SPIARC is a community organization that serves the South end of Seattle and King County. Our services include direct assistance, education and leadership programs and other services that serve the low income and diverse population of South Park and surrounding areas.
"The South Park Information and Resource Center(SPIARC) has meant the world to me since 2012. Through their services, i was able to start taking English class - proof that they are one of the few organizations looking out for the basic needs of South Park residents"
South Park Information and Resource Center-SPIARC promotes a culture of leadership and community involvement among residents through programs, information and resources.
Our center of information was created in 2005 thanks to the initiative of a local resident that foreseen the need of a bilingual person available to connect the services and information from the City of Seattle to all neighbors. This office still is working with extended hours to cover the needs of the working people.
Since 2010, different leadership programs give space to create the community workshops, forums and training that support community engagement and the cultural and linguistic environment for the Spanish speaking community to thrive.
We could not get so far without the collaboration of great partners such as:
Latino Community Fund, Casa Latina, Entre Hermanos, Nursing School Program of the UW, Storm, Highline College, South Seattle College, Western Washington National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and different Departments from the City of Seattle, such as, Office of Immigrant and Refugees Affairs, Human Services Department, Labor of Standards, Concord PTA, la Biblioteca Public Library, the community center Parks and Recreation, SPARC, Food Bank – Providence Regina House, among others.