Connect Casino Road

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Immigrants & Refugees


14 E Casino RdEverett, WA 98208 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Through inclusive, innovative, and transformative collaboration, Connect Casino Road identifies, champions, resources, and brings to life the vision and dreams of the Casino Road community. In our Casino Road community, families feel important, valued, and listened to. We are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. We experience joy every day. We are empowered to advocate for what we need, what we desire and what we dream of. Families choose to live here to transform their own lives and to become agents of change. All of us feel interconnected, supported and like we belong, regardless of race, age, gender, language, culture or ability.


The Casino Road community is known for its high levels of engagement, which indeed motivated the launch of Connect Casino Road and our community center. However, it was also recognized recently by a national economic development institution as one of the highest need areas for economic opportunities due to its persistently high poverty rates and large population of immigrants (25%) who have been historically marginalized. The Casino Road poverty rate is 36%, as compared to the county’s 14%, and the median income for our families is $37,313, as compared to the county’s $81,956. Officially launched in 2017, Connect Casino Road serves as the backbone of a collaborative of 24+ organizations that all work with local families to help them achieve their vision for a resilient community.

The layout of our physical space is a direct result of the community’s vision for the programs they wanted to see in their community center, and our organization continues to bring in new partner organizations to the collaborative based on the needs expressed by families. Our Director and program staff bring lived experience of immigrating to the US and bilingual abilities that are invaluable for understanding the journeys of our families.

We support families in three ways: by helping them navigate existing systems and resources (such as education, healthcare, and housing), by convening partner organizations to fill service gaps left by those systems, and by amplifying the community’s voices to improve those broken systems with public agencies.


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