The Petah Village
Photo credit: New Birth Center for Community Inclusion website.
Led by New Birth Center for Community Inclusion (NBCCI), The Petah Village project is an outdoor, facility-based preschool program located in Skyway. The NBCCI helps create sustainable ecosystems that dismantle systemic racism by fostering the growth, retention, and well-being of our beloved, sustained, and prosperous community. NBCCI aims to eradicate systemic opportunity gaps in education, housing, asset-building, and criminal justice reform by using radical transformation strategies that create intergenerational, wealth-building solutions.
The Petah Village project is located on 1.4 acres of green space, and an adjacent 2700 square-foot facility to serve 81 children. The expansion of Petah Villages serves as one programmatic service within a continuum of care to address systemic inequitable barriers for Black, Brown and Indigenous communities toward accessible, high-quality early childhood education, housing stability, and economic, workforce development services.
The Petah Villages project enjoys wide community support, validated by years of community needs assessments. One unique element of the project is the leveraging of land donation from current landowners to combat displacement and build economic vitality in Skyway.
UPDATE: As part of KCEN's 2020 land acquisition and develpment advocacy, we helped secure development capital for the important Petah Village in South Seattle! Incredible win!