Disconnected youth. What does that even mean? It’s a term used by social scientists that refers to young people 16-24 who are neither working nor attending school and don’t have a diploma. We have about 14,000 young people in King County and Seattle who fit that definition. Read Article
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United Way’s Community Resource Exchange is like Christmas for 63-year-old… Read Article
Danielle was nearly done with the early childhood development certification at Highline College that her employer was paying for. But with a 3-day "pay or vacate" notice, all of that was at risk. Without a place to stay, the 32-year old would not be able to continue both work and school successfully. And, at this point, the two were intertwined: dropping out of school would compromise her employment. Read Article
When Deborah landed a job as a customer service agent,… Read Article
When your child is overly shy, how can you make sure they're prepared for kindergarten? United Way's Parent-Child Home Program was key in building the social skills little Connie would need to succeed when she started school. Read Article