Posts categorized under Education & Access to Opportunity Archives - Office of the Mayor

Mayor Durkan To Issue Emergency Order to Fund Childcare for First Responders and Essential Workers for More Than 700 Children

Essential Workers like Health Care Workers, First Responders, Pharmacy Workers and Grocery Store Workers Will Be Prioritized For Childcare Seattle (March 27, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced she will issue an Emergency Order later today to allow the City of Seattle to fund emergency childcare for essential workers… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces $5 Million in Grocery Vouchers for Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Durkan Will Soon Send Down Additional Measures to Support Small Businesses Including an Emergency Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $5 million in grocery vouchers to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on State and Local Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Seattle(March 15, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement on new State of Washington and King County orders to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The orders will temporarily limit operations of bars and restaurants, and will allow restaurants to continue delivery, drive-through and takeout services…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Library Locations, Community Centers to Public to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Program and Hygiene Facilities to Remain Open SEATTLE (March 12, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Researchers are estimating that there are 1,100 active COVID-19 infections in our region. By early April, the region may… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.5 Million Fund to Invest Directly in Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Signs Executive Orderto Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March12, 2020) –Buildingon measures focusedonsupporting small businesses,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announceda $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly insmallbusinesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization… [ Keep reading ]

Following Outreach to Small Business Owners, Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Durkan Announces a New Small Business Recovery Task Force Seattle(March 10, 2020) – Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Significantly Expands Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways to Connect Students with Paid Internships with Local Employers and the City of Seattle

Seattle (Feb. 18, 2020) – As part of her 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the expansion of Seattle Promise Job and Career Pathways, previously apilot program, whichoffers Seattle Promise students the chance to apply for full-time, paid summer internships with Seattle’s top employers. In 2020,… [ Keep reading ]

City, Seattle Housing Authority Announce Partnership to Create Inclusive, Mixed-Income Community Near Northgate Light Rail Station

Acquisition of8-Acrepropertyin high opportunity, high displacement risk neighborhoodcreates promise for equitable growth Seattle (February10, 2020) –TodayMayor Jenny A. Durkan announcedthe rareopportunityforthe City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority(SHA)topartner ontransforming8 acres of propertyintoamixed-income community near the Northgate Light Rail station.Located in a high opportunity and high displacement risk neighborhood, the property… [ Keep reading ]