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Seattle is a Bright Spot

by Diane Douglas, Executive Director I just returned from the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington D.C. where I had the honor of speaking on a panel with political scientist, Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, an iconic 2001 study of American civic engagement. Citing evidence from his newest research,…...

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Guest Blog: 3 Ways You Can Turn #MeToo Into Lasting Change for Survivors

Reposted from King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, written by Mary Ellen Stone, Executive Director Ten years ago, #MeToo was developed by Tarana Burke to empower young women of color who had been sexually assaulted. Relatively few people had heard of the #MeToo movement until two weeks ago when the…...

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Vote Because You Care: Transportation

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with transportation, residents were interviewed about education, homelessness and affordability. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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Member Spotlight: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Organizational Members in the Community! by Laura Orella, Development + Membership Coordinator  It is difficult to live in Seattle without hearing about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, either as a global philanthropic leader, through Bill Gates’ notoriety, or by seeing the large foundation campus. But, if you are like…...

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Vote Because You Care: Education

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with education, residents were interviewed about transportation, homelessness and affordability. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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Vote Because You Care: Affordability

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with affordability, residents were interviewed about transportation, homelessness and education. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October 2017....

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Immigration with Becca Levy

Written By Becca Levy I just moved to Seattle and a week before Civic Boot Camp, I met up with my only contact here. I asked them the questions you ask when you don’t know what you’re doing in a new city. What is the culture like? How I can…...

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Vote Because You Care: Homelessness

Each video in the Vote Because You Care series is a collection of interview responses from Seattle residents about four critical issues facing Seattle and dominating this year’s election cycle. Along with homelessness, residents were interviewed about transportation, affordability and education. Subsequent videos will be released each Wednesday of October....

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Interview with Ray Corona, DACA Recipient

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy allowing some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit.…...

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Engaging Employees in Seattle’s Civic Life

Businesses that invest in their employees’ personal and professional development, leadership training and community engagement have an important competitive edge. Our 2017 Greater Seattle Civic Health Index showed that engaged employees are more loyal, work harder and stay at their jobs longer. Companies that are committed to the community are…...

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