OUR MISSION

The mission of the Central Area Collaborative is to create and sustain a framework for commercial vitality, leadership development and cultural legacy preservation that inspires and attracts investments in high-quality strategies and tools, resulting in wealth creation for historical, present, and future residents, reflective of the brilliance of a culturally diverse and respectful community.

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OUR VISION

The mission of the Central Area Collaborative is to create and sustain a framework for commercial vitality, leadership development and cultural legacy preservation that inspires and attracts investments in high-quality strategies and tools, resulting in wealth creation for historical, present, and future residents, reflective of the brilliance of a culturally diverse and respectful community.

OUR MISSION

TO ENSURE THE COMMERCIAL VITALITY OF THE CENTRAL AREA

OUR VISION

THE CENTRAL AREA AS A THRIVING ECONOMIC AND CULTURALLY VIBRANT COMMUNITY

OUR VALUES

ALIGNMENT
COLLABORATION
COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
TRANSPARENCY

OUR GOALS

As the Central Area Collaborative, we measure our success based on our ability to contribute to a thriving Central Area community. We are committed to ensuring that all community and collaborative members, partners, and supporters have confidence in our direction and understand the opportunities to support this work.

Five goals were identified through a multistage process of garnering input from community stakeholders. These goals help to focus our efforts, activate our mission, and manifest our vision.

GOAL I

Align ongoing commercial development in the central area with community input.

GOAL II

Establish, retain, and grow independent, micro, and small businesses in the central area.

GOAL III

Increase job training and social services for special populations living and working in the central area.

GOAL IV

Develop a thriving, high-quality, and educational food ecosystem reflective of African diaspora.

GOAL V

Establish the central area as an African American arts and cultural center.

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OUR LATEST NEWS

Central Area Collaborative joins Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan for a conversation around climate action and environmental justice.

Members of the Environmental Justice Committee and other equity and environmental stakeholders participated in an open forum roundtable event to discuss community led concerns and potential solutions for the mayors staff to investigate. Our proposed suggestions  ...