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Community Partners


The Henry L. Yesler Memorial Library opened in 1914. It was the first Seattle branch library not financed by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was named after Yesler to recognize his early efforts to start a library in Seattle. In 1965 the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a national sorority of black college women, donated books to launch what was then called the Negro Life and History Collection and is now called the African-American Collection of literature and history. In 1975 the branch was renamed the Douglass-Truth Branch, after Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides resources and opportunities for community members to build strong communities and improve their quality of life.  Through our programs and services, we meet people where they are and help neighbors develop a stronger sense of place, build closer ties, and engage with their community and city government. 


The mission of the Seattle Black Firefighters Association is to create a community within the larger Seattle Fire Department, develop great camaraderie among our members and serve as the voice for Black firefighters and diverse populations through our commitment to professional development, educational opportunities, mentorship, community outreach, and economic equality with all firefighters in the Seattle fire Department.


The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. was first proposed in 1977 and became incorporated in 1982. Preserving, collecting and sharing the history of African Americans in Washington State are the priorities that shape the BHS mission.


The Washington State Jewish Historical Society's mission is to preserve and present the history of Jewish life in Washington state. The Society fosters awareness and appreciation of the experiences, the diverse culture, and the significant contributions of Jews, past and present. We build bridges with communities by sharing the stories of our collective histories and serving as an educational resource.

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By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of the Puget Sound region’s diverse history, MOHAI highlights our tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities


We connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures, and art of the Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences to advance racial and social justice equity. 


NAAM’s mission is to spread knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of the people of African descent for the enrichment of all. 

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School Partners

Garfield High School


Garfield is a community of learners who recognize the history of our institution and the power of its vision and voice to encourage critical thinking and compassion as a means of creating future leaders. We are committed to growing diverse leaders who understand how to work together to create positive change in our school and in our


Garfield High School PTSA

To advocate for and support the health, education and full potential of ALL students at Garfield High School through strong collaborative partnerships.

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Garfield High School Golden Grads


To bring together former Garfield High School classmates for friendship and activities, and to provide scholarships and help for homeless students in the Garfield Community. 

Garfield High School Foundation

Our mission is together the hearty support of all its constituencies and provide Garfield High School with sustainable funding and resources that will assure and advance student achievement and school programs.  

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