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Author: Lahmi Kim
Title: Youth Achievement Center: For Youth By Youth
Category: Justice & equity
Description: The Youth Achievement Center is more than a tangible commitment to equity and restorative justice in South Seattle. It's a symbol of growth, empowerment, and legacy - designed for youth, by youth. With their vision to create a safe, supportive, vibrant community center - consisting of two mixed-used buildings with housing, social services, youth programs, work training retail space and more - the Youth Achievement Center embodies a powerful vision for future investment in Columbia City's BIPOC community. This project is led by the YAC Coalition - including the Africatown Community Land Trust, Community Passageways, Creative Justice, and the Youth Consortium - with support from Sound Transit, ZGF Architects, King County, King County Equity Now, and University of Washington, among others.