Little Brook Youth Corps

“A lot of people don’t know about this community,” says Mark Mendez of the North Seattle neighborhood where he grew up. “They think Lake City is just white people.”

In fact, Lake City’s Little Brook community boasts a range of ethnicities and languages, and a good number of residents who are recent immigrants. It’s a densely populated, mostly low-income area with little green or open space that has been overlooked in neighborhood improvement and planning efforts—something Mendez, a community leader and youth advocate, wants to change…

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