Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Using Our Voices, Being the Change, and New York City Drivers

What’s one step that you can take, today, that will help make your own family, neighborhood, or community more like the place you want it to be?

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How this Community Celebrates Back to School

White Center, in South Seattle is bustling with activity, working to connect families and community members to resources, services, and supports. Families, students, teachers and staff from nearby schools, and a team from the White Center Community Development Association (CDA) come together with one goal in mind: Build a vibrant community in White Center. With teachers and caregivers often stretched thin balancing daily demands; a rich community support system can make a world of difference.

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Designing Equitable Parent-School Collaboration

Parents are experts on their own interests, needs and priorities – and schools can be leaders in achieving more effective parent engagement and partnerships by recognizing parents’ strengths, accounting for cultural context, and changing policies or practices to remove barriers.

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Partnership in Action: Philanthropy Responds to the SR530 Mudslide

The systems, infrastructures, relationships and experiences of working collaboratively meant that multiple agencies and organizations were able to coordinate swift and effective response to the SR530 mudslide – and that made a real difference for the people and communities affected.

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Better Together: On Community Collaboration

How we work with partners in philanthropy to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color have leadership roles in defining their own destiny.

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