Winter Wonderland Event Celebrates Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren

by Elizabeth Turnbull Women United ensures that “kinship caregivers” — grandparents who are raising their grandchildren — are taken care of and celebrated all year round, including Christmas.  This Saturday, Dec. 18, the nonprofit is hosting a Winter Wonderland event at Renton’s Angel of Hope Engagement Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There, under … Continue reading Winter Wonderland Event Celebrates Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren

Grandma’s Hands Sew Masks to Strengthen Community Ties in Skyway

by Thea White “Grandma’s hands clapped in church on Sunday morning Grandma’s hands played a tambourine so well Grandma’s hands used to issue out a warning She’d say, ‘Billy don’t you run so fast Might fall on a piece of glass Might be snakes there in that grass,’ Grandma’s hands” — Bill Withers In the … Continue reading Grandma’s Hands Sew Masks to Strengthen Community Ties in Skyway

Love Train Community Block Party Provides a Wealth of Community and Care

by Elizabeth Turnbull On Sept. 11, families and community members young and old are invited to the Angel of Hope Engagement Center on 75th Avenue South where they can pick up free back-to-school supplies, play games, eat food, get COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots, and even join in a dance with former Seahawks wide receiver … Continue reading Love Train Community Block Party Provides a Wealth of Community and Care

In Seattle, grandmothers raising kids have to rely on each other

(This article originally appeared on Crosscut and has been reprinted with permission.) For kinship caregivers raising another family member’s children, state support lags behind assistance for foster parents. by Dorothy Edwards At ages 69 and 71, Sadie Pimpleton and Gloria Johnson are both well into retirement. But instead of relaxing, the sisters are raising their … Continue reading In Seattle, grandmothers raising kids have to rely on each other

My Emerald Story: A Legacy of Community

In celebration of the South Seattle Emerald’s 8th Anniversary, we asked community members to share moments in our publication’s history that remain special to them. by Marcus Harrison Green Legacy. I’ve reflected continuously on that word over the last couple of weeks. Today not only marks the celebration of the South Seattle Emerald’s eighth anniversary, but … Continue reading My Emerald Story: A Legacy of Community

Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again

by Kelsey Hamlin Last Monday, for the third time this year, Alesia Cannady put on her beloved Skyway “Love Train,” a community block party and gathering. From two streets away, the music played faintly, but once arriving at Cannady’s house it was bumping. There was an ice cream truck parked at the end of the … Continue reading Love Train Rumbles On for Skyway Community Again