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Neighborhoods and Communities 

There is no singular King County. We are a region made of an array of neighborhoods and wonderfully diverse communities.

 

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Support organizations or programs that increase civic engagement, develop local leadership, or encourage community organizing and advocacy
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Capitol Hill Housing »Since 1976, Capitol Hill Housing has provided affordable housing to low and moderate income residents of Seattle.
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Auburn Youth Resources »AYR serves the children & families of South King County by providing counseling, substance abuse treatment & prevention, & housing & support services for homeless children, youth & families. AYR works predominately with infants, toddlers, children, youth & families that are living in poverty
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School's Out Washington »School's Out Washington (SOWA) is a statewide intermediary organization serving the field of afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs throughout Washington state
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Success Story
Turning an Empty Lot into a Place for Celebration
Pomegranate Center works with rural and urban communities to create common spaces and develop a stronger sense of identity. These projects reach beyond beautification to promote interaction and cohesion among residents. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department hired Pomegranate to work with the South Park community to develop a plan for turning a lot on top of a landmark hill into a place for celebration and play. Pomegranate also worked with the city of Duvall on its Main Street design.
Stay Informed:

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.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Shifting Population Changes the Face of King County
Even as Seattle's minority population barely held over the past decade, the percentage of people of color swelled in the suburbs of South King County, where newly arriving immigrants and former Seattle residents converged to form majority populations in SeaTac, Renton, Kent and Tukwila. (Seattle Times)
Soul of the Community Report
This John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup report highlights research in 26 cities across the country to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community.

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