June 13, 2023 – Today is a historic day as Denise Louie Education Center celebrates the ribbon cutting ceremony of 13th and Fir, a collaborative partnership with Community Roots Housing, Seattle Chinatown Int’l. Dist. Preservation and Development Authority to bring 156 affordable housing units and early education under one roof.

This expansion will allow us to open our doors wider, serving an additional 97 children, cultivating their curiosities, and sparking their lifelong journey of learning!

This victory is a testament to the power of unity and the magic that happens when a community comes together for a cause. Read full article now!


Yesler Terrace Expansion Project (13th and Fir)

Seattle’s growing need for quality childcare facilities has left many families on a 1-2-year waitlist, evidencing an increased need for early learning services, the number is even higher for low income families of color. We will be partnering with Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and Capitol Hill Housing who will provide 158 housing units.


  • TARGETED BENEFICIARIES: Children from birth to age 5 and their parents/caregivers
  • IMPACT: At least 97 children (37 being infant and toddler and 60 preschoolers)
  • DETAILS: 6 classrooms, office spaces, laundry room, kitchen and playground 
  • PROJECT TIMELINE: June 2021 – Spring 2022
Yesler Terrace Project - Expenses + Revenue - Denise Louie Education Center

Yesler Terrace Project Floorplan

Yesler Terrace Project - View from North East - DLEC
Yesler Terrace Project - Aerial View from Southeast - Denise Louie Education Center
Yesler Terrace Project - Denise Louie Education Center