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Archive for December, 2009

December 11th, 2009 in Community, News, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


Last week, we profiled our resident fellow, Sean Healy. We’re happy to report that he was elected last night to chair the Executive Committee of the White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition. Congrats, Sean! Visit White Center Now for more information.

We also send our best wishes and thanks to Karen Greene of the Seattle Neighborhood Group/Log Cabin/Weed and Seed, who has supported the White Center CDA and the area’s youth violence prevention initiatives and efforts.

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December 10th, 2009 in Community, News, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


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HUGE congratulations to the SMART Girls Program at the South West Boys and Girls Club for receiving the Program Excellence  Honor Award in the core program area of Character and Leadership Development.

The bottom inscription reads:

This honors the brilliant program staff who are creating life enhancing experiences in young people every day.

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December 9th, 2009 in Community, Education, People | No Comments


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Hello, my name is Awet, I am White Center resident and community building fellow. I have started my career with White Center (CDA) as community building fellow last August 2009. My duty is dedicated to empowering a group of urban youth and young adults and communities of color by introducing “GREEN” into their communities. Got Green makes outreach and educate to raise people’s awareness, create job opportunities and advocate to launch a new model of a green economy.

The Global Warming and dependence on fossil fuels are the foremost environmental issue of this time. Renewable energy sources such as installation of solar panels, wind, hydroelectric power, geothermal, tides, bioenergy and Weatherization and Energy Auditing activities are making a big difference to reduce carbon emission, saving energy and improve community health and safety.

Awet has been a CDA Fellow since August 2009, working with Got Green to educate himself and others about green/environmental issues, advocating for green jobs, presenting on the effects of our carbon footprint, and more.

About our Fellows Program:

The White Center CDA Fellowship Program are  part-time positions that help resident leaders develop skills and capacities to be community change agents in the White Center/Boulevard Park community. The Fellowship program is envisioned as a way for White Center residents to get started in community work, develop professional skills and influence the work of the White Center CDA and its 3 departments: Family Development, Community Building and Neighborhood Revitalization. Each Fellow will has individual responsibilities but will also work in a cohort to support cross-training, holistic program interventions and team building. Each Fellow is supervised by a department representative to provide training, guidance and direction.

Check out our blog in the future for more profiles on our CDA Resident Fellows!

Previous profile: Sean Healy.

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December 9th, 2009 in Community, Education, Employment, Housing, Misc, People, Politics | No Comments


Below is an excerpt and down-loadable file of a report made after the 2009 White Center Community Summit. Results of the E-Polling session, the Neighborhood Plan, Photos and Video from the Summit will be coming soon. Thanks to all for attending and making the Summit a successful one!

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Each of the 48 attendees was asked the following: As a result of coming to the summit did you do any of the following? Circle all that apply. Their responses, in order of frequency are presented below.

Made new friends

22 (46%)

Learned about different issues facing White Center

15 (31%)

Learned about community resources

14 (29%)

Learned more about health issues and resources

11 (23%)

Learned more about education issues and resources

8 (17%)

Learned about green jobs

8 (17%)

Learned about how to get involved in advocacy efforts

8 (17%)

Networked with another organization to better connect our work

8 (17%)

Learned about employment services

7 (15%)

Learned about housing issues and resources

6 (12%)

Learned more about jobs issues and resources

5 (10%)

Joined an advocacy effort

3 (6%)

Became a CDA member

2 (4%)

Signed up for a program

1 (2%)


Download the report HERE (PDF file).

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December 2nd, 2009 in Community, Faith-Based, People, Youth | No Comments


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Hello, my name is Sean Healy and I am a White Center resident. I have lived in the White Center area for about 3 years, although my involvement in this community extends farther back. I first got involved when I joined a local church (New Generation Ministries) about 6 years ago. As I would travel through the neighborhood I noticed that the neighborhood was in desperate need of help and its residents in need of hope and so from that day forward I made it my goal to become apart of the White Center community and to help make it a better place to live.

About the photo above:

In spring 2009, Sean was one of four people elected to the newly forming Executive Committee of the White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition. During the year before that he had been a tremendous asset to the Community Safety Coalition through his participation at most every sustainability meeting. In addition, Sean has stepped up to facilitate the monthly and public White Center/South Delridge Community Safety Coalition meetings. He has also helped organize annual Night Out Against Crime parties. When something needs to be done, Sean will almost always say “I can help with that”. Thank you Sean for your countless volunteer hours and your commitment to the community.

The Seattle Neighborhood Group’s Community Builder Award was given to Sean on October 28, 2009. Congrats, Sean! At the White Center CDA, Sean works with the Community Building team with promoting and conducting outreach for our CDA Membership program.

About our Fellows Program:

The White Center CDA Fellowship Program are  part-time positions that help resident leaders develop skills and capacities to be community change agents in the White Center/Boulevard Park community. The Fellowship program is envisioned as a way for White Center residents to get started in community work, develop professional skills and influence the work of the White Center CDA and its 3 departments: Family Development, Community Building and Neighborhood Revitalization. Each Fellow will has individual responsibilities but will also work in a cohort to support cross-training, holistic program interventions and team building. Each Fellow is supervised by a department representative to provide training, guidance and direction.

Check out our blog in the future for more profiles on our CDA Resident Fellows!

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