FREE THANKSGIVING DINNERS
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, November 28; times & locations below
WHAT: Free Thanksgiving meals will be available at several Seattle locations. For a complete list with descriptions of activities (and volunteer opportunities on both Wednesday, 11/27 and Thursday, 11/28), read Real Change’s A Very Seattle Thanksgiving: Where to give back this turkey day.
- 7am-4pm: Bread of Life Mission Thanksgiving Dinner, Bread of Life Mission (97 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104)
- Noon-3pm: Mario D. Bailey Foundation’s Eighth Annual Family Feast, Royal Esquire Club (5016 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)
- 4-6pm: Phinney Neighborhood Association Thanksgiving Potluck, Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)
- 11am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm: Westgate Chapel Thanksgiving Dinner, Westgate Chapel (22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020)
WORKSOURCE AUBURN JOB OPPORTUNITIES
WHEN: Various dates/times below
WHERE: WorkSource Auburn (2707 I Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002)
WHAT: Meet with employers at WorkSource Auburn! Dress for success and bring your résumé.
Wednesday, 11/27/19, 9am-12pm
Cares of Washington
- Employment Specialist, $17.31 – $18.31/hr
Wednesday, 11/27/19, 1-4pm
CitiStaff: 1st, 2nd & Swing Shift Positions
- Warehouse Associate
- Forklift Operator
Monday, 12/2/19, 9am-12pm
- Enumerators – Census Takers, $18.50/hr
- Clerk, $15/hr
- Census Field Supervisor, $20.50/hr
- Office Operations Supervisors, $19/hr
- Enumerators (Census Takers), $23/hr
- Clerks, $18.50/hr
- Census Field Supervisors, $25.50/hr
- Office Operations Supervisors, $23.50/hr
- Census Field Supervisors, $20.50/hr
- Office Operations Supervisors, $19/hr
Wednesday, 12/4/19, 9am-12pm
- Warehouse Associates (in Kent, Renton, Sumner, & DuPont); $15/hr
Wednesday, 12/4/19, 1-4pm
New Era Staffing
- Food Production & Packaging Workers $13/hr – no experience required – Auburn
- Packaging Machine Operator – Auburn
- Industrial Food Production & Packaging Workers – no experience required – Tukwila
Thursday, 12/5/19, 9am-12pm
- Outbound Packaging – Kent
- Production Worker – Auburn
- Inbound Material Handler – Kent
- Merchandiser – South Seattle
Thursday, 12/5/19, 1-4pm
- CNC Machinist & Programmers
- Auto Body & Vehicle Mechanics
- Administrative Assistants
- Warehouse Workers
- Aviation Mechanics
- Customer Service
- Manufacturing Assemblers
- Forklift Operators
READY FOR RETAIL WORKSHOPS
WHEN: Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm, December 2 & 9
WHAT: Want to build your career in retail?
Attend any of these FREE workshops:
- Monday, December 2 – RETAIL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- Monday, December 9 – CUSTOMER SERVICE
MORE INFO/REGISTER: Contact Denise Johnson, PORT JOBS at Johnson.firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.787.6780.
COMMUNITIES IN ACTION ADVOCACY WORKSHOPS
WHEN: Three monthly 4-hour workshops: Saturdays, 10am-2pm, October 5, November 2, & December 7 (attend as many workshops as fit your schedule!)
WHERE: Solid Ground (1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
WHAT: Join the Statewide Poverty Action Network for our Communities in Action advocacy program, a FREE workshop series on how to use your voice to influence public policy and create the social change you want to see! The workshops focus on skill building for people interested in advocacy, policy, community organizing, and social justice. Participants will leave with the tools, knowledge, and resources to enter the 2020 Legislative Session as anti-poverty and racial justice advocates for their own communities.
Attend as many workshops as fit your schedule – but we encourage you to attend all three for the best experience. Sessions are free; no prior advocacy experience needed. Participants receive a $20 travel reimbursement for each session, as well as food and childcare. Space is limited; preregistration is REQUIRED!
- Completed 10/5 –
SESSION 1: Introduction to Advocacy & Poverty Action’s Campaigns
- Completed 11/2 –
SESSION 2: An Overview of Washington State’s Legislative Process
- 12/7 – SESSION 3: Storytelling for Change & Connecting to Larger Movements
(Note: As Poverty Action’s work traditionally centers the experiences and voices of low-income communities and communities of color, we ask only those who self-identify as low-income to attend.)
QUESTIONS/MORE INFO: Contact Poverty Action at email@example.com or 206.694.6794 | toll-free 1.866.789.7726.
MAKING DISRUPTIVE COVER LETTERS WORK FOR YOU WORKSHOP
WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2019, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Hopelink (17837 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
We will explore:
- Whether cover letters are still necessary
- What is a “disruptive cover letter” and why you should use one
- What information should be included in a cover letter including formatting options
QUESTIONS? Contact Rhonda Knuckey at 206.487.5457 or RKnuckey@hopelink.org.
WA STATE HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: Friday, November 1 – Sunday, December 15, 2019
WHAT: Get covered, Washington! Sign up or renew your health and dental coverage, including free or low-cost Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Open Enrollment for Washington state health insurance plans opened November 1 and runs through December 15, 2019. Navigators are located across Washington state and are available at no cost to help customers sign up for coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Healthplanfinder has a network of support across Washington state. Navigators can help customers through the application and enrollment process from start to finish.
MORE INFO: Visit the Washington Healthplanfinder website to find the right health plan for you and your family. Note: If you qualify for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), enrollment stays open all year long, and you can apply at any time.
***** ONGOING EVENTS & RESOURCES *****
PCC COMMUNITY MARKETS JOBS
WHAT: PCC Community Markets is Seattle’s original – and the nation’s largest – certified organic, community-owned food market. We’re a passionate community that believes in the power of good food and the potential of good people; a place where the best of the Northwest comes together, from the produce we stock to the people we hire – and we’re now hiring at multiple Seattle-area locations.
⇒Cashier ⇒Cheese Back Up ⇒Cheese Clerk ⇒Clerk/Cashier ⇒Commissary Dishwasher ⇒Construction Project Manager ⇒Cook (AM, PM & overnight) ⇒Courtesy Clerk ⇒Deli Helper Clerk ⇒Deli Management ⇒Dishwasher ⇒Grocery/Produce Helper Clerk ⇒IT Developer ⇒Night Crew Clerk ⇒Overnight Cook ⇒PCC Cooks Class Assistant ⇒PCC Cooks Instructor ⇒Senior Accountant
- Competitive wages
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Paid vacation and sick time
- 15% staff discount
- Free membership in the co-op
- Reduced rate on ORCA cards
- Retirement plans
- Free PCC Cooks classes
QUESTIONS/MORE INFO: Please do not hesitate to connect! Contact Alyssa Moore, Recruiting Specialist at Alyssa.Moore@pccmarkets.com or 206.717.6527.
FAMILY MATTERS CLINIC FOR LGBTQ+ FAMILIES
WHEN/WHERE: Ongoing; meeting times and locations are set when families are matched with attorneys
WHAT: QLaw Foundation supports all of the ways that our community makes families. We serve parents who are low income, QTPOC, formerly incarcerated, trans/nonbinary, poly, immigrant/refugee, and/or living with disabilities. We have no limitations based on citizenship or income level.
The Family Matters clinic for LGBTQ+ families in King County is a full-representation clinic for:
- people who are parenting, but who don’t have legal recognition of their role
- families recognized under Washington law who want an adoption or parentage order just to be safe
- families parenting kids from their partner’s prior relationship
- parents not married to the kids’ other parent who want to make sure their relationship with the children is protected in a worst-case scenario
- families with three or four (or more!) people parenting children who want to make sure each parent has legal recognition
MORE INFO: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.483.2725.
WA GET PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: 2019-2020 enrollment runs through May 31, 2020
WHAT: The Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program is Washington state’s 529 prepaid tuition program that helps families save today for future college costs. It offers a guarantee tied to in-state tuition prices, backed by state law. It also offers tax benefits, flexible payments and a nationwide choice of colleges. GET provides families the opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. While GET account values keep pace with in-state tuition, beneficiaries have the freedom to follow their ambitions wherever they choose, as GET can be used at nearly any public or private university, community college, or technical school in the country.
MORE INFO: The unit purchase price is $121. GET’s website offers details, charts, planning tools and answers for questions that families may have about the program. Washington residents who want to help a student save for future education costs can open a GET account online with no enrollment fee.
CONTACT: GET Contact Center staff at GETInfo@wsac.wa.gov or 800.955.2318.
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
WHAT: Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is the largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in the nation. It provides low-cost internet ($9.95/month) to low-income families and individuals within the Comcast service area.
Eligibility: To qualify, applicants simply need to show they participate in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs, including: ⇒Medicaid, ⇒Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and ⇒Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Comcast also accepts applications from households that: ⇒have a student eligible for the National School Lunch Program, ⇒live in public housing, ⇒receive HUD Housing Assistance (including Section 8 vouchers), or ⇒participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors in select pilot markets.
HAS YOUR FAMILY LOST ACCESS TO TANF?
If you were kicked off TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) due to:
- sanctions that led you to be permanently disqualified OR
- the 60-month limit, and you and your family are currently homeless
… you are again eligible for TANF, due to changes in the law effective July 28, 2019.
To reapply for TANF, you must submit an application either in person, by mail, or online. Visit washingtonconnection.org for an online application, or bit.ly/dshs-offices for a list of DSHS offices throughout the state.
If you’re being denied these new benefits, here are some legal support resources:
- King County residents: Contact Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance: 206.694.6742.
- Residents outside of King County: Contact CLEAR Legal Hotline: 1.888.201.1014.
OPEN ORIENTATION FOR CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
WHEN: Every Tuesday, promptly at 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.
- 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.