Efforts to Bring a Skate Park to Rainier Beach Pick Back Up

by Agueda Pacheco Flores Danielle Jackson has revived a project she dreamed up four years ago after witnessing a kid ride down Renton Avenue on a skateboard in the rain.  She was bewildered and thought, “There’s gotta be somewhere where our kids can go skate.” That’s when Jackson says she found Seattle’s Citywide Skatepark Plan, … Continue reading Efforts to Bring a Skate Park to Rainier Beach Pick Back Up

The City of Seattle Has Zoned Rainier Beach Playfield for a Skatepark — Organizers Seeking Community’s Help to Make it Happen

by M. Anthony Davis Danielle Jackson, president and founder of Changing Habits and Motivating Personal Self-Esteem (CHAMPS), has been serving South Seattle youth and families through her resource and service center since 1999. The main focus areas of CHAMPS are housing and financial stability, health and safety, and community participation. One of Jackson’s current projects, … Continue reading The City of Seattle Has Zoned Rainier Beach Playfield for a Skatepark — Organizers Seeking Community’s Help to Make it Happen

NEWS GLEAMS: Lyles Inquest Deliberations Begin, 988 Launches July 16, & More

curated by Vee Hua 華婷婷 A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle! Jury deliberations are underway beginning July 6, the last day of the Charleena Lyles inquest hearings. They will be asked to answer 100 questions related to whether the involved officers, Jason Anderson and … Continue reading NEWS GLEAMS: Lyles Inquest Deliberations Begin, 988 Launches July 16, & More

Welcome to Seattle, President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff!

curated by Emerald Staff President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff, we asked our South Seattle community members where they would like you to visit, and they responded with some of the organizations, parks, gardens, and neighborhoods that make our part of Seattle special. Emerald readers pointed out places like Washington Middle School, Community Passageways, the … Continue reading Welcome to Seattle, President Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff!