We’re in These Streets: Building a Perfect City

By United Way of King County, on January 28, 2024 | In Events, Helping Students Graduate, News, Racial Equity

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We’re in These Streets is a blog post that highlights your community.

On Martin Luther King Day, we attended a workshop, “Building a Perfect City,” sponsored by nonprofit organizations 4-C Coalition and Seattle Cares Mentoring Movement at Seattle’s Garfield High School.

Building a Better City” was a project of 4-C Coalition and Seattle Cares that in 2021 asked Denny and Meany Middle Schools students to probe what it would take to make Seattle a better city in areas such as public safety and innovative schools.

Four of the students who participated in the project—Zakaria Mukhtar, August Diggs, Kenny Ouedraogo, and Dagim Asfaw—were sixth graders at the time. They are now 11th graders. All are mentees at 4-C Coalition, and they led the Martin Luther King Day workshop.

Here is what they had to say.


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