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Community Briefs From The Seattle King County NAACP

The Seattle King County Branch of the NAACP is a completely volunteer organization. As a result, our membership is our life blood. Join the NAACP today, we need you now more than ever before!

Tacoma Opens Second Round Of Resiliency Grant Program On April 9

To be eligible, micro businesses must be located within Tacoma city limits, with a current business license, and have been operating for at least a year as of March 16, 2020. The majority owner must have a household income of no more than 80 percent of area median income and they must be able demonstrate that they have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.

Seattle Seeks Community Members To Serve On City’s Renters’ Commission

The Commission is composed of 15 members – six appointed by City Council, six appointed by the Mayor, and one position filled by a young adult through the YMCA Get Engaged program. The final two commissioners are selected by the SRC.

NAACP To Host Webinar: Changing The Narrative Of Representation In Law Enforcement

Led by Trooper Nolan Washington, the webinar will bring awareness to and shed a positive light on Black and Brown men and women in law enforcement, provide information on career opportunities and benefits, and discuss with the power that we as a people can create by joining the profession and changing it from within.

Garfield Class Of ’72 Seeks Information On Classmates To Attend 50 Year Reunion

If you were a 1972 Garfield graduate, and have not been contacted by a reunion committee member, please provide your contact information (email and cellphone number) to Ms. Stanford at tsia1129@comcast.net, and pass the word to others.

Garfield Class Of ’72 Seeks Information On Classmates To Attend 50 Year Reunion

Organizers of the 50-year reunion of Garfield High School Class of 1972 are looking for contact information that could lead to the location of those individuals that might want to participate and attend the gathering in 2022.

Preschool Program Expands Number Of Classrooms, Extends Summer Program

the City of Seattle announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are now open. In addition, the program has partnered with three new agencies and will open 14 new classrooms in the fall.

State Board of Education Adopts Emergency Waiver Program For Class Of 2021

The State Board of Education adopted emergency rules were adopted that allow flexibility and local approval for the waiver of certain high school graduation requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seattle Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications For 2021 Internship Program

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is now accepting applications for their SYEP 2021 internship program, which provides job readiness trainings and employment opportunities for youth ages 16-24.

Mayor’s Council On African American Elders Seeks New Members

The 12-member council makes recommendations to City officials and leadership teams, solicits public input, and conducts public forums on topics and issues impacting older adults.

Latest News

Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”