Great United Way Community Partner Events Coming Up

By United Way of King County, on May 9, 2024 | In Events, News, Racial Equity

With warmer weather approaching, now’s a great time to check out local events and happenings this month from United Way of King County’s community partners.

United Way has forged partnerships with local organizations of color to create coalitions that share best practices and work together to tackle issues in the communities that they know best, their own. We then provided the groups with unrestricted funding to use as they see fit to address concerns.

The Black Community Building Collective, the Indigenous Communities Fund, and the Racial Equity Coalition work to combat structural and institutional racism and reduce inequities so we can build an equitable future—together.

These communities host or take part in many events that you should know about. Here are just a few:

  • Community Passageways invites everyone to the second of three Community Safety Meetings on May 14 at the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center in Seattle at 7 p.m. The Community Safety Meetings are being held by Community Passageways partners VOCAL Washington, A4 Apple Learning Center, Jackson Place Community Center, and Black Coffee Northwest. The meetings give South Seattle residents opportunities to gather to express concerns and forge community safety solutions together. 
  • CHOOSE 180 invites everyone to support the organization on May 31 at T-Mobile Park during the Mariners’ 50/50 Raffle in partnership with the Mariners Care Foundation. The Mariners sponsor the raffle during each home game, giving fans a chance to win half the net proceeds from the raffle, with the other half going to one of the Mariners’ nonprofit partners. CHOOSE 180 will be the nonprofit recipient during the Mariners’ 7 p.m. home game against the Los Angeles Angels. The raffle will be held from 4 p.m. until the Seventh Inning Stretch. Raffle prizes include: free parking at Union Station Garage, a complimentary pre-game meal in the Mariners media room, and a Mariners promotional item. To learn more, click here.
  • Applications are open for the Native Action Network’s Young Native Women’s Leadership Academy. The October 23-25 event at Muckleshoot Casino Resort is open to Indigenous women of all genders—including, trans, two-spirit, genderqueer—from anywhere in the US, ages 18-25. Native Action Network says that applications are evaluated on the applicant’s potential for leadership and commitment to Native service. The deadline for applications is Sunday, June 16, 2024. For more information, click here.
  • Chief Seattle Club will hold a Memorial Walk on May 24 in Downtown Seattle at 9:30 a.m. The Walk honors Chief Seattle Club relatives who have passed away. The Walk will begin at Occidental Square Park and make stops at Westlake Center and Seattle Public Library. For more information, click here.
  • Age Up is inviting ultimate frisbee players of color to a 5v5 Mixed Ultimate Tournament on May 25 at Memorial Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Age Up is partnering with ultimate teams Seattle Tempest and Seattle Cascades to host the mixed-gender, round-robin event for players of color ages 18 and older. For more information, click here.
  • Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month with Filipino Community of Seattle! The organization will sponsor the AANHPI Family Book Event on May 19t at 11a.m. The event will feature local authors Annie Cheng, Lori Matsukawa, Suma Subramaniam, and Cindy Wong. The event is sponsored by the organization’s Social, Arts, and Culture Program in partnership with Wing Luke Museum, Puget Sound Educational Service District, and Magic in the PNW. It features book readings and activities for children and families provided by Magic in the PNW. For more information, click here.

To learn more about United Way’s partnerships, click here.


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