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August 27th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments


Greenbridge, White Center- There are just 4 more days until the White Center Promise Celebration and registration will only be open until tomorrow. If you want to pre-register make sure you do so soon. Today is the last day of the preview of the performers as well. We saved the best for last. Our last group that will be performing has been on America’s Got Talent in 2009, they have performed at the Moore Theater in 2008 for Music at the Moore and have an official day named after them in Renton (September 21st). I would like you to check out the EriAm Sisters at the following links: America’s Got Talent and EriAm Sisters Day. These are some dynamic young ladies and this group is going to be a real treat for us!!

If you have not register yet please take a moment to register online at White Center Promise Celebration. You wont want to miss the celebration this year!!

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August 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments


Greenbridge, White Center- There are just 8 more days until the White Center Promise Celebration and the registrations are consistently coming in everyday. Looks like it should be the biggest Promise event yet. Here is a sneak peak at another one of our entertainment acts check out the following link Au Lac Vovinam Lion Dance Team.This is the second of 3 performers that will be at the event. Our last performance that will be released on Monday is the biggest and you won’t want to miss it!!

If you have not register yet please take a moment to register online at White Center Promise Celebration. You wont want to miss the celebration this year!!


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August 21st, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments


Greenbridge, White Center- There are just 11 more days until the White Center Promise Celebration and its looking like its going to be a great event. We have the book bags ready for the children, the parent gifts ready, the food is going to be great and the entertainment ready to come and put on a great show. As a sneak peak at one of the entertainment acts check out the following link Seattle Kokon Taiko. This is one of 3 performers that will be at the event.

If you have not register yet please take a moment to register online at White Center Promise Celebration. You wont want to miss the celebration this year!!


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August 16th, 2012 in Business, CDA Membership, Community, Culture, Events, Health, News, Uncategorized, White Center CDA | No Comments


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Buy Fresh in White Center, Delridge and Highpoint

“New Buy Fresh website promotes healthy food and produce in White Center, Delridge and Highpoint neighborhood markets and corner stores.”

The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA), in partnership with the King County Food and Fitness Initiative and Communities Putting Prevention to Work, has created a new Buy Fresh website that highlights thirteen different neighborhood produce markets and retail stores that offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of healthy affordable food for multi-ethnic communities. The site has multi lingual headers reflecting the ethnic diversity of the community.

Included on the site are the business profile pages, previously used in print that introduce customers to local healthy food shopping options, including the merchants themselves, store specialties and merchants’ favorite recipes from their home countries. The pages list business hours, EBT and/or WIC acceptance, and a list of the most popular items always in stock.

“The website is an important tool for me to tell new and long-time customers about Phnom Khiev Market,” said Vichet Khiev of his store in White Center. “It is always great how word can spread just from people talking about a website. The merchant profiles are especially useful because neighborhood residents feel like they know me and can trust me.”

The website will likely expand and include other healthy retail stores in these neighborhoods. The plan is to showcase recipe cards and expand the merchant profiles into various languages such as Khmer, Spanish, Arabic, Somali, and Vietnamese.

The site’s purpose is to promote the accessibility of healthy, culturally appropriate fruits, vegetables and other foods for residents and visitors in the White Center, Delridge and Highpoint neighborhoods. Parts of Delridge and Highpoint neighborhoods are classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “food deserts”, defined as an urban neighborhood without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.

You’ll find the site at http://www.buyfreshsw.wccda.org

Made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Public Health - Seattle & King County.


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August 13th, 2012 in Community, Culture, Education, Events, White Center CDA | No Comments


Jay “Westwind Wolf” Hollingsworth a Mohegan Indian, “Muks Papaunituk” a federally recognized Tribe, will prsent a short story of the Mohegan people, the Wolf Clan of the Delaware & part of the Algonquin Nation of Tribes.  He will also share the current status of the revived reservation in Mohegan, Connecticut.

Come share Mohegan Succatash (which means “ear of corn”) stew.  This recipe comes handed down from generation to generation in the “spoken word” tradition and now written down for posterity.

By day, Jay is a Civil Engineer Designer/Drafter and a tireless community activist (a board member of United Indians for All Tribes Foundation, Vice-chair of Washington State Democratic Central Committee – Native American Caucus, Co-chair for the John T Williams Organizing Committee & a member of the Minority Executive Directors Police Accountability Task Force & the Multi-Racial Task Force on Police Accountability).  He believes in his 21 year marriage, his family & community.  His beliefs help him move to build a stronger Democratic Party through participation & progressive policies.

Jay will talk about the John T Williams Memorial Totem Pole, an Urban Indian story of tragedy to forgiveness.  He will talk about the love of a brother who lost a loved one to police violence.  The  Totem Pole now stands as part of the permanent art collection at the Seattle Center.

Date: Friday, August 17th

AT: The White Center Community Cultural Center

9421 - 18th Ave SW (& SW Cambridge) - Hillborn Room

Time: 5:30 Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage

6:00 Storytelling Program - followed by Q/A segment

More information on the Our Stories, Our Voices Storytelling Series can be found here

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August 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments


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August 2nd, 2012 in Arts, Business, CDA Membership, Community, Culture, Education, Employment, Events, Health, LEADERSHIP, News, Partners, People, Promise Neighborhood Videos, Promise Neighborhoods, SOPI Village, Uncategorized, White Center CDA, Youth | No Comments


 

 

White Center-Promise Summer Celebration-Friday, August 31st, 2012


“Success from cradle to college and career”

(White Center, WA)-Promise Summer Celebration 2012-Come celebrate the implementation phase of the White Center Promise Initiative. Get information about what implementation will look like, enjoy the company of your neighbors and enjoy a great time with free local food and performers.

To register and find out more information please click the following link: Promise Registration. Registration deadline is August 25th, 2012. Register before the deadline to recieve a “Special” parent gift and a book bag for your child.

To volunteer, please register at the following link: Volunteer Registration. You can register online or print out a registration form. Please fax registration forms to 206.658.8344 or drop it off at the CDA office located at 1615 Cambridge St. If you are under 18 please fill out a youth waiver form found at the above link.

Volunteers are needed!! To sign-up as a volunteer, please visit the following link: Volunteer Registration or contact Julie Hubbs, AmeriCorp VISTA Volunteer Manager and Fund Developer at 206.694.1082 x175 or at whitecentercda@gmail.com. Volunteers will recieve a complimentary T-shirt, refreshments and food at the event.

 

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