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Celebrate National Community Development Week (April 10-14): The Seattle Conservation Corps

As we celebrate National Community Development Week, #SeattleHumanServices is thrilled to shine a spotlight on The Seattle Conservation Corps (SCC), a Parks and Recreation program that has been providing job skills training and employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness for almost four decades. Participants support the Seattle community by improving the accessibility of parks for people with disabilities, adding green space to mixed income neighborhoods, and beautifying public spaces for all Seattle residents and workers.

Celebrate National Community Development Week (April 10-14): The Refugee Women’s Alliance

As we prepare to celebrate National Community Development Week next week, Seattle Human Services is thrilled to shine a spotlight on The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting refugee and immigrant women and their families in the Seattle community.

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Seattle: Michelle Merriweather, President & CEO at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Each year, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) invests hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to more than 200 community-based organizations (CBOs) and programs that support strong and healthy communities. In recognition of Women’s History Month, we are shining a spotlight on women-led organizations that receive funding from HSD and are breaking barriers in the community. In this post, we feature the incredible President & CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS), Michelle Merriweather. She has been with ULMS since 2016 and has served in various leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Interim President and CEO, before being appointed as the permanent CEO in 2019. Michelle is also a co-founder of The Equity Collaborative, a group of healthcare leaders focused on advancing health equity and promoting the development of culturally responsive care.

Fostering a Sense of Belonging For BIPOC Youth

Imagine a space of belonging, transformation, liberation, and learning… At Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC), we work to cultivate this space for BIPOC youth through technology education created by us, for us. Our mission at GOKiC is the liberation of BIPOC youth by creating decolonized tech education and providing… [ Keep reading ]