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A strong economy is the engine that fuels all other elements of a healthy community. A strong regional economy requires support for people and businesses, and access to education, training and resources.

 

 

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Support education and training for low-income adults
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Parkview Services »Parkview Services has been in service for over forty years and provides and maintains affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities, as well as offers down payment assistance, financial and homeownership education for first time homebuyers with an ADA or developmental disability.
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Washington Community Action Network Education & Research Fnd »Washington CAN! is a statewide, grassroots lobbying organization. With over 35,000 members, we are the largest consumer advocacy group in the state. We work on a range of issues with the broad aim of bringing about greater economic and social justice.
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Wayfind »WAACO connects business attorneys with nonprofit organizations that need assistance on business-related matters (e.g. corporate governance, formation, tax, intellectual property, real estate, contracts, employment).
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Building Businesses, Income and Self-confidence
Washington CASH helps hundreds of individuals build businesses, income and self-confidence each year through a constellation of services including business development courses, microloans, technical assistance, mentoring and access to computer labs. These services enable low-income women, people with disabilities, new immigrants and refugees to start or expand on their self-employment ventures.
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Bank on Seattle-King County
Bank on Seattle-King County provides people with alternatives to paying more than they need to for financial services, in order to help them on a pathway to economic stability and success.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
The Financial Security of Households with Children
Corporation for Enterprise Development analyzes data on the net worth and asset poverty of households with children and finds that many families are on financially shaky ground.
The Economic Contribution of Seattle Community Colleges
A recent economic impact study shows that the Seattle Community Colleges play a major role in the region's economy, creating a total impact in King County of $1.1 billion a year.

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