On August 1st, King County voters will have a chance to vote for Proposition 1, also known as Access for All. This fund would provide arts, science, and heritage organizations like KEXP with significant new resources to sustain existing programs, greatly expand free and reduced-price access to programming, and create new long-term partnerships with King County public schools and school districts. Access for All would be paid for with a .1% sales tax levy (1 penny on every $10 spent) which would cost the average King County household about $3 per month. If a majority of King County voters approve it, Prop 1 will create a new fund for arts, science, and heritage education and access for residents and public school students. Over the next week, we'll be spotlighting a few of the other local organizations who will also see an impact from Prop 1, like today's profile on Coyote Central.
Formed in 1986, Coyote Central's mission is to "challenge young adolescents of every race and socio-economic background to build skills, creative thinking, self-awareness, and social awareness through hands-on projects with professionals in creative fields." Over the years, they've encouraged creativity and self-awareness for over 14,000 middle-school youth of diverse races, economic backgrounds, family situations, and neighborhoods. From animation to glassblowing to playwriting, these kids are given the opportunity to work with adult mentors to learn the skills and tools of the medium, and to realize their own capabilities and passions. We asked Executive Director Claudia Stelle to tell us more about Coyote Central:
To see an example of Coyote Central's work, check out a music video below from Finn and Neveah, two students who took the Hip Hop class. You can follow Coyote Central via their Facebook and Instagram, and for more information, to volunteer your services, or to sign up your favorite youngster, visit their website.
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle provides sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of Queer & Trans-Pacific Islanders (QTPIs) through community organizing, political engagement, and cultural stewardship. We talked to Taffy Maene, Executive Director, about their mission and ways we can get involved.
On August 1st, King County voters will have a chance to vote for Proposition 1, also known as Access for All. This fund would provide arts, science, and heritage organizations like KEXP with significant new resources to sustain existing programs, greatly expand free and reduced-price access to prog…