Gracious Space stories
The moment I walked into the room where our three-day workshop would be held, I felt comfortable, welcome and full of excited anticipation. And that is the essence of Gracious Space,
I came to Gracious Space through the Leadership Montana class of 2007. Gracious Space was introduced on the first day of class.
While I was a master’s student in Non Profit Leadership, I would dream of how I would run my own organization. So when the teacher mentioned “Gracious Space,” I felt immediate kinship.
I first encountered Gracious Space from a colleague while doing some organizational development work with a city government in Colorado. We got to talking about how we wanted to structure the work and one of the people on the team insisted
In my home role I am a wife and a mother and at work I’m an administrator of a large division of public health in our county. I see Gracious Space pieces come forward at work, but I see them most consistently at a yoga studio that I go to.
In 1999 I was the single mother of five children, had spent two years homeless and many more struggling to make ends meet for my family. I was a board member of the Homelessness Project in Seattle when I was invited to participate in the Center
When I got the invitation to the Center’s Confluence: "Uniting to End Poverty," I didn’t reply right away. As the Public Policy Director for Children’s Alliance, I get a lot of invitations and
I used to describe myself as an extreme humanitarian. My passion for advocating for the poorest of Seattle’s citizens
I had just finished a degree in theology and was consulting on a community building initiative in a racially diverse and economically depressed region, when I received an invitation to
I work across a lot of different issue areas, and whether it’s in the faith community, education, community organizing, or even corporate arenas, the concept of Gracious Space is very
I work at Harborview Medical Center as a patient service specialist. Working in the admitting department and at the front desk gives me the opportunity to help all kinds of people.
I got to know the Center through my participation on the design team for the Inspired Action Confluence in 2005. The purpose of the Confluence was to bring together a diverse group of people
I connected with the Center ten years ago through a Core Values workshop, and then attended two workshops on Gracious Space. I began to use the Center’s guidelines to help
My introduction to Gracious Space was in 2004, when I connected to the Center for an internship experience. I then went to two or three Gracious Space workshops and seminars.
I’m the executive director for Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH). Here at KITH we have four case managers who work with homeless families living in our housing. Being
I went through college and graduate school focusing on political science and economics, then earned my doctorate in city planning and social sciences. Being a designer of physical
I’m Executive Director of Senior Services in Seattle, Washington. This is my fifth year with Senior Services, and I’ve been working in the field for more then 35 years. In March 2008