Welcoming Week is Sept. 14-23 and we’re excited to be a part of this national event for the third year.

Join us for one of the March Mixers where we’ll give an overview of Welcoming Week’s goals, examples of successful events, and lessons learned from the past two years. We’ll have networking time to encourage people to organize events together. Light refreshments served.

Please invite friends and people you know who are part of different organizations, faith communities, and local businesses. Welcoming Week is about making sure all people in our community feel connected and welcomed, from new immigrants to people born and raised in  the U.S. We Are All America (ERIC has joined and will share more about this movement in the coming months.)

Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-8pm: North Bellevue Community Center, Room A, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA

Friday, March 23, 1:00-2:30pm: Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA

You’re welcome to attend both! The information presented will be the same, but the people will be different, so there’ll be more opportunities for connecting and co-sponsoring events.


ERIC Connection | Tuesday Feb. 6, 11-12:30 | Together Center

The Together Center is located at 16225 NE 87th St, Redmond, WA. Join us in the Rainier Room, Bldg A.

ERIC Connection meetings are open to members and guests interested in joining the coalition. (Not a member? You can sign up here!) Get updates on welcoming efforts with cities and schools, hear what fellow advocates and providers are working on, and connect with others for joint efforts. Feel free to bring business cards, flyers, etc. and please don’t forget to bring a dish to share for lunch if you’re able to.

Information . . .  Networking . . .  Support


Eastside Muslim and Immigrant Safety Forum – Wed. Jan. 3rd, 7-9:30pm
Dinner and childcare provided.  Come learn about personal safety and de-escalation strategies, WA State hate crime laws, crime prevention, and other important safety information.  All are welcome. Location: Bellevue School District Administration, Rainier Room, 12241 Main St., Bellevue, WA. The forum will be presented by Imam Fadul (ICOE), Imam Suhail (ICOR), Imam Joban (MAPS), Sister Aneelah (AMEN) and 6 chiefs of police from the Eastside. Free event, open to all. Please RSVP. Organized by the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association in collaboration with the Bellevue Police Department.

Move and Groove Community Dance – Fri. Jan. 5th, 6:30-8pm

Bellevue Family Y: 14230 Bel Red Road, Bellevue. Family event, free to all. Move and Groove Community Dances are a great way to support community connections, diversity, and wellness. This program includes performances and instruction for Bellydance, Bollywood, Classical Indian Dance, Flamenco, Hula, Salsation, Turkish Youth Choir and dance instruction, Zumba, and DJ tunes. You can follow along to guided moves or just do your own thing! RSVP on Facebook. Sponsored by the Wellness Professionals Network and the Bellevue Family YMCA.

Women’s Night at the Bellevue Family Y – Jan. 13, 6:45-9:00pm

Come enjoy this special women’s only evening at the Bellevue YMCA: 14230 Bel-Red Road. 6:45-7:45 adult female swim and water aerobics, 7:45-8:45 Family Swim (Women and girls; boys 5 and under). Childcare for ages 6 weeks to 9 years old. Free for YMCA members. Community members $5/individual, $10/family (pay at the door).

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration and Health Fair at Crossroads Bellevue – Mon. Jan. 15, 11am-3pm

Be inspired by guest speakers and community leaders, partake in live entertainment, and witness community performances which honor and pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.  We recognize building a healthy and vibrant community starts with you.  Visit one of the many community health providers at the health fair, donate blood, get free health screenings and visit a host of health-related community resources. For additional information or accommodation needs, contact Mark Manuel at 425-452-7886 or mmanuel@bellevuewa.gov.  Co-sponsored by Bellevue Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., City of Bellevue and Crossroads Mall Bellevue.

The Pacific Development Authority announced today that $1 million is available in 2018 for projects working to increase access to health resources and reduce health disparities among underserved populations. Major Grants awarded from $50K to $200K. Letters of Intent due 1/18.

For projects under $30K, apply for a Nimble Grant

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 AM
Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 301 Mercer Street, Seattle

This event is open to anyone who needs assistance with completing their citizenship application or needs to talk to an immigration attorney.

To be able to apply for U.S. citizenship, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have had your green card for 5 years (or 3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen).

When you come to the event, you must bring:

  • Your green card.
  • ALL your immigration documents: Proof of income: 2017 tax return, recent pay stubs, public benefits letters (SNAP, Apple Health or SSI).
  • Complete home address history, employment/school history, and travel dates outside the U.S. for the last 5 years.

Come prepared! Here is a list of what you need to bring with you.

More info and time slot sign up at www.bit.ly/seattleunited2018. Walk-ins are also welcome.