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Mark your calendars! An event focusing on transforming the future of youth in our community is just what we need these days!
Despite some unexpected snow in the area, we are open! Have a great Monday!
Today we are expressing our deepest gratitude to Megan McJennett. As the New Futures Program Director, Megan has drastically bettered the lives of countless children. She has been an invaluable advocate, teacher, and friend to us all.
We will miss her, but are excited for her to keep changing lives through King County's Best Start for Kids initiative.
Thank you and best of luck, Megan!
Proud of our teens who braved the rain in Olympia to have their voices heard. #action
Our team is following all current events closely. We are continuing to work with the community to keep people both safe and informed.
Southwest Youth And Family Services celebrating Valentine's Day.
Teaching kids to love learning is just as important as teaching them to love one another.
Southwest Youth And Family Services at Delridge, Seattle.
Snow day, torrential downpours, road flooding, and the occasional blue sky. What a week so far! Stay safe and dry out there, friends!
Fierce friends fighting for justice last weekend! We love our students!
Students have been very passionate about defending the treatment of immigrants in their communities. Nine of them got up early on Saturday morning to march, showing their solidarity for MLK Jr.'s legacy of hope and equality.
Our team in White Center received some major props from an educator who has seen significant changes in two students' lives. Love it!
“I am reaching out to you…to give you some props. Leyla and Farhio, two former students of mine…visited yesterday and gushed about their education with you all. It brought joy and nearly tears to my eyes…While there are some great aspects of this school, I knew that Leyla and Farhio’s needs were not being met in this comprehensive and traditional school. Students like Farhio and Leyla deserve the best. I am glad they are getting it...So, keep it up!”
Family Resource Center Director, Essence Russ, on why our work with immigrants is so vital today and every day:
"Here in the Family Resource Center, increasing immigrant and refugee families’ sense of inclusion and equity is a top priority. Family Advocates work daily to ensure a sense of security in families’ lives. They advocate and act as liaisons for families who would otherwise feel like outsiders. I appreciate and commend our Family Advocates for the valuable work they do daily. During these infuriating and difficult times, this work is particularly important because immigrant and refugee families have a safe space where they know they can come, be greeted with respect, get the assistance they need, and leave feeling better and closer to their goals. Our work with immigrants is so important because our Family Advocates help them feel welcome in what is now home."
Deep conversations and inspiring projects are filling our spaces today. #nobansonstolenlands
Our executive director, Steve Daschle, recently had the opportunity to testify in support of legislation to declare Seattle a Welcoming City. We invite you to read and share.
Like the mayor and city council, we believe that immigrants need our support now more than ever.
Details of the Welcoming City declaration can be found here: https://www.seattle.gov/iandraffairs/programs/welcoming-city
Wishing you a relaxing weekend and some time to spend with a good book.
Our instructors are always looking for new social justice books to share with their students. Let us know if you have any to share!
Southwest Youth And Family Services celebrating graduation.
Congratulations to Jasmine, our newest graduate! Jasmine is a dedicated teen parent who took two buses from Kent to get to class in White Center.
We are so proud of you! We can't wait to see what you will accomplish next!
We want to thank everyone who has helped us kick 2017 off with more passion and determination than before! We cannot wait to see how our youth and families will succeed this year.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering FREE drop-in family activities at local community centers! Spread the word!
Southwest Youth And Family Services was celebrating our wonderful partnership!
Our corporate partner, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, has announced the grand opening of their new Beacon Hill Branch!
Congratulations, and thank you for your continued support!
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our office is closed tomorrow, January 16, to honor MLK Jr. Our staff will be out volunteering and celebrating social change. We will see you all on Tuesday!
The 12 flag is flying high over the Space Needle! Are all you 12's ready for today's big playoff game?
Make our city proud, Seattle Seahawks! #gohawks #weare12
Have you heard the big news released by HUD this morning?
King County has been awarded $5.4 million to address youth homelessness! We are anxious to see the impact this will have on our community.
Did you know?
53% of our employees are at least bilingual.
Languages spoken by our staff include Arabic, Cambodian, English, French, Samoan, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Southwest Youth And Family Services shared Youngstown Cultural Arts Center's event.
Don't want you to miss out on this great event in our community!
- Southwest client, Bassam, talks to the Seattle PI about his struggles as a Syrian refugee. Read the article here!
- Check out our Executive Director’s testimony in support of Seattle’s Welcoming City designation
- Our new Education Center has opened in White Center! Join us for the open house.
- 2016 Writers Workshop Boot Publication, hot off the press.
- 2016 Night of Giving Gala: Thank you for helping us raise $85,000!
- Annual Report 2015: See how we partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
- Use this link to direct a percentage of your Amazon purchases to Southwest Youth and Family Services.