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Summer Food Service – A Candid Conversation with a Community Center Coordinator

Scot Nelson from the Seattle Human Services Department’s Youth and Family Empowerment Division Summer Food Service Program sits down with Derryn Anderson (pictured below), coordinator at Garfield Community Center, to discuss the impactful role of the free summer meals program. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. You… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Food Service Program Applications Open

Do you regularly engage with youth during meal times over the summer in Seattle? If so, then good news! We are currently accepting applications to become a Summer Food Service Site through the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program), a USDA-funded program that provides healthy meals to youth aged 18 and… [ Keep reading ]

Host Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Summer Interns!

Are you an organization or business wanting to give back to the local community by supporting the careers of local future leaders? Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with the Seattle Human Services Department is searching for businesses to host interns during the summer season to support their career development and… [ Keep reading ]

A Day on The Farm Learning About Local Food

21 Acres Farm is a regenerative organic farm located nearby in Woodinville. As a “living laboratory focused on climate solutions,” 21 Acres emphasizes sustainable agriculture education through a range of workshops, farm tours, special events, an on-site local foods market, a U-pick sunflower garden, volunteer programs, and more. The main… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program Celebrates Another Successful Summer

Last month, the City of Seattle celebrated the 2023 Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) interns during their annual capstone event. Over 200 youth, mentors, and family and friends gathered at El Centro de La Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center and Outdoor Plaza to celebrate this summer’s intern class. Mayor Bruce Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—Northwest Credible Messenger

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. What is the role your organization fulfills in your community? Northwest Credible Messenger (NWCM) strives to… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Over $3.8 Million to Support Families in Seattle

Awarded agencies will each receive up to $300,000 in funding to strengthen Seattle’s support system in culturally responsive ways for families and youth who live, work, or attend school in Seattle. The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 Family Support Request for… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Tara Vallimont

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am a Senior Youth Development Counselor with the Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP). My job is to support every aspect of SYEP programming: including establishing program procedures, collaborating with internal and external partners, overseeing the daily operations of SYEP, assisting with… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Tina Skilton

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am the supervisor of the Food & Nutrition Unit in the Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. I support our team in operating USDA-funded meal programs for children and youth including the Child Care Nutrition Program that supports meal access in… [ Keep reading ]

Summer is here, and so are free meals for kids!

As the school year comes to an end, the excitement for summer vacations and outdoor activities is everywhere. But for some children, summer isn’t just about fun and games. It’s a time when the safety net of school-provided meals disappears, leaving them vulnerable to food insecurity. Understanding this urgent issue,… [ Keep reading ]