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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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Open Arms Perinatal Services »Open Arms Perinatal Services is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides perinatal support services to low income pregnant women and their families.
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Hopelink »Hopelink provides a full array of critical social services through dozens of different programs, including housing, transportation, case management, financial assistance, employment programs, adult education and literacy training.
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Artist Trust »Artist Trust provides artists the time and resources necessary to prosper by providing grants and vital professional development information to thousands of artists each year.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
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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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Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery
This Pew Research Center report analyzes changes in employment throughout the economic recovery, examining trends in job growth by race, ethnicity, nativity and gender.
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.
A Summary of the King County Community Conversation Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
This report summarizes the results of the King County community conversation held on February 29, 2012, to garner community input about the needs, challenges and opportunities for youth ages 16-24 in King County who are neither in school nor employed.
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.

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