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Youth Carve a Space for Themselves in Civic Engagement

Last week, high above downtown streets, Seattle CityClub partnered with the Seattle Foundation to host a forum catered to potential youth activists. It was a diverse gathering that brought out students from across the Seattle Metro area to hear their peers. The context? A surge in youth activism after another…...

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Components of a Livable Neighborhood

Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhood participants divided into groups to discuss the general components of a livable neighborhood and rated them on a scale from low to high livability in South Lake Union. Here are some of the themes from the discussion: High Livability Walkability – sidewalks, pedestrian-friendly, businesses in walking…...

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Seattle CityClub: Top 10 Moments of 2017

1  |  Over 50,000 television viewers watched our Seattle Mayoral Primary Debate. 2  |  WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined Civic Cocktail the week he challenged the Trump administration’s travel ban. 3  |  Civic Cocktail celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2017 and hosted Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on her…...

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Seattle is a Bright Spot

by Diane Douglas, Executive Director I just returned from the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington D.C. where I had the honor of speaking on a panel with political scientist, Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, an iconic 2001 study of American civic engagement. Citing evidence from his newest research,…...

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Guest Blog: 3 Ways You Can Turn #MeToo Into Lasting Change for Survivors

Reposted from King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, written by Mary Ellen Stone, Executive Director Ten years ago, #MeToo was developed by Tarana Burke to empower young women of color who had been sexually assaulted. Relatively few people had heard of the #MeToo movement until two weeks ago when the…...

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Vote Because You Care: Transportation

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with transportation, residents were interviewed about education, homelessness and affordability. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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Member Spotlight: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Organizational Members in the Community! by Laura Orella, Development + Membership Coordinator  It is difficult to live in Seattle without hearing about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, either as a global philanthropic leader, through Bill Gates’ notoriety, or by seeing the large foundation campus. But, if you are like…...

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Vote Because You Care: Education

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with education, residents were interviewed about transportation, homelessness and affordability. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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Vote Because You Care: Affordability

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with affordability, residents were interviewed about transportation, homelessness and education. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Immigration with Becca Levy

Written By Becca Levy I just moved to Seattle and a week before Civic Boot Camp, I met up with my only contact here. I asked them the questions you ask when you don’t know what you’re doing in a new city. What is the culture like? How I can…...

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