Here’s something you may not know: Seattle Works is connected to Points of Light! That’s right, one branch of Points of Light is their Action Centers which are focused on engaging people, and we are grouped underneath the HandsOn Network – a network of over 250 volunteer centers throughout our country and the world.
It sounds a little confusing, but it’s really not. The main thing to know is that we’re a part of something HUGE. Seattle Works is just one piece of a very intricate puzzle trying to create healthy communities everywhere.
Michelle Nunn – our fearless leader, spent a month this summer on a cross-country road trip visiting HandsOn Network affiliates (like Seattle Works), AmeriCorps Alums, corporate leaders and civic innovators to check out citizen-led projects across the country. Read all about her trip. Her last stop was with us, here in Seattle!
(from left: Katie – Program Manager, Tara – Executive Director, Michelle Nunn – Points of Light CEO, Bevin – Outreach Manager)
We grabbed coffee and went on a walking meeting through the Olympic Sculpture Park because hey – we’re in Seattle! We talked about a number of things: our Innovation Hub and upcoming Chip In! event, our awesome partnership with United Way of King County and how we are both successful/collaborative in what people call a “dual market” (which just means that there are two volunteer centers in one city), corporate partners, new models for offices/working spaces, the role and support Points of Light plays and more.
The best thing (in my opinion) that we talked about was that Michelle met her husband through Team Works in Atlanta! And get this? Her husband was one of the people that created Team Works. As in, we have him to thank for that awesome program that we’ve been running for years. That is probably the coolest thing you’ve heard all day isn’t it?
Thanks for taking the time to visit with us Michelle!