Seattle Works

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The finished product February 18, 2011

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We are happy to report that the mural at Concord International School is finished and installed.  ROUND OF APPLAUSE!

This mural began a year ago and has had tons of love poured into it by volunteers, parents, students, teachers, the list goes on and on. 

You can read about the previous Concord International School projects here:

and here:


Wow, that mural is a thing of beauty.  Special thanks to Stephanie Heffner, former Seattle Works AmeriCorps*VISTA that put a ton of hard work into the HandsOn Schools projects and especially into those projects at Concord.  Look at that work pay off!


Yeah for the flags! November 12, 2010

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Way back when we told you about our first project at Concord International School (

It’s rewarding when we get to see projects come full circle, so when we got this note from our trusted partner at Seattle Public Schools we had to share.

“As I was getting ready today for murals at Lincoln, I suddenly recalled TWO stories I wanted to share with Seattle Works:

A few weeks ago, we had a fabulous Seattle Works Team come to Concord to build the playground. But, because of the torrential rain, we weren’t ready for that so we kept them busy finishing game boards and the big mural (ALMOST ALMOST done!!).


Two lovely SW volunteers kind of shyly asked if I would mind if they added the India flag to the row of flags (I believe the team was predominantly UW students). Of course I didn’t mind, and they spent a couple of hours specially mixing the right colors and Concord now has a beautiful India flag in its row of flags!

Then the next day, when Seattle Dept of Neighborhood reps came to help, and we gathered for a group photo, one of the parents said, please move over so my Turkey flag shows in the photo … she said in a very pleased tone, that she noticed it right away when she was new to the school this fall!

Yeah for the flags!! Yeah for Seattle Works!!!”



HandsOn Schools- Brighton Elementary October 5, 2009

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Thank you to UBS and everyone who joined us on Saturday to brighten up the playground at Brighton Elementary. Wow- what a transformation! With all the color from new game lines, US map, the mural, and fresh mulch & plants, the common thought Saturday afternoon seemed to be “I wish I could be here on Monday to see the kids’ reactions”. If the enthusiasm of the kids who joined us on Saturday is any kind of indicator, there are going to be a lot of excited kids on Monday.

Brighton Elementary before:



Brighton Elementary during:




and AFTER!





HandsOn Schools – Concord International Elementary September 25, 2009

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Thanks to everyone who joined us to help the students at Concord International School “travel with their minds”. We had a great crew, including six Team Works teams, Hot Project volunteers, American Express employees and volunteers from the school community.

Extra big thanks to American Express and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for the funds to make these projects possible.

This is the first of three major projects at Concord this year. Stay tuned!



photos by Anthony Harris