For many South Seattle youth the chasm runs long and deep. It separates them from fully realized prospects – stranding them at the fringes of undeveloped potential and diminished lives. Its boundaries stubbornly widening ever farther, leaving a persistent divergence between the youth of the city marked for success and those marked for mediocrity. Continue reading “Opportunity Brokers” Look to Close Divide Between South End Youth and Success
by Mary Hubert
Sweating, 40 year old dudes eating peanuts. College-age kids in casual attire swigging beer and laughing too loudly. Crowds of people packed into standing-room-only arenas. Sound like a concert? Maybe an outdoor movie, or a festival? Perhaps a boxing match? Oh no. This is Shakespeare. Continue reading Reclaiming Theater: Of the People, by the People and for the People
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr Day we asked six South Seattle communitarians to respond to the question: How can we as a south end community best honor the legacy of MLK?
Their replies were reflective, profound and as diverse as one might expect from Seattle’s most eclectic area. Continue reading Reflections on the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Clint Elsemore
Fresh off a taxing win against the Panthers the Seahawks now take on a familiar foe in the Green Bay Packers. The diversity of the running game with Carolina between their option game, Newton’s ability to run, and their three headed attack at running back proved to be challenging for the Hawks last week, but the pass defense stiffened producing two picks – including Chancellor’s pick six game sealer in the fourth quarter. Continue reading Seahawks’ Game Day Prediction
Note: RAYS (Renton Area Youth and Family Services) serves families from across South King County including several in the South Seattle area at their Skyway/West Hill location. Originally posted on Rays.com.
by Melissa Allen
Unless you’ve been holed up in a concrete basement awaiting the apocalypse, you’ve almost certainly heard of Richard Sherman, the star cornerback for our beloved Seattle Seahawks. So you can imagine our self-doubt when his partner Ashley asked us to keep his identity a secret from the RAYS families he wanted to support for the holidays. Continue reading Seahawk Richard Sherman Provides Skyway Youth With “Blanket Coverage”
by Virginia H Wright
This past September, after an automobile crashed through the building on the southwest corner of Ferdinand and Rainier Avenue, concerned citizens took to the streets. Continue reading The Storied History of Rainier Valley Activism