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Welcome 2021! We hope you had safe and restful holidays. We’re back in the office to WFH and kicking off the new year with some highlights. Community Updates will be back on Thursday. was named a Seattle Times 2020 Local Hero

We were humbled and honored (and, tbh, a little surprised) to be included on this list. We’re proud of all the collaboration that brought the Family Tech Support Center to life. Special thanks to the 140 volunteers who came from the local tech industry, University of Washington, the SPS community and alumni, and the broader community.

Putting together our Annual Report reminded us how fortunate we were

2020 was not an easy year, we weren’t sure we’d make it. Thanks to our board, member companies, tech workers and community partners, we were able to meaningfully contribute to and engage with important issues in our region. Read all about it.

We refreshed our website

We’re really excited about the content we’ve generated in these first two-and-a-half years of operationsFind it all on our shiny new website!

Meet the Team

There are only three of us but we’re realizing you may not know us very well, so over the next few weeks, we’re introducing ourselves….

Name + Title: Luanda Arai, Program Manager
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Why Seattle? My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a teenager and we had family in the area. I’m still here because I like the balance Seattle strikes between having some world class “big city” amenities while still having some of that “small town” feeling.
Besides the obvious, like your smartphone/laptop/etc… what’s one piece of tech you can’t live without? Kindle paperwhite + the Libby app.
What community issue(s) do you think about all the time? Immigration. I’ve been on the board of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project for 5 years.
What can anyone ask you for that you’ll happily oblige? Dining recommendations. Seriously, email me, give me some parameters, I’ll make you a listicle.