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Civic Leadership and Shared Vision: A Conversation with Doris Koo and Maggie Walker

Doris Koo served as president and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing finance and community development. She also served as deputy executive director of Seattle Housing Authority, where she led redevelopment efforts in the New Holly and Rainier Vista neighborhoods. In New York City, Koo led Asian Americans for Read More

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

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