Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reminder - South Park Information and Resource Center’s GRAND OPENING this saturday

From Lora Suggs in South Park:

Hey everybody!

A lot has changed with the South Park Info Center / Centro Hispano ►now South Park Information and Resource Center / Centro de Información y Recursos de South Park. ►SPIARC for short.

Grand Opening -Bi-lingual Flier

It all started with ECOSS opening the Info Center on the corner of 14th and Cloverdale. Big kuddo's to ECOSS! Last year in 2009 an agreemant was made between ECOSS and the South Parck Action Agenda (SPAA) that ECOSS would continue to support and operate the Info Center through 2009 while the SPAA Board worked up it's capacity to take on the contract with the Department of Neighborhoods for 2010. This agreement was made for several reasons, one being the Info Center is a piece of the Action Agenda and the Action Agenda Board has long shared a passion for South Park's need for a multi-cultural resource and info center. In fact quite a few folks on the Action Agenda Board participated in the original steering committee for the Info Center when it was first born under ECOSS.

ECOSS went above and beyond in 2009 and the SPAA did a ton of work toward capacity building and this transition. whew!

Well, Here we are:

New Location:

8520 14th Ave S. We share a space now with the Primavera Hair Salon located directly across from Jalisco and just North of the Laundromat.

New Management:

Operated for all these years with love and dedication by Mayra Ayala who sadly was not able to accept the position of SPIARC Information Specialist, we are however, happy to say that she has agreed to serve on the SPAA Board which oversees the Center.

As for me; I am no longer serving as the South Park Action Agenda Community Organizer as I've accepted the position of Program Manager for SPIARC! I am loving it!

Now for you; SPIARC is meant to serve as a community hub, a community resource. As such, we need you to claim the South Park Information and Resource Center’s as yours...for and by the community. There are so many ways to be involved...

Which leads me to our GRAND OPENING this Saturday from 1 to 4!

Please come by and check out our new digs. Meet Board, volunteers, interns, staff, neighbors! See what we have going on so far and have a bite to eat. The flier for the grand opening is attached. It's in English and Spanish please pass this along to neighbors and friends of all languages.

Hope to see you!

Lora Suggs
Program Manager
South Park Information
and Resource Center /
South Park Action Agenda
8520 14th Ave S
Seattle WA 98108
---- Office Hours ----
Monday - Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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