This year, NMF will award $3.2 million dollars to community-led projects that strengthen our communities, such as cultural festivals, community space improvements, public art, community organizing, and much more.
Whenever there is a family in crisis and they feel too ashamed to ask staff for help, they turn to ‘Auntie’ or ‘Grandma’ Linda because they trust her and know she will assist them without judgment or hesitation.
Since Urban Artworks was started over 20 years ago, to help eradicate graffiti in the SoDo area, teens have created more than 400 murals at Seattle schools, parks, along roadways and at construction sites and businesses.
Schools already bursting at the seams will need to make more classrooms available as SPS starts to lower class sizes to 17 students per teacher from kindergarten through third grade, which will be required by the state in 2018.
Through it all, Todd is the rock. He is the one we all turn to when we need help, advice, or just that loving hug. He gently guides, is strong, and sometimes cries in private. It’s not been easy, but we have 4 stellar young adults, who are strong, kind, and supportive to others because of the role model they had in their dad.
Sonia is humble and yet very knowledgeable about infant brain development and early childhood practices. She is a quiet and gentle spirit often in the midst of fractured lives and dysfunctional families.