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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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South King Council of Human Services »For over 25 years, SKCHS has worked to ensure that the people of South King County continue to have access to the basic building blocks of a strong society: health care, housing and human services.
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iLEAP »iLEAP designs and delivers a variety of experiential educational programs that serve as the catalyst for a new generation of global citizens.
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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project »Real Change serves as a unique news outlet with a paid circulation of over 18,000 each week and also as a community organizing project to work against poverty.
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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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Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.
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.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Building Security in America's Cities
Research released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) highlights local governments as new and powerful players in creating opportunities for financial stability for individuals and families.

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