’s Vietnamese community. It also highlights the work being done to close the digital gap and alleviate the fear and mental health issues that have sprouted from the events of the past year. The Digital Navigators storytelling project is a video series exposing the challenges our neighbors have faced over the past year and half. The project is a partnership between the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Community Liaison program and members of the City’s Internet for All Working Group.

Read more on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Applications for Seattle Preschool Program Open for 2021-2022 School Year: Parents in Seattle with children age 3-4 are eligible for high-quality, affordable preschool for the upcoming school year. (more)

Get Engaged Program Extends Application Deadline to End of September: This partnership with Seattle YMCA places young adults, ages 18-29, on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. (more

Help Emergency Communications Hub Volunteers with Simulated Earthquake Exercises: Seattle’s Emergency Communication Hubs are looking for actors to help train volunteers in simulated emergency drills on two different Saturdays in September. (more)

Make Seattle a Safer and Easier City for Cycling by Joining the Bicycle Advisory Board: New members are being recruited to help Seattle become a more inclusive bicycling community and make bicycling a more viable transportation choice. (more)

Seattle Youth Employment Program's Impact on Local Youth: Hear from interns ranging in age from 16-24 about their experiences building career skills with a variety of organizations throughout the city. (more)

Magnuson and Madrona Beaches to Close August 29: As students head back to school, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be closing some lifeguarded beaches early. (more)

In The Community

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Decolonizing Your Plate: Using Indigenous Knowledge to Reclaim Food Sovereignty

This episode of the Crosscut series Deeply Rooted explores how colonization and assimilation took away customs and traditional foods from Native communities, and how local food activists are bringing this knowledge back to our food systems. Chefs, educators, and nutritionists discuss how serving traditional, locally sourced foods help people reconnect to the land and their history, and benefit both the environment and our health.

Watch the episode on Crosscut.

Share Your Feedback

Give Feedback on Changes to the Delridge Pedestrian Bridge: Share your thoughts on current and future Delridge SW-RapidRideH line construction projects. (more

Community Input Needed on Funding Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness: Two surveys seek adults and youth input to help inform how funding can better support those in our community experiencing homelessness. (more)