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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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Got Green »GOT GREEN leads community organizing efforts, public policy advocacy, and job training programs to ensure that the benefits of the new, green economy –green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient homes, and public transit – are widely available to low income communities of color.
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Seattle Chinatown International District PDA »SCIDpda's goal is to revitalize our neighborhood through activities that preserve its multi-ethnic culture, meet the needs of our community, and help our neighborhood adapt in ways that encourage long-term sustainability.
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Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation »Since 1990, Bellevue Youth Theatre has used theatre to educate youth and build community, targeting Eastside youth who are often excluded from traditional theatre or school shows.
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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.
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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.
Greater Seattle Civic Health Index
Seattle CityClub's Greater Seattle Civic Health Index uses census data and analysis provided by the National Conference on Citizenship (and supplemented with local data), with analysis provided by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.
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.
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)
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.

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