Coalition Partner Organizations
COVID-19 Community Response Fund Alliance
COVID19 Community Response Alliance is a multi-racial, ethnic, and language coalition of 23 grassroots, community organizations representing immigrants, refugees, communities of color, veterans, LGBQTIA, seniors, youth, small businesses, farmers, community members and essential workers who have been excluded, and those with English as their second language. The Alliance empowers our communities and advocates for our communities by providing necessary rent and food assistance and community support, rejecting and standing against bias, discrimination, and hate crimes against Asian Americans, African American, and Latino/Hispanic American communities, and sharing information through our communication channels and networks. We actively support our communities through five committees: 1) Advocacy; 2) Immediate Needs; 3) Community Support; 4) Anti-Hate and Bias; and 5) Communications.
Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)
For 48 years, CISC has been fulfilling its mission to “support immigrants and their families by creating opportunities for them to succeed, while honoring their heritage.” Serving as both a bridge and a gateway for the immigrant community, CISC provides wraparound, multigenerational services that support the whole family, an approach that successfully addresses the many challenges encountered by immigrant families as they adjust to their new lives in the U.S. We offer an array of support services and programming for children, adults and seniors. Although the majority of CISC’s clients are ethnic Chinese, we also serve Vietnamese, Latinx, Russian, Somali and South Asian families. Our Board, leadership, and staff are reflective of and embedded in the community we serve. All CISC’s staff members are bilingual and/or bicultural, speaking 10 different languages (including Vietnamese, Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, Somali, Japanese and Russian) and nine Chinese dialects. Moreover, staff are all immigrants themselves or were raised in immigrant families. We thus have the language capacity and lived experience to provide deep and meaningful bilingual/bicultural services.
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is a community development organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. Formed by the community in 1975, SCIDpda works to revitalize and preserve the neighborhood by providing services in three areas: affordable housing and commercial property management, real estate development, and community economic development and community engagement. We have over a 40-year success record of increasing neighborhood sustainability through innovative programs and projects that balance development and preservation.
Somali Community Service of Seattle
Somali Community Services of Seattle (SCSS) is a community-based organization based in Seattle, WA, serving low- income immigrant and refugee families across King County. Our staff and board reflect the immigrant and refugee community we serve. SCSS is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of marginalized communities and keeping its strong relational approach rather than a transactional one. We are dedicated to social justice by going against systems that perpetuate inequality, violence, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation provides educational, cultural and social services that reconnect Native American people in the Seattle Puget Sound region to their heritage and culture. United Indians is a social service provider, community center, and cultural home for urban Indians. It serves the following communities: Alaskan Natives, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders. We serve children, youth, adults and elders.
Community Artist (Not Administering Survey)
Matthew Echohawk-Hayashi, Headwater People
Matthew Echohawk-Hayashi is the principal organization development and leadership consultant for Headwater People and the Coalition’s community-based artist. The Headwater People’s vision is, “a sustainable and profitable professional community whose service is transformative, empathetic, and excellent; and where the lives of our partners, clients, neighbors, and environment are enriched by our presence.”