Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Small Community Grants Support Those Working to Address Safety Concerns in the Chinatown International District

Last fall, we opened a fund to support organizations, community groups, and individuals who had been working to improve community safety in the Chinatown International District (CID). CID residents nominated folks who they felt increased safety in their neighborhood, and 19 small grants were awarded to support their continued service to community. We recently partnered with Stacy Nguyen Creative to create articles and videos highlighting their stories.

Check out these stories on the Front Porch Blog and Instagram.

Other City News

Help Us Review Applications for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund: We are currently recruiting community members to review grant applications and help select projects that will support communities living within the Duwamish River Valley. (more)

Share Input on Local Transportation Needs at Community Events All Summer Long: Seattle Department of Transportation staff will be chatting with community members at summer events about safe, efficient, and affordable transit options. (more)

Proposals Open to Fund Nursing Services for Aging and Disability Division: The City of Seattle Human Services Department is seeking applicants for nursing services that include file reviews, home visits, health calls, and care coordination. (more)

Garfield High School Celebrates Long-Awaited Centennial: Community members are invited to join alumni, former and current staff, and the greater Bulldog family to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary in a celebration supported by the Neighborhood Matching Fund on Saturday, August 27. (more)

Funding Available for Organizations Providing Services for Refugees: Non-profit organizations serving refugees and other displaced people are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to be considered for service provider grants. (more)

Volunteer to be a Seattle Urban Nature Guide: Applications are open for the Seattle Urban Nature Guide volunteer program to help educate families and students about the flora and fauna of local parklands and greenspaces. (more)

Enjoy Free Outdoor Movies and Other Family Friendly Events at City Center Parks this Summer: Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of movie nights in parks across the city including Cascade Playground, Hing Hay Park, and Freeway Park. (more)

Utility Discounts Available for Income Eligible Customers: Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities are offering short-and long-term payment plans, as well as Emergency Assistance and a Utility Discount Program, to help customers catch up and stay current on their utility bills. (more)

In The Community

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How Five Seattle Neighbor Day Honorees Support their Communities

To celebrate Seattle’s annual Neighbor Day celebration earlier this year, we asked residents to nominate people who deserve recognition for being exceptionally good neighbors. Nominations poured in from across Seattle (and beyond) to honor those who go above and beyond to help others. The Seattle Times took a deeper look at five of this year’s nominees to highlight how they are going above and beyond to give back to their community.

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.


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More than 100 Artists Collaborate to Bring Large-Scale Exhibit to a Vacant Pioneer Square Building

The recently rehabbed RailSpur building in Pioneer Square will be the site of Forest for the Trees, a 70,000 square foot art activation. This extensive, experimental exhibit will feature eight floors of immersive installations, inventions, group exhibitions, murals, interactive art, dance performances, a pop-up bar, and live music in the historic neighborhood brick alley. Entry to Forest for the Trees is free, and the exhibit will be open July 21-24.

Read the full story in Crosscut.


Share Your Feedback

Community Invited to Planning Meeting for Lake City Floodplain Park: The Lake City Community is invited to attend the second of three online workshops to learn about the project and share input on how community-generated ideas should be incorporated into the future park design. (more)

Participate in Designing New Rainier Beach Skate Park: Community input is needed to help shape the layout and design of a new multi-use public skatepark in Rainier Beach. Learn more and share your thoughts on this community-led project. (more)

Comment Period Extended for Seattle Comprehensive Plan: The Office of Planning and Community Development has extended the public comment period on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement to August 22. (more)

Learn More About Redistricting and Provide Feedback at Public Forums: The Seattle Redistricting Commission is examining how to redraw the boundaries of Seattle’s seven City Council Districts and is seeking community input. (more)