Your donation can help support our four buckets of work. In this work, we are able to provide direct services and programming for the White Center businesses, families and individuals. This could mean cultural learning for youth, understanding the needs of our community or collaborating with local businesses to host community events. We have written narratives to showcase this work.
Our Buckets of Work:
Make a gift towards the White Center CDA to help eradicate poverty and build a vibrant, economically diverse community.
We can also accept donations for the Marshallese Women's Association and COFA Alliance National Network of Washington. Your donation can be used a tax deduction.
Our 2021 Donation Ask: Funding Our Futures
As 2021 rounded out, we wanted to share three community-based narratives that highlights more of what goes into the work we do. Please take the time to read and share our work. Thank you!
“Hello everyone, good afternoon, my name is María Cristina Flores Fuentes.”
On Tuesday, May 18, Cristine Flores unmuted her microphone and gave testimony to the King County Council in support of $5 million in economic development funding as part of the Unincorporated Black, Indigenous, People Of Color (BIPOC) Economic Alliance. She began by introducing herself as María Cristina Flores Fuentes, the owner of a small business called Za-Za Boutique located in White Center. Her testimony to Council was presented in Spanish and translated by Comunidad de la Vashon organizer, Cynthia Ramos.
“I am a mother of two girls who attend Mountain View Elementary School,” Flores said. “I live in White Center, and I love helping my community.”
With the ongoing pandemic, not only is she taking care of the store every day, but Flores also has to help her daughters while they attend their classes online at the boutique. As expected, it has proven to be difficult and different...
The 2019 White Center Community Survey Report asked White Center community members, “What should community organizations focus on to improve White Center?” and the top community priorities were affordable housing, safety and health.
The White Center Community Development Association and partners thought of a solution: "Hope, Unity, and Belonging." This phrase was adopted as the name of a new building that will break ground in 2022. The White Center H.U.B. will sit on the former KC Public Health Center at 10821 8th Ave SW in White Center, in unincorporated King County, and current location of the White Center Food Bank.
The H.U.B.'s future site is approximately 122,000 square feet (2.8 acres) and is located adjacent to Dick Thurnau Memorial Park. This is a prime location thanks to its walking distance to Evergreen H.S., Cascade Middle School and Mt. View Elementary, public transit, the White Center commercial core, and located within the White Center community...
2021 was a hell of a year for White Center. The work was different, creativity was the necessity, and compassion was used as a guide as well as a value.
We were able to do what we do because we believe in this community that always steps into their own leadership instructs our work. The WCCDA is extremely honored to be in person to support the work throughout the impact of the pandemic...