WTH, democracy voucher?

by msjones

What the heck is a Democracy Voucher, you ask?! KUOW put together this handy guide on what they are and how to use them!

Democracy vouchers are like monopoly money that Seattle residents can give to candidates running for city offices. The program was approved in 2015 by Seattle voters to make local elections more accessible and is funded through property taxes.

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Summer Civics is Hot

by msjones

It’s summer in Seattle, finally, and we’re gearing up to keep you connected to your community. We have a number of easy and fun upcoming opportunities to support local schools like helping source supplies for students. Families typically spend more than $100 on school supplies and some local families just can’t foot that bill. Watch for bins at your company so you can help students in our community can show up for the first day of school ready to learn.

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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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