On August 1st, King County voters will have a chance to vote for Proposition 1, also known as Access for All. This fund would provide arts, science, and heritage organizations like KEXP with significant new resources to sustain existing programs, greatly expand free and reduced-price access to programming, and create new long-term partnerships with King County public schools and school districts. Access for All would be paid for with a .1% sales tax levy (1 penny on every $10 spent) which would cost the average King County household about $3 per month. If a majority of King County voters approve it, Prop 1 will create a new fund for arts, science, and heritage education and access for residents and public school students. Over the next week, we'll be spotlighting a few of the other local organizations who will also see an impact from Prop 1, like today's profile on Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
Since 2009, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls has been on a mission to empower girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to engage their creative potential through music. It's about more than just learning to play an instrument: Rain City Rock Camp for Girls strives to foster self-esteem, create community, and encourage social change. We asked Executive Director Natalie Walker to tell us more:
If you'd like to volunteer time, skills, or resources towards their Summer Camp and other events throughout the year, please contact them. If you'd like to donate used gear, permanent programming space, or a monetary gift, visit their donate page. You can follow Rain City Rock Camp on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle provides sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of Queer & Trans-Pacific Islanders (QTPIs) through community organizing, political engagement, and cultural stewardship. We talked to Taffy Maene, Executive Director, about their mission and ways we can get involved.
On August 1st, King County voters will have a chance to vote for Proposition 1, also known as Access for All. This fund would provide arts, science, and heritage organizations like KEXP with significant new resources to sustain existing programs, greatly expand free and reduced-price access to pr...