Civic Engagement & Community Action 

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Local residents and community groups must have a voice in issues and policies that affect them. They also need opportunities to create solutions that respond to local needs.


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tactics for giving in civic engagement & community action
Examples of giving in civic engagement & community action:

  • Organizations that provide opportunities for low-income or underrepresented individuals and groups to advocate for important policy changes
  • Community-based organizations that authentically engage residents and other stakeholders in working toward neighborhood development goals that also address disparities
  • Programs that develop local leadership skills so community members can effectively organize and lead positive change in their communities
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Seattle ranks third in nation on vitality index
Creative Cities International has released its Vitality Index rankings for the top U.S. cities. Seattle stands strong at number 3, preceded by New York and Chicago and followed by San Francisco and Boston.
Transit Oriented Development that's Healthy, Green & Just
This Puget Sound Sage report provides evidence that gentrification is happening in the Valley, meaning new people with higher incomes have been moving into Rainier Valley and station-area land value and rents are on the rise.
King County Releases New Equity and Social Justice Annual Report
The King County Equity and Social Justice Report describes why we need to continue to address equity and what King County and its partners are doing to create a stronger and more vibrant King County for all.
Many Hands, More Impact: Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Movements
This Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) publication provides a framework for understanding the array of roles that funders can play in supporting movements and networks.
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