A Successful Launch at Aki Kurose Middle School!

by msjones

35 volunteers from seven member companies joined us last Thursday. We appreciate that you stuck with us through the schedule change as we started our work with Seattle Schools. Our first campaign raised more than $40,000 for our partner Communities in Schools to support students and provided thousands of dollars of school supplies. We hope that you learned something new, made friends with a student, or high-fived a teacher for being awesome.

The feedback from Aki Kurose’s staff has been wildly positive. Teachers and administrators alike, were deeply appreciative of you sharing your career path with students. The supplies were definitely a hit with the students, closely rivaled by Blitz. And who doesn’t love pizza and ice cream?!

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WANT TO DO MORE?
Perhaps this experience sparked your interest in doing something more to support our local public education system. Here’s what you can do:

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Volunteer Regularly: sign up here to learn more about volunteering regularly with Communities In Schools of Seattle.

Donate: contributions get kids more extracurricular activities or can be used to address family emergencies that keep them from learning.

Thank you again for supporting schools in our community,

Nick
sea.citi CEO

From Amazon to Zillow, new coalition of tech titans will rally their workers around city’s tough problems

by msjones

Seattle’s tech industry and the rest of this booming city are at odds like never before, and tech leaders acknowledge that any efforts to mobilize the tech community to solve civic problems will be met with a healthy dose of skepticism.

But that possibility isn’t stopping some of the biggest tech companies in Seattle from launching a new group to connect their employees with civic life.

Seattle Tech Community Connections

by msjones