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Archive for October, 2009

October 29th, 2009 in Community, Education, People, Youth | No Comments


From College Success Foundation:

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth is quickly approaching! The scholarship application must be postmarked no later than November 10, 2009.

Please encourage students who fit the criteria noted below to apply. The scholarships will range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, depending on the college of attendance.

The application is available on the CSF web site at http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/gs/index.htm.

To be eligible for the Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth the student must:
• Be a permanent foster care youth in Washington State or in federal or tribal out-of-home care
• Be enrolled as a Washington State high school senior and on track to graduate from high school during the 2009-2010 academic year
• Have resided in Washington State for at least three academic years prior to high school graduation
• Have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least a 2.0
In addition, the application does request a copy of the student’s most recent court document. However, if the student cannot easily obtain a copy, the student should submit the application without it. CSF will then verified the student’s status at a later date.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

–Vickie Rekow
Senior Program Officer
College Success Foundation
425-679-5549

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October 28th, 2009 in Community, Partners, People, Politics, Video | No Comments


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October 22nd, 2009 in Community, Partners, People, Video, Youth | No Comments


soccer

Click on the photo above to watch the video!

15 minute documentary profiling The Aztecs soccer team of White Center, Washington. The White Center Teen Program as part of King County Parks and Recreation founded the team in 2007 to provide alternative after school activities for “at risk” youth. This short doc focuses on the strong personalities, the importance of the program and the activities of a season in the life of The Aztecs. For more information contact heathward@hotmail.com

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October 19th, 2009 in Employment, Events, People | No Comments


Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Assistant Event Coordinator

The White Center CDA is looking to contract for an Assistant Event Coordinator, responsible for supporting the organization and implementation of the Annual White Center Community Summit on Saturday December 5, 2009. The purpose of the summit includes:

• To promote community building and community engagement
• Alignment and ownership of a common vision
• Promote a mutual accountability: getting direction, feedback, and taking stock
• Supporting collective action and ongoing year round organizing and activities
• Celebrate the White Center Community
• Expand CDA membership base

The White Center CDA is a grassroots community development organization (www.wccda.org) interested in promoting a strong culture of results and accountability amongst our program partners and community members.

Job Functions
1. Overall event support to the Event Coordinator
2. Assignment and follow through of delegated tasks
3. Communicate and consult with the CDA Event Coordinator, staff and Community Planning Committee.
4. Implementation of Summit work plan.
5. Marketing to residents and participants to attend Summit
6. Day-of Project support and implementation
7. Reporting and evaluation of event: event protocols/lessons learned for future events
8. Reports to: CDA Community Building Director

Minimum Requirements:
1. Experience in event planning and coordinating
2. Experience working in multi-cultural communities
3. Good oral and written communication skills
4. Computer literate
5. Excellent organizational skills and follow through
6. Flexible schedule
7. Car and drivers license preferred

Compensation and Timing:
Compensation will be a rate of $15/hour not to exceed a maximum of $2,500. Work is anticipated to be part time, with heavier emphasis during 3 weeks prior to the event on December 5th and around major mile stones. You must be okay with flexible work hours. Formal scope of work, invoices and proper documentation must be filed for payment.

Start Date & Duration: As soon as possible and through December 2009. If interest, please submit cover letter, resume, examples of planning documents and professional references (3) to Virgil Domaoan, Community Building Director at virgil@wccda.org via email by 5pm, Oct 23, 2009.

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October 16th, 2009 in Community, Events, Faith-Based, News, Partners, People | No Comments


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October 14th, 2009 in Community, Education, Employment, Housing, News | No Comments


HomeSight, a non-profit local mortgage broker, developer, education and counseling agency, is excited to announce its first “Train the Translator” class, on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 8:00a.m–5:00p.m at 5117 Rainier Ave So. Seattle, WA 98118 and YOU’RE INVITED!!

With a grant from Bank on Seattle-King County, an initiative of the Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative, HomeSight has developed a whole day seminar that will allow the translator to be familiar with:

•mortgage terminology

•the rights of the consumer with regards to mortgage lending

•the required documentation the buyer must supply

•legal closing documents

•different mortgage loan products.

After passing the test, the translator will then be certified as a “Home Financing” translator. Certificates will be mailed within two weeks of completion.

Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Please RSVP to Velma@homesightwa.org or (206) 760-4234 ASAP.

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October 5th, 2009 in Community, Environment, Events, Faith-Based, News, Partners, People, Politics, Youth | No Comments


Recently, the Samoan Islands were affected by large Tsunamis as a result of high magnitude earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean. Please attend this event, sponsored by World Vision.

Hearts United for the Samoan Islands

Saturday, October 24

Evergreen High School, 9:00am - 1:00pm

World Vision is also having Youth Volunteer Sorting Project for donated goods on Saturday, October 10 at the World Vision Storehouse in Fife. The address is 4200 Industry Drive East Suite D, Fife, WA 98424. For more information about this youth event, contact Reed Slattery at ReSlatte@worldvision.org.

Below is a list of acceptable items to donate:

tsunami_-insamoaflyer

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