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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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Improve financial stability for individuals
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Increase access to resources for underserved businesses
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Eastside Legal Assistance Program »There is a substantial unmet need for civil legal services by low and moderate income people and victims/survivors of domestic violence. ELAP provides legal services using volunteer attorneys and a staff attorney and paralegal.
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Shunpike »Founded in 2001, Shunpike is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business of art.
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Raising Our Youth as Leaders Project »The ROYAL Project (Raising Our Youth As Leaders) is a program that provides intensive supportive services and diversion strategies to King County youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
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Promoting Self-sufficiency to Make a Permanent, Positive Change
Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. With a wide range of services focused on promoting self-sufficiency, Hopelink can help with rent, emergency financial assistance, access to benefits, tax preparation and more. These services are aimed at helping individuals regain financial stability and make a permanent, positive change in their lives.
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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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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.
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.

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