For the Community

The Ellison Center is committed to engaging with the communities from the REECAS region in the Pacific Northwest. Below are local REECAS resources and links to community pages in Washington State and beyond.


Major Events and Film Festivals

Balkan Night Northwest

Croatia Fest

Czech That Film (Annual Czech film festival)

Portland Slavic Festival

Romanian Film Festival in Seattle

Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

Seattle Polish Film Festival

Seattle Polish Festival

Local Cultural Groups and Associations

American Romanian Cultural Society – Website and Facebook

Armenian Cultural Association of Washington

Balkanarama (Balkan band in Seattle)

Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle  (on Facebook)

Cappella Romana Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Center for Czech Education and Culture

Consular Association of Washington Accredited Consular Officers (including many REECAS countries, from Albania to Ukraine)

Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Seattle 

Kanon Seattle (Russian)

Mir Corporation (Travel to Russia, East Europe, Central Asia)

National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)

One Four Five (Georgian Choir)

Podkrepa, Bulgarian-Macedonian Association (Portland, OR)

Polish American Chamber of Commerce

Polish Home Association of Seattle

Polish Home Foundation

Polish News

Polish Studies Endowment Committee

Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association

Seattle Latvian Center

Seattle Polish Foundation

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Radost Folk Ensemble

Romanian-American Society of Washington State

Russian Community Center of Seattle (on Facebook)

Russian Chamber Music Foundation (on Facebook)

Russian Seattle

Seattle Balkan Dancers

Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association

Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association (on Facebook)

Sevdah: Bosnian Herzegovinian Cultural Artistic Association of Seattle

Slovenci v Seattlu/Slovenka miza – Slovene Table (on Facebook)

Slavic Family (organization for Oregon/Southwestern Washington)

Ukrainian Association of Washington State

Ukrainian Community Center of Washington

Ukrainian Consul in Seattle

Ukrainians in Seattle

World Affairs Council of Seattle and Tacoma


Language Schools

Bulgarian School of Seattle

One World Now! (Russian classes, Seattle)

Romanian Language and Culture Classes (American Romanian Cultural Society)

Russian Language School (Bellevue)

Washington Academy of Language