Ethiopian Community in Seattle
The Ethiopian Community in Seattle's (ECS) mission is to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States. Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage.
8323 Rainier Ave A.
Seattle, WA 98118
In 1987, the organization was renamed the Ethiopian Community Mutual Association and then in 2012, it was renamed the Ethiopian Community in Seattle. Today ECS creates opportunities for economic and cultural development, educational advancement, and recreation for Ethiopians in the Puget Sound area, including new arrivals needing culturally relevant support and assistance; adopted Ethiopian children and their families who seek connections with the local Ethiopian community; and the broader community of East Africans in our area. ECS makes it a priority to reach out to all groups, encouraging pride in identity and maintenance of a rich cultural and linguistic heritage.
Our primary activities consist of the following programs and services: bilingual/bicultural case management services, job placement support, community referrals, English as a Second Language classes, health and nutrition education, youth tutoring and youth development, senior support services, cultural events, and community celebrations.