Primary COO Focus

  • Workforce development focused on: Green jobs with living wages, targeted local hire agreements in new developments, youth / young adult employment and continuing skills training

  • Develop Southeast Seattle Economic Opportunity Center at Othello

  • Advocate for HALA strategies identified, particularly: (1) mandatory inclusionary zoning and (2) commercial linkage fee. Organize community support for development projects with mixed benefits to community. Advocate for HALA strategies identified, particularly 1) mandatory inclusionary zoning and 2) commercial linkage fee. Organize community support for development projects with mixed benefits to community

Community Projects


The Beet Box provides education and resources in the Othello neighborhood in Southeast Seattle. We believe that healthy food is a big part of a healthy community, so our classes aim to increase gardening awareness, encourage urban gardening, and promote healthy eating.

Our classes and events are held from March – October in and around Othello Park and are always free and open to all!

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HOSTED stands for Healthy Othello Safer Through Environmental Design. Since 2016, we have followed the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design concepts and methods to increase the safety for all people in our Othello Neighborhood’s safety hotspots. 

Our Community Leadership Gatherings are held the first Thursday of each month (currently on Zoom) from 5:30-7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Upcoming Events

Contract Position Opening: On Board Othello Manager

Our Southeast Seattle community came together in 2014, as OnBoard Othello (“OBO”), to create, coordinate, and implement a shared vision of equitable...

NOW HIRING: Urban Gardening Intern, Beet Box

URBAN GARDENING INTERN (Part-time) June 1 to August 31, 2021 Description: The Beet Box is looking for four (4) interns to assist in our gardens, in...

Simple Seed Starting – Free Class at Beet Box

Learn everything you need to successfully start your own plants from seed—indoor and out! Through a brief talk and hands-on activity, this class...

HOSTED thanks community for support in 2020

Thank you to all who have lent a hand to help HOSTED improve our neighbors health and safety in Othello neighborhood with a focus on NW corner of...

JOB OPENING: Beet Box seeking marketing and communications assistant

The Beet Box provides free urban gardening education in the Othello community, with the goal of building a stronger and healthier community. Our...