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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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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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The Washington Bus Education Fund »The Washington Bus Education Fund is a civic engagement force motivating the next generation of young leaders.
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Sustainable Seattle »Sustainable Seattle provides inspiration and education to the city's neighborhoods and local businesses, accelerating adoption of sustainable practices.
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Duwamish Tribe's Longhouse Connects and Strengthens Native Culture
The Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse, a traditional cedar post and beam structure located near the mouth of the Duwamish River, is the place where tribal business is conducted and cultural and educational events are held. The Longhouse provides the tribe with a central space to connect and strengthen its Native culture.
Nationwide, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) generate an annual average of 86,000 housing units, nearly 9 million square feet of commercial space, and 75,000 jobs.
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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.
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.
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.

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