Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

A water color painting of a foot up on tippy toes near bamboo shoots

Seattle Histories: The Power of Authentic Filipino-American Representation

The Seattle Histories storytelling project highlights places, people, and events that have shaped the history of Seattle’s communities. In this latest story, Cleo Pineda shares her adolescent struggle to celebrate and embrace her Filipino culture. She details the importance of culture clubs like the Seattle Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team that help young people positively identify with their heritage and harness important customs and traditions.

Read more on the Front Porch Blog

Other City News

International Special Review District Board Election by Mail: Due to ongoing public health concerns, there will be no in-person voting for the 2021 Board election. Ballots and self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be mailed to all registered voters on November 8.

Public Invited to Participate in Seattle Redistricting Meetings: Attend Seattle Redistricting Commission public meetings on Oct. 21 and Oct. 27 to learn more about membership selection and the redistricting process. (more)

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board Election by Mail: Voting for the 2021 Board election will take place by mail-in ballot only. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will host six in-person registration opportunities for eligible voters. (more)

Applications Open for the Small Business Stabilization Fund: The Seattle Office of Economic Development is investing an additional $4 million to stabilize micro and small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. (more)

Requests for Proposals Open for Consultants to Identify and Survey Black Historic Sites in Washington: The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has opened a competitive process for historians to help identify Black creators who have made contributions to Washington’s architectural history. (more)

Get Information about Leaf Management and Winter Weather Preparations: Learn how you can help keep sidewalks safe and accessible and about clearing drains to prevent curbside flooding. (more)

Funding Available to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Reintegrate into Community: Seattle Human Services Department is accepting requests for proposals for community groups focused on re-entry services and re-rooting programs for currently and formerly incarcerated BIPOC individuals. (more)

Community Members Needed for Light Rail Extension Advisory Groups: Sound Transit is seeking residents in West Seattle and Ballard to serve on a community advisory group to provide feedback and information for the Link extension in the area. Interested? Submit an interest form by October 27. (more)

Request for Proposals Open for Tiny Cultural Space Construction Projects: Non-profit arts, culture, and heritage organizations can apply for a custom designed space built on a small piece of City-owned property. (more)

Applications Open for Youth Focused Social Justice Mini-Grant: Funding will support youth-led projects advocating for anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and positive change. Application deadline Oct. 25. (more)

In The Community

A woman with a dog sitting on grass in a park with other people and bikes around her

The Asian Bike Club: Building Community Through Biking

When Kae-Lin Wang heard about the shooting in Atlanta that killed six women of Asian descent, she felt isolated in her grief. She found solace processing the news with a close friend and was inspired to develop a space for the local Asian American community to connect. She organized an Asian bike ride, and what was intended to be a one-time activity has grown into a club that meets monthly to ride together and enjoy ramen outside. Much like Wang, many members of the Asian Bike Club have found comfort and healing in the safety of the group.

Read the full story in The Evergrey.

Share Your Feedback

Share Your Safety and Security Concerns by Participating in the Seattle Public Safety Survey: Community feedback from those who live and/or work in Seattle will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to help make neighborhoods safer and more secure. (more)

Seattle Public Library Seeks Community Input Following COVID-19 Closures: Help provide information on the community’s current library needs and short-term use of voter approved Library Levy Funds. (more)

Provide Input for State Active Transportation Plan: Washington State Department of Transportation future seeks community comment on plan for accessible pedestrian network. Deadline for comments is Friday Oct. 29. (more)

Input Needed to Help Improve Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Help the City of Seattle and King County improve on-demand, wheelchair accessible, for-hire transportation services. (more)