Civic Boot Camp

Youth Essay and Art Contest

Share Your Civil Rights Story Write an essay, poem, or create an art piece on how current events around civil rights impact your interactions with your community and neighbors. How do those interactions make you feel? Students of color strongly encouraged to apply. Download: Youth Essay and Art Contest Flyer Contest Winners Receive:…...

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Civic Boot Camp Rookie: Housing the Homeless

By Cecilia Knaub The newest Civic Boot Camp dove into the homelessness and housing crisis to enrich Seattle residents’ understanding of the interconnected systems that cause homelessness and the barriers that stall resolution. From the heart of Pioneer Square, at Impact Hub Seattle, attendees heard from a range of speakers…...

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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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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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Supporting the Immigrant Community: Actions and Barriers

The following list of personal actions and barriers (to support the immigrant community) were compiled from over 50 participants at our recent Civic Boot Camps focused on immigration on August 18th and 25th.  Actions Support grassroots leaders and organizations with my time and resources. Share successful immigrant/refugee stories in the community.…...

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods With Kayla DeMonte

By Kayla DeMonte of Seattle Chamber South Lake Union, I owe you an apology. I thought I knew who you were as a neighborhood, but I had much to learn. As a participant in the most recent Seattle CityClub Civic Boot Camp program, I, along with a group of about…...

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods With Brianna Brown

By Brianna Brown This past March, Seattle CityClub held two Civic Boot Camps where attendees learned about the history and some of the tenuous issues affecting one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods, South Lake Union.  Seattle CityClub staff member, Brianna Brown, recounts her experience as a Boot Camp attendee. The…...

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Thank You Civic Boot Campers!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Civic Boot Camps in South Lake Union! Your engagement in Livable Neighborhoods showed we can improve the civic health of our community by collaborating and sharing ideas. #CivicBootCamp #CivicParticipation Learn more about Civic Boot Camp. Photos Courtesy of: Carrie Diaz-Littauer ...

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Exploring the Seattle Waterfront

Seattle CityClub intern Sarah Bollard gives you a preview of the people and places on our upcoming Waterfront Civic Boot Camp. Register today to attend Civic Boot Camp: Waterfront Redevelopment on August 12 or 26. The Seattle Waterfront has always been a popular destination for tourists and Seattleites alike. Even…...

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