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Showcase 2023 – The Highlights

Showcase 2023 – The Highlights

We had a wonderful time with our supporters and new friends at Town Hall Seattle on October 20th for Showcase, Companis’ annual fundraiser. Although we were tempted to include all 136 photos that professional photographer Dan DeLong sent us, we painfully edited it...

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Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

The Seattle area is a thriving tech hub with lots of people working remotely. Many are young and working out of their apartment or occasionally in a coffee shop. That’s changed work life for a large portion of the population in profound ways. “The thing I miss about...

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Spotlight Shines Bright

Spotlight Shines Bright

We had a terrific turnout for Spotlight, our annual donor appreciation event.  Altogether, there were 117 people in attendance! Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) offered not only a beautiful space for our event but also a rich cultural experience for our...

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Nick (Xunan) Li remembers as a young child wandering through a large field of peanuts on his grandfather’s farm in China. He loved the feel of the place - something he thinks of often now that he’s volunteering at the Seattle Community Farm. The farm in Seattle’s...

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Translating with Tenderness

Translating with Tenderness

by Jennifer Wing, Associate Executive Director - Programs We've fielded lots of requests these past few months from nonprofits looking for people who are fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. These are organizations that are resettling Ukrainian refugees. Let me tell you,...

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Celebrating New Partner Agency SLSCA

Celebrating New Partner Agency SLSCA

The hat is the first thing that catches your eye. Alfreda Lanier, co-president of Seattle-Limbe Sister City Association, is wearing a Bamileke hat from the Bamileke region in Cameroon. As seen in the screenshot from our Zoom interview, it’s a crocheted hat with...

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Spotlight on Health and Shelter

Spotlight on Health and Shelter

Every year we celebrate our donors and advocates with a program we call Spotlight, a place to share nourishment of the body and mind. And this year’s event saw more than  a hundred people turn out for Companis Spotlight at Ivar’s Salmon House in Seattle. Our...

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Evictions and Why They Matter

Evictions and Why They Matter

With the pandemic eviction bans lifted, thousands of renters in Washington state are at risk of losing their homes. We offered a "Companis Connects" webinar on the subject and invited a legal expert on housing and tenants rights to talk about what's at stake and how...

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Something to Chew On: Bringing Dental Care to Schools

Something to Chew On: Bringing Dental Care to Schools

Dental care for underserved communities was Dr. Bill Leicht’s passion for his 30-year career, most of which was spent at a community health center in New York. After retiring as the center’s Dental Director, he moved to Seattle to start his next chapter which, lucky...

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