Founded by former Seattle Seahawks football player Doug Baldwin Jr, the Family First Community Center is dedicated to empowering individuals and strengthening our community bonds. Inspired by Doug’s passion for serving others, our center offers a wide range of programs and resources to foster personal growth, promote wellness, and cultivate meaningful connections. Join us as we create a thriving, inclusive community where everyone feels valued and supported.
We serve our community with love, treat each other as family, and create a safe space for everyone to belong.
Our Core values are: Growth Mindset, Leadership, Integrity, and Fun!
We believe in fostering a growth mindset that embraces challenges, learning, and continuous improvement. Leadership is at the heart of what we do, inspiring others to lead with compassion, empathy, and positive influence. We uphold the highest standards of integrity, valuing honesty, trust, and accountability in all our interactions. And amidst it all, we infuse every experience with a sense of joy and fun, celebrating life’s moments and creating lasting memories. Together, we are building a community that thrives on these values, where everyone can flourish and find their place in our Family First community.
Our History and Background
The center is located on school district property immediately adjacent to the Cascade Elementary School, where 58% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. The Benson Hill and Cascade area has nearly a quarter of the city’s population with 31% below the poverty line. Twenty percent of the population is 18 years or younger. The community is diverse, historically underserved, and has a significant need for recreation services for families and youth.
To address that unmet need, the new Family First Community Center will deliver services and programs focused on recreation, education, health and wellness and togetherness.
At Family First Community Center, our team is the beating heart of our mission to empower and strengthen our community. Comprised of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, we share a common passion for creating a positive impact. With a commitment to fostering personal growth, promoting wellness, and building meaningful connections, our team is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families in our community.
Executive Director - Family First Community Center Foundation
Executive Director - Family First Community Center
Director of Programs and Volunteers Services
Director of Operations and Administration
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Building and Program Support Team Coordinator