Family First Community Center
OUR VISION is to provide a community center in the City of Renton to enhance the stability of the community by helping families achieve goals in education, fitness and overall health.
Doug Baldwin, the City of Renton, Renton School District, and HealthPoint have created a partnership to build a state-of-the-art community center in the Cascade/Benson neighborhood. Their vision is to provide youth and families in the area with a community center that offers health, wellness, recreational and educational opportunities.
Proposed Site for the Family First Community Center
“This creative partnership we have formed is fueled by our collective vision of giving kids an opportunity to be great. This vision meets an urgent need, keeps our promise to our community, and provides for the safety, education and character development of the next generation.” -Mayor Denis Law
The goal of the Family First Community Center is to provide a whole host of programs including sports and recreation, health and wellness, after school programs for youth and children, tutoring and mentoring, classes in technology, music and English as a second language, and a health clinic.
Doug Baldwin has over seven years of business experience related to sports and recreation. He is joined by Nick Arnold, a professional with over 11 years of experience working with recreational and community centers, including Kids Discovery and YMCA. Baldwin originally approached Mayor Law and expressed his interest in providing a recreational facility in Renton to help meet the needs of underserved families.
Over the next several months, the Family First team will be working with the City of Renton, Renton School District, the Seattle Seahawks, and several community members to determine funding options, develop a design for the center, and establish programs.
“Community centers not only provide athletic and educational activities, they are the building blocks for character building opportunities. These opportunities are being denied to many of the youth of today especially in the Cascade/Benson area.” – Doug Baldwin