DNDA collaborates with local creatives and organizers to develop projects that engage young and diverse communities.  Many of these programs are held at DNDA's historic Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, which houses an alternative high school, nonprofit offices, affordable room rental rates, and 36 affordable live-work spaces for artists of all disciplines.

DNDA also supports integrative art programming through the EcoArts Program and the Arts In Nature Festival.

DNDA is committed to restoring, preserving, and protecting our natural habitat by developing community stewards.

Our Urban Forest Restoration Program engages volunteers to work at 8 Seattle parks in West Seattle, and the Delridge Wetland Park expands local permaculture while providing a children's teaching garden for youth environmental science lessons.


DNDA provides affordable housing for local artists and low-income families at 7 properties in the Delridge corridor. All of our housing options are less expensive than for-profit buildings so that families with lower incomes can always live in Delridge.

Our 2018 Let's Talk Race Series challenged institutional racism and foster a culture of belonging and respect by connecting community organizations and individuals through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.




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Kicking off the 2020 Summer Youth Program

With school out and the sun high in the sky, July marked the beginning of our annual Summer Youth Program...


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Park Profile: Brandon Street Natural Area

Life is a lot quieter this spring as Seattle works and shelters at home. One notable exception is public parks...



Thank You for An Amazing Brunch!!

THANK YOU to those who joined us on Sunday Oct 11th for Cabin Fever Brunch Bash, our first-ever DNDA virtual...