DNDA is launching a new Restorative Justice program in partnership with Interagency Academy, to engage public high school students in arts education and mentorship, and to address students’ compounding traumas and help them reach their full potential.

Presenter: David Bestock, Executive Director 

DNDA’s mission is to integrate Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. We are committed to the goal of making Southwest Seattle a place where diverse, integrated communities have the resources and opportunities needed to thrive. Resources we prioritize include affordable housing, food justice, preservation of green space, arts and culture, and education. We work with ALL members of our community, especially populations historically underserved such as communities of color, low-income families, immigrants, refugees and youth. 

Through hybrid projects and cross-disciplinary partnerships, DNDA is responding to and meeting multiple community needs. Our equity driven “Let’s Talk Race” Series, Wetlands Restoration & Stewardship Project, Youth Programs at our Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Summer Youth camps, Affordable Housing sites and Urban Forest Restoration work all display aspects of our vision for this community and the incredible potential that exists in Southwest Seattle. We not only pursue our own programming but look to build-up similar minded organizations and groups that work hard to build strength within our community. In this way, as a multi-faceted nonprofit, we are poised to move to DNDA’s next phase.

We are working to bring Restorative Justice programming to Southwest Seattle, to engage students who have and are experiencing trauma, through arts education and mentorship. We’re working in direct partnership with Interagency Academy, an alternative program of Seattle Public Schools, and are in discussion with King County’s Juvenile Court in hopes that our program can offer court-involved youth a site for alternative sentencing and diversion, to break the school-to-prison pipeline and provide real and meaningful healing. To learn more about our work, and to get involved, please visit us in person or online. Thank you!

Website: www.dnda.org


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DNDA is launching a new Restorative Justice program in partnership with Interagency Academy, to engage public high school students in arts education and mentorship, and to address students’ compounding traumas and help them reach their full potential.

Presenter: David Bestock, Executive Director 

DNDA’s mission is to integrate Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. We are committed to the goal of making Southwest Seattle a place where diverse, integrated communities have the resources and opportunities needed to thrive. Resources we prioritize include affordable housing, food justice, preservation of green space, arts and culture, and education. We work with ALL members of our community, especially populations historically underserved such as communities of color, low-income families, immigrants, refugees and youth. 

Through hybrid projects and cross-disciplinary partnerships, DNDA is responding to and meeting multiple community needs. Our equity driven “Let’s Talk Race” Series, Wetlands Restoration & Stewardship Project, Youth Programs at our Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Summer Youth camps, Affordable Housing sites and Urban Forest Restoration work all display aspects of our vision for this community and the incredible potential that exists in Southwest Seattle. We not only pursue our own programming but look to build-up similar minded organizations and groups that work hard to build strength within our community. In this way, as a multi-faceted nonprofit, we are poised to move to DNDA’s next phase.

We are working to bring Restorative Justice programming to Southwest Seattle, to engage students who have and are experiencing trauma, through arts education and mentorship. We’re working in direct partnership with Interagency Academy, an alternative program of Seattle Public Schools, and are in discussion with King County’s Juvenile Court in hopes that our program can offer court-involved youth a site for alternative sentencing and diversion, to break the school-to-prison pipeline and provide real and meaningful healing. To learn more about our work, and to get involved, please visit us in person or online. Thank you!

Website: www.dnda.org