Chabad of Pierce County is dedicated to providing every Jew regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish family life. Chabad serves individuals and families looking for an anchor and non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience.
Chabad offers “Judaism with a Smile,” and a home away from home for everyone who walks through its doors.
Chabad is a home for all things Jewish. We are founded on the principle that, while Jews may embrace many levels of observance in their personal lives, there should be a place for all Jews- no labels, no affiliations- to develop a sense of community, to enhance the experience of being Jewish, to learn, and to enjoy Judaism. We provide Jewish holiday programming, adult and youth education, Shabbat prayer services, and much more. But perhaps more importantly, on a personal level, Chabad serves as a shoulder to lean on, a friend, and a place to turn to at any time. Chabad of North Seattle is dedicated to providing an open-door environment to strengthen Jewish life for every Jew of every age regardless of background, philosophy, or level of commitment.
Mercer Island, WA
Chabad Mercer Island is a place where you can celebrate Judaism joyfully and with meaning. A place where Judaism sheds relevant perspective to our daily lives. Filled with opportunities to expand your mind, excite your heart, and touch your soul. Our center offers you a wide range of learning, connection, and outreach opportunities for all ages. Experience is paramount, and your questions are encouraged and embraced.
African American, American (US), Black
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.
African American, Black
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.
African American, Black
BlackPast.org, an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet. Blackpast is made possible by the content contributions of over 800 volunteers from six continents who give of their time and energy to bring this information to a global audience. Click on the images to read their stories or find them in the yellow tabs below in the three main categories: Academic, Independent, and Student. We need more volunteer content contributors.
African American, Black
The Idaho Black Community Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization for the promotion and preservation of the African American Culture and Community in Idaho. To identify, engage and empower youth and adults through education and connections.
African, African American, Black
The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) is housed in the historic Colman School building (built in 1909) which overlooks a beautiful, sprawling green park, named after rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, in the heart of Seattle’s Central District. See ongoing virtual series: Historians on Hope. Each week, NAAM features words of hope from notable African American historians in our #HistoriansOnHope virtual series. We invite you to share these graphics on your favorite social media platforms. Be sure to tag us at @naamnw!
Temple Beth Am is a Reform Congregation in the Northend of Seattle, WA
The Eastside Torah Center – Chabad of Bellevue (ETC) is your source for everything Jewish on the Eastside.
The ETC is a small and diverse community composed of Jews of all religious and cultural backgrounds located right in suburban Bellevue. We are open 365 days of the year, ready to facilitate your educational, social, and spiritual needs. Browse the website to learn more about the broad spectrum of programs and services we offer our. Welcome to the ETC!
Afro-Latinidad, Asian & Pacific Islander (API), Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), Indigenous, Latinx, Native American, For All, Multicultural
A state where Oregonians are able to access and engage in arts, culture, history, heritage, and humanities in their community without barriers; where students have equitable access to quality arts education throughout their academic careers; and arts and culture organizations are able to provide innovative, world-class programming that allows for the export of ideas, innovation, and creative work while contributing to Oregon’s economy and quality of life.
Hispanic, Indigenous, Latinx, For All, Nicaraguan
We are a community library and online bookstore with books focused on social justice, ethnic studies, and liberation movements. We invite everyone to use our library space as a community center; come cozy up with a book, learn about social justice, and connect with likeminded people. The space and books at our library are free to everyone and anyone.
The Swedish School Association in Seattle offers education in Swedish for Swedish speaking students from preschool through high school.
Federally Recognized Tribes of Washington, Indigenous, Native American, Skokomish
We are committed to providing educational programs, information advocacy and referral, including referral to different forms of financial assistance. We will also provide positive emotional encouragement and support that promotes personal growth, enrichment , empowerment, self-esteem, and pride in our cultural heritage, economic independence and self-sufficiency. We will work in the community to provide educational avenues and to create a more positive environment for life-long learning.
African, African American, Immigrant/Refugee, Black, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)
Wakulima USA is a farming and food business cooperative that advances small business development and food sovereignty for low income immigrants and people of color in the Puget Sound region. Wakulima means “Farmers” in Kiswahili the most widely spoken language in Africa
African American, Black, For All
Curators of jazz culture, in the Pacific North West and beyond, since 2004. Join us Feb 16-25 for the Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary. Celebrating Live performance, Community, Education.
Alaska Native, Indigenous, Women, Native American
Spirit Aligned Leadership elevates the lives, voices and dreams of Indigenous women elders who are working to heal, strengthen and restore the balance of Indigenous communities.
A nonprofit member-supported library and cultural center in Pike Place Market, Folio offers cultural and civic programs, author events, book discussions, a lending library, intimate concerts and access to beautiful and affordable reading & workspaces.
For All, Japanese American, Multicultural, Japanese
Beginning over 40 years ago as a lunch program for senior citizens, Ikoi no Kai has evolved into a program for the entire Nikkei community. The nourishing communal meal is the central activity of Ikoi no Kai with recreational and educational activities enhancing and enlivening the center’s spirit. We invite the participation of all age groups, adults and children alike. Ikoi no Kai offers not only Asian-themed meals but also provides a gathering place for the community to renew friendships as well as to make new friends.
Ikoi no Kai is sponsored by the Japanese Ancestral Society, a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the cultural heritage and traditions of the Japanese American community through its multigenerational programs.
Survivor, For All, Multicultural
They are a restorative justice organization brought together by a diverse group of survivors and imprisoned community members in Washington State. We build responses to harm that center the dignity and resilience of all people, and harness the collective power of communities impacted by the trauma of violence and mass imprisonment toward cultural and systemic transformation.