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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On Saturday, October 13th, representatives from more than 35 local organizations came out to bring opportunities to more than 100 Seattle-area youth. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day.     "I'm interested in medicine and social justice, and I met so many people in that area today. I'm definitely going to join one of them." - Dominique, 2018 YouthForce Intern     "One youth wanted to know more about physical therapy so we're going to connect

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This school year started off with a bang at Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club as we introduce new programs and enjoy old favorites! 1. Congratulations to all who participated in the Great Reading Challenge for September! At the Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club, we've developed a new reading incentive program where club kids fill out book reports for books they've read at the Club. We pool the pages together as a Club for prizes! See poster below. You

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2018 Summer Doorways Intern, Miracle, will represent Kaiser Permanente and share information about jobs in healthcare at this year's Youth Resource Fair.     This summer, 30 interns were accepted into the Doorways Internship Program and placed into 14 partner sites around Seattle. Miracle was the only one of her peers to be placed as an intern at Kaiser Permanente’s Renton Administrative Campus and she was just thrilled when they invited her to stay on past the program’s end. This 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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Shivanah and Merilyn Walk Away With Tangible Skills For Their Future     This summer, nine of our YouthForce interns were hired and placed into six different sites at Alaska Airlines (AS), all located at or near the Sea-Tac Airport. We had the chance to visit two of our interns this summer, Shivanah and Merilyn, at their respective sites, the Flight Operations Training Center and the Information Technology Systems department. Megan Gimmestad, Alaska Airline's Recruiting Outreach Manager, was the tour

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YouthForce's Career Internship Program was thrilled to partner with Bank of America for the first time this summer. We received over 80 applications and were excited to select Nakita as the final candidate for an internship position with the Rainier Beach branch. Nakita started her 6-week summer program in July and finished up at the end of August. As a Student Intern, Nakita worked closely with the Rainier Beach branch customers by helping them use the ATM and set up

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Elijah is an Emerging Leader Among the Group We want to recognize Elijah for his outstanding performance in the TeamWork Internship!     Elijah started in our TeamWork Sounders Program in February of 2018, and in June he landed a spot as a CenturyLink Field Tour Guide with the Seahawks, a pilot internship program this year. Five YouthForce interns train for the position by shadowing current CenturyLink Tour Guides in July and will lead groups independently later this summer and fall. Elijah says

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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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