Community Service Projects
Recent Community Projects include:
In April 2013, Community court offenders and volunteers partnered to help clean up the streets in Lake City. Led by service workers from Americorps, who supervise the offenders, and longtime Lake City resident Chuck Dickey, the crew heads out every two weeks.
Recently, volunteers and Community Court offenders partnered recently to overhaul the Pea patch garden pathways and seating areas. The Yesler Terrace Gardens are some of the most vibrant community gardens in Seattle with gardeners from all over East Africa and Southeast Asia bringing knowledge from their respective home country. The gardens were established in 1995 with an exemplary partnership between the Seattle Housing Authority and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P-Patch Community Gardening Program
St. Vincent de Paul operates food banks, meal programs, and thrift stores for those in need serving over 200 people daily. Participants help bag, sort and hand out food.
Lake City Mural
During the summer of 2009, the Lake City Community expressed an interest in creating a mural as a community service project. With a theme that reflects Lake City History, and working with photos and materials provided by the senior citizens of the Lake City Community Center, Seattle Community Court Participants began to create the mural design.
More than 700 active volunteer groups work to clean up nearly 200 miles of city streets. The mission of the Adopt-A-Street program is to promote civic responsibility and community pride as well as to enhance Seattle's quality of life through clean streets and beautiful neighborhoods. Community Court receives litter pickers, trash bags and gloves to walk areas needing attention, removing litter and recyclables.
Red Wagon Graffiti Removal is a project of Seattle Public Utilities. Participants meet on Saturdays and help with graffiti removal projects throughout the City. They are provided painting supplies and Community Court participants work side by side with local volunteers.