Jack Green: The Generous and Community-Minded Owner of Green’s Fresh Market

Jack Green Jack Green is the owner of Green’s Fresh Market in the Hillyard neighborhood and has a long history in the grocery business. Some might remember Jack when he owned and operated Piccolo’s Italian Market and when he managed Cassano’s Italian Grocery store in the Chief Garry Neighborhood. As a resident and partner in…

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Ronako Mejbon: A Partner with a Passion for Community Health

“I’m honored and grateful that I get to help my Marshallese community.”—Ronako Mejbon Ronako Mejbon has played many important roles in her life – as a daughter, a mother, a community navigator, a nursing assistant and now as a community health worker at CHAS Health partnering with The ZONE at Northeast Community Center. She has…

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Efforts of The ZONE Honored by Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Girl Scouts Executive Director Brian Newberry presenting the Community Award to The ZONE with Amber Waldref, Director and Krysten Proszek, Expanded Learning Coordinator. We were so surprised last week to receive The Community Award from our local Girl Scouts organization! “This Council Award recognizes community groups or businesses who have supported a Service Unit or…

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Gonzaga University Wolff Fellows Create Impact in The ZONE

Alexandria Campbell Ellie Hough For the past 3 years, The ZONE at Northeast Community Center has hosted Wolff Fellows from Gonzaga University—students who desire to work at local organizations focused on increasing equity and social justice. The ZONE is happy to receive a Wolff Fellow from Gonzaga University who can spend a year not only…

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ZONE Family Resource Coordinators Support Thriving Students, Families, and Schools

Amy McColm and Nathan Hamilton, ZONE Family Resource Coordinators Students do better when they have support from both their teachers at school and their parents/caregivers at home. The ZONE has placed two Family Resource Coordinators in six Spokane Public Schools. These dynamic individuals work closely with Principals at their schools to engage families in the…

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Terry O’Brien asks, “If not now, when? If not me, who?”

My name is Therese (Terry) O’Brien and I am a retired professional woman with 3 business degrees, 4 children plus 9 grandchildren…and I live in the ZONE. I was born in Wisconsin and was a junior in high school when I first became involved in the business of advocacy. After that, every stage of my…

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