Social exclusion

Social exclusion is a concept used in many parts of the world to characterise contemporary forms of social disadvantage. Dr. Lynn Todman, director of the Institute on Social Exclusion at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, suggests that social exclusion refers to processes in which individuals and entire communities of people are systematically blocked fromContinue reading “Social exclusion”

City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence

SEATTLE — City leaders came together Monday night for a Town Hall meeting aimed at making Seattle a safer place. With 21 homicides in the past six months, Seattle residents are fed up and demanding answers. Many people in attendance at Monday’s meeting say they’ve heard a lot of talk from city leaders, but notContinue reading “City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence”

Let’s do it again: Local Youth Assist Capitol Hill Homeless

From July 2011: On a rainy night on Capitol Hill it’s hard to stay dry when you are trying. Even our trusty hoods and umbrellas don’t prevent us from that feeling of total wetness that doesn’t dry until July. For homeless youth, downpours like the heavy storm on Saturday night can be a true testContinue reading “Let’s do it again: Local Youth Assist Capitol Hill Homeless”

Town Hall Tackles Youth Homelessness

Representatives of both local and national D.C.-based nonprofit groups shared their experiences of working with homeless LGBT youth Thursday night, May 31, at the ”LGBT Youth Homelessness Town Hall,” an event sponsored by Capital Pride and The DC Center, the city’s LGBT community center. Source:

Over Six Million Young Adults Insured Thanks to Obama’s Health Care

Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is already providing millions of young Americans with health insurance. Source:

Recent Violence in Seattle and outlining areas

We have had a recent series of violent gun-related incidents in Seattle over the past few years. However this year, as reported by the Seattle Police Department, there has been more violence involving possible guns. This week, I have informed various organizations that I personally feel that the local ‘church’ organizations, community activists,etc should haveContinue reading “Recent Violence in Seattle and outlining areas”

How was job growth in Seattle? Better than you think

Seattle ranked fifth in the nation for job growth between January 2011 and January 2012, according to a new study released Friday. The study, by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, reports that the number of jobs increased by 2.2 percent in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area during the one-year period. The fastest-growingContinue reading “How was job growth in Seattle? Better than you think”

Help us, help them get work. You can help the homeless lead a more productive life.

We are helping to get ANYONE WHO NEED’S A JOB, A JOB! As our priority, we need to get the homeless and young homeless people jobs. Capitol Hill, as well as other parts of Seattle are seeing a big increase in homeless young people. We are working hard to get them even ‘Temporary Day’ jobsContinue reading “Help us, help them get work. You can help the homeless lead a more productive life.”

Seattle Sees Job Growth, But Not in Real Estate Sectors

It’s been a while since we had a look at local job growth data, and now is as good a time as any to take a look at the latest data. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors:

The Great Recession’s toll: Tallying the impact in the Northwest

For most of us, Washington’s economy has never been this bad. Since the mortgage bubble popped we’ve lost more jobs faster, and recovered more slowly, than at any time since the Second World War…. Source: