the Delridge History Project
The Cooper School, now using its original name of Youngstown School, was reopened as the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in 2006. The school houses a small middle school as well as arts education programs for young people, dance and theater performances, gatherings and many other events. The upper floor classrooms are now apartments for working artists. More information about the school can be found at www.youngstownarts.org or by visiting the facility at 4408 Delridge Way SW in Seattle.
DNDA and SSCC would like to express our gratitude to the alumni of Cooper School for their generous investment of time in this project, including Darlene Allen, Georgia Baxter, Dale Carpenter, D.J. Carpenter, Dale Corliss, Gloria Coyle, Betty Dunn, Sharon Ackerlund, Darla Fox, Karin Freeman, Fred Hansen, Clifford Harrington, John Hendron, Barbara Iacolucci, Chris Laxamana, Gino Luchessini, Betty MacWatters, Vivian McLean, Walter Millot, Debra Miles, Marsha Munson, John Murray, Janice Newell, Iris Nichols, Margaret Prebo, Patty Schille, Holly Schwald, Nick Skalabrin, Grace Suyematsu, Fred Tharp, Jerry Tharp, Thelma Thornquist, Paula Tortorice, Harold Tuffs, Aurora Valentinetti, and Mary Alice Willi.
We would like also to thank our volunteer interviewers, Lucia Enriquez, Edie Neeson, and Judy Sweetland, and our student interviewers, Carlene Butzerin, Annie Copeland, Adrienne Doronio, Melissa Flynn, Gregory Follett, Paula Hubbs, Ronnina (Faye) Mina and Jason Williams. Special thanks to our volunteer transcriber, Jolene Bernhard and to Mike Hipple who photographed the narrators for this site.
For more information, contact Judy
Support for this website was funded in part by a Library Services and Technology Act grant originating
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and awarded to the South Seattle Community College
Library by the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division.