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Latin America, North America
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Anacortes, WA
Anacortes Sister Cities Association. Joining hands around the world.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Amontaine Aurore is a playwright, actor and performance artist. Having been drawn to creative expression from a young age, she is grateful for an evolving artistic path from which to explore her mind, create worlds and investigate the complexities of human nature. As an actress, she has performed on stages and sets in Seattle, Montana, Los Angeles and New York, and is the winner of a national acting competition sponsored by Inspirational Productions.
Community Focus
East Asia, North America
Location
Bellevue, WA
AAPAT is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides quality theatre experiences throughout the United States, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, AAPAT members have also collaborated and performed with various art groups in their free time, traveling across the US and internationally to Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
Ida L. Jackson brought the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha to the American West Coast in 1921, chartering Rho Chapter at the University of California Berkley. On August 1, 1933, Beta Theta Chapter was chartered in Seattle, Washington at the Tacoma, Washington home of Sadie McIver. Beta Theta consisted of both undergraduate and graduate members.

By 1948, there were enough members in Beta Theta Chapter to form a second chapter, which would be named Delta Upsilon Omega – the first graduate chapter in Washington State.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Caribbean, Multicultural, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
Alma y Azúcar brings you an exquisite and passionate selection of Latin styles and flavors. From the bouncy feel of 'Perfidia' and 'Quizas' to the passionate tango version of 'Besame Mucho', the sultry bossa nova 'Waters of March' and the salsa sound of 'Bemba Colorá' or 'Oye Como Va', these tunes have captured hearts and entertained internationally for decades.
Community Focus
North America
Location
Seattle
As a little boy, I loved stories and music, not much has changed in 60 + years. Now as a grandpa, I tell stories, sings songs and create puppet routines. Most of my work is with children. For over 45 years, I have been involved as an educator, and performer. I also do teacher’s workshops.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
All Bilingual Press was founded in 2005 by a family of language teachers and native speakers of the Spanish language whose goal is to make Spanish teaching and learning fun for all concerned: teachers, parents and children.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
Location
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Chavez's group repertoire includes bolero, pasillo, cueca, joropo, cumbia, son, goajira, Andean music, merengue, and calixso as well as popular ballads. An educator and cultural ambassador, Chavez was previously Folk Troubadour and Professor at the National University of Panama.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
Spanaway, WA
We are members of many tribes. Many are from Alaska - the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and the Aleut. Some are from Washington state. They are the Muckleshoot and Quileute tribes. We invite you to accept the gift of our dance and to listen to our songs, which were passed on through the generations of our people.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African-American Writers' Alliance, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

We help one another polish our skills, provide peer review, and create opportunities for public readings and other media venues. Ultimately the group encourages members to publish individually and collectively.

Our stories—triumphs, tragedies, and whatever is within and between the two—are the history of African Americans. We must tell our stories in our words and encourage others to do the same.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, African American/Black, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
Location
Renton, WA
AFRICAN AMERICANS REACH AND TEACH HEALTH (AARTH) is a non-religious 501c3 faith-based capacity building nonprofit organization, established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent.
AARTH Ministry was established in September 2002 to help bridge the gap in health inequities by providing social/behavioral health education and training capacity building services to faith, health and social service institutions that serve people of African descent.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
“History in the making.”
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The African American Elders Program serves African-American elders in Central and Southeast Seattle and South King County. The program identifies frail, isolated and hard-to-serve African Americans and assists them in accessing and receiving needed social and health services through ongoing case management, support and referrals.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Pasco, WA
Building Bridges and Bringing People Together.
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
“I am a Painter, an Author, and Filmmaker and a Community Social Justice Art Educator, focused on chronicling the African American diaspora.”
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Music-maker and community leader, Adrian Xavier has been spreading his uplifting message for almost two decades in his community, nationally and globally.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
Location
Dedicated to building intercultural understanding through collaboration, Abráce is named for the Spanish and Portuguese word for "embrace". Abráce sings in 20 languages and strives to represent the music they perform with integrity and respect for tradition, while also taking care to breathe life into each piece from their own diverse cultural and faith backgrounds. Ten years ago, two singers Samia Panni and Joyce Yarrow, discovered first-hand what it is like to collaborate across cultures and explore the power of music to celebrate diversity. Soon after, percussionists Denny Stern and Jeff Busch joined the group, along with vocalists Rebeqa Rivers, singer/actress Angie Bolton, and finally the versatile singer, musician and songwriter, Mikaela Romero.
Community Focus
African American/Black, North America
Location
Tacoma, WA
As a former soldier who spoke very little about his time as a prisoner of war in the Korean War, William Jones' request to preserve the memory of his time as a Buffalo Soldier is something his family took to heart. Following his death in 2009, his daughter, Jackie Jones-Hook, began formalizing a museum in honor of the all-black regiment of the United States military. In 2012, the Buffalo Soldier Museum in Tacoma opened its doors as a haven for students and members of the community to learn about a piece of history that took place between 1866 and 1944 – and is all-too-often forgotten in the textbooks.

The museum is one of only two of its kind in the country dedicated to honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the other being the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Formally called the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum, this nonprofit group educates the public through its vast collection of military artifacts, books, articles and DVDs from Jones' time in the military.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
Seattle, WA
The 4C Coalition facilitates mentorship opportunities in which caring adults offer guidance, support, and encouragement to at-risk youth. Contact us today!