Rainier Valley Food Bank Launches “Food is Love” Drive

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Rainier Valley Food Bank is launching its “Food Is Love” campaign to raise $14,000 between February 9 and February 20. The campaign is needed to continue purchasing food to provide the balanced diet that is nutritious and culturally-appropriate with fresh produce and protein to supplement food donations. Last year 50,000 more people were fed by the Rainier Valley Food Bank than in 2013 for a total of 196,000 people. Continue reading Rainier Valley Food Bank Launches “Food is Love” Drive

“And the Youth Will Lead Us”: Community Transformation and Absenteeism

by Marcus Harrison Green

Usually, finding yourself in a high school classroom as someone in your thirties while “peers” half your age run mental circles around you is a glaring signifier you’ve made a succession of disastrous choices in life, but on January 22nd – as I played the part of a wilted bud planted amongst sophomores and juniors, squirming in his seat, too scared to be called on to give an answer to a barely absorbed question – there didn’t seem a better place for a South End native to be. Continue reading “And the Youth Will Lead Us”: Community Transformation and Absenteeism

This Weekend In South Seattle: Discuss #BlackLivesMatter with the SPD, Party in Hillman’s Back Streets, and Share a Meal with the Duwamish

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, February 6th

Movies: Opening of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Details:SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.Showings: 12:00pm, 2: 30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm –Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 – More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Discuss #BlackLivesMatter with the SPD, Party in Hillman’s Back Streets, and Share a Meal with the Duwamish

The Paradoxes of Higher Ed Funding in Washington State

by John Stafford

Washington State is characterized by an interesting paradox:  it is 46th in the nation in the percentage of its graduating high school seniors that go directly to college; yet it is 12th in the nation in the percentage of its residents that have earned a college degree.  One explanation (there are several) for this seeming-inconsistency is that Washington employers hire a considerable number of college degree holders from outside the state.  If more of our state’s high school students earned college degrees, they would presumably be able to compete for these jobs. Continue reading The Paradoxes of Higher Ed Funding in Washington State

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