OPEN ORIENTATION FOR CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
WHEN: Now – April 24, Tuesdays, 9:30am
WHERE: FareStart (700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101). Ring the buzzer at the Virginia Street entrance for receptionist.
WHAT: FareStart is a free culinary training and placement program. Students receive:
- 16 weeks of hands-on culinary training in working professional kitchens
- Coaching to become successful in your work and help finding a job
- Support services for personal needs, including housing assistance
QUESTIONS? Visit the FareStart website or contact them at 206.267.6218.
ENTERPRISE HOLDING HIRING EVENT
WHEN: Thursday April 12, 2018 between 10am – 2pm
WHAT: Enterprise is hiring for full-time, seasonal positions for the time period of May 1, 2018 to December 28, 2018.
- Minimum age is 18
- Authorized to work in US
- Good/excellent customer service skills
- Good communication skills
- Able to read, write, speak English
HIRING EVENT & JOB RESOURCE FAIR
WHEN: Wednesday April 18 at 10am – 1pm
WHERE: WorkSource Downtown (2024 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98121)
WHAT: WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle presents many employers with hundreds of positions in manufacturing, transportation, material handling, food service/hospitality and customer service. Please note that veterans and their families have priority throughout the first hour of the job fair. Please dress for success and bring your résumé.
RSVP: Call 206.436.8600.
FREE TAX PREP
WHEN: Now – April 19, 2018, Tuesdays, 5 – 9pm & Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Solid Ground (1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103,1st Floor, Cheryl Cobbs Murphy Meeting Room)
WHAT: United Way is offering free tax preparation for individuals making less than $66,000 per year. United Way can assist with how to save a portion of your refund for savings purposes. They also help individuals access free financial coaching resources, healthcare, public benefits and ORCA LIFT alongside tax prep services. No appointment necessary. Last customer will be served 45 minutes before listed time. (Please note: If filing with your spouse, both parties must be present.)
What to bring (required):
- Photo ID
- Social Security Card/ITIN letters for everyone included in the return
- Tax Statements (W-2, 1099, SSA-1099 forms, etc.)
- Health Insurance Forms (1095-A, 1095-B, or 1095-C)
Additional documents recommended:
- Bank Account Number & Routing Number
- Copy of Last Year’s Tax Return
FOR MORE INFO: Visit United Way’s Free Tax Help webpage or call 2-1-1.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – VETERANS HOMEOWNERSHIP INFO SESSION
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:30 AM
WHERE: Habitat for Humanity (560 Naches Ave SW, Suite 110, Renton, WA 98057)
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity Seattle/King County is working hard to provide affordable homeownership opportunities and home repair assistance to US veterans who have served or are currently active in the military. Homeownership opportunities available in Pacific, WA. Home repairs with ADA adaptability are also being offered in select neighborhoods.
Veterans Program Criteria:
- Open to anyone who has served in the US Armed Forces
- Applicant(s) must be income qualified (call to check eligibility)
- Applicant(s) must have a consistent and reliable source of income
- Applicant(s) must be committed to being a full-time partner in the construction of their home
YOUNG ADULT SHELTER AT NEW HORIZONS
WHEN: Sundays – Thursdays, 9:30pm – 7:30am, Friday & Saturday, 9pm – 7:30am
WHERE: New Horizons (2709 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)
WHAT: New Horizons has re-launched their Young Adult Shelter. The operation is 7 days/week serving youth ages 18 to 24 looking for safe shelter. The shelter offers 12 Resident beds and 10 Emergency Beds. New guests always get a bed.
- Reserved for Youth and Young Adults (YYA) interested in increased stability
- New Horizons staff partner with YYA on identifying housing-related goals
- Beds are assigned; eligibility is reevaluated monthly (beds will be released nightly at 10pm unless staff is notified of residents’ late arrival prior)
- Assigned locker
- Extra consideration for the Youth Employment Program at New Horizons
- Extended laundry access on Monday afternoons
All YYA with Resident Beds are required to fill out a housing plan with the shelter manager and complete a goals check-in monthly. Minimum of two chores/week and be present in the shelter a minimum of 5 nights/week.
- Nonresidential, on a night-by-night basis (drop-in or call to reserve)
- Drop in hours: 7 – 9pm, Sundays – Thursdays, and 9pm, Fridays/Saturdays
- First-come, first-served basis
FOR MORE INFO/TO RESERVE A BED: Call 206.374.0866, ext. 209.
EDUCATION GRANTS THROUGH SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WHERE: Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
WHAT: Grants to help pay for education of people interested in a professional technical program. To qualify you must have lived in Washington state for over a year and meet one of the following criteria:
- Low-income (i.e., $2,000 or less a month)
- Displaced homemaker (significant other was main income and now is not)
- Lost a small business
QUESTIONS? Visit Washington’s Community Colleges Start Next Quarter webpage or call 206.546.5882.
EMERALD CITY RESOURCE GUIDE
WHERE: The guidebook will be available at Real Change’s Vendor Center (96 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104, Pioneer Square) and at many partner organizations. Ask for a copy of Real Change’s Resource Guide wherever you seek support!
WHAT: The Emerald City Resource Guide is a printed, portable, guidebook listing available services in Seattle. Flip through this guide to find community meals, legal support, shelters and many other local services. Put the power of change in your pocket, and pick up your copy today!
CAREER CONNECT JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
WHAT: This new, FREE, short-term, fast-paced job training program trains entry-level job seekers in the Healthcare and Manufacturing Sectors and matches them with employment opportunities and a path for career advancement.
- FREE rapid training to prepare you for your career.
- Materials and fee support (books, exam fees, medical gear, tools).
- Performance skills coaching.
- Connection to and assistance navigating support services.
- Job placement assistance with employers dedicated to your career growth
- City of Seattle resident
- Age 18 and older
- Eligible to work in the United States
- BFET/SNAP participant or eligible
- Meet low-income guidelines
QUESTIONS? Visit Career Connect’s website or contact Amanda at 206.637.5148.