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Boys & Girls Clubs, Comcast team to ensure kids learn latest technology

Access to technology is no longer a privilege; it has become a necessity for students to achieve success.

Unfortunately, some South Sound youth are unable to compete with their peers because they don't have  experience with computers, smart phones and other devices.

But Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County and Comcast are working to solve this disparity by providing computer access and literacy to children who might not have those experiences otherwise.

March 2011

Washington STEM investing $2.4 million in schools, education programs

Washington STEM has made an inaugural investment of $2.4 million to 15 educators, schools and education nonprofits from all corners of the state.

The nonprofit organization was created to discover and scale innovative approaches for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as a means for creating better opportunities for students.

March 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County may expand

In response to a growing need for after-school programs in the Olympia School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (BGCTC) is exploring the feasibility of a new facility on the campus of Garfield Elementary.

Initial plans have the Club positioned in the northwest corner of the ball fields located behind the school.  

March 2011

Goodwill opens 27th retail store

Tacoma Goodwill opened its newest retail location in Shelton this morning.

The store, which is the organization's 27th, is next to Fred Meyer at 301 E. Wallace Kneeland Plaza Blvd. and will be managed by Rod Clement.

March 2011

Blog watch: Stimulus, celebrations, updates and open mics

Read about tax exemptions to stimulate investment and job creation on WashACE Blog.

Rep. Adam Smith will be the featured speaker at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's Military Affairs Committee meeting Feb. 23. Find out more at The Live Wire.

February 2011
Umpqua holds first South Puget Sound Connect Fair

Umpqua holds first South Puget Sound Connect Fair

Umpqua Bank held its first South Puget Sound Connect Fair today in its downtown Tacoma location. The fair allowed associates to discover different volunteer opportunities available to them.

Through the bank's Connect Volunteer Program, full-time employees can receive 40 hours of paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations. Part-time employees can receive up to 20 hours.

"What we are doing today is showcasing a number of organizations the associates may or may not be aware of," said Nicole Stein, vice president of community responsibility. "We offer this benefit to engage our associates and have them be active in the community."

February 2011

Kent seeking nonprofits to operate summer carousel

The City of Kent is seeking one or two nonprofit organizations to operate the carousel at Town Square Plaza during the annual summer season.
 
Days and hours are determined by the operators, but generally the carousel season starts after Cornucopia Days (around July 18) and ends the last Sunday in August, sometimes re-opening Labor Day weekend.

February 2011

People on the Move

Lincoln Ferris has joined NewWood Manufacturing as vice president of strategic development. Prior to joining the company, Ferris served as a consultant to NewWood and was instrumental in assisting with the company's financing package.

Brian Stoner has joined Coastal Business Services's document management division as the head of information technology. He has experience with EMR software and previously worked for MultiCare Health System.

February 2011

Christmas Forest fundraising efforts bring in $426,000

Providence St. Peter Foundation's 23rd annual Christmas Forest has raised $426,000, with $306,000 net revenue, to benefit charitable health care.

In addition to general donations, the Fund-A-Need program earned $86,000 to purchase specialized transportation equipment benefiting newborns in medical distress.

February 2011

People on the Move

The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy has selected Executive Committee officers for 2011. They include: Thomasina Cooper, SafePlace, president; Dean Fulton, Providence St. Peter Foundation, vice president; Joseph Ingoglia, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, immediate past president; Deb Vinsel, Thurston Community Television, treasurer; Cecelia Loveless, South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, secretary; Ryan Betz, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, membership; Jonathan Pleger, Morningside, marketing; Peter Epperson, Thurston Community Television, education; Babette Bechkham, Group Health Foundation, at large.

February 2011
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