Welcome to the
A nonprofit that connects people and place to build community. The WCCDA works to eradicate poverty
and build a vibrant economically diverse community.
WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
WCCDA envisions a community of diverse, empowered, and connected residents who come together as stewards of the land, the people, and the built and natural assets of White Center. We like to think of our work as a tree with ever-growing branches.
We are actively fostering a vibrant and multi-ethnic community in White Center by supporting resident-led activities, nurturing leadership, and cultivating relationships.
We are dedicated to supporting the development and growth of White Center's early learners, young adults, and families by providing access to resources, fostering knowledge, facilitating leadership opportunities, and forging connections within the community. Programs such as the Play and Learn initiative and The Promise Celebration offer a space for children and caregivers to engage, learn, and build a sense of community.
We integrate various data collection methods like surveys, interviews, and dashboards into our operations, maintaining a community-focused approach. This strategy, facilitated by community meetings and partnerships ; directs our initiatives in community building, neighborhood revival, and K-12 family support; and ensuring alignment with the needs of White Center residents.
The HUB Project
This collaborative project initiated by the White Center Neighborhood Advisory Council, aiming to establish a haven embodying "Hope, Unity, and Belonging." It aspires to provide affordable housing and crucial services, fostering stability and opportunity for local working families. This initiative pays homage to the ancestral lands of the Salish peoples while emphasizing a collective engagement in this meaningful conversation within these sacred homelands.
We work to diligently toward fostering a vibrant and equitable economy in White Center, focusing on uplifting BIPOC voices and supporting small businesses, residents, and youth. Efforts are channeled into resisting displacement, amplifying community engagement, and addressing various economic aspects.
OUR RESIDENTS AND PARTNERS HAVE BEEN STELLAR IN GUIDING OUR STRATEGIES AND KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PRIORITIES OF THE WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY. WCCDA BELIEVES WE CAN DO THINGS BIGGER AND BETTER TOGETHER.
Former Executive Director Sili Savusa