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Business of caring and CARE

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The Lake City community is as challenged as any during these difficult times. With a large population of people living outside in the business district, local business owners are challenged with the difficult conditions on the ground.What to do? With … Continued

Contribute to SHARE

Meal/Food donation link and guidelines HERE In the mid-1990’s, Maple Leaf Lutheran Church welcomed SHARE shelter part time to the NE Seattle-Meadowbrook community. In these very different and hopeful times, the community and the hosts have now welcomed our guests … Continued

Thanks Stryder, for CARE

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It’s a difficult task, to age and have friends, family, young and old, come and go, passing on, way too young or living a life with too much pain. Experiencing loved ones passing anytime but especially in a season of … Continued

Remote CARE

With MC2’s support, shelter, tutoring, holiday care and food security remain strong in the NE Seattle community during these turbulent times. We recently secured funding for approximately 600 children again this holiday season. Also realized is our support for low … Continued

We did it!

With an inspiring display of community spirit, the residents of NE Seattle have come together in 2020 to provide needy children with a little brighter holiday season. Thank you to everyone who sponsored children or donated money to our gift … Continued

CARE for another

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Northeast Seattle’s full time shelter in Lake City’s Meadowbrook neighborhood began in March, 2020. With 16 residents settled in, many in community have been able to send support with meals, and other ancillary CARE. The coed shelter has been fortunate … Continued

Give BIG 2020, CARE to match?

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NOW you can be a part of the yearly effort to strengthen the Seattle community. A donation to MC2 ensures continued programming for shelter support, building food security, holiday family support and after school language tutoring at local Lake City … Continued

Micro greens, Macro CARE

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BIG thanks to the local farm-school program from Waldorf HS at Magnuson Park. The indoor growing program story was shared here last summer ( The future is here and food security could not be a bigger issue than today. Their … Continued

Coffee CARE

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This past Wednesday became Maple Leaf Lutheran Church’s first foray into 24/7 shelter for existing residents at the SHARE Shelter. Over the years, residents have been invited in to the church full time on holidays through out the calendar year. … Continued

Cabinet WAS bare

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MC2 worked with church members in 2019 to create a space next to Hygiene Center that helped Maple Leaf SHARE residents get ready for day. The room is designated for ironing clothes or as a quiet place in the evening … Continued

Pretzel City

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As the many colorful murals of Seattle’s Lake City District appear in blank and barren spaces, another claim to fame for folks by the lake is now frequently, ‘on the menu’. Kaffeeklatsch Bakery first appeared on the Lake City scene … Continued

February Free ‘Showers’

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With all this January wet weather, you’d be thankful to be home warm and staying out of the ‘liquid’ sunshine. For some Seattlites having time, resources and space to take CARE of hygiene needs like bathing is not always an … Continued

Yoga in Meadowbrook

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Yoga in Meadowbrook – Fridays / Winter Session 2020 Donate to MC2 here on the ‘About Us’ page and start your new year off right. Bring your mat or a big towel and meet your neighbors. For all levels, this … Continued

On Holiday

As the holiday season gets further into the rear view mirror, a few observations from the elves at the Lake City Holiday Project. With several events held and gifts distributed to clients throughout NE Seattle, its important to note the … Continued


The Seattle 2019-20 school year has begun. MC2’s CARE for Olympic Hills Elementary (OHE) students in need is a big part of our nonprofits yearly effort. A north end holiday support program and food security effort in Meadowbrook also keeps … Continued

Community and Art…

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The last mural to grace the front of the popular Meadowbrook Community Center has now been revealed. As a welcoming gesture, colors and text ‘bring you in’. With water and nature all around, the murals share the goal of workers … Continued

Meadowbrook SPACE force…

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Whether you’re cruising slowly (please) down Lake City or even in the Northgate area, you are likely to experience the effort of artist Andrew Miller and his cadre of youth from the City of Seattle programs. Many of the themes are a by-product of youth engagement. As an … Continued

LGBTQ Housing Fair

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Meadowbrook welcomes LGBTQ Housing Fair this Saturday, July  13th (11a-3p) at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church. Plenty of parking; more info please email, The event is hosted by the City of Seattle and LGBTQ Allyship. Maple Leaf Lutheran Church is … Continued

MBCC Colors Continue….

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In 2019 Meadowbrook Community Center embarked on an effort to bring color and ‘CARE’ to the Center, as well as their Teen Center at Nathan Hale High School. Artist Andrew Miller has had other art-student efforts pop up too (Lake … Continued

May 30 TCA General Mtg

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What’s in your neighborhood? Meadowbrook and the surrounding Lake City District has a multitude of urban challenges and sometimes they ‘merge’. Homeless encampments, as an example, may effect the creek system. Plant invasions and ‘corrupt’ residential sites may leech into … Continued

May 8 CARE for Community…

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Inside the Lake City District resides the smaller community known as Meadowbrook. This NE Seattle community faces challenges just as any other part of Seattle experiences. It also is a place of learning and suppport for neighbors, as well. A pond, … Continued

Groot Knows…TCA meets!

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Metaphor, Sch-metaphor…the popular movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ features a superhero ‘Tree’ character played by tough hombre, actor Vin Diesel. His lovable loyalty to the pack of good guys and gals sustains their effort to fight for good. ‘Groot’ as … Continued

Meadowbrook History Note

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The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department (City of Seattle) commissioned a booklet in 1995 that shares the historical details of the community known as  Meadowbrook. “History is the backbone of a community. …generations who have worked and lived and played … Continued

Meadowbrook Teen Center Art

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The recently memorialized Meadowbrook Teen Center is now reflecting, through art, concepts like community connection and teamwork. Facilitated by artist Andrew Miller, the inspiring ‘colors’ embraced and put down by artist and youth captures the commitment by Teen Coordinator Ms. … Continued

‘Urban’ Beavers (?)

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Thornton Creek Alliance welcomes all to their January gathering in Meadowbrook. The creek itself runs along Nathan Hale HS in Meadowbrook and has dealt with the largest living rodents in the USA for some time. How do our governmental institutions … Continued

Styrofoam Drive, Sadly Thrived…

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With ‘kudos’ to Nextdoor and Seattle Lighting, Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook Green Team held a holiday styrofoam drive. Dedicating the lobby for drop off probably would not be a first choice in the future. Office Dog Dewey couldn’t … Continued

ALL Warm Drive – THANKS!

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Aegis Living @ Ravenna sponsored a warm clothing drive this past Holiday Season for the coed shelter at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook. Pictured is Sue Donovan of Aegis-Ravenna with MC2 contact. In the Fall of 2018 she walked the shelter accommodations and asked if a warm clothing drive for the residents would … Continued

Plunge 2019 INVITE

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Each new years day celebration, Seattle citizens itching to get out of the house and breath the air of 2019 visit Matthews Beach/ NE Seattle. Big ‘thanks’ to Meadowbrook Community Center’s Pool staff who work to corral the frosty wannabes … Continued

500 Kid CARE

With the 2018 Lake City Holiday Project now complete, the many ‘elves’ that support the effort can tend to their own list and celebration. Working with the North Helpline and North Seattle Family Center in Lake City, these two providers … Continued

Holiday VIPs …THANK YOU!

Donors, volunteers and community; to you MC2 says ‘thank you’. Whether its civic groups, businesses, churches, schools or advocates for CARE, we appreciate again, the awesome turnout. We will again meet the requests of local human service providers and their clients. Families in … Continued

‘Serve’, ‘Love’ and CARE

The Lake City Holiday Project welcomes the Tennis Center Sand Point, located in the Magnuson Park complex. The diverse and welcoming indoor location offers up support for neighbors they both welcome and advocate for. The privately owned facility and ownership are strong on being good neighbors. … Continued

Meadowbrook ‘WILD’

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Much of the Lake City District is famous for the big strip. Fast food, car sales, retail and small owner businesses. But woven through the 5 smaller communities of Lake City (Victory Heights, Cedar Park, Olympic Hills, Meadowbrook and Matthews … Continued

Super Superintendent…

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It was April 2018 when Denise Juneau (lawyer, educator, administrator, Tribal member) was confirmed for the new job as Superintendent of Public Instruction in Seattle. It was a unanimous vote; if you’ve met her, know her and read about her, … Continued

Show and Tell….

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The art presentation, ‘Homelessness: Disgrace of a Wealthy Nation’ was held this past week and the turnout was a good one.  The issue of homelessness is everywhere in our daily lives and this effort staged at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church … Continued

TCA meets in Meadowbrook…

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The Thornton Creek Alliance, an effective and committed community group here in Seattle, hosts their General Meeting this coming October 24th, 2018. The free event will present UW’s Dr. David Montgomery, PhD. and his presentation on ‘Growing a Revolution: Soil, Water and Society’. … Continued

Disgrace of a wealthy nation…

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Save the date! A timely and intimate portrayal of a collective struggle; the twenty five piece art series takes the medium to a life size experience. Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook welcomes all to join us on this journey of exploration through the work of artist Keith Artz. Since 1996 … Continued

Meadowbrook Mermaids

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The Meadowbrook Community Center and its affiliated Meadowbrook Pool have a great outreach history. With an active Advisory Board, many other Community Centers have benefited from Meadowbrook’s past budget surplus and relied on a like minded partner. The Pool has … Continued

Real Live presented

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Homelessness is a topic of conversation and a dilemma most see as a huge challenge. In the abstract, many avenues of choice might be a solution. Whether a drive through downtown or a visit to the park, the reality of … Continued

Church Harvest in Meadowbrook

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Walla Walla Sweets harvested and delivered to the food bank in Lake City. Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook built garden with funding from Solid Ground and E.L.C.A. HungerGrant ( A total of 154 lbs were delivered with this harvest. … Continued

Pastor Julie shares shelter meal…

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Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in NE Seattle’s Meadowbrook neighborhood has hosted a 20 resident coed shelter since 1996. With expanded resources (showers, TV, storage, quiet room and shelter kitchen) the ‘welcoming’ spirit is evident as one walks the Community Hall. SHARE staff recently added case management (2017) with the goal of identifying needs not always realized … Continued

Freezing Fun in 2019?

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In January 2003, 200 brave  swimmers thought a ritualistic ‘plunge’ into the cold and frigid Lake Washington waters would be a great idea. Located at the Seattle Parks / Matthews Beach, the event back then was introduced by Meadowbrook Pool … Continued

11 years ago…

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After a contentious arrival of Tent City 3 to the Meadowbrook neighborhood in 2007, a group of community neighbors volunteered to cook a meal for the arriving TC 3 guests. The volunteers also signed up to provide a meal for the 20 indoor shelter residents at … Continued

Art and traffic CHANGE!

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Beauty and a beast?  Art and controversy?  The ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ of vehicle movement? Color and structure. Straight lines and circles. The mural projects popping up all over the Lake City District is color movement if you slow down and smell the coffee (thanks! Kaffeeklatsche…).  The … Continued

Gardeners Yoga for MCGO…

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Heidi Mair, a local Wedgwood Yoga instructor (third from left, in picture) offers a yoga for gardeners hour long format  called Veda Yoga.  A basic introductory  movement  and breathing class which engages motion to support complimentary gardener work habits. This past week was the … Continued

Numbers don’t lie, lotta’ CARE goin’ on…

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Meadowbrook Community CARE, also known as ‘MC2‘ has some stats on care for the community in the Lake City District to share with you this Give BIG season, Food security, Coed Shelter, Family Support and After School Tutoring happen at MC2: This year: 22 children received free one–on–one after … Continued


Words in a document that are all capitalized, use of the exclamation point in a text or attempting to express complete ‘joy’ in a document is a bit of a literary challenge. Imagine the random moment when the ELL after school program students at Olympic … Continued

May 9 Give BIG supports MC2

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Coming up next month (May 9) is the annual Give BIG event supporting local nonprofits. Working to support food security (MCGO), holiday family support, sheltering the homeless and supporting the English language needs of Seattle School youth (Olympic Hills Elementary) ALL happens with Meadowbrook Community CARE. … Continued

Breakfast at Dinner Time…

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The Willamette University ‘Take a Break’ program recent visit to Seattle focused their Spring Break program on issues of homelessness in our NW region. Students shared that they too see the challenges in their school town of Salem, Oregon. Having the opportunity to immerse themselves in … Continued

One-on-One Works!

With the same twelve students on the two day a week after school program, filling the need for one-on-one engagement can be a volunteer management challenge. Securing 24+/- tutors would seem to be a daunting task. A rewarding effort is an easy sell. This year … Continued

Tool Library Moves to Meadowbrook!

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Coming this April 2018, the historical building ‘LaVilla Dairy’ in Meadowbrook will be a shared home to both a Construction Company (CB Construction) and the community-based NE Seattle Tool Library. The Library will move from their location near Dahl Playfield … Continued

Seattle City Council Minus 7

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With looming budget cuts to the City of Seattle’s SHARE shelter system, Urban Rest Stops (dedicated hygiene, laundry and mail srvs), Catholic Community Srvs and Women’s Health programming, a Council meeting was held to intake what the cuts would mean. … Continued

Hearts and minds…

The Lake City After School Program at Olympic Hills Elementary operates on Monday and Tuesdays during the school year. Teachers identify students English Language needs and connect with parents around the one-on-one tutor experience at the school. There are other opportunities (basketball, … Continued

Magnuson CC Hires Spencer

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Seattle Parks and Recreation uses the ‘Coordinator Shuffle’ to address local staffing needs. Frequently there is no pattern to the employee transfer process and it does challenge the local community to stay involved.  Coordinators are the frontline or community ‘face’ when visiting a Community Center within the City of … Continued

Teen Center Remembers…

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Most Lake City District citizens know where to go for a good indoor swim. The Seattle Parks System has a great place in the District. Meadowbrook Pool is a part of the Meadowbrook Community Center and its big campus. Know … Continued

Girl Power

Each tutor session at Olympic Hills has a break time built in. Good or bad weather, students love to spread their wings. Four square, kick ball, jump rope or playground; lots of choices. But litter pickup? Having explained MLK day … Continued

Tiny Trees Preschool to Meadowbrook

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Founder and CEO Andrew Jay of Tiny Trees Outdoor Preschool Program notified MC2 that they will begin offering Preschool programming at Meadowbrook Community Gardens and Orchards site (MCGO)in September 2018. The playfield borders NE 105th and the Seattle Parks Community … Continued

NEW Operations @ LCCC

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The Lake City Community Center welcomed newly appointed staff beginning this past January 2, 2018. Long anticipated City staffing of Seattle Parks property in Lake City has been a goal of many local activists.  The Coordinator for Seattle Parks at Lake City is … Continued

Meadowbrook History Note

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“The Meadowbrook Golf Course (founded 1932) was located on the present site of Meadowbrook Community Center and Nathan Hale High School, between NE 105th to 110th Streets and 30th to 35th Avenues NE.   The land had originally been developed as a … Continued

Polka Sundays at Kaffeeklatch Bakery/ Cafe

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The Lake City business district is a  busy place. Businesses work hard to give good service, offer a good product and have a positive outreach into the community. With the constant change that is Seattle, one fun experience recently offered is at the Kaffeeklatch on Sundays. The … Continued

MC2’s 10 year mark AND CAKE

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Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2) has evolved since 2007. Having coalesced around a church effort to serve the community in partnership with the stakeholders, our first full year (2008) was forgettable. With an economic downturn reeking havoc, we worked, over time, … Continued

New OHE, New Principal

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As the halfway point in the school year approaches, MC2 would like to share a look at the new leadership at Olympic Hills Elementary (OHE). Just to catch up, the Lake City District school site was scheduled for demo two years ago. With … Continued

Sunny NO BOO Treat

This October celebration day at Olympic Hills Elementary was topped off with the local ‘Little Kitchen’ bakery’s  confectionery. Located on Lake City Way, it serves the two Cafe Javastis’ in the Wedgwood and Maple Leaf neighborhood. The student-break during the weekly tutor … Continued

Variety of Colors in Lake City

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Expression through color is a great way to aspire towards a welcoming community. Young lives often embrace the opportunity to tell a story through public art. Seattle Parks employee Mark Mendez recently volunteered energized youth artists again into the colorful … Continued

Not bored….

MC2 Board member Lee Lacroix stepped up and spelled some community garden relief time for Community Garden steward, Sue M this past September.  The visit highlighted some serious harvest time’ by volunteers and since it was a Labor Day weekend, a light crew. Managing volunteers and scheduling is … Continued

Peekaboo O.H.E.

The language support after school program we’ve shepherded over the last four years now enters an exciting and hopeful stage. The Lake City community and Olympic Hills specifically, continue to advocate for quality resources and equitable access. We took a little tour to … Continued

Fig about it…

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If you in live in NE Seattle and love figs then you know Bill ‘the Fig Guy’.  He actually visited MCGO’s Fig Orchard in Meadowbrook back in 2015. At the time the MCGO Fig Orchard was just getting its ‘roots’ … Continued

Skate Spot in Lake City

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The year 2009 does not sound like a long time ago. When you realize it is actually eight years on now and close to a decade ago, the date does seem a little ‘fuzzy’ when you think about it.  And 2009 is … Continued

Board and Outreach Grow

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Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2) has a 10 year history under its proverbial ‘belt’ and the work gets more exciting each season.  Whether we are tutoring youth at school, accessing holiday support for families, growing in the gardens, working to shelter our neighbors or welcoming students to … Continued

Camp Fire Meal Project for Shelter

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The issues and challenges of homelessness are numerous.  The residents of the Maple Leaf Shelter have sought shelter here since 1996.  Often the issues of compartmentalization create daily tension and incompatibility. Shelters may not have showers (we do), so residents … Continued

Urban Farm in Meadowbrook

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The Nathan Hale Urban Farm is busy, busy, busy.  Plant sales are a big part of their support and they are held throughout the year. Headed up by the Nathan Hale High School Horticulture program and supported by the nonprofit … Continued

Howdy Meadowbrook!

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Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2) recently held their quarterly Board meeting. With the give BIG campaign right around the corner, it was decided to educate and engage our Meadowbrook community and let them know the many good efforts being made to … Continued

Spring Break!

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All sorts of images come to mind when one hears ‘Spring Break!’. Recalling my youth or remembering my daughters time away, so many years ago, it usually comes with a word of caution or fears of some sort of excess. … Continued

Vandals @MCGO…

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With Moscow getting so much news of late, its necessary to know that, not only is there another ‘Washington’ (state) but also another ‘Moscow’. The one in Idaho came to visit, serve and make a positive impact here in Seattle this past March. … Continued

This Works!

Back in 2007, Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2) developed a vision for after school care in Northeast Seattle. Along with commitment comes partners, curriculum and goals.  When MC2 looked at our opportunities back in 2013 we were determined to get the … Continued

Trail Upgrade at MCGO

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Seattle Parks and Recreation and Goodwill Industries ‘Green Corp’ program will be at the Meadowbrook Orchard improving existing trails in 2017. Chukundi Salisbury, the Trails Guy at Seattle Parks will be overseeing the upgrades. First built in 1994, the Meadowbrook … Continued

Looking Back 1991

In 1986, Yolanda Martinez worked for the City of Seattle in the Neighborhood Services office (pictured here) of Lake City (called at that time, ‘Little City Hall’). Many citizens she engaged day to day could not access holiday resources in … Continued

February Skills Fair in Meadowbrook

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Sustainable NE Seattle (http://sustainableneseattle. held their annual February Hands On Skill Fair and the event traversed the whole Meadowbrook complex.The Saturday event also highlighted the Nathan Hale Urban Farm, located across from Nathan Hale High School and behind the … Continued

Hellbent for Holiday CARE

The fourth year of holiday support from Emerald City Law Group ( ), Hellbent Brewery (www.hellbentbrewingcompany. com) and Lake City Legends was the most successful yet.  The Lake City Holiday Project (1986) has a long history of supporting families in … Continued

Olympic Hills Elementary and LCHP

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Two programs (LCASP and LCHP) briefly merged this 2016 when MC2 worked with Olympic Hills Elementary to support families in need during the holiday season.  The Lake City Holiday Project reached out to the schools Principal (Stacy Crum, pictured) to … Continued

Come together, right now

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Since the reemergence of the SHARE shelter at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church (and the city at large), folks have returned to the Community Shelter Meal as one way to connect with residents.  This month (November) the crew got some unusual … Continued

Sunny days remembered

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Winter time is spent celebrating holidays, rainy days, falling leaves and hot drinks. It also includes some daydreaming time, looking forward to longer and warmer days to come.  Here is a sunny day picture of the hardworking team at the … Continued

Teacher Wayne remembered….

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Early in MC2 history (2005) we operated several ESL (English as a Second Language) classes during the weekdays. Each class was a two day a week commitment for instructors.  As a community exercise, it was invigorating to connect with new … Continued


Halloween celebrations at Olympic Hills are an interesting dynamic.  With the diversity that is, and the mixing of many cultures, there is one message that is not lost on the students.  So, when you want to engage a student after … Continued

MC2 is there!!!

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The most recent web posting on the Puget Sound Business Journal took a look at all the high performing elementary schools in the Puget Sound region.  What was different with this peek was averaging teacher experience (# of years), student … Continued

Lake City Teen Mural POPS!

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Bringing a voice to the community can be a challenge.  Lake City embraces many cultures and has many opportunities to listen.  Food Bank, Library, Chamber’s Community Center and of course, Kaffeeklatsche Bakery and Coffee Shop come to mind. A unique and beautiful … Continued

Church in Meadowbrook

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In the Fall Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook plans a 100 sack lunch effort as part of their ‘Gods Work, Our Hands’ campaign. Support from Thrivent Financial provides the fixin’s and the church provides the ‘hands’.  This concerted effort benefits … Continued

One more school year….

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As the City of Seattle skyline changes and the rest of the U.S. LOOK here to see opportunity building, one can take a peek at all the north end schools getting a much needed face lift.  Lake City’s Olympic Hills Elementary is one … Continued


The English Language Learners (ELL) classes at MC2’s Lake City After School Program has a recess component built into each day.  As one might guess, there are a wide range of experiential moments that happen on any given day.  Getting ice … Continued

Camas ‘Sea of Blue’ SEE!

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‘Camas is a lily-like plant whose bulb can be fire-baked to make a sweet and nutritious staple. In some places in the Northwest, camas was so common that non-Indian travelers would mistake the plant’s blue flowers for distant lakes.’  ( … Continued

Meadow Brew Welcome!

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A warm caffeine ‘welcome’ to owner of the local coffee shop, Meadow Brew Café. Located on NE 110th and 35th NE, the friendly establishment is sited next Nathan Hale H.S. Meghan, who was a worker with the original ‘Cafe Lahti’, … Continued

Give BIG

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A little or A LOT! Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2) is registered with the Seattle Foundation for the give BIG day. TUESDAY May 3 is the day to give a little or give BIG and impact our community. Housing the homeless, supporting … Continued

School Boundaries in Lake City

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The Seattle School District held a parent/community meeting at the temporary Olympic Hills Elementary School site this past February. The Cedar Park School site will host O.H.E for one more year as boundaries for future enrollment at the two schools … Continued

Hands On Skills Fair at Meadowbrook

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Sustainable NE Seattle, a local nonprofit recently held their 6th annual ‘Hands-On Skills Fair’ at the Meadowbrook Community Center. The annual February event included a delicious lunch that filled the Center with lots of good smells. The event draws from … Continued

Bake Sale Delivers

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Meadowbrook Community Center is a busy place on the winter weekends. With youth basketball in full swing, it gives the MCGO community garden group a chance to meet the community, share the story and raise a few bucks, while their … Continued

UCT ‘invites’ GO out

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Urban Cross Trek, an MC2 summertime outreach campaign that supports engagement with rural communities has sent out their annual ‘invites’ for 2016. Most communities hail from areas along the north I-90 corridor. The UCT experience involves week long opportunities to see … Continued

Garden Share

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Maple Leaf Lutheran Church donates kitchen/sleeping space for 20 shelter coed residents every night of the year. Welcoming community volunteers to support the shelter with aSunday meal is a monthly effort and very much appreciated. Because they care! The vegetarian … Continued

Rhino CARE

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In Lake City resides the community-focused and deliciously hard working Kaffeeklatsch Bakery. Owner Annette knows fresh bake goods and a strong community is a good business model. The German bakery is a city center, of sorts. People appreciate the commitment … Continued

Supporting Seattle Parks Youth

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Meadowbrook and Northgate Community Centers are places of healthy, safe and fun support. Employees strive for and are dedicated to creating a healthy and sustaining environment for all its citizens. MC2 is fortunate to be in partnership with the committed … Continued

Plan for Success

The Lake City After School Project focus’ on English Language Learning (ELL) programming at Olympic Hills Elementary School. Temporarily sited at the recently refurbished Cedar Park School, the campaign to reach those  most in need of support has been well … Continued

Partnerships Pooch

Where’s Dewey? MC2’s resident dog has witnessed a kennel full of holiday care. Once orders are completed, all Lake City Holiday Project gifts are staged at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook. After putting together the family gift bags, the … Continued

Polar Bears and Playgrounds

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This coming January 1,  the annual Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Matthews Beach. This city-wide event has its humble origins in Meadowbrook with its first plunge of 300 people in 2003 organized by the staff at Meadowbrook. As community … Continued

Lions Flipping

The Lake City Lions Service Organization offered their annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast benefit this past Saturday, Dec 5th. The delicious event benefits Olympic Hills Elementary School PTA, MC2’s ELL partner. The Lake City Lions have a long history of support … Continued