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“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nicole McDonald.

“I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said Desiree Mollere.

But some customers have other concerns.

“If you go into a business and you just sit there and you don’t buy anything you are taking up space at the table,” said Melrose Larry Green.

“You could end up having a squatters problem where you just have people coming and staying. I mean if they are going to do that they need to limit how long people can stay in there,” said Joe Selva.

“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nicole McDonald.

“I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said Desiree Mollere.

But some customers have other concerns.

“If you go into a business and you just sit there and you don’t buy anything you are taking up space at the table,” said Melrose Larry Green.

“You could end up having a squatters problem where you just have people coming and staying. I mean if they are going to do that they need to limit how long people can stay in there,” said Joe Selva.

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Building Trust Between Communities and Local Police

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have grabbed the attention of the nation and the world, and have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities that they protect.

Today, the Administration announced new steps we’re taking to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are obligated to protect and serve, including:

Advancing the use of body worn cameras and promoting proven community policing initiatives
Creating a new task force to promote expansion of the community-oriented policing model, which encourages strong relationships between law enforcement and the communities that they serve as a proven method of fighting crime
Reforming how the federal government equips state and local law enforcement – particularly with military-style equipment

Get more details about these new actions below.
Increasing the use of body worn cameras, and improving community policing

The President has proposed a three-year, $263 million investment package that will:

Increase police officers’ use of body worn cameras
Expand training for law enforcement agencies (LEAs)
Add more resources for police department reform
Multiply the number of cities where the Department of Justice facilitates community and local LEA engagement

Part of the proposal is a new Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, which would provide a 50 percent match to states and localities that purchase body worn cameras and requisite storage. In fact, the proposed $75 million, three-year investment could help purchase 50,000 body worn cameras.

As noted in a recent report released by Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), evidence shows that body worn cameras help strengthen accountability and transparency, and that officers and civilians both act in a more positive manner when they’re aware that a camera is present.

Building public trust while keeping crime rates down

The President is planning to create a Task Force on 21st Century Policing, chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who also serves as President of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association; and Laurie Robinson, professor at George Mason University and former Assistant Attorney General for DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs.

The task force – which will include law enforcement representatives and community leaders, among others – has a threefold purpose:

Build on the extensive research that’s being conducted by DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Examine how to promote effective crime reduction while building public trust
Prepare a report and recommendations within 90 days of the task force’s creation

Reforming how the federal government equips local law enforcement

In August, the President ordered a review of federal funding and programs that help equip state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Over the course of the review, the White House explored whether existing federal programs:

Provide LEAs with equipment that is appropriate for what their communities need
Ensure that LEAs have adequate policies in place for use of the equipment, and that their personnel are trained and certified on how to use this equipment
Encourage LEAs to employ practices and standards that prevent misuse or abuse of this equipment

The final report, released today, finds inconsistencies in how these federal programs are structured, implemented, and audited. The report also identifies four areas of further focus that could help ensure that these programs help maximize the safety and security of both police officers and their communities:

Local community engagement
Federal coordination and oversight
Training requirements
The community-policing model

In light of this review, President Obama is planning to issue an Executive Order directing relevant agencies to work together and with law enforcement and civil rights and civil liberties organizations to develop specific recommendations within four months.

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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

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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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The day of the Ferguson grand jury announcement

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The day after the grand jury announcement, meet at 6pm
Westlake Park
4th & Pine, Seattle, WA United States

The day of the Ferguson grand jury announcement, meet at 7pm
Seattle Central Community College (South Side)
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

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Phoenix Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Tempe Beach Park,
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States

Oakland CA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Oscar Grant Plaza,
14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Los Angeles CA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Crenshaw & MLK Blvd, Los Angeles , CA United States

Los Angeles CA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response
Downtown Federal Courthouse,
312 N. Spring St, Los Angeles , CA 90012-4701 United States

San Diego CA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
U.S. Federal Building,
880 Front St., San Diego, CA 92101 United States

New London CT: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Arock Parade,
New London, CT United States

West Hartford CT: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Frederick (F.U.), Arock Plaza,
West Hartford, CT United States

Gainesville FL: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Alachua County Court House,
220 S Main St, Gainesville, FL United States

St Petersburg FL: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
5th Street and Central, St Petersburg, FL United States

West Palm Beach FL: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
City Center,
401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL United States

Gainesville FL: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Alachua County Court House,
220 S Main St, Gainesville, FL United States

Atlanta GA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
UNDERGROUND ATLANTA (Five Points Station),
20 Broad St SW , Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Chicago IL: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Chicago Police Headquarters,
3510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 United States

Chicago IL: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
State & Jackson (SE corner), Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Indianapolis IN: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN United States

Lexingon KY: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Third Street Stuff,
257 N Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Baltimore MD: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Mckeldin Square,
Light & Pratt St, Baltimore, MD United States

Boston MA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Boston Police Department Area B2,
135 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

Northhampton MA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
City Hall,
210 Main Street, Northampton, MA United States

Detroit MI: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Detroit Police Department- Eastern District,
11187 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48213 United States

Minneapolis MN: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct,,
3000 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States

St Paul MN: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
State Capital,
109 Aurora Ave, St Paul, MN United States

Ferguson MO: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Ferguson Police Station,
222 S Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135 United States

Kansas City MO: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Bush Creek Park,
Prospect & Cleaver, Kansas City, MO United States

Newark NJ: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Springfield Avenue near W. Market Street, Newark, NJ United States

Albuquerque, NM: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
San Mateo and Central, Albuquerque, NM 87108 United States

Buffalo NY: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Bailey Avenue at Millicent, Buffalo, NY United States

New York NY: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Union Square,
Broadway and Park, New York, NY 10001 United States

New York NY: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Union Square,
Broadway and Park, New York, NY 10001 United States

Rochester NY: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER,
Elmwood & Wilson, Rochester , NY United States

Chapel Hill NC: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Elliott Road and Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC United States

Durham NC: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Durham Skate Park,
501 Foster St., Durham, NC United States

Greenville NC: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Pitt County Courthouse,
W 3rd and Evans Streets, Greenville, NC United States

Raleigh NC: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Moore Square,
Martin and Blount Streets, Raleigh, NC United States

Rocky Mt NC: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
City Hall,
331 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mt, NC United States

Durham NC: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Durham Downtown Library,
300 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC United States

Beavercreek OH: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Beavercreek Police Dept,
1388 Research Park Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States

Cleveland OH: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Public Square,
Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113 United States

Toledo OH: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING,
555 N. Erie Street, Toledo, OH United States

Portland OR: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Justice Center,
SW 3rd and Madison Streets, Portland, OR United States

Meadeville PA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Meadville Diamond Park/UU sanctuary,
346 Chestnut Street, Meadeville, PA United States

Philadelphia PA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
City Hall,
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Philadelphia PA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
City Hall,
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

Pittsburgh PA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
D.A. Zapella’s Office,
436 Grand, Pittsburgh, PA United States

Pittsburgh PA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Moorehead Federal Bldg,
1000 Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA United States

Providence RI: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Central High School,
70 Flicker St., Providence , RI United States

Dallas TX: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
November 14 – November 30
Police Hdqtrs,
140 Lamar St., Dallas, TX United States

Houston TX: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
MacGregor Park,
5225 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX United States

Montpelier VT: Day Of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Corner of State & Main Streets, Montpelier, VT United States

Williamsburg VA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Student Bookstore,
Williamsburg, VA United States

Seattle WA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Seattle Central Community College (South Side),

Seattle WA: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Westlake Park,
4th & Pine, Seattle, WA United States

Washington DC: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Mt. Vernon Square,
Washington DC, DC United States

Claremont, CA: Day of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Meet at Claremont Colleges Library. March to Claremont City Hall Council Building.,
Library: 800 N Dartmouth Ave Claremont, CA United States

Orlando FL: Day After Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Response Action
Lake Eola Amphitheater,
512 East Washington Street Orlando, FL 32801, Orlando, FL 32801

New Jersey: RALLY & MARCH ‘THE DAY AFTER’ MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER GRAND JURIES DECISIONS !
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MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER GRAND JURIES DECISIONS !,
Intersection of Springfield Avenue and West Market Street (Lincoln Monument), Newark, NJ 07101-2505 United States
[New Jersey: RALLY & MARCH ‘THE DAY AFTER’ MICHAEL BROWN AND ERIC GARNER GRAND JURIES DECISIONS

BLACKSBURG VA: DAY OF/DAY AFTER FERGUSON GRAND JURY ANNOUNCEMENT RESPONSE ACTION
Drillfield, Virginia Tech,
Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg , VA 24060 United States
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Oshkosh WI: Justice for Mike Brown Grand Jury Announcement March
November 18 – November 30
Opera House Square @ Sun Dial,
315 N. Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States

San Diego CA: Emergency Call of Action if Darren Wilson is Not Indicted
City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex,
3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 United States

SPRING VALLEY NY: DAY AFTER FERGUSON GRAND JURY ANNOUNCEMENT RESPONSE ACTION
November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – January 7, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Spring Valley Memorial Park,
1 Veterans Dr, Spring Valley, NY 10977 United States
***6:30PM, Spring Valley Memorial Park,
San Diego CA: Emergency Call of Action if Darren Wilson is Not Indicted
City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex,
3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 United States

Columbia, MO: DAY OF FERGUSON GRAND JURY ANNOUNCEMENT RESPONSE ACTION
Boone County Courthouse, Columbia, Missouri at 8th and East Walnut.,
700 block of East Walnut, Columbia, Missouri, 65203 United States

MEMPHIS TN: DAY AFTER FERGUSON GRAND JURY ANNOUNCEMENT RESPONSE ACTION
November 20 – November 30
Intersection of Poplar Ave. & Highland St.,

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The California Endowment: Youth Justice Policy Board

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For the California Endowment, Commonweal staffs a Youth Justice Policy Board (YJPB) of distinguished California professionals and experts in the youth justice field. The Policy Board conducts reviews of California youth justice issues, programs and policies and advises the Endowment on reform strategies.

The Policy Board has adopted two action plans:

Leadership: addresses the need for central state leadership for juvenile justice program and policy development. The focus is on building the capacity of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) as the state’s lead agency in this regard. This action plan is being implemented via a new Board of State and Community Corrections Juvenile Justice Standing Committee (JJSC Members List) on which eight members of the Youth Justice Policy Board now serve.

Juvenile justice data and performance measures: supporting upgrades of California’s outmoded juvenile justice data systems, with the objective of improving system performance measures and raising the level and quality of juvenile justice information available to stakeholders, policymakers and the public.

Health Happens Here: The Policy Board’s agenda is linked closely to the principles and objectives of the “Health Happens Here” policy framework of the Endowment, which includes these policy reform efforts:

School discipline: The Endowment has supported a collaborative effort to change school discipline policies that result in the needless suspension and expulsion of pupils who are predominantly youth of color. In 2012, this effort led to the adoption of a legislative package that revised suspension and expulsion procedures in California.

Trauma informed care: Traumatic events in children’s lives have an adverse impact on their personal, social and educational success. Endowment grantees have collaborated to disseminate research and to train justice and school personnel on trauma-informed and trauma-responsive approaches.

Equal justice: Under the Endowment’s Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) initiative (and more recently, the Sons and Brothers collaborative), grantee organizations are taking action to implement justice system and community safety reforms to reduce disproportionate incarceration and to support positive outcomes for justice-involved youth of color.

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Seattle’s candidates for mayor make First Hill stop to talk arts, culture

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Seattle’s candidates for mayor make First Hill stop to talk arts, culture
Posted on June 2, 2013 – 6:05 am by jseattle

Screen Shot 2013-06-01 at 4.12.45 PM Monday night, the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race turns its attention to the arts with a forum at First Hill’s Town Hall Seattle.

CHS’s most recent Election 2013 coverage – including an endorsement for candidate Ed Murray in our 43rd Legislative District – is here.

Hopefully somebody asks the candidates about the planned Capitol Hill arts district Monday night.

Seattle Cultural Community 2013 Mayoral Forum

Monday, June 3, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free, but reservations suggested.

KUOW Weekday host Steve Scher moderates an in-depth discussion among seven of Seattle’s 2013 mayoral candidates on the current state—and future—of Seattle’s cultural community, and how its health relates to our city’s economic vitality. Participating candidates include City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a former corporate attorney; Greenwood neighborhood activist Kate Martin; Socialist Workers Party candidate Mary J. Martin; incumbent Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn; State Sen. Edward B. Murray; businessman and arts patron Charlie Staadecker; and architect Peter Steinbrueck, a former City Council member. Presented by the Seattle Cultural Community and Town Hall as part of the Town Hall Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

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FREE MICROSOFT E-LEARNING!


WorkSource customers throughout Washington have a unique opportunity to improve their computer skills – for FREE.

The Washington State Employment Security Department has contracted with Microsoft to offer more than 1,000 different online courses to WorkSource customers.

From first-timer to basic user to expert user to computer professional, you have the opportunity to go as far as you want.

Microsoft e-learning puts you in charge.

Do it at your own pace, on your own
schedule.

Take as many courses as you want,
as many times as you want.

Use e-learning to supplement classroom
courses.

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Proposal would ban criminal background checks on job applicants


Councilman Bruce Harrell believes people with criminal backgrounds are less likely to become repeat offenders if they have a better chance of entering the workforce. His proposal would prevent most employers in the city from viewing a job applicant’s criminal record until late in the hiring process.

As it stands now, they can conduct a criminal background check on any job applicant prior to even granting an interview. But that rule could soon go by the wayside if one city councilman has his way.

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McGinn hires respected L.A. adviser Connie Rice

Mayor Mike McGinn took two significant steps Tuesday in the wake of the city’s settlement with the Department of Justice, announcing a long-delayed reappointment of the civilian director who oversees police internal investigations and hiring a nationally recognized civil-rights attorney who played a key role in spurring widely praised police reforms in Los Angeles.

McGinn nominated Kathryn Olson, who oversees the Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability (OPA), to the job she has continued to hold without required City Council confirmation after her initial three-year term officially expired more than two years ago.

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Powerful Schools Presents Powerful People: Jennifer Selby

Reprinted from the Rainier Valley Post
AUGUST 11, 2012
Powerful Schools Presents Powerful People: Jennifer Selby

in EDUCATION,PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
By Powerful Schools (RVP sponsor)

RAINIER VALLEY – Jennifer Selby (right) – a Powerful Schools’ Reading Tutor at Hawthorne Elementary – is also a Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna and mother of two.

She became passionate about tutoring young children after she taught her own sons, Justin, 8, and Cameron, 6, how to read.

“It was the most exciting thing I’ve ever done!” she exclaimed.

After volunteering in their classrooms for a couple years, Jennifer wanted to find more opportunities to help local children. She did a lot of research before she happened upon Powerful Schools through Social Venture Partners.

“Being a Powerful Schools’ tutor was a dream volunteer assignment,” said Jennifer. “The program is so well organized and in two and a half hours I can really make a difference and see the progress in the young students I tutor.”

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