Community Events & Announcements

Criminal Background Job Skills Workshop

Date:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time:  2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Location:  Central Library (1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, Level 4, Room 4)

This free class is designed to help individuals with a criminal history successfully apply for employment. Learn about necessary materials, preparation tips, and strategies to answer criminal background questions. No registration required.

QUESTIONS: Call 206.386.4636 or browse the Seattle Public Library events calendar.

Life skills for crushing adulthood

Date: August 22 and 23
Time:  11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle


  • Various career-based workshops
  • Resource fair
  • Seahawks & Delta Airlines guest speakers
  • Swag & raffle items … and more

Bus tickets available. Lunch provided both days. Register early and receive a free sweatshirt.

Service providers or participants can contact Kristen Brennan to coordinate bus tickets and tickets will also be available at the event.

Credit and 1st Time Car Buyer Seminar

Date: August 27, 2017
Time: Noon – 4:00 pm

FREE food and school supplies for kids!

Express Credit Union will go through the application process and First National Auto Sales will go through the dealership side of buying a car. Seating is limited!  RSVP 425-441-0515.  Download a flyer in English or Spanish!

Seattle-King County Resource Day & Job Fair

Do you need help with managing your finances, searching for a job or signing up for public benefits?

Come to Seattle-King County Resource Day & Job Fair on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S in Seattle.

Sponsored by the King County Housing Authority and Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle-King County Resource Day & Job Fair is a one-day event that combines one-on-one financial counseling, and other services, offered by a wide array of professional partners.

All services are free!

Child care, interpretation and other accommodations are available upon request. E-mail

YWCA financial education classes, Manejando tu Propio Dinero!

The YWCA, together with First Financial Northwest Bank and St. Vincent de Paul’s Centro Rendu, are offering a series of Spanish-language financial education classes, Manejando tu Propio Dinero!  They are offering FREE financial education classes for the Latino community this summer, August 7st – August 28th in Renton.  Classes will be four session, every Monday from 1pm-4pm.

Are you frustrated by your financial situation or stressed out by your debt? Have you tried to set a budget but then your spending patterns don’t change?  Do you want support in meeting your goals but have trouble getting there?

This series offers financial workshops for anyone who feels like their finances could use a “tune-up,” especially anyone who is low-income, unemployed, currently or recently homeless, or tired of getting paid and just days later wondering, “just where did that money go?”   These classes are open to anyone, and both women and men are welcome to attend.

Food and child care provided free on site!  Transportation assistance is available. 

Participants may be eligible to receive up to $50 for completing the class!

Participants will get support while learning more about:

  • Unmasking the mysteries of credit
  • Debt management
  • Making your dollar stretch each month (budgeting!)
  • How to make banking work for you
  • Goal setting and your personal values
  • Saving and investing
  • And much more!

For more information or to register, participants can contact Betsabe  at (206) 767-9975  ext. 1129.