Road Map Project Awards Program



Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Road Map Project Awards Program! This inaugural program culminated on March 4, 2014, with a ceremony to celebrate the great work happening in South King County and South Seattle to advance equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students. The event, held at the Museum of Flight, put a spotlight on the Awards Program’s 21 finalists, which were selected from a pool of more than 60 nominations.

This diverse group of finalists included partnerships, programs and initiatives that are getting excellent results, using data well for improvement purposes and collaborating to get more powerful results for students.

A panel of 15 judges, comprised of local and national experts, assisted in determining recipients for two Collective Impact Awards for overall excellence and seven Special Recognition Awards.

The goal of the Road Map Project Awards Program is to advance equity and eliminate opportunity gaps by recognizing amazing efforts and encouraging the spread of that success across the region. Please join us in congratulating the finalists and awardees!

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Juvenile Court Department of the King County Superior Court


Community Programs

Community Service
Youth Workforce Development
School Engagement
Restitution Monitoring & Accountability

Mission: The Community Programs mission is to partner and provide direct service to enhance education, community service, employment and victim restitution opportunities for court-involved youth. This is accomplished through developing strong partnerships and leveraging community resources to serve over 400 high-risk youth offenders each year.

Since 1982, the Community Programs Unit has been the foundation for developing workforce and education partnerships through collaboration with the community and adding valued resources for at-risk youth.

The projects under Community Programs promote balanced and restorative justice by building youth competency, advancing youth connections with community, restoring harm they have caused, and providing developmental skills.

The outcomes of the interventions are measured by the impact they have on raising protective factors or assts that help the young person grow to be a responsible and productive adult.

Workforce Development

Community Programs helps court-involved youth gain the basic work training skills needed to enter the workforce.

The Vocation, Education, Service, Training (VEST) Program provides assessment, pre-employment skills training, community service, and paid work experience internships throughout King County. It is the foundation for leveraging additional resources to expand programming.
The Rainier Valley Youth Service Project provides educational programming, community service, and work training opportunities for court-involved youth in south Seattle.
The New Start Project partners with the King County Work Training Program, Highline School District, and the White Center community to provide alternative education and work training opportunities in southeast King County.
The Minority Business and Youth Alliance partners with women and minority-owned businesses to link court-involved youth with internships with small businesses in King County.
Green Pathways is a movement and county-wide partnership to engage at-risk and court-involved youth to promising careers in emerging green training and occupations.

School Engagement & Truancy Interventions

The program partners with school districts and other programs to provide drop-out intervention services and positive school engagement opportunities. It provides support for youth having school attendance problems in select school districts.

PathNet Drop-Out Intervention is a Systems Integration initiative to re-engage out-of-school court-involved youth with the most appropriate education and training programs to reach educational goals. The program provides one-stop youth assessment and placement at the Renton Youth Source Center, and serves 100 out-of-school youth per year.

Victim Restitution

This program monitors and enforces victim restitution obligations of youth no longer on supervision. Youth that are late with victim restitution payments are offered employment preparation skills through monthly workshops. The Community Programs Unit can provide youth with stipends for competency development, connection to workforce skills training, and opportunities to enter the workforce to meet their legal financial obligations.

The unit is developing a victim awareness program to instill an understanding of the impact of crime on individuals and the community. Community Programs collects over $90,000.00 in restitution each year

Our Success

Community Programs has made it possible for hundreds of court-involved youth to re-engage in school, enter vocational training, enter the workforce, provide meaningful community service, and pay back victim restitution.

Much of this success comes from partnerships with public and private sector businesses, youth service providers, and community support.

Youth who complete the variety of services in Community Programs walk away with an increased understanding of themselves and their community. They also gain valuable skills to assist in their development as productive adults.

Major Partners

King County Department of Community and Human Services
King County Work Training Program
Seattle King County Workforce Development Council
Puget Sound Educational Service District
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Work Crew
King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development
Southeast Seattle Effective Development
Rainier Chamber of Commerce
Highline School District

How You Can Become Involved

Provide job shadowing, career exploration opportunity with your business. Youth observe and write a report on various occupations as they explore the worlds of work.
Provide a community service project. Provide a public work project giving youth an opportunity to improve their community.
Provide a work experience site. Youth can be paid by the program for up to 100 hours of real work experience in a public or private business.

For more information, contact:

Verne Rainey
Program Manager
King County Superior Court

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Q & A with Capitol Hill Block Party owner, Jason Lajeunesse

From: The Ballard News Tribune


By Shane Harms

The Capitol Hill Block Party is set to kick off today, July 25 at 4 p.m. with the Shy Girls melting faces at the Main Stage.

The much anticipated music festival ends Monday, July 28 at 2 a.m., and some Ballardites plan to see the festival through until the finish.

The Ballard New-Tribune caught up with the Capitol Hill Block Party owner Jason Lajeunesse, and he shed light on the history and future of the party.

What are the origins of the Block Party?

The CHBP started pretty small. In 1993, a Capitol Hill skate shop called Crescent Downworks hosted a small block party with a skateboard street course and carnival games. The first official CHBP came in 1997 and had only one small stage on 10th between Pike and Union. The festival had a handful of DJs and five bands, including Flight to Mars and Mavis Piggott. Thrift store furniture was used to help seat the many attendees. We actually didn’t start doing three-day festivals until 2010, when several participating bands like Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather couldn’t all play on the same day. We expanded to fit their schedules and the rest is history.

How has the CHBP evolved from its inception? Where do you see it in the future?

We started small, but today the CHBP spans across six city blocks and attracts over 9,000 people per day. As far as future plans, I don’t see the festival growing in geographical size. However, I’d love to see our online presence reach more of a global scale. I’d also like to continue to promote and support the Capitol Hill neighborhood beyond Seattle.

What does the CHBP provide for Seattle?

I’m proud of everything CHBP brings to the Seattle community on a social and economic level. It’s one of the most affordable music festivals in the country and we want to keep it that way because being an accessible festival for as many people as possible is really important. On average, we employ more than 200 people for the festival and many local restaurants and small businesses experience peak traffic during the three-day weekend. Support for some local area companies is so high that many double their work schedule to accommodate the increase in traffic. Additionally, we work directly with Capitol Hill businesses to offer discounts and promote local neighborhood businesses during the weekend. We have also raised more than $25K a year for nonprofits including Creative Advantage, an organization we’re partnering with this year that funds music and art programs in public schools. To start open the festival this year, we’re collaborating with Washington Middle School’s drum line and one of the main stage artists for an exciting opening event to the festival. From a musical standpoint, we’re committed to including both well-recognized bands and emerging artists in our lineup. We have always sought to bring exposure to the bands that come directly from the Northwest.

How do you determine which bands to offer in the line up?

Our model for booking talent is to bring in headliners that are relative to the size of the festival, but 95 percent of our programming revolves around up-and-coming acts in all genres. We always listen to fans to take into account genres or artists they are interested in hearing. We try our best to incorporate their feedback as much as we can.

What are you really excited about this year?

This year, I’m excited about the expansion of our Vera stage. We’ve invested a lot of money into expanding the talent and production for the second outdoor stage and we hope that’s something fans will be happy about. Now that it’s a proper second stage, we’ve been able to book national level artists there. It’s also open to all-ages for the first time, so even if you’re under 21 you can see some national, well-known artists.

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Veterans Affairs


Our office provides assistance regarding veteran-entitled benefits, such as, preparing VA application forms and documentation required by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We also provide assistance in documenting military training for college credit.

All veterans expecting to receive VA educational benefits should contact the Veteran Affairs office as early as possible to obtain appropriate forms and instructions. A Veterans Advising/Request for benefits form and your schedule must be turned in each quarter in order to receive benefits for that quarter.

As a vet, you may also be eligible for a tuition reduction. Basic eligibility requirements are that you need to be a Washington state resident and have received an honorable discharge which must be indicated on the DD 214. For more information please contact the Veterans Affairs office.

For more information on Veteran Educational Benefits please visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

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South Seattle College Information Sessions


The Seattle Public Library Hosts South Seattle College Information Sessions

Computers, graphics, aviation – learn about short-term, local training programs for in-demand careers at information sessions being held through November at The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. and Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S.

Participants will learn about short-term and two-year professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area, as well as how to pay for classes.

Information sessions at the Rainier Beach Branch will take place once a month, from noon to 2 p.m. on select Wednesdays, and will focus on: Medical office professions; Computing technology; Engineering graphics and design technology; Aviation maintenance and aerospace composites; Access to childcare and additional resources while in school.

Information sessions at the Central Library will take place once a month, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays, and will focus on: Finding your next career path; In-demand careers related to each training; Funding resources; Campus support services for professional & technical training; Campus support services for your employment needs.

Participants will also learn what services the Library offers to assist with educational needs.

For more information, call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or http://www.spl.org.


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Amazon Fulfilment Center Kent Part Time – $12.25hr


Warehouse Jobs-Kent WA-Part Time-Up to 12.25/hr
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Date: Jun 11, 2014

Location: Kent, WA

Part Time Amazon Warehouse Jobs – Up to 12.25/hr

Integrity Staffing is looking for smart, reliable and hardworking associates for warehouse jobs at the Amazon fulfillment center in Kent, WA.


About Integrity

We are the people putting people back to work. We are the leaders of the new normal and we have been since 1997. Providing jobs, solutions and a deep competence for a new economy. We supply the skills that propel life forward. We inspire individuals to find their third, fourth and their umpteenth gear. We are an engine of opportunity. We are the gateway from good to great.
Welcome to the new normal. Welcome to Integrity Staffing Solutions. Engine of Opportunity. Engine of the new economy.

Job Location
Kent, WA 98032

Interview Location
Beginning 6/17/14

Ramada SeaTac 16720 International Blvd SeaTac, WA 98188

Pay Rate
Up to $12.25 per hour. As an employee of Integrity Staffing you may also be eligible for medical and dental benefits.

Shift Schedule
These are PT flex shifts – which means that the shifts can flex up or down by 1 hour on the same day. Amazon shared that this is the verbiage they use in their job postings: We are currently hiring for Part Time Fulfillment Associates to work 20 hours per week (5 days a week and 4 hours per day). Part-time shifts follow a flex-time model such that your 4 hour shift may be adjusted by one hour. Based upon business need, your daily hours can increase up to 5 hours for the day, or down to 3 hours for the day.

Shifts are 6p to 10p & 11p to 3a. Days of the week are Mon-Fri, Tue-Sat, Thu-Mon, and Sat-Wed.

Job Duration
Integrity Staffing places qualified candidates to work on assignments at Amazon Warehouses on a temporary basis. Assignments vary in length. There is no guarantee to the length of the assignment. Length of employment is based on client’s business needs which can change.

Job Duties- General Description

-Learn and adhere to strict safety, quality, and production standards
-Receive products using radio frequency scanners
-Pick customer orders on a multi-level mezzanine
-Pack and ship customer orders

Work Environment

-Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts
-Noise level varies and can be loud
-Temperature in the fulfillment center may vary between 60 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees
-Very fast paced environment

Additional Job Elements

-Demonstrates positive work attitude and leadership skills
-Demonstrates excellent job performance in productivity, quality, safety, and attendance
-Demonstrates a commitment to a culture of safety

Basic Requirements

-Must be at least 18 years old
-Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
-Must provide proof of right to work in the US
-Must be willing and able to work overtime as required
-Must be able to read and take direction in English
-Must be able to lift up to 49 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
-Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
-Must be willing and able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach
-Must be able to continuously climb and descend stairs safely (applies to sites with stairs)
-Must be able to work on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 40 feet (applies to buildings with mezzanines)
-Regular and Reliable Attendance


We are currently hiring for jobs at Amazon!

To apply for one of our Amazon jobs offered by Integrity Staffing, please click the apply button and then follow the steps given to schedule your interview.

Disability Accommodations

As an equal opportunity employer, Integrity Staffing Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact our Manager of Employee Work Accommodations, Kelly Wall, at kwall@integritystaffing.com.

All Amazon job offers at are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.

Integrity Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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