Greetings From Doug Baldwin

It has been a long time coming. I moved to the PNW in 2011 and found an opportunity to share the love that I experienced growing up in Florida. After meeting former Mayor Denis Law and launching the capital campaign together, we can finally exhale. The dream of the Family First Community Center is coming into focus.

We are creating a culture of access, opportunity and sense of belonging. Where kids can be kids and families can find love and support.

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Doug Baldwin, Jr.

The Family First Community Center is opening soon!

16200 116th Ave SE, Renton 98058

Community Open House:

  • Wed. May 17, 4pm to 8pm (Community Resource Fair)
  • Tues. May 23, 4pm to 8pm (Resource Fair & Renton Schools Partnership Day)
  • Thurs. May 25, 10am to 1pm (Open House)
  • Thurs. May 25, 3pm to 6pm (Open House)

Grand Ceremony:

  • Fri. June 16, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Official Opening:

  • Mon. June 26, 10am to 6pm

Construction Progress

We are excited to announce the selection of Comer GC, Inc. as General Contractor for the Family First construction project. They successfully completed a large school project with the City of Kent, among other recent relevant experience.

They are joined by the design team led by Baylis Architects. “Being a wellness center, the idea of health was at the heart of the design with lots of elements that link the building to nature and the outside environment to aide wellbeing and healing,” Meredith Everist, principal at Baylis, shared.

“We also made sure to include lots of large windows throughout the building so that wherever you are there is a connection to the outside,” Everist continued.

The project site also has a large “mobile bus zone” where a mobile library or mobile clinics can be parked to enhance the services at the center.

Supporting Our Community

Thanks to your financial contributions, and the support of a wide variety of philanthropy partners and community organizations, the Family First Community Center Foundation was able to provide immediate relief to area families and seniors during the early weeks of the 2020 pandemic. We delivered nearly 50,000 essential items and meals for our region’s most vulnerable children and adults. We appreciate everyone who contributed to this imperative work.