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Africatown Staying On The Move: Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants

Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7:00 am by CHS

Africatown has been awarded a major grant as part of more than $5 million in funding for equitable development in Seattle.

“Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has displaced far too many and left behind many of our neighborhoods and businesses,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said about the grants. “To tackle these challenges, our City is investing in community organizations who are leading the way in creating true economic vitality and opportunity within Seattle’s most underserved communities.”

Africatown will receive $1,075,000 for “capacity-building” and “development expenses to include affordable commercial space to the Midtown affordable housing project,” according to the City of Seattle announcement of the award.

Read more at Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! “State of Africatown” 2018 Sat Feb 17 10am-1pm Langston Hughes!

State of Africatown 2018

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! “State of Africatown” 2018 Sat Feb 17 10am-1pm Langston Hughes!
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Organized by Africatown Central District

U.S. Attorney General meets with Seattle Central District Reps

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the media alongside Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray (Image: CHS)

From: Bryan Cohen / http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Seattle’s efforts to combat gun violence while simultaneously curbing excessive policing tactics is drawing a lot of attention — and even more cash — from the federal government.

On Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Central Area as part of a national community policing tour where she highlighted, among other things, the progress the Seattle Police Department has made in meeting federal mandates to address excessive use of force by officers.

On the same day Lynch was in town, the Department of Justice monitor tasked with overseeing SPD’s use of force consent decree filed a report about how the department was progressing with internally tracking use of force incidents.

The monitor found that SPD was doing a good job in three out of four categories, including investigating the most severe use of force incidents. However, the monitor’s report said SPD sergeants “still had a ways to go” in adequately investigating mid-level use of force incidents by officers, like those involving tasers and pepper spray.

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Seattle Youth Employment Program

Seattle Youth Employment Program

Youth Jobs March

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is operated by the Human Services Department includes a Year Round Program, Summer Internship Program and Out of School Program.
Summer Internship Program

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The application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now open. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015

Sumer Job Information sessions:

Friday March 20, 2015
Jefferson Park Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98108
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Wednesday March 25, 2015
Garfield Teen Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Thursday March 26, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
1:00 – 2:00

Thursday March 26, 2015
Garfield Teen Life Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Tuesday March 31, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Wednesday April 1, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Thursday April 2, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Friday April 3, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Friday April 3, 2015
South Lake HS
8601 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
2:30 – 3:30

Seattle Youth Employment Program Video

Year Round Program

The Year Round Program provides youth, ages 14-21, enrolled in the Seattle Public High Schools, with academic support and work training. Participants are able to achieve their educational goals and explore career pathways by receiving educational support, leadership development, and work readiness training.
Out of School Program

The program is open to youth, ages 16-21, that have dropped out of high school or is basic skills deficient, to develop a plan to achieve education, personal, and employment goals. The program connects youth to GED preparation, job readiness training, and post-secondary education opportunities.
Contact us with questions:

Email: youthservices@seattle.gov
In-person: 810 3rd Ave Suite 420 Seattle, WA 98104 (Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Phone: 206-386-1375

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Revitalizing the Reparations Movement – Institute of the Black World

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Revitalizing the Reparations Movement –
Institute of the Black World