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How The Bridge Makes an Impact December 6, 2012

Filed under: Bridge Partners,Lead,Support Seattle Works,The Bridge,Training — seattleworks @ 8:00 am

The Bridge: Board Service Training provides the basics in nonprofit and public board service. Not only do we offer this training to the public, but we also take customized versions to The Boeing Company and Microsoft. Seattle Works has worked hard to provide a high quality training that gives participants the opportunity to develop their volunteer leadership skills.

Feb 2012

Feb 2012

In 2012, we’ve had 37 reported matches to a board, committee or commission.

Let’s break it down:

ArtsEd Washington*

Arts Education. K-12 students.

CARES of Washington*

Employment, Self-sufficiency, Services for people with disabilities and/or low-incomes.

  • Prabhu Kannan

Children’s Campaign Fund

The Bridge at Boeing, October 2012
Boeing, Oct 2012

Helping elect champions for children in Washington State.

  • Mercedes Elizalde

Community for Youth*

Mentoring. Youth Development. Dropout Prevention. Seattle Public High Schools.

  • Chris Rooney

Habitat Young Professionals*

Volunteerism. Community-building. Homelessness.

  • Juli Genovesi

Heron Habitat Helpers*

Environment. Parks. Protecting wildlife.

Board Speed Dating, November 2012
Board Speed Dating, Nov 2012
  • Drew Symonds
  • Prabhu Kannan

Humanities Washington*

Education. Outreach. Public Issues. Humanities.

  • Colleen Rozillis, Program Committee
  • Mark Schwarts, Finance Committee

Many Lights Foundation*

Children, youth, seniors, families. Healing, Abuse and Neglect. Sustainable affordable communities, Multigenerational community

  • Jessica Sewell

Meredith Matthews YMCA*

Microsoft, Nov 2012

Microsoft, Nov 2012

Youth Development. Healthy Living. Social Responsibility.

  • Paul La

The Municipal League of King County

Empowered Citizens. Informed Choices. Government Betterment.

  • Jamie Prins, Foundation Board

Nature Consortium*

Environment. Arts. Education. Youth. Community.

North Helpline*

The Bridge, October 2012

Oct 2012

Food. Underserved Populations. Community. Emergency Services

  • Brittany Barcroft
  • Emily Knudsen
  • Jared Bowen

PCC Farmland Trust

Saving local organic farmland forever.

  • Alexander Moore

Plus One Foundation*

Rehabilitation. Neurological Injury. Support for Adults & Children.

  • Prabhu Kannan

Redmond Citizen Corp Council

Nature Consortium Board Members
Left to right: Chelsey, Jennifer, Emily, and Kira

Public awareness. Emergency readiness.

  • Meghan Manring

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts*

Acrobatics. Physical Health. Creativity.

  • Blair Feehan
  • Nur Bernhardt

Seattle PONY Baseball & Softball

Youth baseball & softball league. Sports. Health & Wellness.

  • Kara Costa

Seattle Women’s Commission

The Bridge, June 2012

June 2012

Policy, legislation, programs, and budget items concerning women.

  • Michele Frix

Seattle Works*

Volunteerism. Civic engagement. Leadership Development. Community-building.

  • Christina Rocks, Leadership Network Committee

Sound Discipline*

Eliminating race bias. Training and mentoring. Children, families, and schools.

  • Jilberto Soto

Street Yoga*

Youth. Homelessness and poverty. Addiction. Wellness and health. 

Yeletta Banks, Bridge Grad on Street Yoga Board
Yeletta Banks, Bridge Grad
Street Yoga Board Member
  • Ann Zimmerman

Team Up For Nonprofits*

Fundraising. Music. Community. Events.

Treehouse for Kids

Giving foster kids a childhood and future.

  • Andrea Pollock, Young Professionals Board


Reducing car use. Alternate transportation. Climate change issues.

  • Nikola Davidson

Women’s Funding Alliance

Justice, health and opportunity for women and girls.

  • Amy Wales

* Denotes Bridge Partner organization.

This reflects Bridge grads who have reported their involvement with a board or commission – there are likely more that aren’t accounted for! This fantastic, diverse list of organizations showcases the impact Seattle Works has had on the community over the course of the past year.

All over the city, Seattle Works trained volunteer leaders are helping their community grow, come together, and stay actively engaged.

Help us continue to make this impact; help rock your community by giving to Seattle Works today!


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