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Join us tonight from 4-5pm for one of our monthly cultural nights in the family center. This month we are celebrating the Eritrean culture.
A great clip and recap of our event on Thursday. Thank you for the posting West Seattle Blog! Thank you to Claudia Castro Luna and the 3 other families who shared their inspirational stories of immigration. http://westseattleblog.com/2016/02/video-seattles-civic-poet-tells-story-of-her-long-journey-at-southwest-youth-and-family-services/
Congratulations to SWYFS student Ethan for getting his GED this month! Beneath Ethan’s quiet exterior is a brilliant, witty, and creative young man. He is an artist and a musician who excels at Math and Science. We’re so proud of you, Ethan!
This is an event not to miss! This Thursday, Feb.4: SWYFS Community Conversation: An Immigrant's Journey, featuring Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle Civic Poet as well as 3 families sharing their personal stories. Free food, childcare and a tour of SWYFS if you are interested. Food and tour from 5 - 6pm. Program starts at 6pm!
Congratulations to SWYFS student Savannah for getting her GED this month! Savannah is smart, creative, and dedicated to her fashion and beauty obsession. Not only does she wow us with her unique outfits, but she challenges all of us to push harder and climb higher academically. Congratulations on your GED!
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 3 new photos.
Congratulations to Zerin and Ridoy, who were both selected as City of SeaTac Youth Art Exhibit Winners! They are in our New Futures program at Windsor Heights, and Zerin is also one of after-school tutors in the Elementary School Program. They are so incredibly talented!
Congratulations to Jennifer, who was chosen as the West Seattle Rotary Student of the Month in January 2016. She is in the SWYFS Teen Parent GED Program and doing really great work! Check out this short clip of Jennifer's speech at the West Seattle Rotary earlier this month. https://youtu.be/72Zh952PBrc
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 4 new photos.
Our students, along with volunteers from United Way of King County marched in the teen march on Saturday, promoting Dr. King's message: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Join us as we welcome Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's Civic Poet for our next community conversation: An Immigrant's Journey on February 4 at 5pm. The event will be at Southwest Youth And Family Services and will include food, a tour, free childcare and an opportunity to hear from immigrant families in our community about their real struggles.
We're actively recruiting volunteers for our 2016! Get Inspired Breakfast event committee. Looking for table captains, decoration planners, registration organizers, sponsorship solicitors, marketing gurus and people who simply like to help plan events (or want to learn about it). Contact us at email@example.com today! Oh and save the date for the event: May 18, 7-9AM!
Volunteer for United Way of King County's MLK Day of Service. SWYFS is asking for volunteers to come and talk with our students about MLK, create signs for the teen march and go and participate. What a great way to help our future generation get involved and push forward such an important message. Saturday, Jan. 16: 9am - 4pm. https://volunteer.truist.com/uwkc/user/events/project.aspx?listing_id=10925835531
Thank you to all of our year-end donors and community supporters. We sent the call for support and you answered. Together we will continue to challenge the past and change the future.
Do you want to affect social change and create a healthier society? Take a moment to watch this short clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UgDQnS4xB8) about our work and how your investment in SWYFS can make the difference between success and failure for our community members. Your year-end gift before December 31 (tonight!) is vital in providing these services. Make a gift today at http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/donate/.
Thank you to Zumiez for the wonderful donation of coats, blankets, socks, gloves and hats to keep our families warm this winter!
For many families in our community, a simple class, translation service, parenting support or network of available resources can give them hope and a path out of a desperate situation. Take a moment to watch this short clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVj_y6qqzI4f) about our work and how we make the difference between success and failure for our community members. Your year-end gift before December 31 is vital in providing these services. Make a gift today at http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/donate/.
A big shout out to our friends at Fresh Air Boot Camp for collecting gifts for a family in need this holiday season. This is what community is all about - helping each other.
For so many, this is the last gas station in the desert and if they don't fill up, they might not make it through. Take a moment to watch this short clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-XC2xX6i2A) about our work and how we make the difference between success and failure for our community members. Your year-end gift before December 31 is vital in providing these services. Make a gift today at http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/donate/
A big thank you to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for supporting a family in need this holiday season! Happy Holidays to you all!
Thank you to Bush Strout & Kornfeld for your support of our families this holiday season. Your gifts helped to make a family's holiday extremely special this year!
We are very thankful to a group of wonderful Amazon.com employees who bought gifts for a family in need this holiday season. Toys, blankets, household items, clothes - this family was able to have a wonderful holiday thanks to you and your generosity.
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 4 new photos — at Walmart Covington - SE 270th Pl.
The kids in our New Futures Programs had a wonderful time at Shop with a Cop this past Saturday. Twenty of our kids had the opportunity to shop for gifts for themselves and family members with the help of a police officer. We would like to thank the King County Sheriff's Office and the Maple Valley Rotary for organizing such a great event!
- Community Conversation: An Immigrant’s Journey. Guest speaker: Claudia Castro Luna – Thursday, Feb. 4; 5pm at SWYFS.
- Use this link to direct a percentage of your Amazon purchases to Southwest Youth and Family Services.
- 2015 Writers Workshop Boot Publication – check out our students’ amazing work.