Community Events & Announcements

United Way Night Out for Caring

This is a party with a purpose too—supporting early learning programs for local kids so every child has an equal chance at success. Join United Way and send the summer off with a bang.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Safeco Field, Seattle

Grab a friend or five and buy your tickets today. Get $10 off with promo code earlylearning!

Solid Ground’s Financial Fitness Boot Camp Workshop Series

Two remaining workshops!  On Wednesday, September 26 & Wednesday, October 10 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm each session.

Location: Solid Ground, 1501 N 45th St, Seattle WA, 98103, Cheryl Cobbs Murphy Room, 1st floor

Join Solid Ground for their Financial Fitness Boot Camp (FFBC) 4-part workshop series, designed to help clients take control of their finances! Next up is Part 3: Banking, where attendees will learn the difference between checking and savings accounts, and banks vs. credit unions; how to qualify for a Bank On Seattle-King County account (even if you’ve been denied in the past due to debt and credit issues); and how to balance your accounts.

Workshop topics & dates:

Have you missed any of the previous workshops? Solid Ground will be repeating the series!

Contact Solid Ground to find out about future Financial Fitness Boot Camp opportunities at or 206.694.6864.

YWCA Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances

The YWCA is offering their Hope and Power for your Personal Finances classes this fall, in collaboration with Dawn, in South King County! These are FREE, non-traditional financial education classes for women who have experienced an abusive or controlling relationship. If someone is interested, she can contact Ken at 206-379-7545 to register.

The YWCA offers childcare on site, refreshments, and some transportation assistance (gas cards or bus tickets). They also offer incentives to everyone who successfully completes the classes—up to $75! Plus we work with the BankOn Seattle/King County program and graduates may be eligible to receive an additional $100 from SOME participating banks if they chose to open an account.

The class is on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm, from October 17th through December 19th.   Download the flyer here>

It is a very comprehensive class—we cover everything that is typically in a financial education class, plus lots of other topics that are critically important for DV survivors:

  • Financial abuse and safety planning
  • Goal setting and your personal values
  • Making your dollar stretch each month (budgeting!)
  • Unmasking the mysteries of credit
  • Debt management
  • How to make banking work for you
  • Financial aid for education
  • Employment protections for DV survivors
  • Dependable strengths
  • Programs that can help you start a business
  • Housing protections for DV survivors, housing options, and your rights/responsibilities as a renter
  • Family law (protection orders, divorce, parenting plans, etc.) and its financial impact
  • ID Theft and consumer rights
  • Insurance (car, renters, life)
  • And much more!

Post-Season Tax Help

Anyone making less than $66,000 can access free tax help for individual federal tax returns from 2008-2017.  Learn more>

Seattle Public Library, Central Branch
1000 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
Mon & Wed: 3 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Available May 2nd — June 4th, 2018

Northwest Access Fund Financial Capability Program

Workshop: Credit 101

What you’ll learn:

  • How to read your credit report
  • How to improve your score
  • Strategies for protecting your identity online
  • How to choose and use a credit card
    And more!

Date: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Northwest Access Fund Training Room (bottom floor), 1437 South Jackson Street, Seattle
Who:  Anyone may attend, but people with disabilities and their friends and family are encouraged to participate
Accessibility:  The building is wheelchair accessible.
Snacks will be provided!

Email if you will need any accommodations to participate in the workshop.

Money Mechanics

The YWCA’s series of financial education classes, Money Mechanics offers Free financial workshops for anyone who feels like their finances could use a ‘tune-up’, and specifically for anyone who is unemployed, currently or recently homeless, or just tired of getting their tax refund and weeks later wondering, “just where did  that money go”?

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

Classes focus on:
•  Unmasking the mysteries of credit
•  Debt management
•  Budgeting and banking
•  Goal setting
•  Saving and investing

For more information or to register, contact Constance at 206.496.9028, 425. 264.1416 and/or email:

El Centro de la Raza – Free Bilingual Legal Clinics

On the second Wednesday of every month from January to November, El Centro de la Raza will be hosting free bilingual legal clinics with volunteer attorneys from the Law Office of Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender and the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. Sign up for consultations is on a first-come, first-served basis and will open at 4 PM.  To learn more>

January-November 2018 (2nd Wednesday of every month from January to November)
Time:  6-8 PM
Location:  El Centro de la Raza, Seattle