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Welcome Aileen!

Seattle Foundation welcomes new Neighbor to Neighbor consultant


May 24, 2017

Seattle Foundation is excited to welcome Aileen Balahadia as the new Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) consultant.

Balahadia has previously been involved as a N2N grantee and community advisory member, working with Seattle Foundation on several accords. She has organized and supported annual N2N grantee convening to listen and learn from grassroots nonprofits as well as provided additional support to the lead consultant by reviewing proposals from potential N2N grantees.

“I am honored to be joining the N2N team in this capacity, having come full circle now,” said Balahadia. “I’m excited to advance N2N’s goals of increased engagement, power and influence to achieve greater equity and I’m even more excited to work in such a collaborative manner with the Advisory Committee and Seattle Foundation.”

Balahadia has experience in community based research and community-driven outreach, managing strategic community change initiatives and grassroots nonprofit coaching and capacity building. She is also a current member of the Board of Directors for the Seattle Chinatown International District PDA.

“Now I hope I can continue the legacy and learnings that began with former N2N program consultants Eunice Letzing and Judy DeBarros, Alice Ito and all the members of our Advisory Committee,” said Balahadia.

Among a competitive pool of individuals, Balahadia’s experience stood out, making her a great fit for the new N2N consultant role, according to Vice 

President, Community Programs Michael Brown.

Welcome to the team, we are glad to have you on board!

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