September Event: Happy Hour at West Seattle Brewing Co.


It was a dark and stormy Sunday.

The Seattle AmeriCorps Collaborative pages were a flurry of activity. “LOCATION CHANGE: Happy Hour” the website frantically stated. We hoped, against all odds, to have one last sunny Sunday for a beach bonfire with cool friends.

Alas, the weather in Seattle does not always cooperate with our best laid plans. We met instead at a small, local brewery and coffee shop located at the corner of Fauntleroy in West Seattle for our first event of the fall season.

We were lucky to be joined by AmeriCorps Alumni and members from Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, Notre Dame, and City Year. The wonderful crew had a great time getting to know some new members, many of which had just started their year of service.

Over coffee, good brews, and lots and lots of games of UNO (and a few solo games of Connect Four?) Our Seattle AmeriCorps members laughed together, got to know each other better, and took surprise trips to KFC (to find the cheapest food possible, of course!)

Welcome back, members. It’s going to be a great year.

– Seattle AC

Apply Today! (Deadline September 10th)

service 100

What is Service Year 100?

Service Year 100 is a first-of-its-kind program created to find 100 of the most motivated and inspired service year corps members and challenge them to take their service to the next level.  Think of this as the ultimate service challenge, dressed as an honor society.  Read more about Service Year 100.

What are the perks?

Service Year 100 members will receive benefits from partner companies throughout their service year. Every benefit is part of a challenge designed to give Service Year 100 members new, fun, and exciting ways to develop as the leaders our world needs today. Here is what members will get:

  • Free relocation housing voucher and Social Impact Experience from Airbnb

  • Free LinkedIn Learning and Premium accounts

  • Starbucks gift card

  • Access to HR teams, career support and speaker series at all partner companies

  • Invitations to local events and press/media opportunities

  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with fellow service year corps members in your city.

Apply to Service Year 100!


SAC Career Fair Employer Announcement!

The career fair is in 9 days! (Not that we’re counting, or anything). We are pleased to announce the first organizations that have requested to participate at the SAC Career Fair in 2017!
Sponsors Tabling at Event:
*Local, regional, or national organization is a designated Employer of National Service. To find out more about the Employers of National Service program, please click here.
Members: you can check if an employer is designated as a ENS here.

Open Position: SAC Leadership Board


We are now recruiting for an open position on the SAC Leadership Board. Volunteer board members will commit to serving the 2017-18 board term to bring leadership and support to the SAC community and enhance the AmeriCorps member experience in Seattle.

SAC seeks individuals that are dedicated to high-quality, excited to work in a team setting, and who find themselves energized by the opportunity to help others grow into civic minded young professionals. The board experience will be supportive, offer opportunities for you to grow your professional skills, and fun!

Positions Available:
– Secretary

-Keep detailed notes of SAC Meetings and Board Retreat (Fall)
-Assist with strategic planning/decision planning
-Send updates with SAC Newsletter
-Maintain/organize the SAC Google Drive
-Maintain/organize the CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) Database

Qualifications/experience desired:
-Attention to detail, organized
-Strong writing skills
-Database management experience preferred
– Ability to work individually and as a team; ability to delegate and request help from team
– Familiar with Google Suite applications and Microsoft programs
– Community outreach/monetary and in-kind gift solicitation
– Passion and dedication to support AmeriCorps members

– Currently serving in AmeriCorps term or AmeriCorps alumni*
– Living in Greater Seattle area through the 2017-18 calendar year*
– Able to meet in Seattle metro area 1-2 times per month outside of regular work hours
– Access to computer and internet
– Available to attend and support SAC Career Fair (Spring 2018) and SAC Stipend Life Event (Fall 2017)

– Attend Board meetings once a month (may be available by phone/Skype)*
– Communicate regularly with team regarding task completion, maintain open communication channels*
– Engage actively in board meetings and take ownership over individual tasks as needed*
– Attend SAC events when possible, and share SAC events with currently serving AmeriCorps members*

Does this sound like a good fit? Apply today!

FREE Financial Education with YWCA



Introducing YWCA’s financial education classes, Money Mechanics!  This spring, FREE financial classes will be held in Renton. This series offers financial workshops for anyone who feels like their finances could use a “tune-up,” especially anyone who is low-income, unemployed, currently or recently homeless, or tired of getting paid and just days later wondering, “just where did that money go?”   These classes are open to anyone, and both women and men are welcome to attend.

Classes will be four sessions, May 9th through May 30th, every Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm.

  • Food and child care provided free on site!
  • Transportation assistance is available. 
  • Participants may be eligible to receive up to $50 for completing the class!

Participants will get support while learning more about:

  •  Unmasking the mysteries of credit
  •  Debt management
  • Making your dollar stretch each month (budgeting!)
  • How to make banking work for you
  •  Goal setting and your personal values
  •  Saving and investing
  • And much more!

For more information or to register, participants can contact Kirsten Weber at 425-264-1427 or kweber@ywcaworks.org.