Redmond’s Together Center announced the addition of Kristi Wilson to its board of directors.
Wilson is assistant police chief for the City of Redmond, responsible for daily operations of the police department, including management of the organization’s budget and leadership development. Full Article.
Together Center is happy to announce the addition of Grace Reamer to its Board of Directors. Reamer is a Legislative Aide to King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, and a long-time supporter of Together Center efforts to develop a similar Issaquah center. A Seattle resident and former journalist, she previously lived in Issaquah and currently does both professional and volunteer work on the Eastside, from Woodinville to Issaquah.
Together Center Immediate Past Chair Barb de Michele noted, “Grace Reamer is well-known to many of us on the Board of Directors for her work supporting the efforts of human service agencies. She is a community leader with superb experience and skills and knows well the importance of partnerships.” Read more.
LifeSPAN has joined Together Center, a one-stop human services campus serving East King County. Board President Sue Willey introduced her program to campus agencies at a meeting of Together Center agency leaders this week.
LifeSPAN supports families in developing a safe, secure and quality future for their relatives with disabilities. Through planning, people are able to help their family members with disabilities to set a course for the future, have financial security, live in a place of their own choice, participate in a caring and hospitable community and have their wishes supported by family and friends.
“One of our most meaningful tools is networks for each person with a disability,” Willey told the Together Center agencies. “Each person has a network of 4 to as many as 16 people to provide social supports and provide avenues to share mutual interests and pursue a quality future.”
The LifeSPAN office is staffed part-time. Call 425-883-9867 for more information or visit www.lifespan-wa.org.
On September 1, Young Women Empowered joined the campus of Together Center, a one-stop human services campus serving East King County.
Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) empowers young women leaders through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and future-planning skills they need to achieve their personal goals and improve their communities.
Y-WE provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teenage girls in the Pacific Northwest. Annually, they serve a diverse group of 130 girls, ages 14-18, and 70 women, ages 19-70+, to build ongoing mentorship relationships; gain tools to create successful futures; participate in service and philanthropy projects; confront social justice issues; and gain leadership skills. The organization is open to girls from all walks of life. Currently, 90% of the youth are from families that recently immigrated to the USA. 85% of the youth and 50% of the adults are women of color. In addition to cultural and ethnic diversity, their youth and mentors represent a myriad of family, sexual orientation, religious, political, and educational backgrounds. Both the girls and the mentors learn that they are powerful leaders whose voices are valued and vital. Learn more…
On July 1, Leadership Eastside joined the campus of Together Center, a one-stop human services campus serving East King County.
Leadership Eastside (LE) applies advanced leadership principles to help people rediscover the joys of working together while increasing their value to their organizations and their community. With its focus on adaptive leadership, crossing boundaries and active community engagement, LE is a catalyst for building a vibrant and vital Eastside by equipping, informing and connecting leaders to meet the most critical community challenges. Read more…
King is senior communications manager for issues management at Premera Blue Cross where she manages issues, policy and financial communications strategy. She is also involved in Premera’s social media communications and is using this expertise to help Together Center expand their online presence. King is a graduate of University of Arts, London. Read more…
Thanks to everyone who participated in the sock drive. Together Center’s March Sock Drive, extended a week by popular demand, concluded with the pickup of more than 650 pairs of socks from Alexander, Morford & Woo in Seattle. A grand total of 1,200 pairs of socks were gathered for use by homeless men, women and children on the Eastside. Read more.
Like many people several times her age, 8-year-old Faith had a sinking feeling whenever she saw a homeless person panhandling around town. Read the full story in the RedmondPatch.
Together Center has received a $1,500 grant from the Rotary Club of Redmond. The grant will support the center’s Front Door Services project to increase one-on-one help and referral tools available to those seeking services at Together Center. Read more.
Together Center has received a grant of $35,420 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound (ECF). The grant supports renovation of our Redmond Campus. We are very grateful to Boeing employees for their contributions to the community. Read more.