Snohomish County organizations among those receiving Community Health Plan of Washington grants

 Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), the not-for-profit offering Apple Health (Medicaid), Medicare and individual and family plans on the health exchange, on Tuesday announced a $250,000 Advancing Equity Fund grant to be shared among 25 community-based organization in Washington state, including four with connections to Snohomish County. The investment aims to support these organizations’…

Red Dress art installation focuses on missing, murdered Indigenous women

This post was updated on May 11, 2022, with information regarding Kyra Isaac, who developed the event. Community members came together May 4, to remember the thousands of Indigenous women who go missing every year without a trace. Edmonds Lutheran Church created an art installation titled “The Red Dress Project” to honor these women. Around…

Four professionals join Leadership Snohomish County board of directors

Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) welcomes four new members to its board of directors. The new members were approved by the current board and will serve three-year terms. They are: DeLon Lewis Everett Community College LSC Young Professionals Program, 2021 Garry Clark Economic Alliance Snohomish County Sandra Huber Verdant Health LSC Leadership for Racial Equity Cohort,…

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute Jan. 17 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Sean Goode, executive director of restorative justice nonprofit Choose 180, will be the featured storyteller during the fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance — at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Edmonds Center for the Arts. With a theme this…

Lynnwood-based Project Girl on a mission to mentor young women of color

According to the Education Trust, “Black girls face some of the greatest barriers to educational opportunities because of racial and gender biases embedded within school discipline policies, dress code and codes of conduct that target their cultural identity.” Lynnwood-based Project Girl Mentoring Program (PGMP) is committed to addressing that bias. Since 2012, the organization has made…

Reminder: Transgender Day of Remembrance event Nov. 20

A Transgender Day of Remembrance event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 15224 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds. According to a publicity flyer, the event is designed to “celebrate the lives of transgender people lost to hate and bring together the community to support love, inclusiveness, diversity…

Economic Alliance Snohomish County launches SnoCODE diversity, equity and inclusion initiative

Economic Alliance Snohomish County on Wednesday said it is launching a new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative  in collaboration with regional partners and major employers. SnoCODE (Creating Opportunities Diversity Equity) is a partnership between EASC, Leadership Snohomish County, Snohomish County government, and non-profit and for-profit entities. “EASC has brought together a diverse group of partners…

Free photography camp Aug. 2-5 for BIPOC youth

A free summer camp that will teach the basics of photography to Snohomish County BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) youth ages 12-18 is being held at Mill Creek’s Mixed coffee shop Aug. 2-5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants with various levels of experience who are interested in photography will receive hands-on experiences, a…

Memorial picnic honors life of homeless advocate Rev. Jean Kim

Dozens gathered Saturday afternoon to honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Jean Kim, a local advocate who worked to educate and shelter those experiencing homelessness. Around 50 people came together for a memorial picnic to remember Kim, founder of the Jean Kim Foundation For The Homeless Education, who died in her home on July…