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Welcoming Our New Co-Executive Director!

We are excited to announce that DNDA’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved hiring Mesha Florentino as our new Co-Executive Director of Housing and Finance. Mesha has multiple years of housing and leadership experience and most recently was the Property Development Director at Chief Seattle Club. Mesha, who is a West Seattleite, joined the DNDA…


Designing the Future of Roxhill Bog

Roxhill Bog has faced its share of challenges over the years, but we were excited to host an enthusiastic crowd of partner organizations at the park to learn more about the efforts being made to restore this wetland and welcome community back into the park. The walking tour, attended by about two dozen people, was…

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Seattle Historical Theatre Presents: Friends Across the Wires

The Seattle Historical Theatre Project is pleased to present their theatre production of Friends Across the Wires, an original play exploring the impact of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration on young people in Seattle. The play will be presented at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 20th, at 7.30pm. This West Seattle performance is…

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Register for EcoArts Fusion Spring Nature Camp!

EcoArts Fusion Spring Nature Camp Camp Long 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126 Monday to Friday, April 10th – 14th, 2023 Registration Form Have more than two students in your family to enroll? Submit another copy of this page to add additional students.

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Transition News at DNDA

The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA), is seeking an Interim Executive Director to lead the next stage of the organization’s growth. DNDA is a celebrated and trusted institution in West Seattle, with a 26-year history of innovative programming in affordable housing, youth arts education, and environmental stewardship. Based at their own Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,…


Restoring the Natural Areas at EC Hughes

As we enter the new year of 2023, DNDA will begin a new journey with E.C. Hughes Park! This is the newest restoration site added to our contract with the Green Seattle Partnership. One of our goals is to engage local community members to work in areas like this that have been unstewarded for many…


Spreading Holiday Cheer at Youngstown

On Saturday, December 17th, DNDA hosted the fun-filled youth & family event, Winter Splendor, at our beautiful Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The holiday-inspired event was held in partnership with Westside HEY Coalition, Southwest Seattle Youth Alliance, Seattle Public Schools, the YMCA Social Impact Hub, the Seattle Police Department, and Target. This event was the second…

Reflecting On SYP’s Team Sports Program

For High Point youth, the end of summer signals a return to school for a hopeful year of learning, friendships, and growth experiences. However, it also traditionally signals a conclusion to DNDA’s Summer Youth Program, including its soccer and basketball team sports programs. DNDA’s team sports programs are beginner-friendly pathways for youth, especially young children,…


Edible Nature in Seattle: Evergreen Blackberry Edition

Many of our volunteers show up to our events already familiar with the invasive plant commonly known as Himalayan blackberry. But far fewer have encountered its closely related and also-invasive cousin Evergreen blackberry. We have only documented it at two of our restoration sites, but it is widely distributed around the Pacific Northwest. Below is…