by Elizabeth Turnbull While guardians of children are in a caring role and are seldom cared for themselves, a backyard social event on Saturday, May 8, is providing a space for both grandmothers, and the children they look after, to be cared for.
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
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
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
(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
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
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
by Marcus Harrison Green A love train will be chugging at full steam down the streets of Skyway this weekend, courtesy of a long-time resident looking to galvanize the community.
by Alesia Cannady When the clouds move, where do they go? Gliding across the sky to and fro. When the rain falls where does it land? On a soft tongue or an open hand? When the snow falls, Why is it cold? To remind us of the young and the old. When I whisper your … Continue reading Sunday Stew: When
If the idea of closing South End streets in order to open neighbors to the spirit of communal solidarity strikes you as odd, the smart money says you find yourself in good company. However, there would be at least one lone contrarian in Skyway’s Alesia Cannady.