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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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Community & Parents for Public Schools of Seattle »CPPS serves Seattle families seeking high-quality public schools in all communities.
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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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Vietnamese Friendship Association »VFA offers mentoring, parent advocacy services, tutoring, and summer and after-school programs, as well as cultural enrichment and bridging programs.
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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.
King County residents ages 18 to 35 are least likely to feel connected to a group in their community.
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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.
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.
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)

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