Tony and Zilliang's First Office Experience Providing Data Support For Local Non-Profit   [caption id="attachment_1906" align="alignnone" width="640"] Zilliang and Tony hanging out in the hallway of Centro de La Raza where the Global Visionaries offices are housed.[/caption]   YouthForce is thrilled to be working with Global Visionaries this year as an internship site for our Doorways and WIOA Internship Programming. Global Visionaries is a Seattle non-profit that "facilitates a multi-year youth leadership program with an emphasis on social and environmental justice.

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Conference Focus is Elevating Youth Voice   This week, two of our YouthForce Staff, Career Internship Program Director Lareesa Blakely and Case Manager Valerie Macaraan, had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Bridge Conference, an event hosted by School's Out Washington. "It was an amazing conglomerate of youth development professionals, program directors, educators, youth advocates, and facilitators from all over the nation. The theme of the workshop was 'Elevate Youth Voice'  and the numerous workshops that were offered throughout the

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Brianna joins team as new YouthForce Coordinator     Brianna is currently a full-time student at Bellevue College. She is pursuing her bachelor’s in Computer Science and hopes to one day work as an AI specialist at Microsoft or Nintendo. When she is not at school, she spends her free time painting and with her friends and family. Brianna first connected with Youthforce in 10th grade when she interned for the Alaska Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Department over the summer. After the internship

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2018 Lead Sounders Intern, Emanuel, reflects on his experiences with YouthForce and the impact he has on his peers: I ask myself, ‘How can I help them get out of their comfort zone?’”   [caption id="attachment_1777" align="aligncenter" width="640"] “I prepare myself to prepare them,” Emanuel shares, pictured here in the CenturyLink staff locker room before the Sounders FC match against Philadelphia on Sept 19th.[/caption]   Emanuel is one of five Lead Interns for the Sounders TeamWork Internship Program this year.

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Kyle'cia and Jihad share a laugh outside their intern site, Cafe Red.       Cafe Red has quickly become a staff favorite and a perfect excuse to visit our interns while drinking a deliciously crafted latte. It's a quaint and cozy coffee shop located on MLK Way Jr. S. near the Othello light rail station. The convenient service it provides for rail riders is exceptional -- its coffee and welcoming vibes are even better.     Two of our Doorways

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YouthForce is excited to welcome Valerie and Marcus to the team as our new Case Manager and YouthForce University Director!                               VALERIE moved to Seattle one month ago. She is very grateful to have found this opportunity at YouthForce as a Case Manager. She brings two years of experience working as a Case Manager for youth residential programs. Valerie values having a great team and support

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From working as a YouthForce intern and staff member, to sitting on the board, Jessica is a YouthForce alum in every sense of the word!   Jessica's history with YouthForce goes back more than ten years to her first day on the job as a Seahawks Intern, working as Fan Support Staff at CenturyLink Field. "I can still remember the energy of the game days - I'll remember it forever," Jessica shares. "I was shy in high school. As a

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Longtime YouthForce Intern, Vanessa, Hired as Marketing Intern at True North     True North is tucked away behind the main drag of Columbia City; if you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't see it. On this beautiful Tuesday, the doors were open and the warehouse was quiet. The offices are located up the stairs and are clad with cozy details like hanging green plants and colorful prints on the walls. Vanessa, a recently graduated senior and longtime intern

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Meet our 2018 Amazon Interns and Interns of the Month, Lynda and Raquel!   Amazon Interns Lynda and Raquel were asked to extend their program not once, not twice, but three times this year! What was originally a month-long internship turned into a 5-month-long position spanning the greater part of their senior year. This spring, we had the opportunity to interview them about their experience, as well as pay them a visit at their office in South Lake Union. For

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2017 TeamWork Intern Accepted into Competitive Microsoft Internship Program! [caption id="attachment_1392" align="alignnone" width="640"] TeamWork Program Director, Austin Bergeron, and YouthForce Alum, Solo, pose for a photo to celebrate the acceptance of his exciting new position.[/caption]   2017 YouthForce Alum and previous TeamWork Intern, Solo, has recently accepted an exciting internship with Microsoft! Solo is one of 60 interns selected from a candidate pool of 800 youth.  After undergoing a rigorous application process, Solo is excited to start his new position

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