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Archive for May, 2010

May 26th, 2010 in Community, Environment, News, Partners, People | No Comments


The West Seattle Herald kindly covered this event yesterday for Key Bank’s visit to White Center:

“Key Bank brought a crew of corporate employees out to White Center on Tuesday, May 25 to clean windows, pick up litter and do general clean up in association with the White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA). This year marks the 20th anniversary of this project. Senior management, managers and staff come together in groups to go work as community servants.”

Check out the article and photo over at the West Seattle Herald!

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May 25th, 2010 in Arts, Business, Community, Environment, Events, Partners, People, Youth | No Comments


Volunteers give the "Welcome to White Center" sign a makeover during the 2010 White Center Spring Clean on May 15. Photo by Alex Meas of Youth Media Institute.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PHOTOS, AND ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR A GREAT EVENT!

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May 20th, 2010 in Arts, Community, Events, People, Youth | No Comments


We’d like to thank that hundreds of volunteers who came to the White Center Spring Clean on May 15. Here’s a before and after of one of our projects - an art mural on 108th Avenue (by Mt. View Elementary) by talented artists Darvin Vida, Iosefatu Sua and Hoven Vida with the help of students from Cascade Middle School, amongst other students . We’ll put up the official White Center Spring Clean photos, courtesy of Youth Media Institute, very soon.

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May 14th, 2010 in Community, Environment, News, People | No Comments


We were hard at work today preparing 16th and Roxbury for our signature project for tomorrow’s White Center Spring Clean. Check out the photos! What makes it our signature project? Find out tomorrow, when we’ll post the “after” photos. Go White Center!

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May 14th, 2010 in Arts, Business, Community, Events, Partners, People | No Comments


White Center 3rd Saturday Art Walk
May 15th, 2010
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Salvadorean Bakery (1719 SW Roxbury): Marty Gordon- collage
Through his art, Marty is asking questions, inviting debate and telling stories. Looking at one of his works is akin to peeking through a window into another world, a world where art, humor, faith, tension and candidness live together in vignettes of surreal commentary. http://martworks.blogspot.com/

Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th Ave SW): Jaime Temairik- paintings and drawings. The artists reception will be Sunday, May 16th from 2 until 4. Here’s a note from the artist: “Hey Kids! I’ll have some new paintings and drawings up mid-May to mid-June at my favorite cafe, Dubsea Coffee!
How’s about you and your fam join me for the opening party on Sunday afternoon, May 16th? There’ll be snacks and an art activity and maybe even some boogie-ing…”

Café Rozella (9434 Delridge Way Southwest): unable to get the artist’s name, but please stop by…

Full Tilt Ice Cream (9629 16th Avenue Southwest): Richard Olmstead - drawings and prints. New works. This is good stuff. See last month for the artist statement.

Proletariat Pizza (9622 16th Ave SW): Alexander King - photography. www.arkphotos.com/

Dzul Tattoo (9622 16th Ave SW B): Dzul Family - Airbrush and Tattoo

Big Al Brewing (9832 14th Avenue Southwest): Phil Scroggs - paintings. http://www.phillustrations.com/
And… 7:00 PM at Big Al Brewing DO NOT MISS “Billy and the Bouncers” a local jazz combo!

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May 6th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments


Looking for information about this year’s White Center Spring Clean?

PLEASE CLICK HERE!

You can also call Nhan Nguyen at (206) 694-1082 x166 or email whitecenterspringclean@gmail.com.

Thanks!

5/12 UPDATE: Check out our new “I Heart White Center” t-shirts to be given away to our registered Spring Clean volunteers (registration is now closed), worn by staff members and White Center residents Keysha Bryant and Stephanie Ohlenkamp!

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Photo by Ian Dapiaoen. Photo is for use on CDA blog and cannot to be used in any other way.


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May 6th, 2010 in Business, Community, Education, Events, Health, News, Partners, People, Politics | No Comments


The White Center Healthy Food Gift Certificate Program kicked off today in a big way! What we purposely didn’t mention in our press release was the creative way we planned on getting food bank clients to the markets. Sean Healy, a White Center CDA Community Building Resident Fellow, is also employed as a school bus driver and was able to donate his time to drive White Center Food Bank clients from the food bank to Samway Supermarket and Lee’s Produce, then back to the food bank. We were on hand to take photos of this great program in action:

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Bus driver Sean Healy drove food bank clients safely from each location. Half of the clients shopped at Samway while the other shopped at Lee's. All the clients got an opportunity to shop at both produce markets.

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White Center CDA Neighborhood Revitalization Director Patty Julio, left, speaks with White Center Food Bank Executive Director Rick Jump outside of Samway while residents shop for their food.

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Samway Store Manager Billy Yin greeted each customer with flair. He was even seen giving customer free produce such as corn.

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Each food bank client received this $5 gift certificate to be used for only healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Mrs. Nasatka, owner of Lee's Produce, speaks with a customer. At one point, there were 20-25 customers jammed into the produce section. "I can handle 100 of them," exclaimed Nasatka.

Mrs. Nasatka, owner of Lee's Produce, speaks with a customer. At one point, there were 20-25 customers jammed into the produce section. "I can handle 100 of them," exclaimed Nasatka.

Lee's Produce placed a couple of these nice thank you signs throughout their market. Lee's also offered food bank clients 1 free package of strawberries to go with their gift certificate. The affordable prices from both supermarkets allowed many clients to come away with much as 2 heavy bags of produce.

Lee's Produce placed a couple of these nice thank you signs throughout their market. Lee's also offered food bank clients 1 free package of strawberries to go with their gift certificate. The affordable prices from both supermarkets allowed many clients to come away with much as 2 heavy bags of produce.

White Center CDA Community Building Resident Fellow Awet Ghebreyohannes helps a client with a heavy bag of produce. You'd be surprised to see what you can get out of that gift certificate.

White Center CDA Community Building Resident Fellow Awet Ghebreyohannes helps a client with a heavy bag of produce while heading back to the bus. You'd be surprised to see what you can get out of that gift certificate!

The bus circled back around to pick up the rest of the shoppers at Samway to head back to the food bank.

The bus circled back around to pick up the rest of the shoppers at Samway to head back to the food bank.

White Center CDA staff briefly celebrated this great event in front of Samway. From L to R: Patty Julio, Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager Nhan Nguyen, Awet Ghebreyohannes, and Community Building Director Virgil Domaoan.

White Center CDA staff briefly celebrated this great event in front of Samway. From L to R: Patty Julio, Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager Nhan Nguyen, Awet Ghebreyohannes, and Community Building Director Virgil Domaoan.

Thank you to everyone involved, and thank you to the White Center Food Bank! For more information on how you can donate to this program, please contact the White Center Food Bank by clicking here.

Photos courtesy of Ian Dapiaoen for the White Center CDA. Photos are property of the CDA and are not to be used in any other way.

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May 5th, 2010 in Business, Community, Education, Housing, Partners | No Comments


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May 4th, 2010 in Business, Community, Education, Health, News, Partners, People | No Comments


white-center_food-bank-logo4cdabloguseThe White Center Food Bank, in partnership with the White Center Community Development Association, along with Lee’s Produce and Samway Market, is pleased to announce implementation of the White Center Healthy Food Gift Certificate Program. This unique program will provide $5.00 gift certificates to food bank customers that will allow them to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables through local produce vendors.

“Food bank customers often lack adequate access to fresh fruits and vegetables because of their high cost. As a result, low-income people frequently have higher rates of a variety of diet related health problems such as type 2-diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease and stroke,” said Rick Jump, Executive Director of the White Center Food Bank.

“We’re excited to work with the White Center Food Bank to also support our two goals with our Fresh Marketplace Initiative: to increase access to healthy food options locally for residents as well support the economic development of our small businesses in White Center,” said Aileen Balahadia, Executive Director of the White Center Community Development Association.

Samway Market and Lee’s Produce were selected to participate in this pilot program because they specialize in produce that suits immigrants’ desires for traditional fruits and vegetables which are not always readily available in local supermarkets. The White Center Food Bank currently provides food for approximately 1,500 families each month, many of them immigrants and refugees.

This pilot project is funded by the WCFB and donations to sustain it would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation online or for more information about the White Center Food Bank’s many programs visit www.whitecenterfoodbank.org or contact Rick Jump at (206) 762-2848. Donations may also be mailed to WCFB, 10829 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146.

This program will be launched on May 6, 2010 at 10:00am at Samway Market located at 9811 15th Ave SW and at 10:30am at Lee’s Produce located at 9435 Delridge Way SW.

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