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Archive for July, 2011

July 14th, 2011 in SOPI Village | No Comments




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Residents are welcomed at the beginning of our event.






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Jasmine Brown (center), Strength of Place Village site manager, gives everyone a warm welcome.



Yesterday, Strength of Place Village hosted a site tour for interested and curious community members. Close to 40 residents of the neighborhood took turns walking through the site, with interpretation available in three languages (Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese). This event got some great coverage online - please see the links below.

WEST SEATTLE HERALD - Strength of Place Village Tours Show Off New Affordable Housing

WHITE CENTER NOW - Peek inside White Center’s new Strength of Place Village

Participants of the tour were not allowed on site if they wore open-toed shoes (for their safety). Our CDA community builder, Ian Dapiaoen, let a gentlemen borrow his shoes so he can participate on the tour. The man was very thankful to have seen the site, which is projected to be completed mid-September.




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Proof that you can get to know someone if you walk in their shoes =)


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July 12th, 2011 in Community, Education, Promise Neighborhoods, White Center CDA | No Comments


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White Center Promise is a long-term effort aimed at eradicating poverty in White Center. It will create a support system that will lead to student and family success and bring about social change. Our goal is that all children in White Center will have a healthy and successful life from birth to college and beyond.

Join the effort to plan our White Center Promise for the future of our children. Share your thoughts, enjoy the company of your neighbors, and have a great time with free local food and entertainment.

What: White Center Promise Summer Celebration
When: Friday, July 22, 2010 @ 4:00pm
Location: Greenbridge Plaza (8th Ave SW & SW 98th St.)

For more event information or to volunteer contact Virgil Domaoan at virgil@wccda.org or call (206) 694-1082.

For more information on White Center Promise please contact Laurie Bohm, Promise Neighborhood Project Director, at (206) 708-8772 or lbohm@swyfs.org.

YOU CAN ALSO RSVP ONLINE! CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

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July 12th, 2011 in Employment | No Comments


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Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) offers part-time, high quality training to help women enter non-traditional careers in construction trades and manufacturing.

There is an upcoming training opportunity for women ready move into high-wage employment. This is a great opportunity for women who want to change careers but need to keep their current jobs.

The course is FREE* for most attendees and funded by government grants and industry donations.

The next class begins Monday, August 15, 2011 and is apart-time (Monday - Wednesday) program. This schedule allows people to transition from a low-wage industry to a new, rewarding career path.

A large component of the program includes community service learning with our partner, Seattle-King County Habitat for Humanity. Students will have a range of direct, hands-on experience and earn industry credentials. Also, industry and social leaders will help students learn financial, planning and life skills.
You can learn more about this at the White Center CDA office: ANEW is doing outreach and orientation at the CDA office on the first and third Wednesday at noon.

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July 12th, 2011 in Events, Housing, SOPI Village | No Comments


Above: Timelapse photography of Strength of Place Village, taken between Feb. 1 - July 12 of this year.


STRENGTH OF PLACE VILLAGE

COMMUNITY TOUR - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Wednesday, July 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Strength of Place Village - SW 100th Street and 13th Ave SW in White Center

Childcare and light freshments provided

Interpretation Services provided in Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali


What is STRENGTH OF PLACE VILLAGE Apartments?

Strength of Place Village (SOPV) will be an affordable housing community for individuals and families in White Center. SOPV will be an attractive, green-built and safe community that residents will be proud to call home. SOPV will be comprised of three separate buildings, each a mixture of townhome and flat-style apartments. Each apartment will have its own exterior entrance with either a small patio or deck as you enter. There will be an on-site resident manager as well as abundant play areas for children.


For more information, please contact Jasmine Brown, Strength of Place site manager, at (206) 972-5280.

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July 12th, 2011 in Employment, Environment | No Comments


Do you live in White Center? Do you want to grow your own food but don’t have a place to do it? Do you have a place to do it but don’t know how?
The White Center Cultural Community Center garden has a plot for you and people to help you grow your edibles. Please contact Erika@gleanit.org for more information.

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Community Outreach Coordinator

Join Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle as a part-time outreach coordinator in White Center! We have an immediate opening for an energetic individual who can rally the White Center community around the White Center Cultural Community Center Garden.

This position will be responsible for finding plot holders, supervising work parties, soliciting for in kind donations, managing event logistics for a Harvest Festival, recruiting teachers and speakers for courses and in general generate support for the garden as well as increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in our community. Tasks will also include but not be limited to getting supplies and materials, outreach coordination, organizing volunteer tasks, and other such duties. In this part-time temporary position, you’ll have an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and make a positive difference for disadvantaged individuals in our community.


The hours will average 12 hours per week for 20 weeks at a pay of $15 per hour.


You have or are:


18 years of age or over

White Center Resident

Contacts in the White Center Community

Edible gardening experience preferred

Community organizing experience preferred

Extremely organized and detail-oriented - with excellent follow-through and communication skills

Outgoing, energetic and passionate about excellence and teamwork

Proficiency in MS Office Suite


We are:

A small grassroots organization that is dedicated to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in White Center


More information can be found at: www.gleanit.org


To apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Erika@gleanit.org

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July 6th, 2011 in Health | No Comments


Free Health Screening Van

Free sight and hearing tests for all children and adults

Two Free Children’s books for each child (Lions Club Destination Reading Project)


Monday and Tuesday

July 11 and 12

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Albertsons Parking Lot

10616 16th Ave. SW

White Center


Sponsored by the West Seattle Lions, Burien Lions, and Des Moines Lions Clubs in partnership with the White Center Chamber of Commerce

Jimie Martin (206) 619-1029

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July 6th, 2011 in Health, In Motion | No Comments


This summer, discover all the ways you can leave the car at home and make walking, biking, taking the bus or sharing a ride part of your routine. White Center In Motion will provide you with maps and information, fun events and classes, and rewards for trying a new way to get around our neighborhood.

Meet our friendly outreach staff at upcoming events like our bicycle safety check-in, Music In the Plaza at Greenbridge, and White Center Jubilee Days.

Sign up for this free program online:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/MetroTransit/InMotion/WhiteCenter.aspx

Once you sign up, you’ll be eligible for rewards like free transit tickets and weekly prize drawings donated by local merchants like Full Tilt Ice Cream, Alki Kayak Tours, Bicycles West, and Helsing Junction Farm. We can’t wait to meet you and get In Motion together!

Questions? Contact the In Motion hotline at inmotion@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-3455.

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July 5th, 2011 in Events, Housing, SOPI Village | No Comments


For those who are interested in applying to live at Strength of Place Village - please download this form (must be 18 years or older to complete the form):

RESIDENT ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION (.PDF file)

Please note tomorrow’s event as well - see flyer below!

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