Category Archives: Announcement

Rainier Valley Food Bank Launches “Food is Love” Drive

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Rainier Valley Food Bank is launching its “Food Is Love” campaign to raise $14,000 between February 9 and February 20. The campaign is needed to continue purchasing food to provide the balanced diet that is nutritious and culturally-appropriate with fresh produce and protein to supplement food donations. Last year 50,000 more people were fed by the Rainier Valley Food Bank than in 2013 for a total of 196,000 people. Continue reading Rainier Valley Food Bank Launches “Food is Love” Drive

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2015 funding opportunities

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January 23, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI), a city program established to reduce youth violence, announces its 2015 community funding opportunities. There are two funds available to serve SYVPI-enrolled youth in Central, Southeast, and Southwest Seattle – the Community Matching Grant and the Youth Development Grant. Both opportunities seek innovative, community-based projects to supplement existing SYVPI programs and services.  Continue reading Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative announces 2015 funding opportunities

Memorial Walk for South Seattle Resident Leo Almanzor

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A community was devastated by a horrific collision around 9:30 P.M. on November 22, 2014 as South Seattle resident Leo Almanzor attempted to cross the intersection of Pike Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Seattle and was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.  Mr. Almanzor, 68, had taken the bus from his home in Columbia City and was walking to his job at Washington Athletic Club, where he had worked as a janitor for 17 years. Continue reading Memorial Walk for South Seattle Resident Leo Almanzor

Protest Against “New Jim Crow” Heads to King County Executive’s Office

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What: Weekly vigil protesting County’s current plan for “Children and Family Justice Center”

Where: 401 Fifth Avenue, outside the King County Executive’s office

When: Every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 PM Continue reading Protest Against “New Jim Crow” Heads to King County Executive’s Office

SDOT Inviting Community Input on How to Make Rainier Avenue Safer

Note: This is a Community Service Announcement

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is inviting South Seattle residents to help improve safety along Rainier Avenue South. Responding to concerns raised by residents and local community councils, the SDOT is launching a collaborative process to review conditions along the roadway in November 2014.

You can join SDOT at two public meetings to review data and share your experiences on Rainier with their project team and help determine the future of the corridor.

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 12

6 PM to 8 PM, The Columbia School – Cafeteria/Commons,

3528 S. Ferdinand St (use the Edmunds St entrance)

Tuesday , NOVEMBER 18

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, The Ethiopian Community Center,

8323 Rainier Ave S

For more information, please visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainieraves.htm or contact Jim Curtin at jim.curtin@seattle.gov