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Ripples of Hope – City Year Seattle/King County’s 25th Anniversary

The City Year Seattle/King County community will celebrate 25 years of service to students and partner schools! Formerly the Ripples of Hope gala, we've transformed our annual fundraiser into a service festival. We invite all City Year champions to come and take part in a large-scale service project to build student success kits for Seattle students and partner schools.

Registration is now open! Click the RSVP button and sign up today!


Formerly the Ripples of Hope gala, we’ve transformed our annual fundraiser into a service festival that has a direct, positive impact on Seattle’s students. This year we will also be celebrating City Year Seattle/King County’s 25th Anniversary! Our celebration will give you the opportunity not just to raise your paddle but to join our City Year AmeriCorps teams, alumni, and community members in services to the students of Seattle. Join City Year AmeriCorps members, alumni, and community members assemble 4,000 student success kits as part of our large-scale service project.

For 25 years, 1,266 young adults have served more than 2,152,000 hours supporting students and our community. Throughout the calendar year 2023, we will take you back in time to celebrate the significant impact City Year Seattle / King County has had in our community. We’ll also look forward to the important work we are striving to do in the coming years as we 1. Support students’ ongoing rebound from the pandemic and 2. Work creatively to reduce barriers to entry for national service for diverse young adults and increase the value of City Year AmeriCorps Member experience.

Reserve your spot now and register below!


Your support combined with others’, will raise critical funds to enable City Year’s work in Seattle Public Schools.


Our service festival is a family friendly event open to the entire Seattle community. Children under the age of 12 attend for free. Please note how many children in your party will be attending upon registration.

City Year alumni and one guest can attend the Ripples of Hope – 25th Anniversary Celebration at a reduced price. We would also love for our Seattle partner school administrators, teachers, and families to join in the fun. Please see the registration page for more details.


The dress code is casual. There will be a service aspect to the event so make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing that you can stand and walk around in.

We look forward to serving with you!

Event Details
  • Event location Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
  • Event date Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Event time 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST
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