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Supported Employment program wins Governor’s “Employer of the Year” award

Word is spreading about the City of Seattle’s innovative and effective Supportive Employment program, which employs 80 people with developmental disabilities working across 17 different City departments, including the mayor’s office. The program bundles small tasks and entry-level duties in various departments into full and part-time positions for people with developmental disabilities. Thanks to the hard work […]

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Affordable Care Act enrollment begins

Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. October 1st will mark an historic day in Seattle and across the country. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010 by the U.S. Congress and President Obama, nearly 70,000 Seattle residents who don’t have health insurance will be able to enroll in new, affordable health insurance […]

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Mayor outlines plan to bring Preschool for All to Seattle

Today Mayor McGinn announced funding for the next steps to develop Preschool for All in Seattle, following through on his commitment first announced in January. The 2014 Proposed Budget also includes $500,000 in additional funding to expand the early learning programs that will serve as the building blocks of Preschool for All. McGinn’s 2014 Proposed […]

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Mayor announces funding to support Center City Initiative

The Center City Initiative has brought together residents, business owners, social service providers, advocates and multiple agency representatives to develop a balanced, compassionate and effective approach to helping those in need, increasing the sense of safety and security downtown, and improving enforcement of existing laws. Mayor Mike McGinn is today announcing new investments in the […]

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Mayor announces funding to support victims of domestic violence

Mayor Mike McGinn today announced new City investments to support domestic violence victims in Seattle as part of his 2014 Proposed Budget. A total of nearly $438,000 in investments would fund support for critically needed housing for domestic violence survivors and their children ($200,000); development of a domestic violence response center that would provide multiple, […]

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Mayor announces increased support for Seattle senior centers

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced $210,000 in new funding to benefit nine City-funded senior centers in Seattle in his 2014 Proposed Budget, as well as $631,000 to backfill federal and state cuts to programs serving older adults in Seattle. “It is essential that we backfill state and federal cuts to programs serving older adults in […]

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City to provide free drop-in activities at community centers for some Seattle public school students in event of school strike

The City of Seattle today announced it will open and staff drop-in activities at 20 designated community centers for Seattle Public Schools students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade if a strike delays the opening of Seattle Public Schools. The free program will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning […]

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Mayor announces Families and Education Levy awards for preschool

Today, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the award of approximately $470,000 in funding from the 2011 Families and Education Levy for investments in early learning at three Seattle preschools as part of the City of Seattle’s Step Ahead preschool program: The 2011 funding increases slots at one existing Levy-funded preschool, Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle’s […]

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Announcing new Families and Education Levy award for dental health

Mayor Mike McGinn, Odessa Brown Clinical Director Dr. Ben Danielson, Neighborcare Health Dental Director Dr. Martin Lieberman, Seattle Public School staff and staff of Public Health Seattle/King County gathered at Madison Middle School today to announce the award of new Families and Education Levy investments for student’s dental health. A Madison student takes advantage of […]

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Mayor, School Superintendent announce new Families and Education Levy Awards

Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda, Beacon Hill International School Principal Kelly Aramaki, community leaders and local students and parents gathered at Beacon Hill International School today to announce a new round of Families and Education Levy investments in student programs for the coming school year. Adding to programs that began in […]

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