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TOMORROW JUNE 24: “One People, One Heart”. 7-9pm. Sheraton Grand Seattle

Mon, June 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

An evening of unity & Inspiration celebrating the teachings and life lessons of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

*Rabbi Lau is one of the world’s most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. Lau was born in 1937 in Poland, the son of his town’s last Chief Rabbi. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Up until his retirement in 2017, he served as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of Yad Vashem—Israel’s official memorial organization to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

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Interested in making your schools more secure?

Interested in making your schools more secure?

Help Bring NRA School Shield Security Assessor Training to Your Community!

OUR KIDS ARE OUR RESPONSIBILITY. IT’S NOT JUST OUR DUTY TO PROTECT THEM, IT’S OUR RIGHT TO PROTECT THEM.For more information and resources, visit: http://www.nraschoolshield.org

The training is provided by the NRA as part of the NRA School Shield program launched in an effort to better equip law enforcement, security personnel, and school systems in their pursuit of safer schools and communities.

The training will be conducted by certified NRA instructors who are current/former Law Enforcement Officers. The training is conducted in both a classroom and in the field at a local school campus and will focus on learning to detect threat potential and security weaknesses both day and night on and around a school campus.

To request more information about this free training, please contact: NRA School Shield at (844) 467-7723 or info@nraschoolshield.org

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Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities
May 17, 2018 by Christina Hirsch

FREE SUMMER MEALS

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities. Recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 1 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games. A free lunch and snacks will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. The program will run daily from June 27 to August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 19 park sites across Seattle.

2018 Summer Meals and Recreation Field Days locations:

• Beacon Hill Playground: 1902 13th Ave. S
• Beer Sheva Park: 8650 55th Ave. S
• Brighton Playground: 6000 39th Ave. S
• EC Hughes Playground: 7907 30th Ave. SW
• Georgetown Park: 750 S Homer St.
• Greenwood Park: 602 N 87th St.
• Highland Park: 1100 SW Cloverdale St.
• Judkins Playground: 2150 S Norman St.
• Lakewood Playground: 5013 S Angeline St.
• Lakeridge Playground: 10145 Rainier Ave. S
• Little Brook Park: 140th and 32nd Ave. NE
• Madrona Playground: 3211 E Spring St.
• Maplewood Playfield: 4801 Corson Ave. S
• North Acres Park: 12718 1st Ave. NE
• Othello Playground: 4351 S Othello St.
• Peppi’s Playground: 3233 E Spruce St.
• Powell Barnett Park: 352 MLK Jr. Way
• Pratt Park: 1800 S Main St.
• Roxhill Park: 2850 SW Roxbury St.

FREE SUMMER MEALS

For questions or more information about the program, please contact Nicholas Farline, Sr. Recreation Program Specialist at 206-615-0303 or nicholas.farline@seattle.gov.

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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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Capitol Hill Hate Crimes: TONIGHT 7 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway East on Capitol Hill

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SEATTLE – Hundreds of residents of Seattle’s Capitol Hill say they no longer feel safe in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.

Recent crimes have put the lesbian and gay community on edge – leading to a large meeting planned for Tuesday night.

Officials say it’s hard to put an exact number on the recent hate crimes that have targeted Capitol Hill’s lesbian, gay and transgendered residents. Some go unreported and others may not be legally classified as a hate crime.

But those who live and work there say they’ve seen it – and experienced it.

KOMO News has reported on several incidents, as recently as last month. Many involve harassment, and some do get physical. Now community leaders want to reverse what they see as a troubling trend in one of the city’s most diverse and inclusive neighborhoods.

“There is definitely a sense in the community that the Hill is no longer safe and that obviously is tearing at the fabric of our ability to have safe spaces,” says Danni Askini of the Gender Justice League. “If not the Hill, then where?”

Askini is moderating Tuesday night’s meeting with community leaders. Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant’s office is helping spearhead the discussion. The meeting gets under way at 7 p.m. at All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway East on Capitol Hill. About 300 people are expected.

The goal is to not only brainstorm solutions but to become proactive as summer approaches – a time when nicer weather means more people are out in the neighborhood and a time when there tends to be more violence.

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

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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 been living there for four years,” Gracy says, walking toward Russell’s abode.

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Russell, wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt with “Sugar Mama needed” scrawled on the front, sees Gracy and waves, a smoldering cigarette in hand. He knows what’s coming next – a request to move. “I’m doing what I can to stay out of trouble,” he tells the sergeant.

It’s the first step of an old dance. Russell and Gracy have all the moves down. If police force Russell from one spot, he just moves to another. Arrests are a last resort because jail time does little. He’ll come straight back. “We got human services out and they put him in a motel. It solved my problem for two weeks,” Gracy says, “until he started having guests. So he’s back.”

Seattle has hundreds of people like Russell living downtown on sidewalks, in parks, and under bridges. Mayor Ed Murray, in his 2015-16 budget, has proposed spending an additional $3 million over the next two years to rapidly rehouse people who end up homeless and create additional capacity at homeless shelters, among other measures.

Gracy and his community police team at the West Precinct mix with the homeless daily, urging them to go to shelters, asking them to move. They prod them to seek help from friends, family, social services and query them about mental health and drug problems.

The team, which has six officers including Gracy, has to balance the needs of a vulnerable population of homeless people downtown with laws that dictate where they can and can’t hang out. The officers also must respond to concerns raised by tourists, businesses and other city residents who fear for their safety.

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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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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 Center, but necessary to consider: Objects could be thrown, they could be shot at, something could explode.

“If there is anything thrown at us, let us simply call 911,” Mohamedali said to the audience, in town for the event sponsored by the Washington state Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil-rights organization. As he spoke, 911 and the local number for the Olympia Police Department were displayed on a large screen; people punched the Police Department’s number into their phones.

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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.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Juvenile Court Department of the King County Superior Court

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Community Programs

Community Service
Youth Workforce Development
School Engagement
Restitution Monitoring & Accountability

Mission: The Community Programs mission is to partner and provide direct service to enhance education, community service, employment and victim restitution opportunities for court-involved youth. This is accomplished through developing strong partnerships and leveraging community resources to serve over 400 high-risk youth offenders each year.

Since 1982, the Community Programs Unit has been the foundation for developing workforce and education partnerships through collaboration with the community and adding valued resources for at-risk youth.

The projects under Community Programs promote balanced and restorative justice by building youth competency, advancing youth connections with community, restoring harm they have caused, and providing developmental skills.

The outcomes of the interventions are measured by the impact they have on raising protective factors or assts that help the young person grow to be a responsible and productive adult.

Workforce Development

Community Programs helps court-involved youth gain the basic work training skills needed to enter the workforce.

The Vocation, Education, Service, Training (VEST) Program provides assessment, pre-employment skills training, community service, and paid work experience internships throughout King County. It is the foundation for leveraging additional resources to expand programming.
The Rainier Valley Youth Service Project provides educational programming, community service, and work training opportunities for court-involved youth in south Seattle.
The New Start Project partners with the King County Work Training Program, Highline School District, and the White Center community to provide alternative education and work training opportunities in southeast King County.
The Minority Business and Youth Alliance partners with women and minority-owned businesses to link court-involved youth with internships with small businesses in King County.
Green Pathways is a movement and county-wide partnership to engage at-risk and court-involved youth to promising careers in emerging green training and occupations.

School Engagement & Truancy Interventions

The program partners with school districts and other programs to provide drop-out intervention services and positive school engagement opportunities. It provides support for youth having school attendance problems in select school districts.

PathNet Drop-Out Intervention is a Systems Integration initiative to re-engage out-of-school court-involved youth with the most appropriate education and training programs to reach educational goals. The program provides one-stop youth assessment and placement at the Renton Youth Source Center, and serves 100 out-of-school youth per year.

Victim Restitution

This program monitors and enforces victim restitution obligations of youth no longer on supervision. Youth that are late with victim restitution payments are offered employment preparation skills through monthly workshops. The Community Programs Unit can provide youth with stipends for competency development, connection to workforce skills training, and opportunities to enter the workforce to meet their legal financial obligations.

The unit is developing a victim awareness program to instill an understanding of the impact of crime on individuals and the community. Community Programs collects over $90,000.00 in restitution each year

Our Success

Community Programs has made it possible for hundreds of court-involved youth to re-engage in school, enter vocational training, enter the workforce, provide meaningful community service, and pay back victim restitution.

Much of this success comes from partnerships with public and private sector businesses, youth service providers, and community support.

Youth who complete the variety of services in Community Programs walk away with an increased understanding of themselves and their community. They also gain valuable skills to assist in their development as productive adults.

Major Partners

King County Department of Community and Human Services
King County Work Training Program
Seattle King County Workforce Development Council
Puget Sound Educational Service District
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Work Crew
King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development
Southeast Seattle Effective Development
Rainier Chamber of Commerce
Highline School District

How You Can Become Involved

Provide job shadowing, career exploration opportunity with your business. Youth observe and write a report on various occupations as they explore the worlds of work.
Provide a community service project. Provide a public work project giving youth an opportunity to improve their community.
Provide a work experience site. Youth can be paid by the program for up to 100 hours of real work experience in a public or private business.

For more information, contact:

Verne Rainey
Program Manager
King County Superior Court
206-205-9490
verne.rainey@kingcounty.gov