nehemiah studio central district policy review

June 6, 2020

Nehemiah Initiative Founded in October 2018

Image of Bishop Tyson and Donald King standing together as if speaking to an unseen audience

Bishop Tyson and Donald King present to a group of University of Washington students about the Nehemiah Initiative.Photo by Paulette Brown, Nehemiah Initiative

The Nehemiah Initiative was founded in October 2018 by the leadership team after many conversations and deliberations about the concerns of historically Black churches in the Central District and throughout the Seattle area. The group decided to formalize their conversations into an initiative so they could bring others in to join their cause.