Community Events & Announcements

Planning for Higher Education for Families

The non-profit organization CENTS is pleased to announce the creation of Planning for Higher Education for Families, a free Workbook and Resource Guide to help families plan for their student’s higher education. This project, funded by the Washington Student Achieve Council (WSAC) and Washington 529 Plans (WA529), is the culmination of teamwork between CENTS, WSAC, and WA529.  Planning for Higher Education for Families will help families come up with a plan to save money for higher education and/or cut down on the cost of higher learning.  The project can be found at https://centsprogram.org/planning-for-higher-education-for-families/.

YWCA – Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances

The YWCA is offering classes this winter in Renton. These are FREE, non-traditional, trauma-informed, holistic financial education classes for women who have experienced an abusive or controlling relationship. To learn more or to register, contact Nati at 206-336-6978 or nsalazar@ywcaworks.rog.

The YWCA offers childcare on-site, dinner, and transportation assistance (gas cards or bus tickets). Incentives up to $75 are also offered to everyone who successfully completes the classes!  Plus, they work with the BankOn Seattle-King County program and graduates may be eligible to receive an additional $100 from select participating banks if they open an account upon graduation.

Dates:  Friday,  January 24th through March 27th  
Time:  5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

This comprehensive class and covers everything that is typically in a financial education class and other topics that are critically important for DV survivors.

YWCA – Money Mechanics

The YWCA is offering the FREE classes in White Center!  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.”   Classes are open to anyone 18 and over.Four sessions: Thursday, February 20 and 27, and March 5 and 12
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  Seola Gardens

  • 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!

For more information or to register, contact Constance at 206-336-6977 or cfrancis@ywcaworks.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Seattle-King County Habitat for Humanity Critical Home Repair program provides major repairs at a discounted rate to keep homeowners safe and warm, and from being displaced from their homes.  Start the application process by submitting the intake form at Habitatskc.org/services.

Learn more about repair services offered and qualification by downloading a flyer here>

Home Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity is now offering home repairs for Veteran homeowners with low and moderate-income.  To learn more and to determine eligibility download a flyer here>

Free Sunday Dinner

Blessed Sacrament Church is hosting their weekly Sunday dinner. Meals are served with green salad, fruit salad, dessert, bread, coffee, milk, and juice.

Date:  Every Sunday, Noon – 2:00  pm
Location: Blessed Sacrament Church (5050 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Parish Hall)

Blessed Sacrament Church is accessible through Metro bus routes 26, 70, & 67.

AARP Foundation MySavingsJar

Pay Yourself. Gain Financial Peace of Mind.

AARP Foundation MySavingsJar™ is an online resource that helps move from financial stress to financial freedom.  It gets you in the right frame of mind to save so you can spend on what you want when you want.

AARP Foundation MySavingsJar™ is a self-help tool that provides you with practical know-how and community support to build financial confidence over time.  It helps you build short-term savings and put you on a path toward achieving the financial future you want.

Go to www.mysavingsjar.org and register for free on any personal device, including a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.  As part of the registration, you will be guided through a friendly process and receive a personalized ‘dashboard,’ where you can complete fun community challenges, set goals and take advantage of numerous resources, in your community.  Read more here>