ICYMI: #StipendLife 2016

In case you missed it: #StipendLife 2016 with Seattle AmeriCorps Collaborative….



On October 27th, the Seattle AmeriCorps Collaborative gathered at the 2100 building in South Seattle for a very special event. On this evening, our members got the chance to talk with each other, meet other members, and learn just how to “get by” while living in one of the most expensive cities in America while making under $1,000 a month.




Run of Showstipend-life-networking

The event started with a special networking mixer called “People Bingo.” Members had to find people in the room that matched the descriptions on their bingo cards. Katie, an AmeriCorps member from Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, was declared the winner of the game.

While “People Bingo” was running, members had the chance to speak to different members of the community offering free and low cost services.



Attendees included:


Seattle Public Library

Free & low cost events, free audiobooks

Free internet hotspots available for check out and free Wi-Fi at the library

Author Readings

Classes on 3D printing

Museum Pass: use your library card to get into museums for free!







Open Path Collective

Offers low cost therapy sessions, also offers low-cost courses in stress reduction, relational skills, self-esteem, wellness, and many other topics here for $4.99.









HomeStreet Bank

They will be offering financial education courses for AmeriCorps members. Stay tuned for these free courses on managing credit, budgeting, and other financial fitness!








The YMCA offers a financial assistance program to enable low-income families to utilize their facilities. If you want a gym membership, but you can’t afford one, the Y is a great place to get started.

United Way Free Tax Filing Campaign

Offers resources for filing taxes for free for low income households

King County Utility Discount Program

Offers low cost utilities to people who qualify under income brackets

King County Department of Social & Health Services

Offers many resources for low income people, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) commonly referred to as “food stamps.”

Featured Speakcarole-cancelerer: Carole Cancler

Carole, author of the website Greaterseattleonthecheap.com, spoke to members about ways they could save money and have fun in the Seattle area.





The resources YOU bring!

Knowing our members have some of the best ideas, we finished off the event with group discussions, giving members the chance to speak with each other about resources for saving money in the community!

Here are some of the resources they came up with:

Thanks for a great event everyone, and we’ll see you next year! -The SAC Team


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