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Locator Map for Emergency Solutions: Detox, Homeless, Mental Health, & VA

Video Tutorial: How To Search Services Map Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator 1 click map below to begin searches 1

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Are you interested in learning Medical Interpreting?

Are you fluent in a second Language!  Do you have the desire to make a difference? Are you interested in learning Medical Interpreting? In-demand Interpreting is looking for people to train for careers in Medical Interpreting!! When: Thursday Sept 8th Time: 1pm to 3pm Where: WorkSource Rainier 2531 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA. 98144 SPACE

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) location nearest to Community Justice Center: Seattle Central – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 1200 12th Ave. S., STE. 730 Seattle, WA 98144 206.273.7100 Student, you can find a DVR location closer you by clicking on “find an office” link.  Call the number and arrange an appointment. Getting there:  Metro Routes: 36

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Open House Tomorrow!

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Hey Everybody! Looking for an awesome opportunity for free college courses for a new well paid career in Coding? Un-loop, South Seattle College, and Seattle Central College can get you there! We have an open house at New Holly Learning Center tomorrow, Friday, July 21st from 10am-11am. New Holly Learning Center 7058 32nd Ave S,

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MOD Pizza Multiplying 2nd Chances

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Check out how Seattle’s own Mod Pizza is putting a dent on recidivism by Multiplying 2nd Chances to formerly justice involved employees. They are countrywide. Re-Post Embed From: Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross at KIRORadio.com Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross What’s the secret to Mod Pizza’s success? Originally aired: Thursday, March 19, 2015

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New coding boot camps to start this fall at Seattle Central College

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Repost: The Seattle Times Ariticle by: Katherine Long New coding boot camps to start this fall at Seattle Central College Originally published June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am Updated June 28, 2016 at 10:37 am A new federal grant will bring coding boot camps to Seattle Central College aimed at people without college degrees. The

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Reentry Education Opportunity

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Unloop Digital Mentorship   This program will provide a free, self-directed computer science curriculum for people with backgrounds, and pair professional developers with formerly incarcerated individuals as the latter learns how to code. In this 1-on-1 mentorship, mentors and mentees will meet weekly (in person or digitally) as students complete either free self-directed coding classes

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New Seattle Central Support Group for Formerly Incarcerated Students

Hey All! Check out our new friends at our sister college Seattle Central. This is a support group for students who were formerly incarcerated. Thanks Tiff! If you have any questions, please contact Tiff via email:  trenfr02@seattlecentral.edu

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Washington Apple Health Transgender Health Coverage

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Repost from Washington State Health Care Authority Medicaid now covers Gender Reassignment Surgery… Effective June 8, 2015, the Health Care Authority expanded its transgender health care benefit. In addition to all of the existing health care services that are covered by Medicaid/Apple Health (including but not limited to lab work, preventative care, dental care, mental health

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After prison, programs help with tough transition home

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Repost from The Seattle Globalist After prison, programs help with tough transition home  by Enrique Perez – May 20, 2016 Kristopher Larsen, a former inmate, works on prisoner education and immigration issues with several groups. (Photo by Enrique Perez) Kristopher Larsen was in line at a supermarket two days after his release from prison last

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Labels Like ‘Felon’ Are an Unfair Life Sentence

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Repost from NY Times Editorial Page The Obama administration has worked over several years to steer the country away from policies that deny tens of millions of people with criminal records jobs, housing, education, consumer credit, professional licenses and the other tools they need to forge viable, productive lives. The initiative has been driven by

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Staying Sober

10 Reasons To Stay Sober Repost from the fix By Beth Leipholtz 04/19/15 Even when it feels like life is kicking your ass.   As of one week ago, I am officially in my last month as an undergrad, which means an insane amount of final homework and papers. I now have post-graduation plans, which

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Transgender Addiction Risks

The Risk of Addiction in the Transgender Community: Embracing Your Identity While Coping with Addiction Repost from About Addiction Substance Abuse and Referral Services By About-Addiction.com On March 31, 2016 @ 7:35 pm The transgender community faces extraordinary challenges. Struggling with the internal gender identity battle seems challenging enough, but after you’ve come to terms with your gender

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2016 Spring Into Summer Event

Bring the Family and join in the fun! Many great prizes!!! Saturday, April 23, 2016 Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool 8825 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118   Brought to you by Family Futures of Washington and their community partners To enlarge. Hover on upper right corner and click “pop out” icon (right of magnifying glass). To

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Drug Addiction

What to Do If You Have a Problem with Drugs: For Adults Call 211 or 1-800-662-HELP Original post National Institute on Drug Addiction Revised January 2016 How do I know if I am addicted? If you can’t stop taking a drug even if you want to, or if the urge to use drugs is too

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FIGHTWA Seattle Times Recognition

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Check out this very cool article about are friends over at fightwa.org by: Sarah Stuteville Originally published March 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm Updated March 24, 2016 at 8:11 pm F.I.G.H.T helps Asian, Pacific Islanders readjust after prison Founders of the outreach group say ex-cons need mentoring, support and political education when they leave Washington

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Youth Employment, Education and Career Fair

Great opportunities for youths to get a jump start life Youth Employment, Education and Career Fair Ages 16 – 24 February 16, 2016 Seattle Goodwill 700 Dearborn Place South Seattle, WA 98144 Click address above for directions Flyer is downloadable       

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MID Clean Team

The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) Clean Team is now looking to fill (4) Supervisor positions immediately.  If you know anyone who would be interested in joining a motivated, eager and dedicated team, please share with them the attached job description. MID is a 2nd chance employer.   To Apply:Send resumes to hr@downtownseattle.org or mail to

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Low Cost Internet

Happy 2016!   Hope everyone had a great holiday and ready for the brand new year. If one of your resolutions this year is to save money, then you are in luck. Save money by applying for low cost internet starting at $9.95 per month. Contact low cost internet service providers: CenturyLink, Internet Essentials, and

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Stand Down 5

5TH ANNUAL SEATTLE STAND DOWN        Premier project of One Less Mountain December 17 & 18, 2015 Registration begins at 7AM Services: Thursday 8AM to 4PM Friday 8AM – 2PM Seattle Central College Mitchell Activity Center 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122   Food: Breakfast and Lunch    Employment: Workshops   Housing Assistance   Legal Services / Resources     VA Benefits

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Council Forms Prisoner and Community Corrections Re-entry Work Group

Published by Bruce Harrell at 4:43 pm under Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee Council added $136,000 in the 2016 budget to support work on Zero Detention and the Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity Program    Click here for original article.  

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College Options Bright Future

Interested in these in-demand careers? Welding, Auto Rebuild Auto Tech, Composite, Network Administration, Apprenticeship, Culinary Arts Come to South Seattle College to check out your options.   Need your G.E.D. first? Come to Open Enrollment Every SATURDAY, 8:15AM TO 2:50PM NEW HOLLY LEARNING CENTER 7058 32nd Ave. S. Seattle, 98118

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A Ride Home From Prison

From “You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?” nytimes.com This short Op-Doc documentary profiles a former prisoner who guides men released from life sentences in California through their first hours of freedom. By Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega on Publish Date July 16, 2015. Watch in Times Video » “When I

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Families On Lockdown: The True Cost Of Incarceration

According to Pew Research Center “3 million U.S. children have a parent in prison”.That is 3 million children who could potentially perpetuate poverty and prison cycle. These children are missing an integral family member in their lives. Some children have generations of family members in prisons or jails. These children are missing the critical bond

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Department Helps Provide School Supplies for ‘forgotten children’

By DOC CommunicationsFrom:  Dept of Corrections WA State School supplies collected by DOC staff LITTLEROCK – The start of school can pose a financial challenge to the families of inmates, most of whom live in poverty. “Children with incarcerated parents are sometimes the forgotten children,” said Kim Govreau, Corrections Specialist at Cedar Creek Corrections Center.

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DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children

October 9, 2015 from Summary The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents. Only five awards are set to be funded nationally. Quotes “Incarceration doesn’t just impact

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For men in prison, child support becomes a crushing debt

By Eli Hager | The Marshall Project October 18 at 5:00 PM Article from The Washington Post October 18 FERGUSON, MO. —Earl L. Harris did not owe child support when he was sent to prison in 1997 for selling marijuana. He now concedes that dealing drugs may have been a stupid move for a new

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VICE Special Report: Fixing The System – Full Episode

“President Barack Obama sits down with Vice and prison inmates at the El Reno correctional facility to discuss a growing human rights crisis in the Vice on HBO Special Report: Fixing the System.”

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Larry, Yakima Nation US Army Veteran

Larry, Native American Veteran   By Eric Whatley INTERVIEW LARRY JOE HEATH JR. Larry is an honorable man and does what he says he is going to do. A man of character, diligence, intelligence and  wisdom forged in the battlegrounds of  protecting the freedom of this great nation.Larry has set an example that many of

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The Recidivism Story

This is a video from Bob Barker Company. It states on their website that they are the leading company that supplies many of the items within the detention/correction system. Items such as hygiene, clothing, bedding, canteen, and much more. It is interesting that they put together this video to let alert Americans and the world

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Community Transition Solutions

FREE TO ALL! Come check out Community Transition Solutions on Friday, September 18th from 10AM – 1PM at New Holly Learning Center and Gathering Hall. King County Community Partnership for Transition Services is sponsoring this gathering of Tribal, King and Pierce county and state agencies/organizations that can assist justice involved individuals and their families. Reentry

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Celebrate Recovery

Looking for a Seattle 12 Step recovery group? Come Celebrate Recovery at Life Change Church. Every Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30PM 6115 Beacon Ave South Seattle WA 98108 Beacon Hill Neighborhood *Dinner starts at 6:30PM, Service begins at 7:00PM  

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UGM/Catalyst: Inspiring Stories and Changed Lives

From Union Gospel Mission YouTube Channel. This video features Zelda Tieman, Chair woman of Reentry Corps:  Voices and Faces. Click link to read her testimony featured in the Good News from the Missions Office May 2015 newsletter page 5 – Zelda’s Testimony Every man, woman and child who walks through the Mission’s doors has a

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UW Law School To Provide WA Veterans Free Estate Planning

UW Law School is excited to provide WA Veterans free estate planning documents for interested eligible WA Veterans of U.S. Armed Forces   WA Veterans Will Clinic, Seattle Location: Sat Oct 24 9am–4pm, UW – School of Law  

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Skagit County

Corry Nye Instructor Goodwill Bellingham Job Training and Education Center (360) 738-0483 corry.nye@seattlegoodwill.org 1115 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226 Ready to go? Contact Corry Nye and start training now. Job Training and Education Programs and Classes Hire a Student

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2015 Summer Institute Attendees Video Montage

Reentry Corps:  Voices &  Faces members were invited to the 2015 Summer Institute as facilitator and panelists. This year’s theme is Invest In no Return – Reducing Recidivism. We were honored to be there to share our journey on overcoming recidivism and poverty. We were invited to be heard on what we are doing right

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Unprecedented Visit: President Obama Meets With Federal Inmates In El Reno

Today, Thursday, July 16, 2015, President Obama will be remembered as the first sitting president of the United States of America to have ever visited a federal prison. President Obama paid a visit to Federal Correction Institution El Reno in Oklahoma and met with six inmates. The six inmates were part of special filming of

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Reentry Corps Key Member Receives Recognition

Reentry Corps Key Member Receives Recognition as May Clean and Safe Ambassador of the Month   Nick Rankin Key Reentry Corps Member Since 2011 & May Clean and Safe Ambassadors of the month         Please join me in congratulating our May Clean and Safe Ambassadors of the month, Wayne Tucker and Nick

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The Solanus Casey Center

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  The Solanus Casey Center provides services for people who are newly released from jail/prison or homeless. Seattle has many other community programs that can assist many in finding much needed resources, but there are also certain rules and limitations that may prohibit a particular population from receiving aid there (for example, services are only

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Solutions Not Suspensions: a Community-driven Campaign to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Definition from ACLU website. Read the entire paper by clicking title Locating the School-to-Prison Pipeline What is the School-to-Prison Pipeline? The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to the policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.  This pipeline reflects the prioritization of

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Why Don’t We Turning Prisons Into Schools: John L. TEDx Monroe Correctional Complex

I often wonder if inmates are learning anything behind bars that will assist them after being released. Now I have at least an answer. John L., a current inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington State, is suggesting turning prisons into schools. It is definitely a smart rehabilitation solution to receive education while in prison,

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Zelda’s Testimony

Our very own Zelda Tiemann has been published in the Good News from the Missions Office May 2015 newsletter. Zelda bravely shares her childhood memory of living in poverty facing hunger and what her only hot meal was at school meant to her. Scroll to page 5 to read her essay. Congratulations, Zelda! Reentry Corps:

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FREE Spay and Neuter!!! (AND flea treatment!)

                      Pasado’s Spay Station is Coming To Your Town! Fix Your Pet For FREE! Pasado’s website >>http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/learn/spay-neuter/pierce-county-spay-station/ Contact For Additional Details P.O. Box 171, Sultan, WA 98294 info@pasadosafehaven.org (360) 793-9393 Are you low income? Low Income For Pierce County is: (1 person $39,700) (2 persons

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Running Start At South Seattle

South Seattle College Running Start Program Do you have a child in high school or know of one who you want a Running Start in life? South Seattle College offers a Running Start program. Running Start is an exciting option that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll tuition-free in college courses. Credits

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Prenatal Care

The Seattle Indian Health Board Clinic has a Prenatal Team which includes: Doctors Nurses Nutritionists Childbirth Educators Prenatal Case Managers Outreach Workers Also, there are Childbirth Education Classes that meet every Thursday from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Clients and their partners or family members are welcome to join to learn about pregnancy and parenting.    

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Vets Restore

    Vets Restore. An innovative partnership in King County, Washington, connecting veterans with valuable work of revitalizing America’s historic buildings. They offer training in preservation carpentry and building rehabilitation trades. More videos. –>> Media visit their website for more information and program partners contact personnel. –>> http://vetsrestore.org/partners/  

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Career Advisors

Career Advisors is a private career counseling and outplacement services to individuals in transition. They assist with resume building, assessment and career exploration, job finding technique, personal branding and many more services. Send Message To: terryp@careeradvisorsonline.com Career Advisors Or call for more information 206.236.5697  

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Computers For Low Income Buyers

  InterConnection Computer Outlet Store 3415 Stone Way N., Seattle 98103 Open: 10amto 6pm to F, Sat 10am to 5pm Buy a refurbished laptop at InterConnection has discount laptops and desktops for low income buyers. And perfect for students. $99 Refurbished laptop with wifi card, Windows 7 Pro, Office 2010 Home (Word, Power Point, Outlook

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Fresh Bucks! – Double your first $10 On E.B.T Card

Double your first $10 E.B.T. card value -up to $10 per market per day! This program is city wide available at a Farmers Market near you. Pike Place too! This program is now available at all Seattle Farmers Markets, year-round! Click blue links for more details.–>>  Pike Market or Seattle Farmers Markets or Seattle Government

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SpiritWalk – Saturday, May 30, 2015 At Seattle Center

Spiritwalk – Saturday, May 30, 2015, Seattle Center SpiritWalk – Walk for Native Health! Each year Seattle Indian Health Board sponsors Spiritwalk and raises thousands of dollars annually, and all proceeds support American Indian and Alaska Native educational, health, social and recreational programs and services in Washington. Money raised is received from donations, pledges, gifts from

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Wounded Warrior Project

Did you know that the top 3 most used and most effective resource for coping with mental stress for Veterans are 1) the VA Medical Center – 62.5% 2) Talking with another fellow Veteran – 59.6% 3) prescription medicince – 50.6%   If you love stats and figures, then check out the Wounded Warrior Project

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Short-term Training Opportunities

  Kristi O’Neill  will be holding 1 hr. workshop that will focus on high-wage/high-growth entry-level careers in Medical Office and short-term trainings offered to prepare you for your new career making $30,000-$50,000/yr. She will discuss short-term training opportunities that are fully funded for you if you are eligible for  Basic Food or Unemployment Benefits. These programs will prepare you

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Apprenticeships For Tribal Members

Did you know that Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has Apprentice for Tribal Members? For more information:  Call the Apprentice Program, 360-902-5324 or email your request to APPRENTICE@Lni.wa.gov  

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Culinary Education Fully Funded And Open Up A Mobile Food Truck

Do you want a career in the Culinary industry or want to start your on culinary business? Then this workshop may be for you. All you need to qualify is to be eligible for basic food, unemployment insurance or  financial aid. This workshop will be held at Rainier WorkSource. A business advisor from the Center For Inclusive Entrepreneurship will be there to

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Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Nepal who have been devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake this past Saturday. According to BBC News this morning, the number of people who have died is now at 3,326 and more than 6,500 are injured. It has also been reported that many have been

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Start A Career In Warehouse

  Warehouse Logistics Is Enrolling NOW!   This seven week training is specifically designed for those transitioning from jail/prison but is open to ANYONE that is interested in starting a career in Warehouse. It is fully funded if you are receiving basic food or unemployment benefits.   Training offers: Forklift Certification Industrial Safety CPR/First Aid Hazardous Materials Training Flagging

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Infographics

Latest Infographics regarding Incarceration, Education, Employment and Mental Illness Stats. Click picture to enlarge. Right bottom side to pause and exit.    

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White House Weekly Address: Tuition-Free Community College

David HudsonApril 11, 2015 06:00 AM EDT Posts and video are from The White House Blog In this week’s address, the Vice President laid out his and the President’s plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students. Access to higher education has a tangible impact on a student’s success: Those with an associate’s

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Re-Entry Clinic

If you have a criminal history and are low-income, then Columbia Legal Services has solutions to address legal needs. The clinic focuses on LFOs (fees, fines, and restitution), employment and housing. Set up an appointment to meet with a volunteer attorney by calling 206-464-5911 ext. 193.   When is it open? Second Monday of each month

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Habits for Success

Be a little less stress with upcoming classes by learning great study habits and anti-anxiety test taking techniques. The next free workshop is on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Located at the Jerry Brockey Center, conference room B. (campus map down below)    

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CRS Rice Bowl

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CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for families and faith communities. <p class=”simple-image”> <a href=”http://www.crsricebowl.org/” target=”_blank”><img width=”200″ height=”67″ src=”http://reentrycorps.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/we-are-supported-by-RB-horizontal-200×67.png” class=”attachment-thumbnail” alt=”we are supported by RB horizontal”/></a> </p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st91WLJFWJc&list=PLt5PsPjJAk-2gYW3ln67ezVds52lEo9EM

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Tzu Chi Foundation Donates Bus Passes

We want to thank our sponsor Tzu Chi Foundation for donating more bus passes to the students at the New Holly Learning Center. Thank you for your kindness and continued support to our community throughout the years!    *Tzu Chi Foundation (慈濟), literally “Compassionate Relief”, is an international humanitarian organization and a non-governmental organization (NGO) with an international network of

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Totally Free Tax Preparation Help By United Way of King County

It’s tax season again. If you need assistance in filing your taxes, United Way can help you out. And it’s a free service. They also offer assistance for food and utilities. Click the picture to go to United Way website where you can search for a neighborhood site that is more convenient for you. Seattle

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Echoes of Incarceration Project

Echoes of Incarceration Project, young filmmakers with incarcerated parents set out to understand some of the hidden consequences of our nations approach to imprisonment. These are from their Echoes film Catalog.   Echoes Of Incarceration   Caring Through Struggle: Caregivers of Children with Incarcerated Parents   Little Children, Big Challenges is Sesame Street Sesame Street started

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Veteran Event: The Seattle Stand Down

4th Annual Seattle Stand Down December 11th & 12th, 2014 Registration begins at 7AM Services: Thursday 8AM to 4PM Friday 8AM – 2PM Seattle Central College Mitchell Activity Center 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 Through peer to peer social support and mentoring, a veteran finds the same camaraderie once thought lost. Veterans were not alone

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Dress For Success

10 Style Rules Every Man Should Know | Men’s Fashion Guidelines To Follow | Style Rules For Men Subscribe to Real Men Real Style for more tips on looking sharp. Learn how to look great and stylish on a budget by Jose Zuniga. How to Shop For Clothes on a Budget Subscribe to Teaching Men’s

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Washington Reentry Guide Project Update

  Washington Reentry Guide Project Update Welcome  Welcome to the Washington Reentry Guide Project from Washington Appleseed! This is the first project update email for the Reentry Guide. Here you’ll find background information about the project, the status of the project, and ways you can help. Please forward this email to anyone you think may

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High Cost of Homelessness

Leaving Homeless Person On The Streets: $31,065. Giving Them Housing: $10,051 http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/27/3441772/florida-homeless-financial-study/ Portside Date: June 7, 2014 Author: Scott Keys Date of Source: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Think Progress Even if you don’t think society has a moral obligation to care for the least among us, a new study underscores that we have a financial

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Student Veterans of America

  Having trouble viewing image?Click here August 2014 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success  Urge Your Campus to Action This fall, urge your administration to make a real investment in student veterans by signing the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success. With the 8 Keys, campuses around the nation are publicly announcing their commitment to the progress of student

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Washington Women in Trades Job Fair

Washington Women in Trades Job Fair  Open to everyone. http://www.wawomenintrades.com/jobfair.html

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Inspiring Actions By US Tzu Chi 360

  Tzu Chi goup with Mr. Nate Coldwell and Mr. Gacia accepting 2012 Community Service Award.   Please click on Tzu Chi youtube link to watch amazing compassionate actions that Tzu Chi Foundation is doing for the good of our communities and our world.   PLAYLIST US Tzu Chi 360 EPISODES PLAYLIST US Tzu Chi 360

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FareStart: Culinary Job Training Opportunity

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Over the past 20 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 6,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children. Check out their website for more information. Click this link FareStart

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Tzu Chi Foundation e-Newsletter April 2013 Issue

April 2013 Issue USA Edition Happy children at their school built by Tzu Chi after the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. Dear Friends, On April 20, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Ya’an county in Sichuan, China. Gratefully, the number of fatalities and injuries have been significantly less than the devastating earthquake five years ago, but

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Congratulations! Tzu Chi Great Love In Action – Sandy’s Disaster Relief

2012 Tzu Chi Great Love In Action – Sandy’s Disaster Relief Watch this video on their youtube channel. Subscribe to get updates of their incredible community service.  

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New Holly Winter 2013 Graduation

Congratulations to our New Holly Winter 2013 Warehouse Student Graduates.  

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Op-ed: Help women in prison change course By Laura Pavlou

Originally published Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM Op-ed: Help women in prison change course The cuts to Washington state’s Department of Corrections has hurt programs that help reduce recidivism among women, writes guest columnist Laura Pavlou. By Laura Pavlou           Special to The Seattle Times Related In less than

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CPTS 2012 Winter Quarterly

New Addition to Reentry Corps Welcome aboard SnoCo Reentry Corps! We are pleased to announce Emanuel Scott as our lead intern for Snohomish County Reentry Corps. We are also looking forward to breaking ground in Pierce County.  They have joined the Community Partnership Transitional Services of King and Snohomish County.  Lead intern yet to be identified

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Tzu Chi Foundation Hurricane Sandy Relief

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Helping ex-cons turn their lives around

Please note that this article is being used with the permission of The Catholic NW Progress. The North West Progress _page 10 December 22, 2011  

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Western Washington Regional Reentry Gathering

Friday, September 28, 2012 WesternWashingtonRegionalReentryGathering Whatcom County Re-Entry Coalition Video

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Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs

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Kris Frieswick | Inc. magazine Original Print date:  May 29, 2012 Ex-Cons Relaunching Lives as Entrepreneurs Defy Ventures offers former criminals a second shot by training them to run their own businesses. Miller Mobley A Clean Slate Through her M.B.A.-style program, Defy Ventures, Catherine Rohr is helping former prisoners, including Maliki Cottrell (left) and Marlon Llin (center), learn how

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TED Talk 7: Men and Addiction

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TED Talk 7: Men and Addiction

Speaker:Tony Porter

 

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Stats To Reflect Upon

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One in every 28 children has an incarcerated parent (2010): A quarter of a century ago, one in every 125 children had an incarcerated parent. The rise, of course, can be attributed to the implementation of harsher laws for lesser crimes; two-thirds of today’s incarcerated parents committed non-violent offenses.  The above stat is one of

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Paying Forward or Paying Backwards, Which One Works for Society

by: Desiree Morris The majority of Americans know someone who is struggling in the criminal justice system whether it is a close friend, a loved one or neighbor. From 1980-2009 the number of persons who were either incarcerated, on probation or on parole in the United States went from 1,840,400 to 7,225,800. The U.S. has

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The Reentry Corps: Voices & Faces Thanksgiving Celebration

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On Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the New Holly Learning Center, Mr. Garcia’s LifeSkills2Work students got a surprise Thanksgiving treat. There were loads of delicious traditional foods such as turkey, ham, green bean casserole, mash potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and sweet potato pies. There were also a few not so traditional such as

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