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.
|Casa Latina »Casa Latina's constituents are low-wage, immigrant Latino workers, who start their work history primarily as day laborers and domestic workers, and their families. Too many immigrants work in uncertain and often dangerous conditions. iLEAP »iLEAP designs and delivers a variety of experiential educational programs that serve as the catalyst for a new generation of global citizens. 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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Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
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.
Predatory lending and check cashing practices cost Seattle families and communities almost $22 million annually.
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
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.
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.