Play-Doh, Legos & Emerging Leaders

Guest blogger Anne Disabato from Microsoft volunteers on our Emerging Leaders Marketing Committee. Read on to get the inside story around volunteering with the Emerging Leaders. Read Article

Break out the cap and gowns, baby squash are graduating!

Cassie Lee is a Warranty Business Analyst at PACCAR Inc., who was inspired to get more involved in the community. For her, Emerging Leaders was the answer; so here she is after only just a few volunteer experiences, writing on the positive effects she has seen so far. Read Article

Maybe You’ve Seen Some Project LEADers

Project LEAD graduates have just hit the 1,000 mark. That's a great milestone. But what's greater is what it means: that many people—more specifically people of color—are using this training to serve on nonprofit boards and other leadership positions in our community. Because why wouldn't our nonprofits reflect our area's spectacular diversity? Read Article

I might give out, but I won’t give up

Blair Taylor, Starbucks chief community officer, reflects on meeting Blue H., a man experiencing homelessness who came to the United Way Community Resource Exchange on April 23 at CenturyLink Field. The Exchange brings together scores of resources and services all in one place, on one day, to help people who are homeless regroup. Hundreds of volunteers powered the day, with the biggest group from Starbucks, the title sponsor. Read Article

We can build our way out of homelessness

Saying we can't build our way out of homelessness is harmful because it singles out one valuable approach to housing people experiencing homelessness. Read on to hear from Rachael Myers, Executive Director of Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, as she answers the question, "Can we build our way out of homelessness?" Read Article