Saturday April 30 – The Mayor’s Education Summit Garfield High School Seattle, WA

The Mayor’s Education Summit Mayor Edward B. Murray’s Education Summit builds on the City’s existing partnership with Seattle Public Schools to address the disparity in educational opportunity and outcomes that disproportionately impact students of color and those from lower-income families. Community voices and local leaders will share what’s working well in our schools, where more…

Seattle Urban League ‘Career Bridge’ Program

Please visit the Seattle Urban League Website Career Bridge Overview Career Bridge began in 2012, following a spate of gun violence and deaths in Seattle. Career Bridge was initially developed and piloted as a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and community partners to address the disproportionate rates of violence and trauma research showed…

Creating a task force on poverty

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…

Corner Story: SPD Sgt. Balances Homeless Outreach With City’s Laws

Written by Andrew Garber on November 5, 2014 12:26 pm Sergeant Paul Gracy isn’t a landlord. He can’t charge rent, demand security deposits or, generally speaking, evict unwanted tenants. Yet he still has to figure out what to do with Russell, a seemingly permanent fixture on the sidewalks near Denny Way and Aurora Avenue. “He’s…

Visit the Washington state Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) website OLYMPIA — Lest someone take offense at the sight of hundreds of Muslims in the streets Monday, those taking part in Muslim Lobby Day reviewed some scary possibilities before their march to the Capitol. It was unlikely, Mustafa Mohamedali told those gathered inside The Olympia…

GET THESE JOBS PEOPLE! – Work Source Events Calendar

Assessment & Interview Session Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 8:30am Location: WorkSource Vancouver 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 15 Vancouver, WA 98661-7046 The United States Census Bureau is now hiring Field Representative Interviews. Minimum Qualifications: US Citizen 18+ years old High school diploma/GED 6 months clerical, administrative, customer service, or related experience Valid driver’s…

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

From: http://acrs.org/ Teen Peer Advocate Program The Teen Peer Advocate Program (TPAP) is comprised of young women offering community education and peer-to-peer support groups for high school girls. Trained teen peer advocates provide education and outreach to other Asian Pacific American youth at area schools, communities and other youth services. The school-based support groups offer…

Join State’s Largest Anti-Poverty Effort, Volunteer With Free Tax Campaign

From: Rainier Valley Post Posted on November 10, 2014 by Editor From the Free Tax Campaign: Every year in Washington State, low-and-middle income individuals and families struggle to pay the bills and keep food on the table. Tax time can make an unstable situation even worse. Not only is Washington’s tax system the most regressive…

Obama: Mayors, other leaders to help minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is broadening a program that is designed to help make young minority men’s lives better. The White House says the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will begin working with mayors and tribal and community leaders to develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for these young people. Many are…