Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
Seattle Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, located in Seattle's Central District, provides medical, dental and mental health care under one roof to all families regardless of their ability to pay.

Since 1970, we have been the health care home for families who seek the highest quality care in an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance and respect. From generation to generation, we have helped kids grow into adulthood with healthy minds and bodies.

As passionate advocates for our multicultural families, we help them find a voice and a place in the world. As a constant, caring resource in our community, we bring people together to learn from and enrich each other's lives. 

Our Mission:

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic is an enduring community partner with a dedication to promoting quality pediatric care, family advocacy, health collaboration, mentoring and education in a culturally relevant context. 

Odessa Brown Children's Clinic is a community clinic of
Seattle Children's Hospital.

What's new!
Cooking and Fitness Opportunities for OBCC Patients! 

Cooking Classes (Ages 8-13)

We offer FREE 6-week cooking and nutrition classes for OBCC families with children 8-13 years old. Cook side by side and learn how to prepare healthy, low-cost meals together as a family. Take home a free bag of groceries along with recipes at the end of each class.


Class is limited to 8 families and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you sign up for this series, please plan to attend all 6 sessions.


If you are interested in future classes, call Rebecca at (206) 987-7223 or email rebecca.finkel@seattlechildrens.org


Green Plate Special (5th – 8th graders)

Learn to grow and cook healthy and delicious food with Green Plate Special, located in Rainier Valley. They offer FREE after-school programs, holiday break camps and summer camps, and can arrange transportation. Snacks and meals are provided during the program.


For more information email: diggit@greenplatespecial.org  or call 206-310-7393


Munchin’ Mondays (Ages 13-18)

Miller Community Center Kitchen is offering a FREE weekly class to learn home to create teen-friendly, easy, healthy meals at home.


Mondays, April 4 – June 9. 5:00-6:45pm

Miller Community Center is located at 330 19th Ave E. 206-684-4753


Teen Tasters (Ages 13-18)

Garfield Teen Life Center offers a FREE weekly cooking class for teens to learn about nutrition and shopping on a budget.


Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

Garfield Teen Life Center is located at 428 23rd Ave. 206-684-4550


Let’s Cook (Ages 13-18)

Yesler Community Center offers teens a FREE cooking class that teaches menu planning, bargain shopping, food prep and a fun hands-on experience. Participants must sign up in advance and must return a permission form.


2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 4:00-7:00pm

Yesler Community Center is located at 917 E Yesler Way. 206-386-1245


Community Kitchens Northwest (All Ages)

Community Kitchens offers monthly community dinners at Rainier Community Center and 
Rainier Beach Community Center. Join your neighbors to help cook or just enjoy a meal together.


Rainier Community Center: 3rd Fridays of the month.

Rainier Community Center is located at 4600 38th Ave S. 206-386-1919


Rainier Beach Community Center upcoming dinners: Sundays April 27, May 18, June 15. Arrive at 2pm to help cook. Dinner served 4-5pm. Donations welcome.

Rainier Beach Community Center is located at 8825 Rainier Ave S. 206-386-1925


Swimming Lessons for OBCC Patients (ages 4-16)

Join other OBCC families for half hour swimming lessons with led by professional instructors.  Scholarships available for those who qualify.

Fridays, 5:30 or 6:00 pm (family swim afterwards). 
10 week session, during Fall, Winter and Spring.
Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave in Seattle

Orientation and registration for spring swim lessons will be held on Friday, April 4 at 6pm followed by a FREE public swim. Lessons begin on Friday, April 11.

Contact Rebecca at (206) 987-7223 or email rebecca.finkel@seattlechildrens.org to learn more and sign up! Space is limited!


Women-Only Swims & Lessons

Women-only swim lessons are offered at these Seattle area pools. Cost is $35 for 5 lessons. Scholarships are available.


Women-Only Lap Swim/Open Swim is offered at these locations and times:


Meadowbrook Pool: Saturdays 7:00-8:00pm

Medgar Evers Pool: Saturdays 6:30-7:00pm and 7:00-7:30pm

Southwest Pool: Saturdays 3:30-4:00pm and 4:00-4:30pm

Rainier Beach Pool: Sundays 5:30-6:00pm and 6:00-6:30pm


Women-only open swims at these cost $2.


Other pools that offer women-only swim include YMCA West Seattle, Evergreen Pool, YMCA SeaTac and Kent Meridian Pool. Contact pools for times and cost.


Central Area Aquatics Team (CAAT)

Practices take place at Medgar Evers Pool after school and in early evening, five days a week. Scholarships available. Visit
www.swimcaat.org for more information.


Youth Development Tae Kwon Do (Ages 5-18)

Garfield Community Center offers the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do to teach soft and hard life skills with a focus on educational achievement and behavior change. This program is FREE but requires registration.


April 7-June 11. Mondays 6:00-7:30pm and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

June 16-August 27. Mondays 6:00-7:30pm and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

Garfield Community Center is located at 2323 E Cherry St. 206-684-4766


Capoeira Angola, West African Dance and More! (All ages)


Take a class at the Union Cultural Center whose mission is to provide experiential educational space to teaching, sharing and creating vibrant culture. A wide array of classes offered for all ages, toddler through adults.


Union Cultural Center is located at 803 S. King St at the corner of 8th Ave S in the

International District. 206-669-0273. Contact


Teen Fitness (Ages 13-18)

Join other teens at Yesler Community Center’s Fitness Room and learn how to use exercise equipment properly, set and accomplish fitness goals. FREE


March 31- June 24. Tuesdays/Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm. Saturdays 2:00-3:30pm

Yesler Community Center is located at 917 E  Yesler Way. 206-386-1245


Rainier Valley Rowing (Ages 12-18)

Row to the Future’s Rainier Valley Rowing (RVR) is for Seattle middle and high school students – boys and girls ages 12-18 – who want to get involved in rowing! No students are turned away for lack of funds. RVR provides comprehensive support, training, transportation, uniforms, swimming instruction and mentorship at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Pocock Rowing Center.  Contact Karla Landis at (206) 686-6836 or
director@rowtothefuture.org.  Learn more at www.rowtothefuture.org


Outdoor Opportunities (Ages 14-19)

Outdoor Opportunities is a FREE year-round outdoor recreation and environmental education program for teens across Seattle. No experience necessary!


Breakdancing and Hip-Hop (Ages 6-18)

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute offers FREE drop-in dance classes on Thursday nights.


Breakdancing 101 (Ages 6-12) is held on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm.

Breakdancing 101 (Ages 13-18) is held on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. This class includes a 20-minute class and open practice time.


For more information contact Kristi Matsuda at (206) 684-4758 or visit http://www.langstoninstitute.org/education/education-classes/


Seattle School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA)

SANCA offers classes in acrobatics and circus arts to children of all ages. Scholarships available. To learn more and register visit


Summer Day Camps (Ages 5-12)

Registration is open for summer day camps through Seattle Parks and Recreation. Daily 7
am-6pm. Scholarships are available. Register early – these camps fill up quickly! Contact your local community center for details. Complete summer camps brochure at


FREE Summer Sport Camps (ages 6-18)

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers FREE Summer Sport Camps. Play football, softball, basketball, track & field, volleyball or tennis this summer! For more information and to register visit:


Do you know about other opportunities for fun, health-promoting activities in the community? Please share them with Rebecca at rebecca.finkel@seattlechildrens.org