Ethiopian Community In Seattle

Ethiopian Community in Seattle launched in 1980 to help the community gain a foothold in Seattle and the surrounding area. As most immigrants faced cultural and linguistic barriers to services, ECS provided assistance finding jobs, housing, health care and legal help.

Ethiopian Community
Seattle

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle launched in 1980 to help the community gain a foothold in Seattle and the surrounding area. As most immigrants faced cultural and linguistic barriers to services, ECS provided assistance finding jobs, housing, health care and legal help.

Our Mission

The mission of Ethiopian community in Seattle is to cultivate a healthy, thriving Ethiopian and East African community by providing services that improves the well -being of its members and inspire successful, resilient assimilation into the Seattle area and beyond. With a focus on education, health and housing, the organization assists the community to navigate the complex web of social services while long term programs and advocacy empower them by addressing the root causes of problems that limit their economic and social progress. 

Our Vision

ECS envisions a vibrant and active Ethiopian Community in the Puget Sound area. Our aim is to preserve our rich Ethiopian heritage and to ensure that all members are actively involved and share mutual respect.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Applications for King County Immigration Fee Support Program & for the King County Relief Fund are now open!

2022 ECS Fundraising Gala

Join us on October 22 at Bellevue College for our New Year Gala and 10 Year Anniversary Special Celeberation. 

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Kurse

The monthly Kurse is coming up on Sunday September 4 at noon.

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Sign up For Our Newsletter

You can learn about the many ways we support our community and become more involved in ECS by signing up for our quarterly newsletter. Our newsletters also contain fun facts about Ethiopia, sharing our rich and unique heritage with our broad audience. Let us know of similar facts you want to share to the community.