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We Belong Here bridges the growing divides in our region by changing the way we work together to address our greatest challenges.

The program develops relationships between people and institutions from all sectors, creating bonds that fuse existing power with the expertise of lived experience. These relationships are sustainable, helping communities adapt beyond addressing a single issue and expand their reach to reduce inequities region-wide.

We Belong Here began work in the spring of 2019, in partnership with WTIA’s Ion Collaborators. Ion builds cross-sector cohorts (working groups) who collaborate over the course of six months: they start with story-telling and self-revelation before they dig into topics like economic growth, livability, and accessibility, in conversation with residents in specific place-based communities across King County.

Read updates about our work on the blog.

Photo credits on this page: Header courtesy of WTIA Ion Project.