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Seattle Youth Employment Program summer internships off and running

More than 250 youth and young adults started summer internships with City of Seattle departments and with community-based organizations and private employers this week—all participants in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). “The first day of summer internships is always exciting,” said Senior Program Supervisor Elijah… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—Atlantic Street Center

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights Atlantic Street Center. What is the role your organization fulfills in your… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights Open Doors for Multicultural Families. What is the role your organization fulfills… [ Keep reading ]

New Summer Grocery and Meal Resources for Seattle Families 

Free Summer Meals Celebration in Beacon Hill, July 12 New food benefits are coming to Seattle families! Since the 1960s, children and youth have been eligible to get free nutritious meals during the summer, when they’re out of school. Seattle Human Services administers the Summer Food Service Program at 60 sites… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Gabriel Manriquez

Gabriel Manriquez is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. He has worked at Seattle Human Services for five years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services?  Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist What made you want to work… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Releases Its 2024 Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals Request For Qualification (RFQ) 

Today, the Human Services Department released a funding process which invests $6.2 million in neighborhood and population-specific outreach services. Using a team-based model, successful applicants will support individuals living unsheltered with navigating and accessing shelter, stable housing and other needed assistance to meet each individual’s unique needs. HSD is seeking… [ Keep reading ]

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: The Power of Mindfulness in the Public Sector

By Anika Klix, HR Project Manager, Human Services Department, City of Seattle In the fast-paced world of city governance, employees’ well-being is sometimes the last thing considered next to the demands of public service. Yet, as the adage goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Recognizing the critical importance… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—GenPride

Community Corner highlights the work of Seattle Human Services’ community partners in their own words. Our goal is to gather stories and photos that illustrate their amazing work on behalf of the people of Seattle. This post highlights GenPride What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? Lesbian,… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Alexis Izor 

Alexis Izor is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. They have worked at Seattle Human Services for four years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am currently in an Out of Class position as a… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Adam Aba-Husain

Adam Aba-Husain is a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Seattle Human Services Department’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. He has worked at Seattle Human Services for nine years. What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Public Servant and a member of HSD ADS… [ Keep reading ]