Minorities and Immigrants

Ajusticenetwork – “Our mission is to connect diverse communities to the arts in order to foster growth, collaboration, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the global world in which we live, work, and create.”

Arab Center of Washington – “The Arab Center of Washington is a non-profit organization working in Washington State to foster deeper understanding of and appreciation for the rich and vibrant Arab culture and its cultural contributions, through educational programs and community outreach events.”

Arts Corps – “Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education.”

Casa Latina - "As a vibrant, immigrant worker rights organization, Casa Latina empowers low-wage Latino immigrants to move from economic insecurity to economic prosperity and to lift their voices to take action around public policy issues that affect them." 

Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas – “To present and produce Black cultural programs that encourage thought and debate in the greater Seattle area.”

Chief Seattle Club - "Located in the city's historic Pioneer Square district, the Chief Seattle Club provides a safe and sacred place to rest, revive and nurture the spirit of urban Native peoples in need. We believe in the power of our ancestral ways, and preserving them means fostering a sense of community among those without one to call their own.”

Chinese Information and Service Center - "Creating opportunities for Asian immigrants and their families to succeed by helping them make the transition to a new life while keeping later generations in touch with their rich heritage."

Duwamish Tribal Services – “The mission of Duwamish Tribal Services is to promote the social, cultural, political and economic survival of the Duwamish Tribe.”

El Centro de la Raza - "El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr. County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to achieve social justice."

Entre Hermanos - "To promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building." 

eSe Teatro – “Empowering local Latino artists to create, produce and promote professional theater in English, Spanish, bilingual and Spanglish.”

Ethnic Heritage Council – “The Ethnic Heritage Council’s mission is sharing and preserving ethnic heritage to advance mutual understanding.”

Forward Flux – “Forward Flux cultivates new artistic voices and new audiences to create an accessible, sustainable, relevant future for the live arts. We place an emphasis on presenting new work from women and artists of color, and are working to create a safe, equitable, accessible live arts experience for all.”

Helping Link - "To empower Vietnamese-Americans’ social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and youth leaders."

Kawabe House - "The mission of Kawabe Memorial House is to provide quality, secure and affordable housing with culturally sensitive programs and services."

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington – “To build and grow a central gathering place for sharing and promoting Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.”

La Sala – “La Sala is a collective formed to coalesce and mobilize the growing Latino/Latina arts community of the Seattle/Bellevue and surrounding districts. Recognizing the booming diaspora and the scarcity of data, space, presence and voice for this constituency, a committed consortium of arts advocates embark on this empowerment enterprise to raise the profile of the region's Latino/Latina artists and artisans.”

Lao Heritage Foundation – “The Lao Heritage Foundation (LHF) is a non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status, whose mission is to promote, preserve, and transmit Lao culture through the arts. Our immediate goal is to record the knowledge of the few remaining masters before it is too late, as well as to bridge the gap with our American born youth. Our programs span three generations – the masters, the apprentice, and the students – and enrich the lives of all involved.”

Latino Community Fund of Washington State - "The Latino Community Fund of Washington invests in the Latino community to cultivate new leaders, support effective nonprofit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians."

Latino Theater Projects – “We create thought-provoking theater, what we call “Teatro Útil/Useful Theatre” that informs, engages and enlightens our audiences.”

Longhouse Media – “The mission of Longhouse Media is to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change.”

Memory War Theater – “Memory war amplifies marginalized voices by creating innovative performances, community partnerships and educational workshops.”

Music of Remembrance – “Music of Remembrance fills a unique spiritual and cultural role in Seattle and throughout the world by remembering Holocaust musicians and their art through musical performances, educational programs, musical recordings, and commissions of new works.”

Northwest African American Museum – “Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to (1) Present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and (2) Investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events”

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice through defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education."

Pacific Asian Empowerment Program - "Our mission is to help improve the health and quality of life of Pacific Asian residents of King County through empowered Community Groups of Filipinos, Laotians, Miens, Hmong and Polynesians and other needy Pacific Asians of King County."

Potlatch Fund – “To inspire and build upon the Native tradition of giving and expand philanthropy within Tribal Nations and Native communities in the Northwest.”

Refugee Women's Alliance - "ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. ReWA advocates for social justice, public policy changes, and equal access to services while respecting cultural values and the right to self-determination."

Somali Community Services of Seattle – “Our mission is to work for the success of refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process, and attain self-sustainable status in their new country.  We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, awareness, and safety. We want to make a difference.”

 

Washington State Coalition for Language Access – “WASCLA, or the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, is an organization consisting of legal professionals, advocates, law enforcement personnel, interpreters/translators, and court personnel who are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish – “To eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.”

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