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…

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…

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…

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…

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…