The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has announced the 2010 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Award winners. Recipients of the award will receive up to $20k in funding to improve their neighborhoods and communities through various projects.
Watoto Circle Saturday Program: The Saturday program is a dynamic event designed for children and their families to participate in African-centered curriculum. Each Saturday of the month has unique programming: Social Justice, African Arts, Children’s Open Mic, and Toddler Hip Hop. Amount gathered was $39,715 and matching fund award is $15k.
1-2-3 Man Up! – Loyal to Life Youth Academy (Urban League): Group mentor program for the most court-involved, victims of gun violence, and gang-affiliated at-risk youth to address life skills, mediation, conflict resolution, violence prevention through sports, team building, academics, civic engagement and leadership. Amount gathered was $24k and matching fund award is $12k.
Central”Return”: A Community-Wide Staged Theater Reading (Friends of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center): The Ethiopian, Jewish and African American communities will come together to plan, read, rehearse and build a neighborhood conversation about the stage play titled “Return.” This play chronicles the rescue of 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to freedom in Israel. Amount gathered was $10,900 and matching fund award is $17k.