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    Spring 2018 N2N Grantees

    May 23, 2018

    Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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    Women's History Month

    March 30, 2018

    Leaders reflect on Women’s History Month and the advancement of gender equity

  • Members of the Kent Community Development Collaborative

    Communities of Opportunity invests $3.1 million in new efforts

    March 28, 2018

    Grants to six partnerships will decrease displacement, increase civic engagement and strengthen health and connections across King County

  • Seattle Skyline

    "New Localism" Lands in Seattle

    February 15, 2018

    Bruce Katz discusses where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our communities' most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges.

  • Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility

    The Fragile American Dream

    October 15, 2017

    Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility 

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    Element Notes -- September 23

    September 26, 2017

    In this news roundup, census data and studies show how Seattle's demographics are changing and how these changes affect equity. And, as recent disasters affect the world, the local aid organizations often better positioned to help are struggling to get relief funding

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    Element Notes -- September 7

    September 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, Seattle’s response to new pressures on immigrants and refugees (including Seattle Foundation’s Resilience Fund), studies of the almost 20 year difference in life expectancy between Seattle zip codes and an explainer on how disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma are exacerbated by climate change

  • Grantees share learning and feedback at the 2016 N2N Convening

    Neighbor to Neighbor Program Announces Summer Grant Recipients

    August 24, 2017

    These quarterly grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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    Economic Opportunity: Medical Apprenticeships

    August 14, 2017

    Innovative healthcare apprenticeships pave the way to new careers and opportunities

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    Element Notes

    July 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, it’s time to vote in the primary, our area is failing on several key aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities, Prop 1 could expand arts access and the ACA (Obamacare) repeal may be imminent

  • Briefing by Headwaters Economics

    Learning Event With Headwaters Economics Lifts up the Importance of Community-led Solutions

    July 24, 2017

    Conversation connects dots to best practices in international development and SeaFdn’s approach to change

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    Element Notes

    July 14, 2017

    In this news roundup, Washington state budget is approved, the community responds to Charleena Lyles’ shooting and the city council approves an income tax