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Winter is showing its personality here in Seattle and we’re hard at work bringing you community connections and important civic content. Our members get access to exclusive events focused on civic topics as they’re developing. We had great turnout at our legislative preview in January and look forward to bringing you more timely topics in the coming weeks. Keep up with us regularly on Twitter and remember to vote in the special election on February 12th!

Stay warm out there!

Nicholas Merriam CEO

Support our local public schools by voting YES on Prop 1 & 2

On this month’s ballot, Seattle residents will cast their votes on renewal levies for Seattle Public Schools. If you haven’t been following along, learn about why we support the levies. These levies will provide much-needed funding to our school district, ensuring each student in Seattle can earn a high-quality public education.

Learn more about why supports Prop 1 & 2

Volunteer with us at Van Asselt Elementary or South Shore prek-8 next week

See our community in action by volunteering with other tech and innovation workers at our partner Communities in Schools of Seattle. Next week we’re headed to Van Asselt Elementary and South preK-8 to show hard-working teachers we appreciate their work. Regularly, these teachers go above and beyond the call of duty of teaching and help young people overcome barriers like transportation, food, housing, or behavioral support.


Member Exclusive Event Recap: Legislative Session Preview with Representatives Davis, Frame and Macri

On January 11th, a number of tech and innovation workers from across the community gathered in an Amazon conference room – both to engage with each other, and to hear some of their State Representatives talk about Democratic Caucus priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The Representatives were on hand to talk with their constituents, but underneath that was a real desire to hear from Seattle’s sometimes “elusive” innovation economy worker. This is what is about.

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Partner Program:
Go deep on collaboration with the Ion Program at WTIA
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Ion Program brings together highly curious, open-minded individuals working in tech/business, government, and community-based organizations to learn about the community and create a team project addressing a civic challenge. Apply by 2/15 for their Spring or Summer cohort. Learn more.