Midtown Center represents new model for development

Innovation, optimism, hope and persistence. These were the four qualities cited by the participants in the Midtown Center real estate deal that made headlines earlier this summer for its unique vision of preserving neighborhood culture through new development. At the...

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Community breaks ground on Liberty Bank Building

Community members celebrated the Juneteeth holiday on June 19 by breaking ground on the new Liberty Bank Building at 24th Avenue and East Union Street. The redevelopment of Liberty Bank will help preserve affordability in the neighborhood by bringing 115...

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New pocket park planned for 12th and Jackson

A few years from now, the intersection of 12th and Jackson at the heart of Little Saigon will look and feel completely different.  Many of the one- and two-story retail buildings with parking lots in front will give way...

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Futurewise names YCC as its 2017 “Community Champion”

Doris Koo introduces YCC partners at the Futurewise breakfast: (L to R) Michael Seiwerath, Capitol Hill Housing; Maiko Winkler-Chin, Seattle Chinatown International Dist. PDA; Andrew Lofton, Seattle Housing Authority; Evelyn Allen, Black Community Impact Alliance;...

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YCC partners participate in PARK(ING) DAY+

Yesler Community Collaborative partners are joining forces to create four temporary park locations as part of PARK(ING) DAY + 2016. This annual Seattle event temporarily turns on-street parking spots into pop-up public spaces. Participating organizations include...

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Vision for a greener First Hill community

At a recent Yesler Community Collaborative gathering, Brad Liljequist presented the findings from a year-long research project to create a vision of a Living Community for the First Hill neighborhood. Liljequist is Net Zero Energy Director at International Living...

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Andréa Akita joins YCC team

Andréa Akita has joined our consultant team to provide additional support, along with Ellen Kissman, to Yesler Community Collaborative’s issue area cohort groups. “We are very pleased to have Andréa as part of the Yesler Community Collaborative team. She brings...

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Housing cohort tackles preservation, affordability

Yesler Community Collaborative’s Housing Cohort has brought together people in leadership from key organizations working to develop and preserve affordable housing in the neighborhoods including and surrounding Yesler Terrace. Member organizations include Capitol Hill...

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Yesler Youth lead the way to Green Healthy Living

How do you instill values and support a community to move towards healthier living that promotes a more sustainable environment? That is the challenge faced by the Yesler Terrace community and Seattle Housing Authority managers as the worn out housing …

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Job shadowing produces job readiness

Marian Ahmed bursts into the room with a broad smile on her face, exuding strength and confidence. This 46-year old woman speaks frankly about her difficult journey as a refugee from Somalia to the United States, with a clear sense …

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BUILD Health Challenge hosts community meetings

InterIm Community Development Association is leading health action planning for the International District, funded by the BUILD Health Challenge. This grant-funded project is facilitating a new partnership among InterIm, Public Health | Seattle and King County  and...

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HALA report offers wide range of recommendations

The final recommendations put forward by Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) contain several strategies that can readily be put into place in the Yesler Community Collaborative neighborhoods. “The neighborhoods within the greater...

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Industrial sewing class launches at Yesler Terrace

In a sunny conference room at the Jesse Epstein Opportunity Center, seven women gather around and watch closely as Deborah Vandermar demonstrates at a sewing machine. This is the first Industrial Sewing class in the three-month term, so the focus …

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Kebero Court adds 103 new homes for low-income families

On Friday, June 5, nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the completion of Kebero Court, the first new low-income housing at Yesler Terrace in 75 years. Sunny Kebero Court open space Built by the Seattle Housing Authority, Kebero Court will...

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YCC Idea Exchange explores community engagement

What does it take to meaningfully and effectively involve the members of a community in decisions that affect them? This was at the heart of a discussion involving a dozen or so people from Seattle nonprofits and institutions as they …

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