Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Seattle in September= beautiful

Ok so today is beautiful, hopefully you get to go out and play!

If you need some advice on what to do about important issues or you have advice to give, check out this website.... pretty interesting stuff. Your advice can make a difference - its a cool project and its always good to support a free initiative.

I have posted about this before but Seattle Networking Guide has some great networking events for young people, I check it out weekly and I always find something cool to go to or learn about.

Each month the Seattle Networking Guide publishes its selection of the top professional, civic, cultural and social events with great networking potential for people advancing in their careers, engaging in their communities and promoting their companies in the Greater Seattle region. Check out September's events at: http://www.iloveseattle.org/networking-guide/nav-main-community/top-seattle-networking-events.asp Seattle Networking Guide is a free community resource - no registration required.
Do you think you are cool, chances are others do too, so how about mentoring an elementary student?

Mentors Wanted (Rainier Valley-Seattle)

HOSTS, Help One Student To Succeed, is a nationally recognized intervention for students needing to improve their reading comprehension. We currently have openings for volunteers to work one-on-one with our elementary aged students. We are looking for literate adults who are available one hour a week for a minimum commitment of three months. Our diverse and enthusiastic students will enrich your lives in ways you never knew possible. They will bring much joy and a global perspective to your life. Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing this unique opportunity. Elisa 206-252-6776 or Dennis (206) 252-6729 We are located on S. Holly ST between Rainier Ave and MLK.
Like cooking or buying food for others? :)

Meal Team for Homeless Youth Art Program (University District)

Sanctuary Art Center is an art studio for homeless youth ages 13-25 in the University District. During our Friday evening program we aim to provide a nutritious and creative meal for up to 20 individuals. Your role as a meal team is to purchase and create a meal for these youth. Due to Sanctuary Art Center’s small budget you are responsible for purchasing food supplies and cooking a meal. To keep the budget low I suggest checking out Grocery Outlet or MacPherson’s Fruit and Produce. We ask that you please plan on providing enough food to feed up to 20 individuals. This includes some kind of salad/vegetable and entrĂ©e. Please also try to include a vegetarian friendly option. Desserts are not necessary but will definitely be appreciated. Sanctuary Art Center will provide beverages, dishes and utensils. The meal should be delivered to Sanctuary Art Center, which is on the second floor of the University Lutheran Church (1604 NE 50th St), between 5 and 5:45 pm on Friday. Once you drop off the food your responsibilities are over. Depending on the size of your group, you are welcome to sit down and eat with us but you are not required to serve the meal. Youth serve themselves anytime from the food buffet. Past meals have included: Macaroni and Cheese, Sushi, Enchiladas, Baked Potatoes, Stir fry, Breakfast food, Casseroles, Hamburgers, Creative Pasta Dishes, Pizza, Jambalaya I also suggest visiting allrecipes.com.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Pierce with further questions or concerns Email: volunteer@sanctuaryartcenter.org Phone: 206.522.6256 Address: 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105 www.sanctuaryartcenter.org Thank you for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon.

Lastly, an event to check out next week that I think is a very unusual and a great opportunity for community building- definitely worth attending! :

Eastside Conversations on Race and Culture present: The Police and the Community - Building Bridges of Understanding and Collaboration For the Bellevue Police Department, the support of the community is integral to its effectiveness. For the community, trust and good communication with their police force is essential to feel safe. As Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo says, "we work for you." Join us in this conversation between police officers and personnel, and community members. As a community participant, this is a chance to be a part of creating a stronger, more communicative relationship with the police. It is also an opening to meet officers as individuals and fellow human beings. For the officers, this an opportunity to learn about the increasingly diverse community, as well as its concerns and issues. The goal of the conversation is to break down barriers between the police, youth and people of color. We also strive to increase understanding of different values, communication styles and patterns of behavior due to racial and cultural differences. Together we face many issues--when we listen to each other, continue to learn about our own cultural patterns and recognize that differences add to our community's strength, we often find a way to manage issues successfully. Wednesday September 17, 2008 6:00 -6:30 Networking 6:30 -9:00 Program North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA , 98007 Guest Speakers: King County Superior Court Judge Steve Gonzalez In addition to his well documented professional accomplishments, Judge Steve Gonzalez is also active in the community. He is a member of the Washington State Hispanic Bar Association, where he is the co-chair of the Judicial Review Committee. Gonzalez has also been a board member of El Centro de la Raza since 1996. Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo "I have always been an advocate of community policing, and have followed this philosophy throughout my career, " Pillo says. "The support of our community is such an integral part in the effectiveness of our police department." A graduate of Washington State University, Pillo began her career in law enforcement in 1979 as a patrol officer with the Mercer Island force. She came to Bellevue in 1986 as an officer, and held various positions before being appointed Chief in January of 2008. Light Refreshments Provided Please RSVP to Callie Shanafelt at cshanafelt@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-7922

Have a lovely day!

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