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Kevin Munoz

Partner Feature: Youth Lead the Way in Little Brook

“A lot of people don’t know about this community,” says Mark Mendez of the North Seattle neighborhood where he grew up. “They think Lake City is just white people.” In fact, Lake City’s Little Brook community  boasts a range of ethnicities and languages, and a good number of residents who are recent immigrants. It’s a Read More

Message from Deputy Director Paulo Palugod

In July, I joined the team at Seattle Parks Foundation. I moved to Seattle from Washington, D.C., where I served in the Obama Administration at the Department of Justice and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In these roles, I worked with communities across the country to protect our environment, public lands, and health. Read More

Araya Asfaw

Resilience and Recreation: A New Park System for Addis Ababa

Araya Asfaw is a physics professor at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and a climate change activist who is working with the city of Addis Ababa to create a new municipal park system. Araya spearheaded the city’s 2,000-acre Gulele Botanic Garden, the first of its kind in Ethiopia, and founded the Horn of Africa Regional Read More

Danny Woo Garden

Danny Woo Community Garden: A Year-Round Gathering Place in a Beloved Green Space

Built in 1975 by volunteers, the Danny Woo Community Garden is the largest green space in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. Managed by the Interim Community Development Association, the 1.5-acre site has 100 garden plots that are reserved for use by elderly, low-income, non-English-speaking immigrants. The average age of the gardeners is 78. The garden allows them Read More

Article: The Stigma Against Fiscal Sponsorship Needs To End

Seattle Parks Foundation directly supports community groups as a fiscal sponsor when they apply for grants and solicit tax-deductible contributions. As a fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation also provides services that reduces the partner’s costs, conserves resources, reduces duplication of personnel, and simplifies organizational functions. Rainier Valley Corps is doing great work and shining a Read More