In many ways, Seattle fulfills plenty of the stereotypes it's known for nationally: it's a politically progressive hotbed where delicious coffee flows like water and rainy days are here to stay! But there's much more to this place than waterproof jackets and gluten-free desserts. People who take the time to explore the Emerald City soon find that the Seattle community is incredibly diverse, vibrant, and strongly committed to youth empowerment and education. Best of all, Seattle is a major hub for AmeriCorps programs of all kinds, and serving in this city grants you automatic entry into a fun, welcoming network of service members from all across the country.
Youth Employment and Service Learning (Seattle Parks and Recreation)
Youth Employment and Service Learning programs offer after-school and summer programs that allow for youth and communities to come together. Members support various youth programs that help teach job readiness skills through workshops, service projects, activities, and partnerships.
Powerful Voices (PV) fosters adolescent girls’ development by providing programs and promoting social justice so girls can realize their dreams, engage their communities, and shape a better world. One member assists in facilitating school-based groups at Asa Mercer and Denny International Middle Schools, promoting positive girl culture and allowing for youth leadership. Another member will assist with job readiness programs for high school girls, and the participants will practice public speaking, project management, teamwork, and communication.
El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle’s Latino community as it advocates on behalf of our people and works to achieve social justice. One or two members serve in a college readiness program, supporting students with college applications, scholarship applications, and financial aid. Two or three members serve in an after-school program for middle school program that focuses on providing culturally relevant instruction and activities.
Treehouse is a well-loved, community-based agency uniquely committed to partnering with school systems, government agencies, caregivers, social workers, and funders to change the trajectory of kids in foster care by helping them make it to graduation day and beyond. One member with Treehouse will support volunteers in the Wearhouse, training volunteers to sort donations and prepare the donations for youth in foster care.
YMCA of Greater Seattle
The YMCA of Greater Seattle serves people from all backgrounds and walks of life through academic support, health programs, and housing assistance. Members at the YMCA serve at several different locations in SeaTac and Seattle, assisting with after-school programming, drop-in centers, and tutoring.
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