SUPPORT! – 12th Annual Pre-Apprenticeship Fundraising Dinner

You are invited!

Each year Seattle Vocational Institute’s Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (SVI PACT) holds an Annual Dinner to raise funds to provide support to our students. This year is the 12th anniversary of our renowned dinner!

The proceeds will help train members of our community for good paying jobs and careers that can support their families. This is the lifelong mission and commitment of PACT and we will continue to be a part of the success of our students. We hope you will be part of this mission & support by joining us Saturday, October 6th, 6:00 P.M. at the Brockey Conference Center, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Avenue S.W. Seattle, WA 98106-1499.

You may register at the official SVI PACT 12th Annual Dinner website:

Contact & Info
Please contact Vanessa Lamb for ticket & sponsorship inquiries.
Individual tickets: $75; Table for 10: $750



Wells Fargo awards $15,000 for COMPASS Test Prep Workshops at Seattle Community Colleges

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded $15,000 to the Foundation for Seattle Community Colleges for a second year of funding to benefit students entering colleges across the multi-campus district….

The second year of funding will continue to support COMPASS test prep workshops at all three Seattle Community Colleges.



Second Annual “Seattle Stand Down” Gives a Hand Up to Homeless Veterans

Except from: Seattle Community Colleges:

Over 500 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will be offered a “hand up” with a variety of services provided at the second annual Seattle Stand Down on Sept. 12 from 9am to 2pm on SCCC’s campus…. Services to be offered include medical and legal aid, employment services, housing resources, alcohol/drug counseling referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items & food.

Seattle Action Network says lets all Support Seattle Community Colleges!



Seattle Action Network Executive Director Ron Williams to visit Seattle Schools

Starting in September The Seattle Action Network Executive Director Ron Williams will make ‘surprise’ visits to Seattle area jr high and high schools to encourage students to stay ‘laser-focused’ on their education by cutting down on cell phone use, texting, video gaming, and just hanging out.

“In the end, its your education that will take you where your life will lead you’. says Mr. Williams.

“Avoiding the alcohol and drug culture, staying away from any form of violence and staying laser focused on your education and being the best that you can be, is what matters’.


Proposal would ban criminal background checks on job applicants

Councilman Bruce Harrell believes people with criminal backgrounds are less likely to become repeat offenders if they have a better chance of entering the workforce. His proposal would prevent most employers in the city from viewing a job applicant’s criminal record until late in the hiring process.

As it stands now, they can conduct a criminal background check on any job applicant prior to even granting an interview. But that rule could soon go by the wayside if one city councilman has his way.



McGinn hires respected L.A. adviser Connie Rice

Mayor Mike McGinn took two significant steps Tuesday in the wake of the city’s settlement with the Department of Justice, announcing a long-delayed reappointment of the civilian director who oversees police internal investigations and hiring a nationally recognized civil-rights attorney who played a key role in spurring widely praised police reforms in Los Angeles.

McGinn nominated Kathryn Olson, who oversees the Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability (OPA), to the job she has continued to hold without required City Council confirmation after her initial three-year term officially expired more than two years ago.