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Community Resource Center Updates – May 1, 2023

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

  • The City of Seattle’s CSO Program trains civilians to work as a liaison between the community and Seattle Police Department. CSOs will respond to non-emergent safety concerns and help in education, outreach, and civilian problem-solving. Interested in getting involved? Call (206) 256-6213 or email
  • On May 6, 2023, vendors and service providers will be available to the public at the Health and Resource Fair located at Rainier Beach Community Center from 11 AM to 2 PM. Learn what resources will be available here.
  • Chance for Change is hosting a free webinar on May 2 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM for individuals looking to navigate a career with a criminal background. Gain valuable knowledge on how to approach a criminal background with potential employers and learn to address their concerns in an interview. Register here.
  • El Centro de la Raza is excited to announce their hybrid GED program ‘Si Se Puede Academy’. The program helps jovenes obtain their GED certification all while supporting long term educational and career goals. Must be 18-21 years old, a king county resident, and without a high school diploma. Complete this interest form or call their Student Support Advocate, Emmanuel Lopez, at (206) 883-8862 for more information.
  • Anyone 18+, system impacted, lacking computer skills, and at an income of 200% or more below the Federal Poverty guidelines is eligible for a free digital training program through House of Mercy. Upon completion of the course, participants are provided a free smart device, three months of internet service, information about further discounted internet service, and are entered in a sweepstake. Visit to fill out the short application or call 206-347-4546 for more information.
  • Seattle Swim has launched a new program aimed at teaching basic swimming lessons and water safety skills to build and support young, confident swimmers. Registration for classes opens May 16. Families can sign up for lessons in-person at Seattle public pools or by calling 206-684-8020.

And more! Read the May 1, 2023, newsletter.