Columbia City / Rainier Valley

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Community and Economic Development

  • Columbia City Revitalization Committee
    An action-oriented, community- based organization of residents, business owners, and community groups.
  • South East Effective Development (SEED)
    For More Info: (206) 723-7333
  • Rainier Main Street Program (SEED)
    Maiko Winkler: (206) 723-7333
  • Bike Works   Bike Works teaches young people how to fix bikes, rewards them with their own set of wheels, and provides affordable bicycle services in the community.

Arts, Cultural and Recreational

  • Columbia City Beat Walk
    Uche Njoku at 760-4211 or
    They're always looking for monthly vlunteers.
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center
    Jerri Plumridge: (206) 723-7333 (SEED)
  • Columbia City Gallery
  • Rainier Community Center
    (206) 386-1919
  • Vietnamese Community Center
    Kim Long: (206) 725-9181


  • Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool Developmentally appropriate activities for kids ages 2-5 in a safe, fun environment. One block east of Columbia City.  For information call 723-1555 or email

  • Powerful Schools
    Hawthorne, John Muir, Orca at Columbia, and Whitworth Elementary Schools have joined with the Mount Baker Community Club and the Columbia City Revitalization Committee to build powerful minds through a series of programs that focus on improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

  • Community Technology Learning Centers Learn job skills, languages, how to use computers, the Internet, find valuable health and community resources...and much more at a community technology center in our neighborhood.

    • Technology Access Foundation(TAF) 3803 S. EDMUNDS ST. SUITE A • SEATTLE, WA 98112 (206) 725-9095

    • Project Compute at Rainier Community Center  4600 38th AV S  (206) 386-1919 

    • Horn of Africa Services 4714 Rainer Ave South Suite 105  (206) 760-0550

    • Rainier Beach Community Technology Learning Center  8825 Rainier AVE S  (206) 722-1390 


  • Rainier Valley Historical Society
    Buzz Anderson: (206) 722-2838
  • Columbia City Landmark District
    Gary Oppenheimer: (206) 725-2851
    Eugenia Woo: (206) 684-0226

Public Safety and City Services

  • South East Seattle Crime Prevention (Seattle Neighborhood Group)
    Tari Nelson-Zaga: (206) 322-9330 or email.
    Meetings are at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month. They are held at the South Seattle Senior Center.
  • Block Watch Program -- Seattle Police Department, Crime Prevention
    Mark Solomon:  (206) 386-9766
  • Southeast Neighborhood Service Center (Little City Hall)
    Glenn Harris: (206) 386-1931

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Contact: Columbia City Revitalization Committee

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