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Archive for 'Youth'

Help spread the word: FREE summer meals for kids

Summer is finally here! This is an especially busy time at HSD with programs ramping up for summer; as we all know, the need for human services programs is not related to the seasons of the year and summer presents our community with many unique challenges! During the school year, thousands of Seattle Public Schools […]

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Sen. Murray proposes summer food benefits for low-income kids

Nearly half of public school students in Washington state receive free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches at school – about half a million children. But when school’s out for summer, it can be a struggle for low-income families to make their food budgets stretch. Now U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is sponsoring a bill to give […]

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YouthCare awarded $250K for employment training

The Seattle Human Services Department announced on March 24, 2014 the award of $250,000 to YouthCare for its Youth Build education and employment training services. YouthCare was awarded the funding in a competitive “Letter of Intent” funding process. Youth Build will provide education and employment training services to low-income black/African American, Latino, Native American and […]

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Youth can connect with employers, educators at resource fair

Young people ages 15 to 22 are invited to attend the annual Youth Employment, Education and Career Fair on Feb. 19th, 1-4 p.m. at Goodwill Seattle, 700 Dearborn Pl. S, Seattle 98144. Sponsored by Human Services Department’s Seattle Youth Employment Program in partnership with King County, WorkSource Seattle-King County and Seattle Goodwill, the fair features, […]

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January edition of Life Lines newsletter

Check out the January edition of HSD’s Life Lines newsletter!

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‘Farm to Table’ nominated for award

The Farm to Table partnership has been nominated for an annual Sustainability Leadership Awards from Sustainable Seattle. The program is being recognized for efforts to raise the bar for sustainability, with a nomination in the Resource Impact category. Award winners will be announced on January 31, 2014 during a celebration at the Museum of History […]

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Funding award for youth violence prevention

The Seattle Human Services Department has awarded the 4C Coalition $75,000 as part of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) Group Mentoring Request for Qualifications (RFQ) funding process. The 4C Coalition will provide group mentoring services at the three SYVPI network sites (southwest, southeast and central Seattle). SYVPI group mentoring will support youth at-risk […]

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Free meals for kids this summer!

On Friday, June 21st, Mayor McGinn kicked off Seattle’s Summer Food Service Program, which offers FREE breakfasts, lunches and snacks to kids age 1 to 18 at approximately 100 community sites. During the school year, thousands of children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through Seattle Public Schools. When school lets out, many of […]

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Young immigrant wins art contest

Seattle Youth Employment Program participant Abraham Tesfelaise recently won an art contest and his painting will soon be displayed in U.S. Capitol! See this article in the Seattle Times.

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HSD’s Lester selected for Casey fellowship

Seattle Human Services Deputy Director Catherine Lester is among 16 leaders from across the country selected to be Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013-2014 Children and Family Fellows. The fellowship was created to increase the pool of leaders with the vision, drive and ability to create and sustain major system reforms and community initiatives that benefit large […]

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