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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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Got Green »GOT GREEN leads community organizing efforts, public policy advocacy, and job training programs to ensure that the benefits of the new, green economy –green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient homes, and public transit – are widely available to low income communities of color.
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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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Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối »Helping Link has been serving the Vietnamese American community for the past 20 years.
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Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
Success Story
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.
An individual who earns a college degree or certificate greatly increases his or her economic status.
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Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs
This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers’ economic standing and better support their families.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
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.
Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Sector
Did you know that one in 10 U.S. employees works for a nonprofit, and that nonprofits in the U.S. generate $1.1 trillion each year?

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