Historic neighborhoods close to downtown Seattle are facing unprecedented growth and change. Crescent Collaborative supports local organizations to preserve neighborhood character and culture, and bring about an equitable future for all.
We bring together partners in housing, education, environment, health care, business, arts, government and philanthropy to support equitable and sustainable community development in neighborhoods adjacent to downtown, including Capitol Hill, the Central Area, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace and First HIll. We foster connections and expand resources to amplify and support the work taking place.
Crescent Collaborative emerged from Yesler Community Collaborative, which was funded through 2019 to work with neighborhoods surrounding Yesler Terrace as it was redeveloped. Through YCC, neighborhood organizations forged strong working relationships and the YCC board was expanded through a name change and charter revision to continue this important work.
Earl’s Cuts and Styles had been an important cultural center and meeting place for the African American community in the Central Area at 23rd and Union since 1992. With the planned redevelopment of Midtown Plaza, many in the community worried that the barbershop...