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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TO ENSURE THE COMMERCIAL VITALITY OF THE CENTRAL AREA
THE CENTRAL AREA AS A THRIVING ECONOMIC AND CULTURALLY VIBRANT COMMUNITY
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.
Align ongoing commercial development in the central area with community input.
Establish, retain, and grow independent, micro, and small businesses in the central area.
Increase job training and social services for special populations living and working in the central area.
Develop a thriving, high-quality, and educational food ecosystem reflective of African diaspora.
Establish the central area as an African American arts and cultural center.
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OUR LATEST NEWS
See the enclosed a flyer describing the 48 hour, remote learning program that provides both small business skills and RainWise program training for people who would be interested in working in the city of Seattle as an independent RainWise contractor. RainWise...
On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee announced updates to the Safe Start Washington reopening plan which includes a modified Phase One allowing certain activities to resume. King County Executive Dow Constantine confirmed that the County will apply for modified Phase One...
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT CENTRAL AREA SMALL BUSINESSESThe Central Area Collaborative proudly shares the following resources available to all businesses. Communities Rise has expanded their capacity to serve small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 through their...
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT CENTRAL AREA SMALL BUSINESSES To continue to support Central Area Neighborhood small legacy businesses, the Central Area Collaborative has opened another round of grant funding in the amount of $500.00. Our goal is to fund 40 businesses in the...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and impending National, State and Local level guidance, the Central Area Collaborative, looked to provide emergency grants to Central Area Neighborhood small businesses. The Central Area Collaborative sponsored 10 grants of $500,...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Area Collaborative is piloting (10) - $500.00 grants as an immediate relief measure for small businesses within the Central Area neighborhoods boundaries. Eligible businesses will be asked to fill out documentation...
Hello Community. Our own Angela Rae (Dept of Neighborhoods - Outreach and Engagement Advisor) has a podcast! Angela was instrumental in putting together the Central Area Community meeting where by all of the City's Directors listened to the conversations of our...
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The race is on for the Central Area Senior Center to be transferred from the City of Seattle, to become a Community Owned and Managed asset. Please make a donation for this fundraising effort to be a success. Please pass this information onward to others, who...
Cardea is partnering with Byrd Barr Place to explore the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for alignment across Black-led, social change nonprofits in King County to increase future funding opportunities for all Black-led nonprofits in the region. As a leader...