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Monday June 24 – “One People, One Heart”.

http://onepeopleoneheart.org/

We’d like to invite you to an historical & powerful evening of Jewish unity featuring world renowned former Chief Rabbi of Israel & Chairman of Yad Vashem – Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. The event will be June 24th 7pm at the Sheraton Grand in Downtown Seattle. This is going to be a can’t miss event as Rabbi Lau is one of the most captivating and inspiring speakers in the Jewish world.

Attendees will be coming from all over Washington State from all affiliations and backgrounds in a true celebration of harmony & togetherness.

This is going to be a very special event & we look forward to seeing you there!

General admission $25

For more info & to RSVP please visit onepeopleoneheart.org

http://onepeopleoneheart.org/

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June 29 – Rainier Vista Summer Block Party + Health Fair

Rainier Vista Summer Block Party + Health Fair

Event date: Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 –
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Rainier Vista
Address: Rainier Vista Central Park 4410 29th Ave S Seattle, WA

Attendee Age: All ages
Description: Free hotdogs and ice cream party! Bring the whole family! DJ, Live Performance, 3-point Basketball contest, Carnival games, Henna art, Face painting, Tie Dye Your TShirts, Make Your Own Slime and more!

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Councilmember Mike O’Brien: Road to Housing

Road to Housing

Road to HousingThe Road to Housing program (R2H) began in Seattle as the Safe Parking Pilot Program in 2012 under the leadership of City Councilmember Mike O’Brien. Over the last two and a half years, the pilot has demonstrated an effective public-private partnership between the City and faith-based organizations for helping people living in their vehicles get back into housing. In this partnership, faith-based organizations provide safe places to park, access to a bathroom for participants in the program, and other supports that vary by site such as a regular community meal, microwave, clothing drives, and opportunities to connect with the congregational community. Compass Housing Alliance provides case management, support, and outreach to vehicular residents and potential host organizations.

Goals
The two primary goals of the Road to Housing program areto assist homeless people living in their vehicles to get back into housing as soon as possible, and to reduce neighborhood tensions in communities where vehicular residents tend to congregate

In Seattle and King County, people in their vehicles make up about one-third of the unsheltered population. Faith-based organizations in other parts of the region have already started hosting vehicular residents on their own, so there are opportunities to work with suburban cities and the County on a region-wide approach.

Outcomes
In 2013, the Road to Housing program served 52 vehicular residents, helping 34 households move into a more stable living environment, such as motel vouchers, and transitional or permanent housing. So far in 2014 (January – June), the Road to Housing program has worked with 91 households through case management services, and outreach services has contacted 173 unique households. Program staff work to build relationships with vehicular residents around Seattle, and provide assistance and support for needs identified by individual clients.

Challenges
In 2014, the Seattle City Council added additional funding to expand the Road to Housing program from a pilot to a citywide program, but more needs to be done to serve this growing population. Expanding the program means we need more program parking spaces, more host organizations and a faster placement into improved housing options for participants in the program. Expansion also means we will be working with other cities around King County, to provide similar supports to vehicular residents in those communities.

Opportunities to help
There are many ways you can help support this program, and the biggest way is to talk to your congregation about becoming a host site for Road to Housing participants. Program sites usually host between 3-5 vehicles at a time, which can be cars and/or RVs. Currently, there is a high need for safe places to park RVs, with few options available. Your faith-based organization is in a unique position to participate as a R2H program host site, helping individuals & families who are currently living in a vehicle to access a safe place to park, supportive services, and work to transition out of homelessness and into stable housing

Worried about cost?
There is funding available through the City of Seattle to help faith-based organizations make capital improvements to become a program host site.

For more information
If you are interested in learning more about Seattle’s Road to Housing program or learning more about becoming a program host site, contact Wayne Wilson with Compass Housing Alliance, at wwilson@compasshousingalliance.org.

If you are currently living in your vehicle and are interested in accessing the program, please call the Road to Housing program intake line at (206) 474-1650.

Visit Councilmember Mike O’Brien website

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

By: Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

a partnership of Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

No Registration Necessary! All Individuals & Families Welcome!

Attend this great event for:

FREE Backpacks*
Door Prizes
Raffle Drawings
Job Opportunities
Employment Services & Job Training
Education Resources
Financial Services
Home Ownership Resources
Healthcare Resources

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

40 Participating Employers**, including:
ABM
Aegis Living
Airport Jobs
Anderson Construction
Burger King
CBRE
FedEx Express
First Student
Goodbye Graffiti
Ivar’s Restaurants
city of Kent
King County Sherriff’s Office
King County Transit
Korean Women’s Association
Manpower
New York Life
Puget Sound Energy
QFC
R&T Hood and Duct Services
ResCare HomeCare
Ross Stores
Safeway
Seattle Police Department
Sound Generations
Sysco Seattle
Terra Staffing Group
Town and Country Markets
UPS
UW Neighborhood Clinics
Uwajimaya
Visiting Angels
Washington Care Services
Washington State Patrol
Wells Fargo
World Vision

More to Come!

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

50 Participating Resource Providers, including:
Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
Coordinated Care
First Financial Northwest Bank
Guided Pathways – Support for Youth & Families
Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County
HDSP/Poverty Action
Hopelink
King County 211/Crisis Clinic
Literacy In the Community (LitCom)
Neighborhood House
Northwest Consummer Law Center
Rebuilding Together Seattle
Seattle Central College
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Seattle Fire Department
Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI)
Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Seattle Goodwill Job Training
Seattle-King County Public Health
Solid Ground – Family Assistance Program
Solid Ground-Tenant Services
Sound Generations (Formerly Senior Services)
South Seattle College
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
Ventures (formally Washington CASH)
Washington Access Fund
WA State Department of Licensing (DOL)
WA State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)/Division of Child Support
Year Up-Puget Sound
YWCA Economic Empowerment

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

MANY MORE TO COME!

*Child(ren) must be present to receive a backpack. While supplies last!

**Employers interested in participating at this event
contact: Sharon Afforde, safforde@esd.wa.gov

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

WHEN
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT) –

WHERE
Rainier Community Center – 4600 38th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 –

More Information: SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

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Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability
July 7, 2016 by Office of the Mayor

Today, Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks regarding the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and police reform and accountability:

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As I have said many times before, the issue of race and racism is the greatest challenge we face as a country, particularly as racism impacts the black community.

This week, within 24 hours, two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling were killed by police officers.

I am deeply disturbed by police action resulting in the death of any person. And today my thoughts are with the victims’ families, children, and loved ones during this extremely difficult and sad time.

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I know the black community are walking with a heavy heart and a sense of outrage, injustice and fear. Had Castile or Sterling been white, I believe they would still be here with us today.

Their deaths are two in a long line of tragedies that feed mistrust between communities of color and the police, particularly the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children of black men.

As I have said on the night of the Ferguson grand jury verdict, we cannot let this gulf of mistrust divide us and continue to cause this fear and pain.

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This is why we must get police reform right in Seattle.

The Department of Justice should lead the investigations into these killings.

The shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police have brought the attention of the Department of Justice to many cities across the nation, including our own.

Since I became mayor, this City has been committed to working with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the federal courts to make dramatic reforms in the Seattle Police Department to comply with the federally mandated consent decree.

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In partnership with the Department of Justice and the Federal Monitor that oversees our consent decree, we are creating a model Force Review Board that is being replicated across the country.

The Force Review Board reviews every serious use of force by a Seattle Police Officer. And present at every Force Review Board are representatives from the Department of Justice, the Monitoring Team, a civilian representative from the Office of Professional Accountability, and a citizen observer.

So unlike Minneapolis or Louisiana, the Department of Justice is already here, and we are working with them closely to create best practices in reviewing police uses of force.

Where other jurisdictions are just now contemplating where to start, we are already well down the road of reform, and other cities are coming to us to learn from our experience.

In fact, Chief O’Toole is in D.C. today at the Center of Policing Equity to speak at an event sponsored by the Department of Justice about the issues of race and policing.

In the coming months, I will send legislation to Seattle City Council that will expand and strengthen civilian oversight and independent review of the Seattle Police Department.

It is my goal to create a permanent citizen oversight commission that is the strongest in this city’s history.

It is my goal to create a more independent director of the police accountability process, on the model of the ethics and elections commission, which is completely independent of the mayor and council.

It is my goal to create a stronger auditor of the police discipline process on the model of an inspector general, with greater authority to investigate complaints.

And we will use a community process similar to the one used to hire Chief O’Toole to hire for these new roles.

As we move forward, our conversation cannot be about blaming black men, it must be about changing our institutions and systems.

As a white man, I stand as an ally in solidary with the black community.

But I cannot pretend to know their experience.

I cannot know the experience of black men and women everywhere, who live everyday with the fear that one small action of their part could make them the next victim.

I cannot know the experience of raising a black child in our society, and the daily worry that today might be the day they do not come home because they were taken by a bullet.

What I do know is that white Americans have work to do. We, the beneficiaries of hundreds of years of structural inequality, must use our privilege to construct a more just society.

This has been my commitment every single day as mayor.

Everything we have accomplished during my time in this office…

…pre-k, the minimum wage, transit, priority hire, parks and community centers, police reform, summer youth employment, our education summit…

…they are our response to addressing the issue of race and inequality.

To Seattle’s residents of color, your city cares about you. Your lives matter. The fact that we even need to state that Black Lives Matter is the result of our failure to address racism in our society.

To white residents of Seattle, let us work with our sisters and brothers of color to end structural and institutional racism.”

– See more at: http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murray-addresses-police-reform-and-accountability/#sthash.ARaN9TA2.IRKcdSfy.dpuf

Mayor delivers remarks on officer involved shootings
7/7/201631:11

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivers remarks on the recent officer involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

http://www.seattlechannel.org/embedvideoplayer?videoid=x66208

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Seattle Youth Summer and Fall Employment 2016

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

3rd Trimester
Application opens: August 1, 2016
Application deadline: September 1, 2016
Internships: Oct. 19th – December 9th
150 hours, up to 8 weeks

ENROLLMENT OPEN:
Aug 1st, 2016 – Sept 9th, 2016

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The City of Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) supports participants with comprehensive internship opportunities aimed at meeting the employment needs of underserved youth and young adults in our community; promoting their work readiness and ultimately strengthening their career development.

How to Get Involved
The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) would like to introduce to you its new Internship Program for 2016!

As part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, SYEP has shifted its programming focus to continue increasing internship and work readiness opportunities. Starting in 2016, SYEP’s internship program will be available in a year-round trimester based model.

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1st Trimester
Applications closed

2nd Trimester
Application opens: April 1, 2016
Application deadline: May 2, 2016
Internships: June 29th – Aug. 19th
150 hours, up to 7 weeks

Not all youth who apply will be placed or be eligible to be placed. Eligible participants are provided with:

Job coaching and encouragement
Job readiness training
Career exploration
Transportation support to/from internship site
Internships and jobs with a variety of Seattle area businesses
There are a limited number of spots and every effort will be made to place those picked in preferred locations.

To apply, call 206-386-1375 or submit an application online.

If you are in need of computer access, please connect with your local community center or library branch for support. Official hard copy applications will be available by contacting the SYEP office.

For more information on SYEP’s program, including eligibility requirements, please contact our office.

Community Providers
If you are interested in recommending a youth or young adult to the Seattle Youth Employment Program, please contact our main office to submit an SYEP Recommendation Form and for additional support.

Internship Host
If you are interested in hosting a youth or young adult in your company or organization, please see the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative here!

Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

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SPOTLIGHT: North Precinct Captain Sean O’Donnell

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PRECINCT CAPTAIN SEAN O’DONNELL

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Captain Sean O’Donnell began his career with the Seattle Police Department in 1981. He has worked in the all of the precincts as a police officer and was a Field Training Officer. In 1986 he transferred to the Seattle Police Traffic Section as a motorcycle officer for six years. He has been assigned as a Media Relations Officer, Industrial Relations Officer, academy instructor, and was assigned as a Detective on the Mayor’s Security Detail. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001.

As a Sergeant he worked Patrol in the West and North Precincts. He also worked in positions as a Sergeant in Communications and as a Detective Sergeant in the Office of Professional Accountability. When promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 he was assigned as a Watch Commander in the South Precinct. He has been assigned to successive positions as the East Precinct Operations Lieutenant, a West Precinct Watch Commander, and the West Precinct Operations Lieutenant.

Captain O’Donnell was promoted to Captain in 2011, and was assigned as Director for the SPD 911 Communications Section. He most recently served as commander of the Seattle Police Education and Training Section, where he and his staff worked with the federally appointed Monitoring Team and Department of Justice to “operationalize” recently changed department polices into training curriculums, which were delivered to all of the sworn members of the organization.

Captain O’Donnell received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Shoreline Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University. He retired in 2004 from the active/reserve U.S. Army after 24 years, attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Captain O’Donnell has completed several leadership and management courses including the Senior Management Institute For Police (SMIP), the WACJTC Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) course, and the 2013 and 2014 Summer Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Institute co-sponsored by CJTC and Seattle University. He has received certification as a Middle Manager from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Captain O’Donnell understands the need for strong community relationships. He believes in working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, service providers and law enforcement partners to work successfully towards the SPD Mission:

“It is the mission of the Seattle Police Department to address crime and improve quality of life through the delivery of constitutional and effective police services, and to do so in a way that reflects the values of our diverse neighborhoods.”

Captain O’Donnell was born in Seattle and was raised in northeast area of the city. He and his wife are the parents of two daughters.

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2016 Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

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Work Location:
Various parks, facilities, and programs throughout Seattle

Eligibility Requirements:
STEP is open to teens 14 – 19 years of age and you must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants must live in Seattle city limits, or attend a Seattle Public School.

Stipend:
$599.00

Summer 2016 Program dates:
July 6 – August 14

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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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