Schools Out; Here Comes Elections

by msjones

As our first school year closes and summer begins, we want to take a look back at the work we’ve done to build deeper connections between our industry and low-income schools. Supporting schools is vital to our community and an important connection between our industry and our future innovators.

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sea.citi and Google host an Engaging Discussion on Homelessness in Seattle

by msjones

On May 31, 2019, 160 innovation workers from six tech companies, including Amazon, Amperity, and Verizon, joined sea.citi and piled into a room at Google to learn how a few of the leading nonprofits in Seattle are addressing homelessness. The event, per usual, was basic; mics, nibbles, chairs, and a panel of leaders on an engaging topic. There was so much interest in the event that Google offered an employee closed video stream. We’ve clearly seen tech workers in Seattle educating themselves at our events, they  want to understand the challenges and issues in Seattle and take direct action to improve their communities.

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Inspirational Innovators: Building Connections with People

by msjones

Employees across Seattle are making a difference. It’s easy to get involved in small or large projects and to make an impact – every little bit helps. We love seeing innovation workers show up! Read about Seattle’s Inspirational Innovators, get excited, and find tips on how you can help.

This month we speak to Sam McVeety, Technical Lead for Cloud Data Analytics at Google Seattle. Sam also sits as the Chair of People & Systems Committee at Communities In Schools of Seattle.

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greenlight Funds Enable Students

by msjones

In September 2018 sea.citi and Communities in Schools of Seattle (CIS) launched their collaboration, greenlight. greenlight was formed to better connect low-income schools in Seattle with the growing innovation economy. Thirty-five employee volunteers representing our founding companies arrived at Aki Kurose Middle School to distribute school supplies, play games, and share stories about working in tech.

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Your Hack to Community

by msjones

As a significant and growing percentage of the local workforce, consumers, and tax base, the innovation economy has a meaningful role to play in our community. We see the challenges our cities face. Kids need mentors, skills, and connections to get great jobs. Homelessness seems ever persistent. Traffic is a pain. sea.citi is here to help you understand and take action on the important civic issues that we’re all grappling with.

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Inspirational Innovators: Supporting and Enabling Organizations

by msjones

Employees across Seattle are making a difference. It’s easy to get involved in small or large projects and to make an impact – every little bit helps. We love seeing innovation workers show up! Read about Seattle’s Inspirational Innovators, get excited, and find tips on how you can help.

This month we speak to Jamie Anderson. Jaime manages a group of researchers driving machine learning into the Zillow Offers purchase process. Jaime also coordinates volunteer events for Zillow.

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