Communities of Opportunity expands investments to increase civic engagement and strengthen connections

SUNN meeting
Seattle Urban Native Nonprofits (SUNN), one of the partnerships supported by Communities of Opportunity, united in spirit and practice at the UW Intellectual House

Communities of Opportunity, a partnership that includes Public Health – Seattle & King County, is expanding efforts to help neighborhoods and cultural communities contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity and stronger community connections for residents. The approach focuses on sharing power and decision-making with community partners, supporting community-led solutions and working collectively to address disparities in health and well-being.

As one partner describes,

“As a coalition of community led organizations we have been working together for decades to support and advocate for our communities. We are excited to receive this funding because it will expand our capacity to think bigger and develop a bolder vision of policies and programs to interrupt the systemic poverty our communities face – making a profound impact on the lives of transgender and LGBTQ communities of color.” – Karter Booher, Executive Director of Ingersoll Gender Center

Read more about the inspiring work of the six partnerships here from the Best Starts for Kids blog.

Originally posted March 28, 2018