The grant award will help the Rainier Beach neighborhood  increase its capacity to engage in planning and policy development that will shape the future of transit station area and in the development of a neighborhood transit plan. 
The grant will provide resources to organize and increase participation of underrepresented communities in our neighborhood and give voice to neighborhood priorities.

The Growing Transit Communities Program is a new initiative funded through a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The program brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to develop action strategies and tools to promote equitable transit communities in the region’s three major transit corridors.  A Regional Equity Network is being formed to ensure an equity framework is used in all aspects of the program and will provide resources to promote equitable local community planning and engagement.  The Equity Grant Program is one of these resources. 

We hope that you will identify youth leaders to consider applying to this leadership opportunity.   This is also a great opportunity for you or other adults to engage with and mentor our youth in a project that will advance their leadership and make a difference in their community.

 A limited number of paid youth spaces are available, so please fill have your youth leaders fill out the application by November 11, 2011 and return to Jacquel Redmond at If you would like more information about the Transit Justice Survey Project please contact Rebecca Saldaña at (206) 568-5000, ext. 25 or Youth applications can be sent to Jacquel Redmond at