On Nov. 21, Crescent Collaborative introduced a series of five short videos that document the history of its predecessor organization, Yesler Community Collaborative (YCC).

The videos trace the history of this community collaborative from its beginnings in 2014 to the present, as it expands its board and looks ahead to ongoing neighborhood collaboration among the neighborhoods adjacent to downtown Seattle.

In order to produce the videos, YCC consultants interviewed more than 20 community members who have been involved in the work of the collaborative. These videos were then edited and condensed into five videos,each of which is approximately five minutes long. Vi Lynk was the videographer for the project. She worked with YCC consultants to shoot and edit the videos. All five videos are available in the History section of this website.

In addition to the videos, YCC also produce an eight-page final report documenting its activities. That report can be downloaded here.

Both the videos and the Final Report were introduced at the final YCC Partners Meeting, held at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Yesler neighborhood and attended by about 60 people. A panel discussion at the meeting considered the lessons learned about community collaboration over the past five years and discussed the organization’s transition to Crescent Collaborative.