Communities of Opportunity to invest $2.7 million to expand successful partnerships in Rainier Valley, SeaTac/Tukwila and White Center

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is building on cutting-edge work in Rainier Valley, SeaTac/Tukwila and White Center to ensure all people in King County can live in healthy, thriving neighborhoods. COO awarded $2.7 million of funding over the next two years to continue and expand investments to 25 community-based nonprofits in these geographic areas, including seven … Continued

A promising local solution to ensure a fair shot at local jobs

Earlier this month, staff from King County’s Natural Resources and Parks were busy getting ready for the upcoming spring and summer season when Pacific Northwesterners experience our parks in full force. This time of year also marks hiring for important jobs to ensure our parks are ready for the season. This hiring event took place … Continued

Community-owned data is our truest form of accountability

By Nadine Chan, PhD, MPH Epidemiologist, Public Health – Seattle & King County At a recent Communities of Opportunity meeting, Sili Savusa—a neighborhood leader in White Center—proudly shared findings from a community-led health survey. It is in fact the most comprehensive health survey in the neighborhood and captures the concerns, assets, equity issues, and diversity within the … Continued