Locals to Know

Locals to Know: Era Schrepfer

Today, we’re talking to Era Schrepfer, Executive Director of FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students), about her work advancing international understanding and building community. FIUTS connects international students and scholars with local host families, giving both guests and hosts an opportunity to build new relationships, celebrate their differences and learn from one another. Tell […]

/ April 25, 2022


Locals to Know: Terrence Santos

Today, we’re talking to Terrence Santos, the local filmmaker and restaurant owner documenting Seattle’s Filipinx food scene. Santos is in the process of making a documentary about the community behind our city’s Filipinx restaurants, and he started an Instagram account to document all the people and places he’s discovered along the way. Terrence is also an […]

/ April 25, 2022


Locals to Know: The Pastry Project

Today, we’re talking to the women behind The Pastry Project, a local org that provides free baking and pastry training to individuals with barriers to education and jobs in the industry. Co-founders Emily Kim and Heather Hodge partner with local nonprofits to find applicants to the program and place students in over twenty Seattle bakeries, dessert shops […]

/ April 25, 2022


Locals to Know: Meet Andrea Porter

We’re sharing another installment of The Evergrey’s Locals to Know series, where we cede the spotlight to a local person or organization who’s made their mark on the larger Seattle community. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more of these interviews, and if you know of a person or organization that we […]

/ March 22, 2022


Locals to Know: Tonita Webb

Today, we’re introducing you to a local woman working to give all community members access to the resources they need to succeed.  Tonita Webb is the CEO of Verity Credit Union, Washington’s second oldest credit union, who last year became the first woman and the first Black American to be named CEO in the organization’s […]

/ March 14, 2022


🎹 Locals to Know: The Rhapsody Project

American music holds something for everyone — jazz, rock ‘n roll, funk, ragtime, hip hop, and the list goes on. But The Rhapsody Project wants us to ask ourselves if we really know where that music comes from?  The project teaches young (and some older) students about the roots of America’s music through jam sessions, […]

/ February 24, 2022


🎁 28 Seattle-made gifts to wrap up your holiday shopping, just in time for Shop Small Saturday

“Thanks to our sponsor, Civic Commons, for making the 2021 Evergrey Gift Guide happen. Learn how to engage with your community all year long by connecting with the local org that’s driving big change in the Emerald City, from Shoreline to Sea-Tac.” Seattle is jam-packed with talented and ambitious creatives whose wares are prime for […]

/ November 23, 2021


Building community through biking

After the Atlanta spa shootings, Kae-Lin Wang craved an Asian community, so she decided to make one built on biking and food. Now the Asian Bike Club meets monthly to share ramen outside and find solace with others.

/ October 5, 2021


‘Hetero’: Everyone is gay and no one dies

Filmed, created, and acted by local PNW’ers, “Hetero” is a new web series that brings viewers queer storylines that go beyond the typical tropes.

/ June 18, 2021


Alanna Francis of Seattle’s Three Dollar Bill Cinema (and her favorite Seattle spots!)

Meet Alanna Francis Alanna is the Development and Community Outreach Manager for Three Dollar Bill Cinema. What is your relationship with Capitol Hill? Capitol Hill has been a place that I have worked for the last six or seven years. I have worked at a variety of different nonprofits that have served Capitol Hill and […]

/ May 8, 2021