Microsoft YouthSpark: Helping young people create and capture opportunity

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Helping young people create and capture opportunity

Today’s youth face an opportunity divide – a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not. With more than 75 million unemployed youth around the world, we must work together to close this divide in order to secure the future of our youth, and of our global economy.

In 2012, we announced Microsoft YouthSpark, a company-wide, global initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth by 2015. Through 30+ programs and partnerships with more than 350 youth-serving nonprofits, at the close of its second year Microsoft YouthSpark has created new opportunities for more than 227 million young people in over 100 countries around the world. Although there is much still to do, we’re inspired by what we’ve seen: young people taking the lead in changing not only their lives but the lives of other around them, making a real impact in their local communities and on the global stage.

Explore this site to see how young people around the world are seizing opportunities to build a better future for themselves and for all of us.
YouthSpark Grants

Microsoft provides cash grants to eligible organizations whose missions and activities support youth development. For more information, see our Nonprofit FAQ.

Microsoft also donates software and services to a broad array of eligible nonprofit organizations. Visit our software donation page for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

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GET THESE JOBS PEOPLE! – Work Source Events Calendar

JOBS1

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 license

JOBS4

How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Information and Application Session
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 2pm
Location: WorkSource Pierce
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

JOB2

Xerox is now hiring 20+ Customer Service Representatives to work in the Lacey and Federal Way WA call centers. CSRs answer incoming calls providing information and solutions for wireless cell phone providers. If you enjoy talking with people and providing high quality technical services, attend this event! Xerox offers 7 weeks of paid training, great pay & benefits, and opportunity to advance your career after 6 months! Pay ranges from $9.50 to $13.00 per hour. Come prepared with your resume; dressed to apply and interview!

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, choose Pierce County for location and search by job number WA2740670.

Requirements

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
6+ months of continuous customer service experience
Basic computer/internet skills and ability to type 22 words per minute
Successful completion of employer training with a passing score
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

Information & Application Session
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am
Location: WorkSource Lakewood
5712 Main Street SW Suite 200
Lakewood, WA 98499

Natures Caretaker, a landscape service provider, is now hiring 12 Landscape General Laborers to join their team in Lakewood. These positions are full time, with benefits and offer starting pay of $13 to $15/per hour with more depending on experience. The Landscape General Laborer lifts up to 50lbs in all weather conditions performing landscape maintenance, use of power tools and driving a vehicle. This employer is a 100% drug free company.

Come prepared with your resume, dressed to impress, and ready to meet recruiters!

Requirements:
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
Previous general labor or construction related experience
Steel toed boots, jeans, and clean work shirts free of logos or slogans
Demonstrated ability to perform physical aspects of the job

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, select Search by Job ID and type WA2740845
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

JOBS3

CANCELLED!!!
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am – 3pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #413

Apollo Retail is looking for local store remodel and reset representatives within the Everett area.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Must be able to work alone or part of a crew in setting up new retail stores or store resets
Must have new store setup/store remodel experience or able to install fixtures and displays
Set up and reconfigure products in accordance with plan-o-grams or schematics
Ability to travel locally

Come and speak with the local representative on Friday, December 19th between 9am and 3pm who will be hiring on the spot!

Please bring I-9 Documents and Resume

No appointment necessary, walks-in welcome.

Please go to http://www.apolloretail.com to apply online
Sponsor: Apollo Retail Specialists
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Assessment & Interview Session
Monday, December 22, 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 license

How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you enjoy meeting people, the U.S. Census Bureau has a few openings for part-time field representatives. Field representatives are selected based on openings in the county or city in which they live. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Recruiting Bulletin LARO-14-00-001/002 http://www.census.gov…

Minimum qualifications include:
• Citizen of the United States. You mustpresent proof of identity and employment eligibility.
• Valid driver license and reliable vehicle to use for work.
• Pass the Basic Skills Test.
• Meet federal qualifications GG/GS-0303-03/04/05.
• Successfully complete mock and structured interview.

Wages: $12.87 to $14.45 per hour
Company hours: Hours & days, as scheduled

To apply: For more information and to reserve a space call:
800-992-3529 or send an email to los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
Sponsor: United States Census Bureau
Contact Phone: 800-992-3529
Contact Email: los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
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Liberty Tax Service Hiring Event

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #214

Liberty Tax Service is now hiring Call Center Representatives!
Bring your I-9 documents and Resume to the hiring event on December 23, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at WorkSource Everett.

Desired Skills:

Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
Excellent communication skills
Ability to problem solve
Attention to detail
Computer proficient and able to navigate online tools
Type 25 words per minute or more
Six months or more experience in a customer service environment
18 years of age or older
Have a flexible schedule 7 days a week
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

You will receive incoming calls as well as make
outbound calls. Must be personable over the phone.
No cold calling or sales involved.
Training provided.

Sponsor: Liberty Tax Service
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Hiring Event
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 1pm
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you want to work for a family-oriented company that has a reputation for excellence, this job is for you! Elite Cleaning of Washington is recruiting many friendly, energetic, hardworking cleaning professionals to join its team!

Wages:
$10.00/hr to start, with periodic raises
Hours:
Mon-Fri and occasional weekends

To apply:
Attend the event at 1:00 p.m., dressed to impress with the following documents:
• Targeted resume
• 3 professional references

Check out job order number WA2733656 for more details.
Sponsor: Elite Cleaning of Washington
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov

Caregiver Hiring Event
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

Three sessions: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Full-time/part-time caregiver positions available!

Certified Nursing Assistant qualification is desirable. Provide caregiving help to adult clients with physical/intellectual disabilities living in residential homes. Assist clients with everyday living needs, such as cooking, dressing, bathing, good hygiene, house cleaning, medical appointments and grocery shopping.

Wages: $11.53/hr. (+ $.25 for CNA)
Hours & days, as scheduled.

To apply: Dress for success. Bring your résumé, two employer references and your shift availability.

Meet a company representative and learn about job opportunities. If you need help with your résumé, come by WorkSource Thurston in advance of the event.
Sponsor: KWA Home Care
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov
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Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10am – 12pm
Location: WorkSource Rainier
2531 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144

Military Sealift Command (MSC) transports equipment and supplies to U.S. Forces worldwide. MCS seagoing positions offer CIVMARS (Civilian Mariner) on-the-job training, career advancement opportunities, steady pay and Federal benefits. CIVMARS work in state-of-the-art environments with excellent living accommodations.

MSC is actively recruiting for:
• First Officer
• Second Officer
• Third Officer
• First Asst. Engineer
• Second Asst. Engineer
• Third Asst. Engineer
• Refrigeration Engineer
• Deck Engineer Machinist
• Unlicensed Jr. Engineer
• Electronics Technician
• Chief Radio
• Electronics Technician
• Steward Cook
• Cook Baker
Sponsor: U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command
Contact Email: JoOrtiz@esd.wa.gov

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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 a safe space for young women to discuss healthy relationships and prevention of dating violence.

WARNING SIGNS OF DATING VIOLENCE
Your Partner:

Doesn’t want you to have friends, frequently checks up on you
Refuses to break up
Gives orders, makes all the decisions, or doesn’t take your opinions seriously
Makes you worry about how his/her reactions to things you say or do
Threatens you
Owns or uses weapons
Has a history of fighting, quickly loses temper, abuses animals, brags about mistreating others
Gets too serious about the relationship too fast
Abuses alcohol or other drugs, pressures you to take them
Blames you for his/her mistreatment of you, says you provoked him/her
Has a history of troubled relationships, blames previous partners
Causes your family or friends to worry about you or your safety

MY DATING BILL OF RIGHTS*
I have the right to:

Trust myself and my instincts
Ask for a date
Refuse a date
Suggest activities
Refuse any activities, even if my partner is excited about them
Express my opinions and have them respected
Be respected as a person
Disagree
Make mistakes
Change my mind
Have a partner who is faithful
Have my limits respected
Tell my partner I want affection
Refuse affection
Be listened to
Be cared about
Refuse sex with anyone, anytime
Not be hit, slapped or shoved
Not be humiliated in public or private
Break up with someone who hurts me, even if I love him/her
Break up with someone who hurts me, even if they love me
Ask for help if I need it

I have the responsibility to:

Determine my limits
Respect other people’s limits
Communicate clearly and honestly, if it is safe
Take care of myself
Ask for help if I need it

*Adapted from Warning! Dating May Be Hazardous to Your Health!, Mother Courage Press, Racine, WI.

SEATTLE/KING COUNT RESOURCES: **
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services * TDD 206-726-0093
Asian Counseling and Referral Service * 206-695-7600
Asian Pacific Islander Women & Safety Center * 206-467-9976
Chaya (South Asians) * 206-325-0325 or 1-877-92-CHAYA
Child Protective Services (CPS) * 1-800-609-8764
Children’s Response Center * 425-688-5130
Chinese Information & Service Center * 206-624-5633
Communities Against Rape & Abuse * 206-322-4856
Consejo Counseling Referral Services (Latino/Hispanic) * 206-461-4880
Crisis Clinic * 206-461-3222
Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) * 425- 656-STOP (7867)
Eastside Asian Pacific Islanders * 1-877-689-4162
Eastside Domestic Violence (24 hours) * 425-746-1940 or 1-800-827-8840
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress* 206-744-1600
King County Protection Order Advocacy Program * 206-296-9547
King County Sexual Assault & Resource Center * 425- 226-7273
Korean Community Counseling Center * 206-784-5691
New Beginnings (24 hours) * 206-522-9472
NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse * 206-568-7777
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) * 206-721-0243
Teen Link Hotline * 206-461-4922
WA State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs * 360-754-7583
WA State Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) * 1-800-562-6025
Youth Eastside Services * 425-747-4937
Youthlink * 425-452-5254
YWCA-East Cherry (African Americans) * 206-461-4882

**Compiled by the Teen Peer Advocate Program 2007**

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please contact (206) 695-7600 and ask for the AP ADVICE Coordinator.
Visit TPAP’s official site at http://www.acrsteenadvocates.org for more information.

Please visit: http://acrs.org/

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. ACRS is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities – immigrants, refugees and American born – in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Seattle “May Day” Preparations Briefing at Public Safety

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EVENT DATE: April 16, 2014 2 p.m.

SEATTLE – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, will host a briefing regarding the Seattle Police Department’s preparation plan to ensure peaceful and orderly demonstrations on “May Day,” May 1st.

WHAT: “May Day” Preparations Briefing at Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO: Harry Bailey, Interim Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department
Chris Fowler, West Precinct Captain, Seattle Police Department
Barb Graff, Director, Office of Emergency Management

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Murray announces additional details on Income Inequality Symposium March 24, 2014

Also see the Ask the Mayor video from MARCH 25, 2014

Mayor Murray, Seattle University and Local Progress are presenting a one-day conference addressing income inequality and the role of the minimum wage in Seattle. The conference will be held on March 27 at Seattle University. It is free, open to the public, and will feature panelists and experts from around the country, as well as local experts and stakeholders.

The Symposium is a critical component of the Mayor’s efforts to address a cornerstone priority of his opportunity agenda: a meaningful increase in the compensation for Seattle workers. There are three primary goals for the Symposium:

Help inform ourselves of the rising income gap in our community and the complexities in addressing this issue,
Establish Seattle as a national leader in developing strategies to address income inequality, and
Serve as a model to catalyze a broader national movement to address the rising wealth gap in our country.

The Symposium is a part of the public engagement process being employed by the Income Inequality Advisory Committee which is charged with delivering to the Mayor a set of actionable recommendations to raising the minimum wage in Seattle by the end of April 2014.

What: Income Inequality Symposium

When: March 27, 2014, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Reception to follow

Where: Seattle University, Campion Ball Room, Reception to be held in the Student Center

Cost: Free, open the public and media (registration required). Refreshments provided. Lunch $5. Reception: no-host bar.

Web: http://www.iisymposiumseattle.com

At the Symposium, two studies commissioned by Income Inequality Advisory Committee will be presented. The studies, here and here, were conducted by Marieka Klawitter, Robert Plotnick, and Mark Long from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs; and Ken Jacobs, Michael Reich, and Annette Bernhardt from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

“Increasing the minimum wage is one of the most important decisions I will make as Mayor, and this process involved gathering as much authoritative research and data as we could to inform this decision,” Murray said of the studies.

“We wanted to understand who the low-wage workers are in our community. The UW study tells us that women and people of color disproportionately represent Seattle’s low-wage workforce. It also tells us that raising the minimum wage could significantly reduce poverty in our community,” Murray said. “The Berkeley study helps us understand how minimum wage increases elsewhere impacted workers and businesses in their respective communities, as well as the lessons learned from those experiences. Their findings suggest that a thoughtful and balanced approach to increasing the minimum wage can meaningfully address income inequality, while maintaining a healthy and supportive environment for small businesses and non-profit organizations.”

Panelists and speakers include: Nick Hanauer; San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos; Philadelphia City Councilmember, Wilson Goode; Chicago Alders Roderick Sawyer, Toni Foulkes, and John Arena; Seattle Councilmembers Nick Licata, Bruce Harrell, and Kshama Sawant; Lori Pfingst, Center for Budget and Policy; Dorian Warren, Columbia University; Michael Reich and Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley; Marieka Klawitter and Bob Plotnik, University of Washington; Jasmine Donovan, Dick’s; Saru Jayaman, ROCUnited; Dick Conway, Puget Sound Forecast; Maud Daudon, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce; Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project, and other national and local experts, employers and stakeholders.

Campion Ballroom
Seattle University
914 E. Jefferson St.
Seattle, Washington 98122

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