City of Seattle: Ending Youth Homelessness

Homeless Youth Employment Services PRO Youth Employment – The New Working Zone Employment services are essential for homeless youth who have to support themselves and maintain stable housing. The Working Zone provides employment training services to homeless young people by offering paid internships. It is part of PRO Youth, a partnership of the City of…

Mental-health advocate is also a symbol of recovery

For most of her life, Keris Myrick has struggled with mental illness. Now board president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, she’s pushing for better access to care. For much of her life, Keris Myrick has tried to silence the voices that filled her head with suicidal thoughts and repeatedly sent her to a…

Teens for Peace: Nonviolence is Not Silence

Reposted: from Centraldistrictnews.com Special Thanks to Tom Fucoloro When: Monday, July 30, 2012 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Where: Garfield Community Center What: The Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation youth are holding an event at Garfield Community Center July 30 to discuss the causes and solutions to violence. All (not just teens) are welcome. WWFOR’s…

Stopping The Violence: “The Interrupters”

“The Interrupters” (download this important PDF click here) Directed by Steve James. Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James. Every City Needs Its Heroes. An epic tale of courage and hope, The Interrupters is a new film from Chicago-based director/producer Steve James (Oscar-nominated for Hoop Dreams) and award-winning author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children…

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

After last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department. “I can’t imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come out…

Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One

(photo credit:Stephen Miller) Seattle Action Network wish to thank Mr.Stephen Miller, editor of the Capitol Hill Times for his article Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One on Seattle Action Network. Please citizens do not become too ‘passive’ about serious issues. Lets get to work. Thank you again Mr.Miller and…

CAPITOL HILL CRIME PREVENTION WEEK – JULY 16 thru JULY 22

The Seattle Action Network would like to propose that during the Capitol Hill Block Party, that we all get together and declare “Crime Prevention Week’. The whole city should be declaring this, however they are not. So I feel maybe we will, or area by area, will make citizens become more responsible to themselves and…