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Archive for June, 2009

June 29th, 2009 in Community, Employment, Environment, News, Partners, People, Politics, Video, Youth | No Comments


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On Monday, June 22, Got Green youth and their community parters (White Center CDA included), attended Seattle City Council to advocate for living wage jobs for low-income families and youth. Got Green produced 1,000 pledge cards from the community - our White Center neighborhood included - and handed them all over to the City Council to encourage support for stimulus dollars to go straight to low-income communities.

Watch Got Green advocates on the Seattle Channel to learn more!

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June 29th, 2009 in Business, Community, Environment, Housing, News, Partners, People, Politics | No Comments


From our community partner Michael Woo at Got Green:

Come to this media event to launch the Laborer’s Union’s weatherization training program.  Got Green members have been recruited to be part of the workforce to weatherize a low-income home in the Highland Park neighborhood.  One member worked today with certified auditor and two others begin work on Tuesday performing the weatherization tasks.

When:    Tuesday, June 30

Time:     10:30AM

Location:  8638 9th Avenue SW

Congressman Jay Inslee and a representative from the Laborer’s International Union will be on hand to support this new training program.  The local media will also be on hand to report on this important event.  Got Green joins with several other community non-profits to support this project that hits on many of our shared objectives:

  • Asset building for low-income families
  • Job creation with livable wages
  • Green jobs training leading to apprenticeable careers
  • Community building and partnerships
  • Focus on low-income workers (of color) and their communities
  • Public and private partnerships

Call me if you have questions

Michael (206) 931-3878

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June 29th, 2009 in Community, Misc | No Comments


A national free health-screening campaign is arriving in Seattle today, offering adults six tests to check for high cholesterol, bone density and other early signs of potential health problems.

A 40-foot mobile lab will be open at Walgreens pharmacy in White Center, 9456 16th Ave. S.W., from noon to 6 p.m.

The service, worth $140, also includes checks for glucose levels, blood pressure, waist size and body mass index.

The free offer is for anyone 18 and older. The campaign is sponsored by Walgreens and AARP, which is also offering a free one-year membership to participants.

During the next seven days, the mobile lab will move to five different Walgreens locations in Tacoma and Spanaway.

For more information, call 1-866-484-8687 or visit www.aarpwalgreens.com/tour.

Source: The Seattle Times

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June 12th, 2009 in Business | 1 Comment


White Center is known for its deep catalog of restaurants - especially of cuisine that is defined by its population. Anyone familiar with White Center knows that there are many Vietnamese restaurants, so we’d like to take a second to introduce you to Asian Bubble Tea & Vietnamese Sandwiches (9835 16th Ave SW, 206-762-0164). Yes, the owners probably need to come up with another name for their business - which has only been open for a little over a month - but there are some things that shouldn’t change, including some items that a co-worker and I ordered today. But before the blog gets all gastronomical on you:

storefront

Here's what the storefront looks like, complete with colorful cut-outs of bubble tea cups and prices of menu items.

decor1The interior decor is somewhat of an acquired taste ;)
condiments

It's a good sign when you have this many condiments to choose from.

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June 5th, 2009 in Community, Education, Employment, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


We Want Your Ideas! Youth Project Application

White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition’s Youth Project goals are to equip, mobilize and support youth in our community to be agents of change. The youth-led community projects must address the priorities from the March 14 BOOM! youth summit. Each youth project will be assigned to work with one Community Safety Coalition member or a responsible community member, in addition to the youth project coordinator.

Who can apply? Only youth, ages 13 – 21, who live and /or go to school within the designated White Center / South Delridge Community Safety Coalition boundaries are eligible (see 2nd PDF link below).

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION AND FOR MORE INFO!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD/VIEW THE BOUNDARIES MAP

Thank you to our community partner Karen Greene, Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator at Seattle Neighborhood Group, for the information.

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June 5th, 2009 in Community, Events, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


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Evergreen students performing the opening Haka chant

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Remember our blog entry about Alex several weeks back? We ran into him and it sounds like he is about to have a busy summer.

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A female b-girl duo perform breakdance moves on stage

Evergreen High School celebrated school spirit, talent and another great year for the Wolverines. White Center CDA set up an information table alongside many partners, including Log Cabin, Boys and Girls Club and Youth Media Institute. Thank you Evergreen HS/Community Schools Collaboration for having us there, and congratulations to all the Seniors!

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June 3rd, 2009 in Community, Environment, People | No Comments


Nate likes to call himself an outlaw. I don't think he's fooling anyone. (Seattle Weekly caption)

Check out a mini photo essay on White Center in the Seattle Weekly.

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