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Northeast Community Center celebration

The Northeast Community Center (NECC) will be holding an open house and grand opening celebration on Tuesday, April 19, at the newly expanded center, located at 4001 N. Cook. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at NECC or at the door the day of the event.

The celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in honor of the newest agencies at the center, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Riverstone Family Health and the Spokane District Dental Society Foundation’s IDEA (Inland Dental Expanded Access) Clinic. The ribbon cutting will be followed by an open house and self-guided tours. Beverages, food and entertainment will be provided. The evening will culminate with a presentation of community awards and a keynote address by Carlos Olivares, the Farm Workers Clinic’s executive director.
The Northeast Community Center (NECC) is a neighborhood-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 by Northeast Spokane residents. NECC is nationally and locally recognized for developing partnerships with neighborhoods, local businesses and industries.
The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides comprehensive medical, dental and social services in several Pacific Northwest communities. The Riverstone clinic joins a sister clinic in the city, Spokane Falls Family Clinic.
The Spokane District Dental Society Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes improved oral health and increased opportunities for delivery of dental care by collaboration with existing organizations and community programs.
The IDEA Clinic, which shares space with Riverstone’s dental clinic, is staffed by volunteer dentists coordinated by the dental society’s foundation. There are six dental operatories, including an oral surgery suite used by volunteer dentists.

Via e-mail from the North East Community Center

Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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