Applications for Spring 2021 Programs are now open! Each program has it’s own application, linked below.
While our school-year offerings will feel different this year, we are excited to offer weekly programs on various creative topics. Please check the days and times of each program before you apply to make sure you are able to attend. Also, please do not apply to participate in more than 2 programs. Spring 6 week cohorts will take place April 21-May 28.
A six-week career-series focused on exploring strengths, identifying values, setting and following through with goals and getting in right relationship with our unique career journey. We’ll learn skills around financial literacy, how to navigate micro-aggressions in office/email culture and how to setup intentional and sustainable work/life balance. This is for people who feel a calling in their bones and for those of us who daydream about the problems we want to solve in the world. We’ll hear from community leaders and learn from one another along the way. Facilitated by Kamilla Kafiyeva.
Visioning Through Art
Your imagination is the most powerful tool you have to shape the world around you. In this six week session, we will explore the power of visualization, visual thinking, manifestation, our values and how to use art as a vessel to align ourselves with visions for the future that invite our excitement! Come ready to make marks and engage with different mediums, to connect with yourself and with the rest of our Y-WE community, to draw and to discuss what is important to you in this time. Our session will conclude with a final art project that will put your ideas and visualizations out in the world. Facilitated by Mari Shibuya.
Thursdays from 4:30-6:30PM
Our cultural backgrounds plus the historical movement of people, resources and foods adds up to what we put on our plates. As we explore cooking techniques and delicious dishes, we will also delve into the history of the ingredients we cook with and the people who first utilized them. Facilitated by Nacala Ayele.
Ocean’s Healing Hands with Savannah & Ebony
In-Person Programs, Various Locations
Saturdays from 11AM-2PM, April 17th – May 29th (no program on May 8th)
Water is our universal connector. In this program we will be exploring our cultural relationships with the sea, reciprocal healing, and general beach activities that can replenish the soul such as tide pooling, leave no trace art making, music on the beach, guided meditations, and other sensory based activities. Hang out with us for six weeks and see the beach in a different light.
This is an in-person program with limited spots available, following Covid safety protocols. We will meet from 11am-2pm on Saturdays, at various locations throughout Seattle (most locations will be in the south end of the city). Lunch provided at each program day. Please note that we are not currently able to provide transportation, so participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the program locations.
- April 17th, 11-2pm (location TBD)
- April 24th, 11-2pm (remote, meeting over zoom)
- May 1st, 11-2pm (Discovery Park)
- May 15th, 11-2pm (location TBD
- May 22nd, 9am-12pm (White Center Heights Park)
- May 29th, 11-2pm (location TBD)
Hands on the Land at Marra Farm
**Dates differ: March 13th – June 12th
With our hands on the land at Marra Farm, we will connect with the Earth in reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. We will also learn how to disrupt the racist and unjust food system dominant in the U.S. through investing in food sovereignty and access locally.
We will kick off the gardening season this Spring– weeding, planting seeds and starts, and harvesting and washing produce. Along the way, we will develop skills around food preservation, plant medicine, chicken and fruit-tree care, creek restoration, and more. We will also organize sharing container gardens with others in the Y-WE community to support them in growing food at home. Facilitated by Neli Jasuja and Tayah Carlisle.
This program is currently full. We will have drop-in work parties on Wednesday mornings throughout the season, offer internships in the Summer, and another program in the Fall. In addition, we are distributing container gardens to community members. If you’re interested in any of these offerings, please email Neli at firstname.lastname@example.org.