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Cơ hội cấp vốn mới để hỗ trợ các cộng đồng an toàn ở Seattle

Những cuộc biểu tình phản đối hành vi ngang ngược của cảnh sát, đặc biệt là trong cộng đồng Người Da Đen, đã lan rộng trên khắp Hoa Kỳ và quốc tế, sau cái chết của George Floyd. Giống như nhiều thành phố khác, lời kêu gọi công bằng chủng… [ Keep reading ]

Fursad Maaliyadeed oo Cusub oo Lagu Taageero Bulshooyinka Amni ee Seattle

Mudaharaadka lagaga soo horjeedo waxyeelada bilayska, gaar ahaan bulshooyinka Madaw, ayaa Maraykanka oo dhan iyo caalamka ku faafay kadib markii la dilay George Floyd. Sida magaalooyin badan oo kale, baaqa cadaalada iyo xalka ay bulshadu hogaaminayso ee soo afmeerka cadaalada, oo ay wadaan qaban qaabiyayaasha Madaw iyada oo iska kaashanayaan… [ Keep reading ]

Nueva oportunidad de financiamiento para apoyar comunidades seguras en Seattle

Las protestas contra la brutalidad policial, especialmente en las comunidades negras, se extendieron por Estados Unidos e internacionalmente después de la muerte de George Floyd. Como en muchas ciudades, los pedidos de justicia racial y soluciones dirigidas por la comunidad para poner fin a la violencia, liderados por organizadores negros… [ Keep reading ]

በሲያትል ውስጥ ደህንነታቸው የተጠበቀ ማህበረሰቦችን ለመደገፍ አዲስ የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ዕድል

ከጆርጅ ፍሎይድ ሞት በኋላ በፖሊስ ጭካኔ ላይ የተቃውሞ ሰልፎች በተለይም በጥቁር ማህበረሰቦች ውስጥ በመላው አሜሪካ እና በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ተሰራጭተዋል። ልክ እንደ ብዙ ከተሞች ሁሉ በብዙ ዘር እና ከብዙ ባህላዊ ጥምረት ጋር የሚሰሩ በጥቁር አደራጆች የሚመራው ብጥብጥን ለማስቆም የዘር ፍትህ እና የማህበረሰብ መር መፍትሄዎች ጥሪ በሲያትል ውስጥ ከሚካሄዱት ጥረቶች ጋር… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Releases New Funding Opportunity to Support Safe Communities in Seattle

Protests against police brutality, especially in Black communities, spread across the United States and internationally after the death of George Floyd. Like in many cities, calls for racial justice and community-led solutions to ending violence, led by Black organizers allied with multi-racial and multi-cultural coalitions, echoed and converged with ongoing efforts in Seattle. Through this organizing, legislation to increase funding to reimagine community safety was passed in Seattle. The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-led groups working to end violence and to reimagine safety in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led communities, with a specific focus on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Immigrant and Refugee communities. The purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of groups working toward community-led solutions to end violence and to increase safety. The Community Safety Capacity Building RFP is investing approximately $10,400,000 in one-time funds for the contract period of July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022 and up to 40 proposals may be funded. All organizations working to create conditions for safety, including ending violence and reducing crime, are encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Immigrant and Refugee-led community groups, as they are most impacted by racism, systems of oppression, and harm from violence and the criminal legal system. Services must take place in Seattle.

2021 Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success RFP

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from a diverse group of agencies with experience: actively engaging and working with low income young people from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities in Seattle between the ages of 14 and 24; developing and providing year-round supportive services; using an anti-racist approach that supports positive cultural identities; and preparing young people to get and keep good paying jobs. This RFP is competitive and open to any agencies that meet the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements (in the resources on the right) and any additional requirements outlined in Guidelines Section III. Program Requirements. Click here for more information.

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Internships

HSD staff are excited to let you know that the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is continuing to prepare for job readiness trainings and employment opportunities this summer despite the uncertainty that COVID brings. Applications for SYEP 2021 internships are now open, and will close on Friday, April 2, 2021…. [ Keep reading ]

“Be Ready. Be Hydrated.” – Building A Campaign with and For Community

The “Be Ready. Be Hydrated.” campaign ran from July 15 – September 15, 2020. The bilingual public awareness and counter-marketing campaign received nearly 5.9 million impressions, a dozen media placements and grassroots support from Black and Brown communities across the City of Seattle. This blog post is a summary of a report written by The Vida Agency in October 2020 about their work to create a public awareness and counter-marketing campaign for the community, by the community, using revenues from the City of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax. Click here to read the full report with additional information, data, quotes, and examples of campaign materials.

2021 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services RFP

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies to provide Geographic Specific Food Bank Services to low-income individuals and families in Delridge, Georgetown, and South Park neighborhoods including, but not limited to: 1) Basic food bank operations (required); and 2) Home delivery of culturally relevant foods, meal programs, weekend hunger or backpack programs, nutrition education, and social service navigation assistance (e.g. Community Connectors or similar services that assist individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency) as parts of broader culturally appropriate food bank operations. This Food Bank Services RFP shall fund a total of $113,808 in 2021 ($111,686 in Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax  (SBT) funding and $2,122 in City of Seattle General Fund) from July 1 – December 31, 2021. A total of $227,616 ($223,372 in SBT funding and $4,244 in General Fund) is available to support year-round work for a contract period of January 1 – December 31, 2022.

What a Year! Thank you.

As 2020 comes to a close, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and as well as one can be in what has surely been one of the more challenging years we have faced as a department. Back in January, we already knew that “change” would be a theme this year. One of the city’s top priorities for the year was to help stand-up and launch the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA). For HSD, this included transitioning our Homeless Strategy and Investment division staff and contracts to a co-location space with their County peers, followed by CEO on-boarding and development of a staffing plan. While that work has been underway all year, little did we know at the start of 2020 that a global pandemic like nothing seen in at least a century was already underway. Not only did that slow the progress of this work, it lead to most employees shifting to work from home, being reassigned, and changing work plans. Plus significant impacts to our economy and unimaginable changes to how each of us conduct our daily lives. With homelessness response transitioning to the KCRHA, our department planned to spend much of the year redefining how it exists within the human services space. HSD planned to work with staff, service providers, and clients to co-create a roadmap for the future. This work launched in February – during Black History Month – with an understanding that race and social justice should underpin everything that we were going to talk about. The public health crisis forced us to pause that work almost immediately. Little did we know the paradigm shift coming in the summer as the support for Black Lives Matter took on new meaning for our general society and millions more people “awoke” to the understanding that it’s time to rethink how we spend our tax dollars and how our governments respond to the needs of the community. HSD staff and our community partners have been a part of the front-line response to COVID-19, pivoting programs and rising to the many challenges to help those most in need. I am deeply proud of the work we have accomplished together during this crisis. Our mission “to connect people with resources and solutions during times of need so we can all live, learn, work, and take part in strong, healthy communities” took on a much greater sense of urgency in 2020, even as we managed our ongoing work.