Community Post


 Dear friends and neighbors,

The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center community invites you to join us in making a difference by supporting our 3rd Annual Holiday Trees forP.E.A.C.E. Fundraiser.

Since it’s inception in 2008, the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center has become a positive force and a beacon of hope and light for many youth in our community.


The UmojaThe UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a community based, multi-faceted youth-centric cultural facility in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District focused on replacing negative culture with positive culture.  The facility includes the audio recording and video production studios, library & reading room, fitness studio, Organic P.E.A.C.E. Garden.

If you or someone you know plans to purchase a live Christmas tree this year, you can make your purchase support the work of enterprising and hopeful young people? 



AFFORDABLE PRICES! Trees are priced to fit YOUR budget.

Place your order today! Better still, tell all your family, friends, church and other groups about this

opportunity to continue being part of the change and let us know HOW MANY TREES should be set aside.

Trees are available for pick up at the center daily from 9am-9pm starting Saturday, Nov. 27th. The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is located at 2314 E. Spring St. (24th & Spring St.) in central Seattle.  One block south of Union st behind the Post Office.

To place your order today, please call 206.329.1591 or 206.941.2527.  

If you do not want a tree but would like to support by making a contribution please do so at or mail your contribution to:

AAD-UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
PO Box 22328 
Seattle, WA 98122

Please reference tax ID#14-1798232 for your tax deductible contribution.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope that you can help us make the promise of change a reality.  

Thank you.

UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center




The UmojaThe UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a community based, multi-faceted youth-centric cultural facility in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District.

UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center engages and trains youth, young adults and community members to be advocates for themselves and community through outreach, training, meeting with elected officials and other stakeholders as well as attending and participating in public forums and hearings. 

Advocating for Positive Change


Members of Youth Stakeholders Team meeting with Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn


 Councilwoman Jean Godden visits UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center

Community Building Events

Since its inception, the UPC has held several events at the site and throughout the community bringing together thousands people from across the northwest and nation.  UPC events offer a unique mix of education, entertainment, cultural awareness and civic engagement from weekly dinners to rally’s to candidate forums.


2010 Event highlights include:
3rd Annual 206 LOVE for Haiti Benefit Concert

2nd Annual Seattle/NW Hip-HopLeadership Conference

Rap Sessions: Global Hip-Hop,  Youth & Economic Recovery

4th Annual Malcolm X Day Conference & Music Fest


Umoja Fest African American Seafair Celebration


1st Annual Seattle Hip-Hop Career & Business Expo




UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center Programs

Through partnerships to implement innovative program models in arts, technology and entrepreneurship the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center seeks to provide educational programs that fosters positive, experiential learning alternatives for youth. 

Hip-Hop Communiversity

The Hip Hop Communiversity is a learning center started by a group of youth and supporters who felt like sitting around just talking about the school system wasn’t enough. So they started a school!

The goal of the project is to coordinate culturally enriching entrepreneurial based activities that address social and community development using technology as a bridge to future employment. The program is hosted at the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center in central Seattle. The Hip-Hop Communiversity features reco
rding and video production studios and free classes in the Music Business, Debate, Politics &

Civics, Video Production,  Fashion Design & Merchandising, Science of Flow/Art of Emceeing, DJing 101, Event Planning & Promotions and more.


Sew Beautiful Fashion Program


Sew Beautiful is a youth empowerment program for young women of color, dedicated to the exploration of fashion and pop culture media careers.  The mission of Sew Beautiful is to promote the fashion arts and encourage entrepreneurship, education and mentorship. Our goal is to help raise awareness, and offer support through activities, mentorship and discussion. Sew Beautiful seeks to build self-esteem of young women, broaden their creative minds and help empower their true beauty within. Participants get an up-close view of the fashion industry with opportunities to meet and work with some of Seattle’s industry experts and get a glimpse of the fashion industry.


GAME RECOGNIZE GAME Urban Sports Marketing Academy

Founded in 2008, the GAME RECOGNIZE GAME Urban Sports Management Academy is an experiential learning project for at-risk youth. The project introduces youth to the many business and career opportunities surrounding professional sports. Participants gain valuable skills including decision making, strategic planning, marketing and resource management by planning the annual Heal The Hood Outdoor Youth Basketball Tournament at Umoja Fest community basketball tournament and related activities. The curriculum uses professional sports as a lens to examine the attitudes and behaviors necessary for success on the court or playing field and in life. Guest speakers include professional and college athletes, sports agents, entertainment lawyers, sports journalists and more.

For more info contact Earl Parker at 206.683.9164 or via email at [email protected]




African American Heritage Festival & Parade


The annual Umoja Fest African American Heritage Festival & Parade is the oldest and largest African American community festival in the northwest and a shining example of youth using their creative energy to build stronger and safer communities. All members of the community are invited to participate and help make this event an overwhelming success.



Programs in Development

Youth Chess Academy

The purpose of the UPC Chess Academy is to introduce youth to critical thinking and problem solving skills using the game of chess as a lens to examine the attitudes and behaviors necessary for success in life. The program is intergenerational and also helps youth develop positive relationships with adults.


  1. Do you plan on removing the dead trees this time if you have leftover stock? That would be nice.

  2. Removing the dead trees currently on the perimeter of the property will also help improve sales. Passerbys need to see the trees on the lot. Right now the unsightly dead trees are obstructing the view of the merchandise.