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Support local business. Follow your favorite shops and stay in the know - all in one place.  Click on multiple "like" Facebook buttons and follow  businesses and organizations in the area. Or sign up for email updates.

Build a better Southend Seattle through world class investment models designed to prevent displacement of black-owned businesses and families and grow your net worth. Learn about CORD and local real estate trusts where families pool their investments and develop land.  Learn about tools to grow our local businesses.

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Click on the Facebook "like" buttons and connect with local thought and action leaders.  Click here to learn about, meet, and engage many of Southend's awesome neighbors. Fill your Facebook feed with new people.

Southend Connect Live Stream

Join Phyllis Porter and Phil Manzano as they team up to provide live streaming content to you.  The exact schedule is still in the work but both are committed to providing you with compelling content that introduces you to the influencers who are shaping our community.  Our goal is to make it interactive so you can ask question in real-time.  Sign up for the email updates to keep up on the live dates. To learn more about our hosts click on each of their pictures to go to their bio page.

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Please click the "like" button on our facebook page below and learn about new businesses in your own personal feed or/and sign up for our soouthend small business update email to the right.

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Southend Connect is working with the Ark Lodge to ensure that SE Seattle has a neighborhood movie theater.  Register for the John Lewis movie here and follow Ark Lodge on Facebook to stay updated on how to support our local theater.


Have you ever watched Shark Tank?  Urban Impact Seattle is a local nonprofit helps small business start-ups through its incubator program.  Graduates of the program each year sharpen their business skills and hone a pitch for money at SHARKS at the Beach.  Learn more here...

Mission of Southend Connect

Our first and only mission is to connect community residents and highlight activities to enrich

the lives of our whole community. We are committed to stopping the alarming rate of

displacement of Southend Seattle families and businesses; which are disproportionally affecting

families and businesses of color. Here we will celebrate, connect, and inform about all that

makes the Southend a vibrant and thriving community. Join us!

How To Use This Site

This site is set up in three major sections: Buy Local, Invest Local and Connect Local.  Take time to learn who the thought and action leaders are in Southeast Seattle .  CLICK on their "like" buttons and follow a few of them on your own Facebook or twitter feed.  Sign up on facebook/southendconnect and get multiple feeds through one entity.  Or sign up for our email newsletter that will update you on how to get connected in great projects and businesses.  We hope that you will make new friends and find new ways to get involved and  increase your impact on this community.

Rainier Valley Community Development Fund

Meet Bob Luciano 

Bob is a South Seattle  resident and leads a nonprofit special loan fund for South Seattle businesses.  If your business is located in the area and needs a loan contact him at  

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