Don’t Miss the May 4th Event

Community Event Will Be Fun and Informative

Stop by 3120 NE 125th (Seattle Mennonite Church) between 10am and Noon to enjoy some Cinco de Mayo themed fun including live music with Marco Cortes, tacos from Jose’s Taqueria and crafts with the Lake City Farmers Market. In addition you can learn more about Build Lake City Together and find out ways that you can get more informed and involved in your community. Build Lake City Together is the community driven action plan created through the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation grant program. The action plan that covers many of the components that help to create a healthy community needs your participation.  We will have outreach tables including; clean & safe, parks & open space, education, employment, human services, emergency services, arts & culture and housing. Bring your passion and drag your neighbor along with you!

Lake City Needs You!

Get Connected and Help Shape the Future of Lake City

What do you care about most in your community? On May 4th from 10am to Noon, Build Lake City Together wants to talk about it with you. Build Lake City Together is a community created action plan working to address and connect people to many of the issues and needs within our community. Your chance to get involved in education, job opportunities and training, arts programming, housing issues, parks activation, public safety and transportation is now. Come and learn about Build Lake City Together and find out how you can join in on a one time volunteer effort or take a deeper dive into helping to lead efforts within the action plan. We will have live entertainment, snacks from local businesses and lots of great conversation. Grab a neighbor and come in to the Mennonite Church Sanctuary on 125th NE between 10am and Noon, Saturday May 4th.                                                                                                                                              Build Lake City Together is administered by the Children’s Home Society of Washington

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Lake City Needs You

Community Event on May 4th

Saturday, May 4th – 10am to Noon

 Seattle Mennonite Church – 3120 NE 125th St.

Come and learn about “Build Lake City Together” and how you can help shape the community where you live.

Free snacks, crafts for kids and entertainment

Free Tickets will be given out to the first ten households (max of 4 tickets per household)

Build Lake City Together is seeking volunteers to participate in the community informed action plan. We need your voice in areas including housing, parks and open space, clean and safe, education, transportation and more.

Thank You Lake Cityzens

Neighbors Came Out For Spring Clean

Thank you to the 50 neighbors who came out to help clean up around Lake City on Sunday, April 7th. There were lots of new faces and many sighted that being active in the community was a way to alleviate some of the sadness they had been feeling about their neighborhood. A huge thank you to Annette from Kaffeeklatsch for helping to organize the event and for providing the delicious treats that participants enjoyed upon their triumphant return to the Mini Park. We collected 27 bags of garbage, over 20 needles and three shopping carts full of wet cardboard and other debris.

Please join us for one or more of our next clean up efforts. 

Sunday, May 19th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, June 23rd – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, July 21st – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, August 18th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, September 15th – 1pm – 2pm
Sunday, October 20th – “Fall Clean Event” 1pm – 3pm (more details to come)

Check or our Enjoy Lake City Facebook page one week prior for location and details.

“Build Lake City Together” provides everything you need to participate including gloves, grabbers, safety vests and trash bags. These events are family friendly and a great way to meet neighbors, give a little shine to Lake City and feel great doing it.

Lake City Partners Unite Efforts for Greater Impact

Lake City Future First Migrates Leadership and Concentrates Energy Under “Build Lake City Together” Framework

Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Future First and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance began a community-focused partnership in summer 2016 to create a strategy that helps improve the quality of life for children and families in Seattle’s Lake City.
From this strong collaboration and support by the Wells Fargo Foundation, a comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood plan was launched in 2018 called Build Lake City Together. The revitalization plan covers community needs ranging from affordable housing, social services, green spaces, economic development and social cohesion.
In an effort to strengthen these efforts, Lake City Future First has decided to migrate its leadership and concentrate its work with oversight by Children’s Home Society of Washington under Build Lake City Together action plan. In mid-January, I joined Children’s Home Society of Washington as project manager to help make the Build Lake City Together action plan a reality.
The goals of the Build Lake City Together action plan align directly with Lake City Future First’s in many critical areas. By bringing together Lake City Future First’s successes since it formed in 2014 and Children’s Home Society of Washington’s 25-year history and leadership within the Lake City community, we can work together to build the capacity and strengths of Lake City so all benefit.
Build Lake City Together needs significant support to ensure that it is inclusive, truly responsive to the broader needs of the neighborhood and brings us together to achieve a community that values all who live, work and play here.
Please join us! Build Lake City Together is working to form several work groups in multiple areas to address community needs and it will need all of us to build Lake City together. It has been an incredible honor for LCFF and CHSW to serve Lake City and now we look forward to making a bigger impact in this amazing and robust community.


Chris Leverson

To review the Build Lake City Together neighborhood plan: Click Here .

For more information, please contact Chris Leverson at (206)445-8520 and Chris Leverson is the program manager for Children’s Home Society of Washington as part of the Build Lake City Together initiative.