Environmental Works News December 2016

Environmental Works Community Design Center thanks you for supporting community design for nonprofits in Washington State this year! To brighten your holiday season, we offer these updates on some of our current projects. Beautiful Expanded Home for Country Doctor Community Clinic Serving Those Who Serve: Devoe II Veterans Housing Support EW’s Community Design Fund! Nominate […]

Environmental Works News October 2016

Thank you for your support of nonprofit Community Design Center Environmental Works! This support enables us to continue empowering Washington’s people and communities in need, and designing the spaces they need to succeed. People and Places Matter! A New Temporary Housing Resource: The Tiny House Assembly Guide Design in Action: EW and The Brighton Community […]

environmental WORKS News December 2015

environmental WORKS News December 2015 Brender Creek Solid & Secure Seasonal Homes for Farmworkers Near the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, where the mountains of the Central Cascades give way to orchards, Brender Creek winds its way quietly through the nooks and crannies of the valley in the town of Cashmere. Hot sun […]

2014-2015 Annual Report

environmental WORKS Community Design Center: Celebrating 45 Years of Community Design 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Environmental Works – quite a milestone for an organization that started with the idea that by working with communities, together we can create spaces and places that empower, connect, and create vitality. We’ve learned many lessons in our […]

environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years!

Earth Day 2015 marks Environmental Works’ 45th Anniversary! We were established in 1970, the same year of the first Earth Day. To mark this momentous occasion, we handed out daffodils to our neighbors, just as our founders did when they opened Environmental Works 45 years ago!  Read on for a story about the opening from […]

environmental WORKS News April 2015

In this edition of environmental WORKS News: Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing environmental WORKS Celebrates 45 Years! GiveBIG on May 5th   Urban & Rural Shelter: The Caroline W. Apartments & Crossroads Housing Capitol Hill, Seattle and Shelton, Mason County could not be more different when it comes to […]

Santos Place: Restoration and Renewal

December 2014 News The Need Amidst Magnuson Park’s wide variety of built and natural community resources sits Solid Ground’s Santos Place, an historic WWII soldiers’ barracks that now houses 42 formerly homeless men and women. Originally renovated to transitional housing in the late 1990s, by last year time had taken a toll on the building […]

Sail River Longhouse Apartments: Bringing Makah Families Home

October 2014 News Neah Bay, a rugged place located on the northwestern-most tip of the Olympic Peninsula surrounded by lush forests and the pounding Pacific, is the home of the Makah Indian Tribe. The tribe’s name for themselves translates to “people who live by the rocks and the seagulls,” though the name Makah was given […]

Terry Home & PROVAIL: Helping young survivors of traumatic brain injury

September 2014 News Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often a devastating diagnosis for both patients and their families. Adding youth to a TBI diagnosis and the multitude of worries grows — particularly when it comes to short- and long-term care. For TBI survivors under age 45, with the possibility of self-sufficiency with supervision, options are […]

Green Plate Special’s New Kitchen Classroom Takes Shape

June 2014 News Green Plate Special’s motto “Grow, Cook, Eat, Diggit?” accurately describes the gardening-based nonprofit’s goal of educating youth about good nutrition by bringing middle school students in contact with homegrown fruits and vegetables through curriculum-based hands-on planting and cooking activities designed to address childhood health, obesity and life skills. They believe that by […]