NEWS GLEAMS: vaccines, summer jobs at Seattle Parks, share your “Seattle stories” and more!


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organized by Emerald Staff

A roundup of the news and announcements we don’t want to lose in the fast-paced news cycle!


The city of Seattle offers COVID-19 vaccines at its Rainier Beach vaccination center, which now accepts steps / rollers / pipes. (Photo: Alex Garland)

Accessibility to COVID-19 vaccination and other information

Auburn vaccination center now offers car-side service on Mondays From PHSKC: On Mondays only, starting May 10, the Auburn Immunization Clinic offers a side-by-car service for those who cannot easily reach the clinic. Just let a host know when you arrive that in-car service is required. Find directions to Auburn’s location at https://kingcounty.gov/vaccine

Flyer featuring information for the Washington Hall Community Immunization Pop-Up Event.

Vaccination pop-up event at Washington Hall in the Central District Washington Room is hosting a pop-up event on vaccination this Friday May 14, of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will administer the first doses of the Moderna vaccine, and a PHSKC specialist will be available on site to answer all your questions about the vaccine! Not only will you be able to get vaccinated, but you will also be able to purchase health insurance and subscribe to ORCA or WIC cards. The second doses of the vaccine will be administered on Friday, June 11.

Harborview Medical Center Now Offers Walk-In Services Harborview Medical Center now offers walk-in appointments from 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. If you already have a medical appointment with another clinic at Harborview Medical Center, you can also inquire about the possibility of getting a COVID-19 vaccine on the day of your visit. The clinic team can help you plan your same-day appointment at the on-site vaccination clinic.

Walk-in vaccination appointments are also available at the following UW Medicine sites:

  • North King County Immunization Clinic: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UW Medical Center – Montlake: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • UW Medical Center – North West: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can also always make an appointment for your first or second dose by:


A youth featuring black people plays at a Seattle-area water park.
Image is attributed to Seth Stoll (under Creative Commons license, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Summer Jobs at Seattle Parks and Recreation

From the source: As Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) gears up for summer, we plan to open outdoor programs at beaches, sprayparks, wading pools and day camps. However, one of the main obstacles to opening sites is the lack of staff. We need lifeguards, camp counselors, recreation workers, park maintenance workers, and more. Those interested in a summer job are encouraged to apply for available positions and also pass this information on to family and friends.

Available positions include:

  • Park maintenance worker – Starting at $ 25.83 per hour
  • Lifeguards – Starting at $ 19.70 per hour
  • Paddling pool attendants – Starting at $ 18.74 per hour
  • Leisure Leader – Starting at $ 20.95 per hour
  • Day camp instructor – Starting at $ 16.88 per hour

Please view all currently available SPR jobs on the following web page.


Seattle Neighborhood Department looking for story submissions for new storytelling project

Deadline: May 17

From the source: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is looking for writers, artists, photographers, or other creatives to participate in a new storytelling project called Seattle Stories. This series focuses on the people and places that shaped Seattle’s past and brought us to the present. In partnership with the Historic Preservation Program, Seattle Histories shines a light on communities and stories that have not been prioritized in mainstream media or that have been excluded from historical narrative.

People with ties to Seattle’s Black, Indigenous, or Colored communities are encouraged to submit ideas for creative work. Below are some of the topics that the project currently wants to explore. Seattle Histories is also open to hearing your story ideas and hosts presentations on topics not listed below.

  • LGBTQ stories from Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, Seattle’s premier LGBTQ hub.
  • Stories of jazz clubs in Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, Central District and elsewhere.
  • Seattle Chinese and Filipino exercise teams.
  • Present your own idea!

To submit your story to Seattle Histories, submit an Expression of Interest to [email protected] in Monday, May 17, 2021. The statement should include a short presentation (max 300 words) that loosely describes what you are doing, a short paragraph (max 300 words) on how you are connected to the community or where you are focusing, and a link or attached example of your work.


For more information, visit the Seattle Histories web page.


SDOT is looking for answers from the community about the MLK Protected Bike Path!

From the source: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is building a protected bike path on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South between South Judkins Street and the Mount Baker Link light rail station on South Winthrop Street. This project will improve safety for people cycling, walking and driving along the Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. The project will also create better transit and destination connections between Mount Baker station and the future Judkins Park station which is slated to open in 2023.

SDOT is seeking community feedback on the proposed design, and there is still time to participate in its online survey. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Traditional Chinese, and responses are collected until May 20.


For more information on the MLK Protected Bike Lane project, visit the project page Web page, E-mail [email protected], or call (206) 900-8750. To complete the survey, visit the following site Web page.


Free Renton Virtual Job Fair May 19

From the source: The Sixth Annual Free Virtual Renton Job Fair is Wednesday May 19, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Uniting Talents and Opportunities”. Registration for the Career Fair is now open.

The fair will connect job seekers with companies from a wide variety of industries via text chats or video chats. Participants are encouraged to dress for success and have their resumes. This is a great opportunity for job seekers in the Renton area, as well as students and alumni of Renton Technical College, to connect with employers.

Renton Technical College staff provide free help with CVs Monday to Thursday, May 10 to 13, 2 p.m. Please prepare your draft CV as a starting point.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to participate or have any questions.


Request for Proposals on Public Health Education for Duwamish River Fishermen

Public Health – Seattle & King County is soliciting requests for proposals (RFPs) from community and faith-based organizations to promote health education for the various communities who fish in the Duwamish River.

From the source: “Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Fun to catch, toxic to eat seeks proposals from ethnic community organizations or faith-based organizations to design and implement a culturally appropriate health promotion, awareness and education plan for at least one of these priority groups fishing the river Duwamish: Chinese, Lao, Hmong, Koreans, Mien, Filipinos and / or other Pacific Islanders.


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