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Friends, Fun, and Food at Our Community Open House

Guests of all ages at the open house

Community members, partners, and supporters packed Global to Local’s office this spring for our first community open house. More than 150 guests of all ages joined us for fun activities, delicious food, and a chance to learn about our work.

One popular activity invited guests to fill out signs sharing what leadership means to them. Our staff then spoke with participants about the importance of community leadership in deciding how systems serve them.

G2L staff member Niesha Brooks and a guest share their thoughts about leadership.

In another corner of the office, guests spun a wheel filled with topics like “diabetes” and “public health vs. health care.” Lucky winners walked away with more knowledge about staying healthy and prizes for answering questions related to the topic they spun.

G2L staff lead a health activity.

Throughout the evening, guests learned more about the range of work G2L does, from organizing fitness classes to training residents to lead civic engagement efforts, and from operating the Connection Desk to supporting the Congolese Integration Network. Guests who were familiar with only some of our programs were excited to learn about other aspects of our work.

Floribert Mubalama from Congolese Integration Network talks with a guest.

Naija Buka and Soozveen Mediterranean Catering provided delicious food for the evening. Both businesses are operated by food entrepreneurs who participate in the Incubator Program at Food Innovation Network, which was launched by Global to Local to create pathways for health, wealth, and success through food system revitalization in South King County.

food

Grown-ups had a great time, but the kids seem to have had even more fun! We’re always delighted when families engage with our work, and we loved getting to know the next generation of leaders.

Big thanks to everyone who made our open house a success! Special thanks to volunteer photographers Ken Tran and Cordell Pierce; you can see more of their photos on our event Facebook album.

Upcoming events

We’d love to see you again soon at these upcoming events:

Are you a committed community-builder or a fabulous photographer?

We have two new opportunities at G2L!

For the Committed Community-Builder:

We are seeking one full-time CHW to provide health-related services to section 8 voucher holders in SeaTac and Tukwila. Applicants with a deep understanding of community needs, fostering partnerships and relationships, and have a passion for improving the local community are encouraged to apply!

Check out our Programs page to see the CHW program and the Opportunities page to view the full job description.

 

For the Fabulous Photographer:

We’re looking for someone who can take high-resolution photos of our programs in action, staff photos, and a creative photo for thank you cards. These photos will be used in print and media. Programs occur during the day on Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am – 2 pm (2-hour length), other photo sessions may be scheduled on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 -6 pm.

Please email Allison with 2-3 photo samples if you are interested.