Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Casa Latina uses Food Equity Fund to Support Latino Immigrants

Local non-profit, Casa Latina, provides training, knowledge, and support to Latino immigrants in Seattle. With support from a Food Equity Fund grant, they developed a meal program that served over 2,500 people at their Day Worker Center and provided participating members with kitchen and food service skills.

Read full story on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Mayor Harrell Delivers 2023 State of the City Address: In his address, Mayor Bruce Harrell laid out immediate and long-term priorities for Seattle’s future including a public safety framework, homelessness, transportation, and climate action. See highlights and watch the full State of the City Address.

Explore Urban Green Spaces through Spring Environmental Education Programs: This spring, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Environmental Education Team is offering great outdoor programs for the whole family. Discover some of Seattle’s largest parks during the day or at night with a Seattle Parks Naturalist. Find an Environmental Education Program near you.

Waived Fees Offered for Community Performances in Seattle Parks: Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering to forego fees for community hosted performance-based art in 17 Seattle Parks with amphitheater-style set ups. Applications are based on a first come, first served process, on a rolling calendar. Read more about park locations and how to apply.

Applications for the Working Families Tax Credit Now Open!: This new annual tax credit can provide up to $1,200 for low to moderate income people in Washington. Undocumented immigrants and mixed status families are eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit. Check your eligibility and apply.

City of Seattle Announces Digital Equity Grant Funding Opportunities: Organizations and community groups working to close the digital divide are encouraged to apply for the Technology Matching Fund. Grants of up to $45,000 will be awarded and require a Community Match of 25% of their funding request with cash, time, or other contributions. Read more about this funding opportunity and apply today!

Grant Opportunities Available to Increase Safety Among Immigrant and Refugee Youths and Families: The newly launched Immigrant Safety Access Network will award approximately $200,000 in grants to community-based organizations providing coordinated responses to youth and families from immigrant and refugee backgrounds that are disproportionally impacted by violence and criminal legal systems. Learn more about this collaborative funding opportunity.

In The Community

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D’Vonne Pickett Jr. Memorialized with Street Dedication in the Central District

On February 22, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda hosted a ceremony to rename a section of E Union Street “D’Vonne Pickett, Jr. Way” in honor of the late community leader. Pickett was shot and killed in October outside his Central District (CD) business, The Postman, named after Pickett’s great-grandfather, Jacques Chappell, a mail carrier in the neighborhood for 37 years. The beloved entrepreneur and youth football coach was considered a pillar of the CD.

Read more in Converge Media.


A Black man dressed in warm clothes and a gray vest with red letters "WDC" hands out packs of socks with a brick building in the background.

Seattle’s Third Avenue Project Takes a New Approach to Old Problems

The Third Avenue Project is a newly formed coalition of outreach workers, social services providers, and advocates working to address illicit activities around the Third and Pike corridor in Downtown Seattle. Community safety ambassadors from local organization We Deliver Care maintain a constant and friendly presence in the area and work to help people by getting to know them, understanding the problems they’re experiencing, and trying to connect them with the help they need.

Read more in Crosscut.


Share Your Feedback

Public Feedback Wanted on Initiative Aimed at Ending Traffic-Related Fatalities: Seattle Department of Transportation has recently published a draft review of their Vision Zero initiative to better understand a recent rise in serious injuries and deaths on Seattle streets. Take a short survey to help identify opportunities to reduce traffic-related harm.

Share Your Thoughts on Side Sewer Maintenance Incentives: Seattle Public Utilities is asking for public input about maintenance incentives for side sewers to learn what options the community is most likely to use as the program is developed. Provide feedback on maintenance incentives by taking this short survey.