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Community Resource Center Updates – August 23, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Free Construction Trades Pre-Apprentice Programs: ANEW offers high-quality, pre-apprenticeship training programs that help individuals obtain careers in construction trades. As a graduate of ANEW, you will receive direct or preferred entry into a construction apprenticeship program. You will also receive placement assistance and retention services for two years. Join ANEW’s next cohort!

  • TRP Cohort 114 (Women only): Tryouts 9/7, Starts 9/13, Graduation 12/8
  • PACE Cohort 026 (All genders): Tryouts 9/8, Starts 9/15, Graduation 12/10
  • CBC Cohort – Pacific County (All genders): Tryouts 9/8, Starts 9/13, Graduation 10/8

You must attend an info session to enroll. Check for up-to-date info, click here to learn more, or email Simone at

SMC Volunteer Highlight – Tania Algebori: Tania Algebori has been a volunteer with the Programs and Services Division since November 2020. She is a University of Washington graduate with five study abroad programs under her belt. We are delighted to share that Tania will be continuing her international education path with her dream program at the University College London for a Master of Arts in Education, Gender, and International Development starting this fall.

“This is very special to me as I will be the first woman in my family to pursue higher education at a graduate level and I truly could not be more excited,” said Tania Algebori. “I wanted to say thank you for being so supportive during my application process and career exploration. I hope this program will open doors for me in pursuing advocacy for women, through both legal and other avenues!”

Tania has assured us that she will just be “across the pond” and will keep in touch. Congratulations, Tania!

KC Child Care Financial Assistance Program: King County has allocated $7 million of its federal ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding to support families who live or work in King County with the cost of their child care. Eligible families may receive financial assistance to pay for their child care. Eligible families (income below 80% Area Median Income) can apply:

  • Online at: OR
  • By calling the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm) for technical support. Interpreter services available.

Spread the word with this social media toolkit and printable flyers in multiple languages.

Women’s Equality Day: Women’s Equality Day, August 26th, commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting the right to vote to women. Women’s Equality Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the many benefits of true equality and the role of women in our public life. Visit for information about a vast array of topics related to women’s history or click here to view ideas for celebrating Women’s Equality Day.

Back to School Drive-Thru Fair: On Thursday, August 26, from 4 – 6 PM visit the YouthSource Tukwila parking lot (645 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA, 98188) for the Reconnect to Opportunity’s Drive-Thru Resource Fair. The resource fair will feature food boxes, supplies, community resources and prizes. Please wear your mask. For more info, contact Panome Thilaphanh at (425) 305-0971.

View the full newsletter PDF here.