Summer Career-building Opportunities at United Way
Dear Community Partner,
With summer just around the corner, school is coming to a close. This means two things for the young people in your network and the communities we serve:
- Families of the 100,000 kids in King County who have counted on free and reduced schools meals will spend roughly $316 more each month to put food on the table. For too many households in your community, this will cause serious financial hardship.
- United Way of King County is hiring 100 Summer VISTAs to staff Summer Meals sites across your city, and provide free, healthy food and fun programming for all kids and families. For young people seeking summer jobs or launching their careers in non-profit work, this is a great opportunity!
I’m asking you to spend 30 seconds today to help me bridge this gap. We are actively hiring young people to staff these high-energy sites. Summer VISTAs serve from June 21 – August 26, receive a living stipend and a $1,200 scholarship, and gain professional experience with site partners including the City of Seattle, the YMCA, community agencies and key food banks across King County.
Three Easy Ways to Share this Opportunity:
- Just forward this email to individuals, classes or groups you work with.
- Refer an individual, program, or department you’d like us to reach out to, or
- Take a minute to share our Facebook, Twitteror LinkedIn blurb.
I’m also happy to share printed materials or come speak with a class or at an upcoming event – just let me know.
As an alumna of these programs, I launched my career with AmeriCorps and last year’s summer meals program. Thank you in advance for sharing this high-impact opportunity with folks in your community.
Ravenna Napp – Shapiro,
UWKC AmeriCorps Alumni | email@example.com
UW Native Outreach – Shades of Purple Registration is Open
The school year is almost over and along with summer vacation that means the University of Washington’s Shades of Purple summer conferences! Shades of Purple is a workshop for students going into their 12th grade year, but if you have super motivated 10th or 11th graders have them apply as well. The workshops prepare students for the University of Washington application process, including essays!
Shades of Purple helps take the fear out of applying to UW. UW admissions counselors lead the workshop and help students reveal their best selves. At Shades of Purple students will also learn what the University of Washington has to offer them. This is a great head start to the college application process at the University of Washington.
Shades seeks to enroll students from a wide range of back grounds especially American Indian and Alaska Native students. There will be two 2-day workshops offered at the UW Seattle campus and 1 day conferences offered around the state. There is a conference near you!
July 18-19 Seattle
August 15-16 Seattle
July 25 Tacoma
July 25 Bellingham
July 27 Port Angeles
July 27 Vancouver
August 7 Spokane
August 7 Tri-Cities
August 8 Yakima
August 10 Moses Lake
August 10 Wenatchee
If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Jim LaRoche (Lower Brule Sioux : Kul Wicasa Oyate)
Admissions Counselor, Native Outreach
Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (M.O.R.)
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
PARK AND RECREATION SUMMER JOBS
Everyone into the water this summer!
Schedules for beaches, pools, wading pools and spray parks
Whether you’re a paddler or a swimmer, a wader or a sailor, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has ways for you to get close to – or into – the water all over town: two outdoor pools, eight indoor pools, nine lifeguarded beaches, 20 wading pools, and 10 spray parks.
Two Outdoor Pools
SPR operates two unique outdoor pools for summer fun. Each offers swimming lessons, family swimming, water exercise programs and special events. The pools can also be rented for special occasions.
- Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool, at 2535 32nd Ave. W, 206-684-4708, is open daily May 13 to Sept.10. Mounger Pool is really two pools in one place. The “big pool” has a 50-foot corkscrew slide and the warmer, shallower “little pool” is great for relaxing and for teaching little ones. Call the pool to reserve it for your own birthday party or other special event.
- Colman Pool, at 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW, 206-684-7494, opens for the regular season at noon onJune 19 and will remain open until Sept. 4. The pool will also be open on certain pre-season weekends including May 27-29, June 3-4, June 10-11 and June 17-18. Please note we’ll be closed for the Seattle Open Swim Meets July 6, 7, 8, 14, 15. The pool enjoys a spectacular view of Puget Sound from its prime location on the beach in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park. It features heated salt water and the Giant Tube Slide!
Eight Indoor Pools
SPR operates eight community indoor pools for year-round fun. Each pool offers swimming lessons, family swimming, water exercise programs, lap swimming and seasonal events. And you can rent the whole pool for your own special event! More information available here: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/pools
SPR offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city, and we strongly recommend swimming only where lifeguards are present. Summer Beaches are open daily, weather permitting, from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. We offer free beginning swim lessons at every beach every week for kids ages 6 and older–just register at your favorite beach. More information available at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches.
- Pre-season: These beaches are open from May 27 through June 23 (Weekdays 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.): East Green Lake (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N) and Madrona (853 Lake Washington Blvd.).
- Summer (10 weeks): These beaches are open from June 24 through Sept. 4: Matthews (9300 51st Ave. NE); Madison (1900 43rd Ave. E); Mt. Baker (2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S); Seward (5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S); West Green Lake (7312 W Green Lake Dr.).
- Summer (9 weeks): These beaches are open from June 24 through Aug. 27: East Green Lake (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N); Magnuson (park entrance at NE 65th and Sand Point Way NE); Madrona (853 Lake Washington Blvd.); Pritchard Beach (8400 55th Ave. S).
Your little ones will love the cool, shallow water and you can cool your own grown-up toes too! We will operate 20 wading pool sites this summer, and there are 10 parks with spray features to enjoy. We open on days with sunny skies and warm temperatures, and we update the hotline, 206-684-7796, by 9 a.m. each day to indicate whether we will fill the pools. Please note that the pools take about an hour to fill and drain each day, as required by law. The wading pool schedule is also available online at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/spray-parks-and-wading-pools
|Wading Pools are open on sunny days when the temperature is forecast to be above 70 degrees Wading Pool Hotline 684-7796|
|Beacon Hill**||1902 13th Ave. S||6/28-8/17||Wed/Thurs||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Bitter Lake CC||13035 Linden Ave. N||6/27—8/18||Tue*/Wed/Thurs/Fri||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Cal Anderson Park||1635 11th Ave.||6/30—8/20||Fri/Sat/Sun||12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Dahl Playfield||7700 25th Ave. NE||6/27—8/17||Tues/Wed/Thurs||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Delridge CC||4501 Delridge Way SW||6/26—8/20||Mon/Tue/Sat*/Sun||12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|E Queen Anne PG||160 Howe St.||6/26—8/20||Mon/Tues/Sun||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|E.C. Hughes PG||2805 SW Holden St.||6/28—8/18||Wed/Thurs/Fri||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Gilman PG**||923 NW 54th St.||6/30—8/19||Fri/Sat||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Green Lake Park||N 73rd St. & W Green Lake Dr. N||6/24—9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Hiawatha CC||2700 California Ave. SW||6/28—8/19||Wed*/Thurs/Fri/Sat||12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Lincoln Park||8600 Fauntleroy Way SW||6/24—9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Magnuson Park**||7400 Sand Point Way NE||6/24—8/27||Daily||12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|Peppi’s PG**||3233 E Spruce St.||6/26—8/15||Mon/Tue||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Powell Barnett Park||352 Martin Lither King Way||6/24-8/20||Sat/Sun||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Soundview PF||1590 NW 90th St.||6/26—8/20||Mon/Sat/Sun||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|South Park CC||8319 8th Ave. S||6/26—8/17||Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur*||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Van Asselt CC||2820 S Myrtle St.||6/24—9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|View Ridge PF**||4408 NE 70th St.||6/26-8/20||Mon.Sun||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Volunteer Park||1400 E Galer St.||6/24 – 9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Wallingford PF||4219 Wallingford Ave. N||6/28 – 8/18||Wed/Thurs/Fri||12 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
*Associated Recreation Council-provided funding to add Tuesday at Bitter Lake, Saturday at Delridge, Wednesday at Hiawatha and Thursday at South Park.
**Wading Pool schedules are subject to change. Beacon Hill, Gilman PG, Peppi’s PG, Magnuson Park, and View Ridge PF wading pools are currently receiving maintenance and we hope to have them up and running in time for summer. Check back at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/spray-parks-and-wading-pools for details.
Water Spray Features
Several Seattle parks have water spray features where you can kick up your heels and cool off. More information: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/spray-parks-and-wading-pools
|Spray Park Locations||2017 Spray Park Schedule|
|Ballard Commons||5701 22nd Ave. NW||NW||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Beacon Mountain at Jefferson Park||3901 Beacon Ave. S||SE||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Georgetown Playfield||750 S Homer St.||SW||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Highland Park**||1100 SW Cloverdale St.||SW||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|John C. Little||6961 37th Ave. S||SE||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Lower Judkins||2150 S Norman St.||CE||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Miller||330 19th Ave. E||CE||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Northacres Park||12800 1st Ave. NE||NW||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Pratt Park||1800 S Main St.||SE||Closed for renovation|
|South Lake Union Park||860 Terry Ave. N||CW||5/27-9/4||Daily||11 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
**Spray Park schedules are subject to change. Highland Park spray park is currently receiving maintenance and we hope to have it up and running in time for summer. Check back at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/spray-parks-and-wading-pools for details.
** Queer Mountain School **
A FREE adventure series to cultivate leadership and build community!
- Join us for a challenge hike to the top of Mt. Si plus an introduction to wilderness navigation! This event is FREE and open to queer youth 14 through 22. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get OUT there. Bring water and snacks. OTA will provide lunch*. We will meet at the trailhead parking lot: http://www.wta.org/go-
- Can you bake a cake in the woods? Join us for basics in wilderness cooking to find out! This event is FREE and open to queer youth 14 through 22. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get OUT there. OTA will provide snacks and beverages*, plus our backcountry kitchen creations!
- Join us for an introduction to indoor qlimbing, including learning how to belay! Never climbed before? No problem! The staff and volunteers of OTA and Island Rock Gym will be happy to show you the ropes. This event is open to any queer young person ages 14 through 22.NOTE: All participants must have a signed risk release in order to participate. The risk release and optional media release are available online at: http://www.
outthereadventures.org/trip- paperwork/ and here:https://app.rockgympro. com/waiver/esign/ islandrockgymwa/cfdda49c-6858- 4063-9964-9df563597f0a
- Join OUT There Adventures and the Seattle Bouldering Project for an afternoon of climbing and community! Come hang OUT with some rad queers and get your climb on! Ages 14 through 22
CITY OF SEATTLE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
A number of great jobs are being offered by the City of Seattle, for people ages 16 and up (except for job #3).
- SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Student Assistant
Sort, alphabetize, and shelve books — a quiet, behind-the-scenes job. $15.28 per hour, for 12 – 15 hours per week at one of the SPL branches; requires some weekends. Great for nerds & introverts, though you will need to play up your “customer service” and “people” skills in your interview. Ask Bean for more details; they work for SPL, too! Apply by April 30th! This application will require a cover letter, a short visit to Karen P. in the main office, and a recommendation from a teacher/coordinator/coach/adult. More info here: http://www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-careers/library-jobs
- SEATTLE PARKS & REC Customer Service Agent/Cashier
Greet visitors, process payments, work with the public at local community centers, pools, and recreation centers! MUST love working with people and have at LEAST six months of experience (volunteer or work) as a cashier or in a “customer service environment” (if you’re not sure if this could apply to you, let’s discuss!!). $17.09 per hour!! THE BEST for people with previous work experience, who want to make gooooood money this summer. Apply right away! https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1715214-0/customer-service-agent-cashier
- SEATTLE PARKS & REC Wading Pool Attendant (must be 18+)
$15.68 per hour. Few job requirements, but MUST be able to work with the public (particularly, small children). MUST be 18 or older. Apply right away! More information here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1716465-0/wading-pool-attendant
- SEATTLE CITY LIGHT High School Fire Brigade Intern
Support fire prevention programs, learn to maintain rescue equipment, and gain behind-the-scenes experience of industrial fire fighting! $15.00 per hour, full-time from July 5 – August 29. Based in Newhalem, WA (Skagit County); will require ability to travel. Awesome for anyone who’s considering apprenticeships and wants to learn more about jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree. Apply by April 25th! More information here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1706611-0/fire-brigade-high-school-intern
- SEATTLE CITY LIGHT High School Student Intern
Mainly clerical/office work, with the opportunity to do work “in the field” based on your interests. GREAT for someone that’s interested in making a lot of money this summer, and having solid resume experience in a city job. $15.00 per hour, full-time hours between July 5 – August 29, Monday through Friday. Apply by April 25th! More information here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1706615-0/high-school-student-intern
Bean Yogi (they/them/theirs*)
Nova High School
p: (206) 252-3490