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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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League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund »The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund does hands-on work to safeguard democracy utilizing the services of numerous dedicated volunteers.
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Vashon HouseHold »We protect the culture, character, and people of Vashon by providing and preserving affordable housing for those with modest incomes, enabling teachers, trades people, business owners, artists, seniors, and others to remain in their own community.
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Nonprofit Assistance Center »NAC supports and fosters the development of emerging, small and midsize nonprofits, and current and future community leaders. NAC also works with the broader nonprofit sector and public and private institutions in order to affect system level change toward achieving equity.
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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.
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels in typical metropolitan areas.
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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.
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.
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.
The Geography of Opportunity
This report explores how low-income groups and racial and ethnic populations are situated within King County’s geography of opportunity.

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