Vibrant Communities

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We are committed to supporting community-driven goals that build an opportunity-rich region and positively influence policies and practices across Greater Seattle. Residents who plan and lead community building efforts are essential to our region’s quality of life. They are the best positioned to understand their neighborhood’s needs, to gather its assets, and to spearhead change. Local residents trained to serve as community and civic leaders strengthen families, schools, neighborhoods and communities across our region.

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Community leaders and members with first-hand knowledge on challenges and barriers are best positioned to identify long-term solutions. This is achieved by supporting community-based grass roots groups and supporting new leader and civic engagement initiatives.

We support programs that integrate immigrants and refugees by meeting basic needs and building on their assets, allowing immigrant and refugees to become leaders in our communities and in the workforce.