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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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Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas »Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas emerged from Seattle's need for a cultural organization that consistently presents sophisticated and unique African-American programs.
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Greater Everett Community Foundation »The Greater Everett Community Foundation continues to serve as a growing, permanent community asset, built by gifts and bequests from hundreds of individuals, families and businesses.
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SouthEast Effective Development, Inc »SEED is a "community development corporation" (CDC) that has brought more than $200 million into Rainier Valley communities.
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Kent East Hill Revitalization
The Seattle Foundation has been working with an emerging group in Kent called Kent East Hill Revitalization (KEHR) that is comprised of residents, business owners, and community members focused on creating a vibrant and livable neighborhood in East Hill.
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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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Building Communities of Opportunity
PolicyLink released this report highlighting someof the innovative programs in President Obama's 2012 budget that "will help build a brighter future for all Americans."
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.
Geography of Opportunity
This report explores how low-income groups and racial and ethnic populations are situated within King County’s geography of opportunity.
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.
Greater Seattle Civic Health Index
This first-annual study by Seattle CityClub uses census data to assess six civic health markers: volunteering, neighborliness, belonging to groups, philanthropy, political voice and voting in Greater Seattle.

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