COVID-19 testing (Protect your family. Protect your friends. Protect your community.)

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Testing for COVID-19 is an essential tool for stopping the spread of the disease and reopening Seattle and King County. Free testing is available in King County regardless of immigration status. Who should get tested for COVID-19? Anyone with these symptoms should contact a healthcare provider or a testing site to discuss the need for […]

Benefits Information for People without Immigration Status

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***Since New Resources of Relief Periodically Arise or End, Please Visit the CLS Website at www.columbialegal.org/coronavirus-benefits-information-for-people-without-immigration-status/ for the Most Current Information*** You don’t have a Social Security Number. You don’t have health care. You have to take time off work or you are laid off because of the coronavirus. You can’t get unemployment benefits. What […]

The Top 5 Poverty Root Causes in the African Communities in WA State

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Background The Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders provides a platform for African community organizations and businesses to share resources and information to enable collaboration and to be the voice on all common issues affecting us. There was a need recognized to gather data and compile information around the areas of economic empowerment issues […]

The African Community and Census 2020

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Beginning in mid-March, households received their invitation letter to complete the 2020 Census in three different ways- online (my2020census.gov), by phone (1-844-330-2020), and by mail in multiple languages Hilltop Journal April Edition (250-700 words limit- Currently 699) Martha Lucas, Census Project Manager, Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders It’s here…Beginning in mid-March, households received […]

Annual African Community & Organization Leaders’ Summit 2019

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The theme for the 3rd Annual Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders was “TAKING ACTION THROUGH LEADERSHIP FOR A BETTER FUTURE.” About 100 African community leaders from all around Washington State attended the summit which took place at Seattle City Hall on 4th Avenue.   The summit had the following guess speakers: Mike O’Brien (former […]