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Stop by The Beer Junction today and drop off a gift for a family in need this holiday season.
We have 6 students testing for GED today! Wish them luck. We are so proud of their hard work so far - can't wait to see how they do today.
Join us next Wednesday (Dec. 14; 2-4pm) for a student facilitated conversation about alternative education plus an open house/tour of our newest classroom in White Center.
Join us this Saturday, December 10th for the first West Seattle Alternative Giving Fair from 10-2 at the Fauntleroy Church. Give a gift this year that honors your loved ones and supports the community at the same time.
In this time of uncertainty, it is truly important that we step up to support our community, our neighbors and our vision of a world that is equitable, just and united. We all have a part to play in achieving that vision right here in our own community, now more than ever. Make your #GivingTuesday contribution today. http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/donate/
We're hiring! Family Center Director, GED Teacher, Violence Prevention staff... Check out the opportunities to work with an amazingly diverse and committed team: http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/jobs/
#CyberMonday Get your shopping done AND support your favorite nonprofit at the same time! Use this link to direct a percentage of your purchases go back to Southwest Youth and Family Services. Shop Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/
Tomorrow is #CyberMonday Get your shopping done AND support your favorite nonprofit at the same time! Use this link to direct a percentage of your purchases go back to Southwest Youth and Family Services. Shop Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/
We are facing uncertain times in our communities, uncertainties about the changing policies and attitudes in our government and in our fellow neighbors. In these times, our work is more important than ever. Here are some examples of the uncertainties that our youth have expressed:
--Fear around the changing immigration policies and attitudes.
--Fear around community response to women wearing hijabs.
--Fear that we will see increased militarization of the police.
--Fear of an Increase in racial, homophobic, xenophobic, and/or sexist behavior that will be considered acceptable.
--Fear that the division in our communities will grow even wider than it already is.
Let's continue to show our community that we will not stand for these types of injustices. Join SWYFS in making an effort to build bridges in your community that contradict these fears.
Thank you to our partner Safeco Insurance for supporting our New Futures programs of education and youth development.
Are you preparing for your holiday shopping yet? What if your circumstances were different and you couldn't afford gifts for your family this year? How would you cope? MANY of the families we serve in the community are facing this reality. Please consider taking on one of their wish lists this year to make the holidays easier and joyous for all. We have teen parents in need of help and large famlies of 7 who need help and every size in between. We also have one single mom asking only for a twin bed for her teenage son. If you can help in anyway - please let us know. Email us at email@example.com.
Do you shop on amazon.com? Use this link to direct a percentage of your purchases go back to Southwest Youth and Family Services. Shop Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/
Our community needs us, now more than ever. We must stand up defiantly to any dark or divisive acts, and look out for the most vulnerable among us. As a community we must show up and speak out as strong stewards of social justice and let love prevail.
If you haven't gotten your ballot in yet - today is the day. Remember to vote! Find your ballot box: http://kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot/ballot-drop-boxes.aspx
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 2 new photos.
Chess Night at Dubsea Coffee! Join us on Tuesdays from 4-5:30.
Thank you to The Beer Junction, Nucor, DHL and several families and community members for stepping up and agreeing to support families in need during this time of cold weather and holiday giving. We could still use a handful of donors to take on a wish list this year, maybe a group of friends can go together to support one family. There is so much need in our community and so much love - let's put it together to make the holidays warm and lessen the burden on struggling families. Contact us today to shop for a family in need. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 35 new photos to the album: SWYFS 2016 GALA: A Lovely Night Spent In A Midsummer Dream!
Southwest Youth And Family Services shared Seattle Business Magazine's photo.
We are thrilled to have this chance to partner with Bank of America and honored to be included in this opportunity among great partners like Food Lifeline!
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 3 new photos.
We were thrilled to be a part of the official ribbon cutting today for the Hilltop Elementary crosswalk and path for our students living at Woodridge Park. Thanks to Charlotte, Carmen and all of the families who helped to make our community safer with this effort in partnership with the Highline Public Schools, @HUD, City of Burien Government, @King County Community Building Grants and many more.
Southwest Youth and Family Services is hiring for multiple positions in youth development, early childhood learning and development. http://www.swyfs.org/get-involved/jobs/ Help us advance our mission to partner with youth and families to transform their futures.
Southwest Youth And Family Services added 13 new photos to the album: SWYFS 2016 GALA: A Lovely Night Spent In A Midsummer Dream!
- 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.