Greening Concord International
Improve and green South Park's Concord International Elementary School grounds by designing and installing the following: bioswales / raingardens, a safer SW entrance, trees, a butterfly garden and safer cross walks.
105 S Main #235
Seattle, WA 98014
The first $2,500 raised by Greening Concord International through GiveBIG, will be matched, dollar for dollar, by our fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation.
Our neighbors have told us loudly and clearly that they want a greener Concord which would allow for environmental learning. In 2014, in partnership with Seattle Parks Foundation and many other community and agency partners, feedback was solicited from over 350 people in South Park - including children, families and seniors - about how South Park's public spaces were or were not meeting community needs, and how they could be improved to better meet those needs. The South Park Green Space Vision Plan was released in June 2014, which articulated a series of community priorities, including improvements for Concord Elementary. The need for this is significant. Currently, the population at Concord faces certain obstacles not shared by much of Seattle. We are high-poverty--almost 80% of our students qualify for free- or reduced-lunch. We are 87% children of color and 50% English Language Learners. We need our children and families to feel safe, comfortable, supported and engaged at school. Our families deserve a beautiful and healthy environment. Greening Concord Elementary will address these issues by improving the landscaping at an important neighborhood open space and growing opportunities for students to live healthier lives.