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.
|Washington Women's Employment and Education »Washington Women's Employment & Education (WWEE) is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing job readiness and computer skills training along with housing and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King counties. Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability »Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS) programs bridge industries and sectors to engage business leaders in addressing crucial regional and global issues through innovative business practices. 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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Recent Foundation Activities
The Seattle Foundation provided a $2500 sponsorship to the Campaign for Young America bus tour launched by youth advocacy group Young Invincibles (Y.I.), which visited 18 states (including Washington) to bring attention to the lack of economic opportunity for young people across our country.
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.
There are about 52,000 "unbanked" residents in King County.
|Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom
This Center for American Progress report presents examples of successful antipoverty strategies in schools across the country and urges policymakers to realize the positive impact that school-based antipoverty programs could have on the education and well-being of low-income children across the United States.
Adult Basic Ed Students Feel the Impact of State Budget Cuts
This report highlights the impact of cuts to Adult Basic Education (ABE) in light of the recent growth in demand. ABE students are frequently low-income students, a large percentage of whom are speakers of English as a second language and/or people of color. Fewer than 5 percent of employed ABE students currently earn a living wage.
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.