Africatown Staying On The Move: Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7:00 am at Capitol Hill Seattle Blog by CHS

Africatown has been awarded a major grant as part of more than $5 million in funding for equitable development in Seattle.

“Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has displaced far too many and left behind many of our neighborhoods and businesses,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said about the grants. “To tackle these challenges, our City is investing in community organizations who are leading the way in creating true economic vitality and opportunity within Seattle’s most underserved communities.”

Africatown will receive $1,075,000 for “capacity-building” and “development expenses to include affordable commercial space to the Midtown affordable housing project,” according to the City of Seattle announcement of the award.

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Leadership Legacy Awards honors Central District’s K. Wyking Garrett of Africatown Center for Education and Innovation

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This year’s 9th Annual Leadership Awards from the Center for Ethical Leadership presented an honor to the Central District’s own K. Wyking Garrett.

Garrett founded and directs the Umoja P.E.A.C.E. Center, and the Africatown Center for Education and Innovation.