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Community Resource Center Updates – September 13, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Pioneer Square First Avenue Clean Up Event: On Saturday, September 18 from 9 AM — 3 PM, join the Alliance for Pioneer Square at Occidental Square (117 South Washington Street) for a volunteer clean up event in the neighborhood. Join a host of neighborhood volunteers for an afternoon of weeding, mulching, plant maintenance, and litter removal on the First Avenue South medians. Team up with your fellow coworkers and neighbors for this community effort as we give the neighborhood a little extra TLC.

First Avenue South will be closed to vehicular traffic for the safety of volunteers. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at the start of the day’s activities along with a pair of working gloves. A boxed lunch will also be provided to volunteers in the afternoon.

For more information and to register, please visit here.

“Health Matters: Advocating for Washington Women” Webinar Series: Join AAUW of Washington as they host a series of four webinars on specific critical health access issues for Washington women! Each webinar will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

  • Sept. 14 — Seeking Solutions Through Advocacy
  • Oct. 12 — Reproductive Justice and Women’s Empowerment
  • Nov. 9 — Improving Access to Care in Washington State
  • Dec. 14 — Preventing Violence and Serving the Needs of Survivors

Members pay $15 for each webinar or $50 for the series, and non-members pay $20 for each webinar or $60 for the series. For more information and to purchase tickets for the webinars, please visit AAUW of Washington’s Health Matters’ Eventbrite page.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

Funding Available to Help Parents and Kids Ages 0-3: DEEL’s Prenatal-to-Three Community Grant Program will invest $1.45 million in equitable birth outcomes and increased early childhood development services for Black, Indigenous, people of color, refugee and immigrant families, up to $150,000 available per awardee. Click here to learn more.

Free Small Business Learning Platform: Back To Biz is a free program designed by Creative Live to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 and grow. It features a collection of more than 400 actionable video lessons, informative interviews, success stories, articles and tools from a diverse and renowned set of innovative entrepreneurs. Click here to check it out.

ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2022: Call for Artists! ACES is a BIPOC-led event featuring performances, exhibits, workshops, films, presentations, artist talks, and info sessions. It is a space to celebrate and center ourselves, especially in communities of color where crisis breeds innovation. Applications open Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021.

CRC Online Referral Form: Need assistance from the SMC Community Resource Center? You can now complete a Referral Form at by visiting the CRC webpage.

View the full newsletter PDF here.