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2015: the Year in Review

Without a doubt, 2015 has been one of Pomegranate Center’s most productive and interesting years. From traveling and training others in the art of community engagement in New Zealand last winter to teaching collaborative community engagement techniques to leaders at King County Parks & Rec right in our back yard, our work has been focused Read more

Together We Know More

by Milenko Matanovic

Listening is a critical component of a strong democracy. Only by listening to each other can we create a sense of shared ownership, in turn building community, trust and safety. By listening we discover new things, and we start appreciating how useful different perspectives can be. Read more

Americans for the Arts pARTnership Movement

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts over the past 56 years, featured Pomegranate Center in their new pARTnership Movement essay. Our partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Tully’s) demonstrates how arts partnerships can help companies creatively and effectively communicate with customers, employees, and other stakeholders. Read full essay HERE. Read more

Breathing New Life and Prosperity Into Small Town America

A summarized case-study created in partnership between the Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance, Sherwood Trust, Blue Mountain Action Council, & Pomegranate Center

Imagine a struggling small town with minimal civic involvement where hundreds of community members turn out to take charge of their destiny. This is the story of Milton-Freewater. Read more

Impressions From an Intern

Guest Post by Danielle VonLehe

Suffice it to say I had, at best, a miniscule idea of what was to come in the weeks following my introduction to the Pomegranate Center. I am a graduating senior in English and Photomedia at the University of Washington, and I reached out to the Pomegranate Center Read more