Seattle's karaoke hotspot Bush Garden looks to late 2024 reopening, new future

Exciting news about Bush Garden opening at Uncle Bob’s Place later this year!  Follow the link in our bio to learn more.

KUOW – Seattle’s karaoke hotspot Bush Garden looks to late 2024 reopening, new future


TODAY! demand a Comp Plan with real-antidisplacement strategy!

“The Seattle Comprehensive Plan is the city’s 20-year plan for managing urban population growth. But right now it’s missing any plan to prevent displacement in neighborhoods like the CID and keep Seattle affordable for low-income households, families or BIPOC communities.
Submit public comments to OneSeattleCompPlan@seattle.gov by 5pm Monday to demand a Comp Plan with a real anti-displacement strategy!
Over the next 20 years, Seattle is projected to need at least 100,000 new housing units for about 200,000 new residents — nearly two-thirds of whom will need affordable housing at or below 80% of Seattle’s Area Median Income (AMI).
But the Mayor’s office removed all anti-displacement proposals from the Comp Plan. As reported by PubliCola, “a comparison between the 2023 draft of the plan and the version released in March reveals that the mayor effectively vetoed an ambitious plan to combat displacement and replaced it with a list of laws that are already in effect.”
A Comp Plan with no anti-displacement strategy is not just short-sighted. It condemns the CID and other low-income and BIPOC communities to relentless displacement — and all the harm that comes with it — for the next 20 years and beyond.
Contact the city by 5pm Monday to reject the Mayor’s comp plan and demand an extension of the public comment period!” 


DVCHAP Program Highlight: InterIm CDA - Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

InterIm CDA’ DV program was given the opportunity to share the good work we do for the DV survivors in the community. This is the link for an article which was published on the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence.


Washington State Medal of Valor ceremony awarded to Donnie Chin

“Donnie watched over us for nearly 50 years.  He saved hundreds of lives and made the world a better place.  He was humble and thought that he was just doing his job.  Donnie ultimately gave his life protecting our community.  He was our hero, our brother, our friend.  He was a hero, but not for how he died but how he lived.”  (Connie Magorty, February 21, 2024)

Donnie Chin was awarded the Washington State Medal of Valor at a ceremony in the Washington State Capitol Building on Wednesday morning –A  bittersweet and emotional gathering to honor and remember our beloved CID guardian angel and hero, Donnie Chin.  Thanks to Donnie’s sister, Connie, for helping everyone understand who Donnie was and what he meant to our CID community.  And thanks to Washington State Representative, Sharon Tomiko Santos, for nominating him.


Clean Water, Sustainable Building, Green Jobs Symposium & Career Fair 

Clean Water, Sustainable Building, Green Jobs Symposium & Career Fair

Hands-On Demonstrations | Breakout Sessions | Networking | Resume Help

March 6, 2024

4-7 pm

South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus

6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108

You are invited to meet in-demand employers in the fields of clean water, sustainable building, and green jobs! Attend and participate in hands-on demonstrations, break-out sessions, networking, resume help, and other skill-building activities. This event is free and open to the public, including people in all stages of careers and education.

Job Seekers: RSVP with this QR code or click here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VM8KH5J

Sponsored by King County Wastewater Treatment Division and South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus / Sustainable Building and Science Technology program.

PDF of the flier: https://sustainablebuildingscience.technology/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2024/01/Final_Green-Jobs-Symposium-and-Job-Fair.pdf

JPG of the flier: https://sustainablebuildingscience.technology/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2024/01/Final_Green-Jobs-Symposium-and-Job-Fair-scaled.jpg

Exhibit Application/Interest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8NNYPS


Thank you, Native Wildflower Nursery

We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible support from Native Wildflower Nursery! Your generous donation means the world to us and will make a huge difference in our community. Thank you for believing in our mission and investing in a greener, brighter future.
#Gratitude #CommunitySupport #Sustainability #CommunityGarden


2023 Gift Drive! ~ Thank you donors, supporters, volunteers, CID and InterIm CDA

The Chinatown International District is one of the most impoverished communities in Seattle. InterIm CDA serves many of the neighborhood’s low-income, immigrant, refugee, Asian, and Pacific Islander residents through all our community-building programs and services. To further provide emotional and material support, InterIm initiated an end-of-the-year gift drive for our clients and community residents.

InterIm CDA and CID residents would like to thank our supporters for the many thoughtful gifts we received. We initially hoped to get 200 gifts for our gift drive; however, with our supporters’ help, we could provide 441 clients and residents with gifts. We would also like to thank the score of volunteers who helped to organize our holiday party and wrap, transport, and hand out gifts.

The gifts embraced and provided cheer for many of the recipients. We are grateful for those who participated in this effort to make the holiday season and New Year good for our community.

We want to thank the following companies and individuals for providing gifts to this project:

  • Marpac Construction
  • Enterprise Community
  • Gates Foundation’s Gates Asians in Philanthropy Employee Resource Group
  • Expedia Group Volunteers in partnership with Asian Community at Expedia
  • Starbucks Pan-Asian Partner Network
  • ProvidenceSwedish
  • Sound Transit
  • King County Metro Transit
  • Walsh Construction Company
  • Site Workshop
  • International District Emergency Center
  • Mai and Rob Ketcherside
  • Elaine Ikoma Ko
  • Leslie Morishita
  • Teresa Woo
  • Elaine Ishihara
  • Family of Carl and Marie Ooka
  • Mercedes Luna
  • Ann Kawasaki Romero
  • Liana Woo
  • Vivian Chan
  • Valerie Pang
  • Sharon Tomiko Santos
  • Ken Daffon
  • Anca Boldan
  • Lynette Seigafo
  • Sarah Mac
  • Peter Kim
  • Jilian Carlo (for Jaysen and Qilian)
  • Anhkhoa Lam (for Alfred)
  • Gary Lee
  • Erin Shigaki
  • Cindy Domingo
  • Erin Demmon
  • Sharon Maeda
  • Delight Roberts and Ethan Im
  • And several anonymous folks

Caption: On December 10th and 11th, InterIm Community Development Association and volunteers delivered gifts to Chinatown International District Residents.


Register for WILD (Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development) Program Fall 2023!

Registration is open for WILD’s Fall 2023 term! WILD (Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development) is a youth program that empowers youth of color (ages 14-18), primarily those who come from immigrant and refugee Asian Pacific Islander families, to learn about environmental justice and civic engagement. In our programming, youth will engage in leadership development, intergenerational community in the CID, and outdoor adventures while earning their choice of a $100 stipend or 20 community service hours for participating in the 10-week program. Our fall program will run from October 18 through December 14 and will meet on Wednesdays from 3-5pm and Thursdays from 4-6pm at 310 Maynard Ave S. For more information, please reach out to skili@interimcda.org. 


Welcoming our new WILD Manager, Sky Kili - and also, thank you to King Conservation District

Welcoming our new WILD Program Manager, Sky Kili – and also, thank you to King Conservation District

InterIm CDA would like to welcome our new WILD Program Manager, Sky Kili. Sky has a background in sustainability, community organizing, and youth development. We want to thank Malika Aiyer, who worked as our Program Manager for one year and was with the program for a year and a half. Malika oversaw several successful projects with the WILD program, which included developing our Seed to Plate curriculum with the youth and outdoor experience programming.

We also want to thank the King Conservation District (KCD) for their continued support of the WILD program and our Danny Woo Community Garden. Their support has and will continue to provide the resources to create more significant food equity and food access in the CID and provide greater development opportunities to disadvantaged youth. KCD’s support has allowed youth participants to gain leadership skills and a greater understanding of sustainability. Here are photos of our WILD youth and elders from the community teaming up to prepare culturally relevant foods together.