Credit should go to partners of Connect Casino Road

Regarding the Connect Casino Road initiative mentioned in a commentary in Sunday’s Herald, “Finding a way forward on Casino Road,” while I appreciate the intent of the writer to credit CCR with some good working happening in our community, I wanted to offer some corrections to some of the comments made. CCR’s strengths lie in the convening, connecting, and facilitating of community processes and conversations on Casino Road across multiple stakeholders. We are currently in the process of bringing a community center to Casino Road, which has been a process directly influenced by a number of partners and resident input. However, the programs mentioned in the commentary (such as the English program and the soccer program) are offered by organizations we have partnered with in the past, not by CCR.

CCR does not offer any direct services or programs; rather we try and support other organizations that are experts in those areas offer their services in the community.

The English program referenced in the letter is offered from a partnership among Everett Community College Seattle Goodwill and the YMCA. The soccer program is through Hand in Hand.

I just want to ensure CCR is not getting credit for the good work of other organizations in our community.

Sara Boyle

CCR director


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