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Applications open for Mayor’s 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program

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2016 YOUTH APPLICATION

This week, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) opened the 2016 application process for the 10th annual Summer Youth Employment Program. The Summer Youth Employment Program is a part of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative—a citywide effort to address high youth unemployment (currently 13 percent), while bridging the talent divide and investing in our future.

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Last year, the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative offered 2,000 young people the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at businesses throughout the City. This year the City is expanding the program to 4,000 youth. The Summer Internship Program is open to youth and young adults, age 14-24, who live in the city of Seattle. Those interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Application Information Form, or pick up a hard copy application at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

2016 YOUTH APPLICATION

Employers are encouraged to visit murray.seattle.gov/youthjobs for more details or to sign up for the Initiative.

Seattle Youth Employment Program

Email : youthemployment@seattle.gov

Phone : 206-386-1375

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Jobs Connect: United Way of King County, City of Seattle, Millionair Club Charity and Downtown Seattle Association

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United Way of King County, City of Seattle, Millionair Club Charity and Downtown Seattle Association launch Jobs Connect employment project for homeless individuals

March 23, 2016 by Office of the Mayor

United Way of King County CEO Jon Fine, joined by Mayor Ed Murray and representatives from the Millionair Club Charity and the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) today launched Jobs Connect, a program which connects people living on the streets in downtown Seattle to work.

“We have people on the street who want to work, jobs going unfulfilled and many generous residents who want to help,” said Jon Fine of United Way of King County. “Jobs Connect is an effective solution, with the potential to create an upward spiral in someone’s life that can make a real impact. “

With the homelessness state of emergency declared in our region, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray with King County Executive Dow Constantine committed new resources to help meet the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness with additional outreach, services and shelter.

“As a community we have lifted thousands of people off of the street and prevented tens of thousands more from becoming homeless,” said Fine. “But homelessness is complex and pervasive and this crisis calls for new and innovative ways to get people back on their feet.”

While no single approach can meet needs of all the people living outside, complementary strategies can have a significant impact in moving people from homelessness to stability. Successfully working and being paid for your labor can have an extremely positive effect on a person, particularly in contrast to the isolating experience of life on the streets.

“We must shift the focus to longer-term solutions to homelessness, more than mats on the floor,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “We must talk about opportunity and hope for the future. I want to thank all the private employers who are making these job opportunities available. You are giving a precious gift – a brighter tomorrow.”

Economic conditions in our region make this an ideal time to launch the program, as demand for short-term employees is not currently being met. The Millionair Club currently leaves requests for employment unfilled during peak seasons.

Utilizing a mobile strategy, Millionair Club Charity outreach workers are circulating through downtown on foot and in Jobs Connect vans, focused on engaging and enrolling visible individuals.

Supportive services and assistance are provided to eliminate the common barriers that prevent many homeless people from working such as transportation, access to certification, storage of personal items and hygiene facilities. The connection is rapid, with an assessment and services being delivered on day one, and on-the-job paid training beginning at $12 per hour on the second day.

“People who are living unsheltered find it hard to believe that they’re employable,” points out Millionair Club Charity Executive Director, Jim Miller. “Their clothes are dirty; they’re cold, hungry, and have a backpack they have to carry around at all times with all their possessions. Jobs Connect gives us the power to take our message to them where they’re living, bring them back to the Millionair Club Charity, and give them the support they need to be job ready. It’s an amazingly empowering message for people at their lowest ebb of confidence – and one that will hopefully be the start to getting them into a job and housing.”

At launch, The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), managed by the Downtown Seattle Association, is the anchor employer for Jobs Connect, offering work with the DSA/MID Clean Team. The clean team patrols the streets of downtown, picking up trash, removing graffiti and pressure-washing sidewalks, among other tasks. The MID identifies how many workers are needed the following day and fills those jobs with Jobs Connect participants.

“The Jobs Connect program allows our DSA/MID Clean Team to cover more ground and keep downtown clean, but there’s also a larger need that’s being met,” said DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes. “This program helps provide a path toward housing and stability to get people on a track that will improve their lives. We’re thrilled to be an anchor employer and to partner with these organizations to address homelessness in our city. The scope of the challenge we face around homelessness requires that we collaborate on new approaches.”

As the program grows to scale, additional downtown employers will be identified who employ workers on an ‘as need basis’ as well as additional employment specialists, outreach workers and Jobs Connect vans.

As the program grows to scale, Jobs Connect is seeking additional anchor employers with ‘as needed’ positions to be filled.

Start-up costs for Jobs Connect have already been raised with an initial investment of $92,000 from the City of Seattle, and an additional $85,800 raised from private philanthropy through United Way of King County. United Way plans to raise an additional $248,300 by July 1, 2016 to significantly expand the program.

Expected first year client contact will number 3,000 individuals with a take up rate of 40 percent.

To learn more about the Jobs Connect program

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Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.

HB 1436 – 2015-16

Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.

History of the Bill

Sponsors: Representatives Kagi, Zeiger, Robinson, Walsh, Walkinshaw, Pettigrew, Senn, Johnson, Orwall, Ortiz-Self, Reykdal, Carlyle, Gregerson, Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Ormsby, Clibborn, Jinkins, Bergquist, Goodman, McBride, Pollet, Riccelli, Kilduff
By Request: Governor Inslee
Companion Bill: SB 5404

2015 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 21 First reading, referred to Early Learning & Human Services (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Feb 4 Public hearing in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 10 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
ELHS – Executive action taken by committee.
ELHS – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 12 Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 24 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 27 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 3 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 4 2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 15). (View 2nd Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 62; nays, 36; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Mar 6 First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.
Mar 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services and Mental Health & Housing at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 24 By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.
2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION
IN THE HOUSE
Apr 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 2ND SPECIAL SESSION
May 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 3RD SPECIAL SESSION
Jun 28 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2015&bill=1436

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

When: January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: NEW LOCATION Double Tree –
16500 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188

Cost: Free
Contact: Skanska
503-382-0935

Objective: The Construction & Design Entrepreneurs meeting is held the third Friday of each month.

The City of Tacoma will host this event on even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) and the City of Seattle will host on odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November). is meeting is oriented towards upcoming projects and opportunities for businesses in those bids, but every business type is welcome to attend. is meeting brings minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small business owners together with experts and leaders in business, government and other areas vital to business.

Attendees of the meeting share common issues and learn about business trends, opportunities and resources. It is a great opportunity to network and establish relationships with other business owners.

Each month we have speakers on the agenda to discuss and present local construction projects and give updates on issues related to the community. is event is free and open to the public. Opportunities from Proposed Attendees in the Millions

Agencies: City of Seattle, Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, King County, City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Pierce County, OMWBE (Just to name a few)

Primes: Skanska, Howard S. Wright-Balfour Beatty, Ho man, Turner, Mackenzie, Absher… Certification: DBE, 8A, SCS, VOSB, ANC…

Agenda: 7:30 – 7:50 am Meeting begins –

Objectives and format 7:50 – 8:20 am Six second introductions and pre-approved money announcements
8:20 – 8:25 am Safety Moment 8:25 – 8:30 am Sustainability Moment 8:30 – 8:50 am Guest speaker – Absher and Point Ruston
8:50 – 8:55 am Sponsor Moment
8:55 – 9:00 am Summary and adjourn

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Creating a task force on poverty

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HB 2113 – 2015-16

Creating a task force on poverty.

History of the Bill
as of Wednesday, January 6, 2016 2:11 PM

Sponsors: Representatives Walkinshaw, Walsh, Kagi, Johnson, Appleton, Sawyer, Kilduff, Stanford, Jinkins, Zeiger, Santos, Ortiz-Self, Pollet, Ormsby

2015 REGULAR SESSION
Feb 13 First reading, referred to Early Learning & Human Services (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Feb 18 Public hearing in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 20 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
ELHS – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION
Apr 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 2ND SPECIAL SESSION
May 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 3RD SPECIAL SESSION
Jun 28 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2015&bill=2113

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 – Stay Safe!

2011.07.23: Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA

From: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
By Bryan Cohen

This year, Capitol Hill Block Party won’t be competing with the Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, as the 2015 edition of yet another Pacific Northwest music festival took place last weekend. Still, CHBP owner and producer Jason Lajeunesse said the flood of music industry cash into festivals — one of the few highly profitable corners left in the business — is increasingly having an effect on CHBP. “It’s been challenging to book the types of acts that we want to attract,” he said. “Overall, expenses have doubled over the past five years.”

In response, CHBP is looking a little more Capitol Hill in 2015. It started in March, when organizers rolled out new branding for the festival’s 19th installment, featuring a map-inspired logo representing CHBP’s Pike/Pine venue.

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Mayor’s Youth Employment Paid Summer Internships

Internship Duration: Internships typically run July 1 to august 19.

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Read more: Mayor’s Youth Employment Paid Summer Internships Inernships for Students

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Mayor Murray is calling on Seattle employers to participate in the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, which aims to improve connections between Seattle’s youth and employers, and increase employment

Opportunities for Seattle youth.

You can become a Proud Employer Partner in one of two ways:
1. Hire a youth intern at $11.00/hr to work part-time for 7-weeks in the Seattle Youth Employment Program, or

2. Make a contribution of $2,600 to support a youth internship slot.

Seattle Youth Employment Program – Summer Internships

7-week internship for youth ages, 16 to 24
Internships start on July 1 and end on August 19
Internship hours are up to 25 hours per week; for a total of 175 hours

All interns participate in job training preparation prior to internship and are supported by a youth staff member throughout the internship.

What can employers expect from the program?

A youth intern recruited and prepared by youth staff members for success in the workplace.

A single point of contact with a youth staff member who will work with the employer and the intern during the 7 week internship.

A match with a youth intern who best fits the skills requirements outlined by the employer.

Support for the young person on meeting employer expectations.
Support for the employer supervisor on how to best support the youth on the job.

Guidance and help with questions about hosting a youth intern.

Employers agree to:

Provide a structured work environment with clear tasks.
Provide supervision for a young person for 25 hours per week for 7 weeks this summer.
Participate in an employer supervisor orientation – in person or online.
Complete a background check.
Obtain a youth work permit for interns ages 16 and 17; (a 10-minute online application; permit is free).

Communicate with youth staff member weekly regarding intern’s engagement.

Questions? Contact Nancy Yamamoto in the Office of Economic Development: nancy.yamamoto@seattle.gov or 206-684-8189

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Seattle Youth Employment Program

Youth Jobs March

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is operated by the Human Services Department includes a Year Round Program, Summer Internship Program and Out of School Program.
Summer Internship Program

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The application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now open. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015

Sumer Job Information sessions:

Friday March 20, 2015
Jefferson Park Community Center
3801 Beacon Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98108
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday March 24, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Wednesday March 25, 2015
Garfield Teen Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Thursday March 26, 2015
Rainier Beach High School
8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
1:00 – 2:00

Thursday March 26, 2015
Garfield Teen Life Center
428 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
12:30 – 1:30

Tuesday March 31, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Wednesday April 1, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Thursday April 2, 2015
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave. SW.
Seattle, WA 98126
4:00 – 5:00

Friday April 3, 2015
Ballard High School
1418 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
2:30 – 3:30

Friday April 3, 2015
South Lake HS
8601 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
2:30 – 3:30

Seattle Youth Employment Program Video

Year Round Program

The Year Round Program provides youth, ages 14-21, enrolled in the Seattle Public High Schools, with academic support and work training. Participants are able to achieve their educational goals and explore career pathways by receiving educational support, leadership development, and work readiness training.
Out of School Program

The program is open to youth, ages 16-21, that have dropped out of high school or is basic skills deficient, to develop a plan to achieve education, personal, and employment goals. The program connects youth to GED preparation, job readiness training, and post-secondary education opportunities.
Contact us with questions:

Email: youthservices@seattle.gov
In-person: 810 3rd Ave Suite 420 Seattle, WA 98104 (Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Phone: 206-386-1375

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SEATTLE SUMMER YOUTH JOBS- AGES 14-24

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Seattle, WA – Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced that the application process for the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program is now underway. The summer internship program is open to youth and young adults, ages 14-24 who live in Seattle.

“Working together with business leaders, community partners and the City, we will be building the most vigorous youth employment program Seattle has seen in decades,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “This program will help our most at-risk youth develop the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century economy.”

“Youth summer employment has been shown to reduce poverty, increase school engagement, provide job experience, and reduce participation in risky behaviors and crime, said Catherine Lester, Acting HSD Director. “By investing in the summer jobs, the City is not only investing in the individual participants, but also their families, communities and the city as a whole.”

This year, through the Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer Youth at Work Initiative, the program will employ 2,000 youth and young adults this summer, double the number of jobs provided to youth last year. Eligible youth and young adults will receive paid work experience in positions at various city departments and at private sector placements based on their career interest.

Seattle youth and young adults interested in applying for summer jobs can complete the Online Applicant Information Form or pick one up at SYEP office located at 810 Third Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The SYEP Applicant Information Form must be completed and received online, mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015.

For students without computer access, computers are available at Seattle Public Libraries, Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers, Seattle public high schools, WorkSource Centers, and some community based organizations.

Private sector business and nonprofit organizations can participate in the Summer Youth at Work Initiative by providing a structured and supervised work environment for the summer. Interested businesses and organizations should contact Nancy Yamamoto at 206-684-8189 or Nancy.Yamamoto@seattle.gov for more information.

The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle’s safety net as it provides $99 million in funding through 522 contracts to nearly 200 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents each year. The department works closely with its community partners, including other public and nonprofit funders and service providers, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system.

For more information visit HSD’s Seattle Youth Employment Program webpage.

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Community Outreach: United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington

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Community Outreach

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington is committed to effectively serving our community and engages in outreach in order to prevent crime, respond to community needs, and promote good citizenship. Through our outreach efforts, the office connects with local community groups and organizations to discuss ways our work affects them, and provide an avenue for members of the community to express issues of concern and report federal crimes or civil rights violations.

A number of outreach efforts are underway. In concert with the work of our Hate Crimes Task Force, the office is engaged in efforts to reach out to, and more fully engage, members of our Arab, Muslim, and Sikh communities whose members often find themselves targets of hate crimes. In addition, we actively work to address the public safety concerns of our 23 Native American tribes within the Western District of Washington. And we conduct extensive community outreach through law enforcement initiatives such as

Project Safe Childhood, which combats sexual exploitation crimes against children;

Project Safe Neighborhood, which focuses both on arresting and prosecuting serial criminals who illegally use or possess firearms, and assisting communities in addressing issues that, left unchecked, may lead to gun violence; and

The Washington Anti-Trafficking Advisory Committee, which is dedicated to identifying and rescuing trafficking victims, providing social services and immigration relief to victims, and fully investigating and prosecuting traffickers.

Should you have a question about, or wish to participate in, any one of our outreach efforts please call us at 206-553-7970. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Bates directs our outreach efforts and other members of the staff lead specific initiatives, including:

Bruce Miyake, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Hate Crimes Task Force

Jerrod Patterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Project Safe Childhood Coordinator

Jill Otake, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Project Safe Neighborhood Coordinator

Susie Roe, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Tribal Outreach Coordinator

Ye-Ting Woo, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Washington Anti-Trafficking Advisory Committee

The U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, along with other office staff, regularly speak at community meetings, local events and schools throughout Washington regarding the work of the officeUSAO as well as specific law enforcement or crime prevention issues of interest. To request a guest speaker contact Public Affairs Officer Emily Langlie at Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov or 206-553-4110.