4.2 million Homeless Young People is Unacceptable: We Must Do More

Over 40 years ago, Congress passed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act—the first and only federal law targeted at serving unaccompanied youth. For nearly as long, homeless youth providers and organizations like the National Network for Youth have advocated that Congress fund well-researched and accurate data on the prevalence of youth homelessness. For decades, those… Read More of “4.2 million Homeless Young People is Unacceptable: We Must Do More”

I Am Important: A farewell to the Zine Project

For the last few years, Finn Cottom has been the Lead Instructor with the Zine Project (Zine), a pre-employment training program at YouthCare that helps homeless youth write and produce their own work of creativity while working on employment. Finn knows that the word “zine” conjures up the image of a cut-and-paste guerilla magazine from… Read More of “I Am Important: A farewell to the Zine Project”

YouthCare and Gourmondo Partner for Youth Internships

YouthCare is excited to announce a new partnership with Gourmondo. Gourmondo will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their Giving Box lunches to YouthCare, in addition to offering internships for youth who have experienced homelessness. Homeless youth come to YouthCare for a variety of reasons, to access a continuum of services from basic… Read More of “YouthCare and Gourmondo Partner for Youth Internships”

Vote Yes on KC Prop 1 – Best Starts for Kids

With more than 40 years of experience serving homeless youth and young adults, we can say with certainty that the best way to end youth homelessness is to prevent youth homelessness from ever occurring. That’s why homelessness prevention has been a growing focus of our work over the last several years, and why our board of… Read More of “Vote Yes on KC Prop 1 – Best Starts for Kids”

Expanded Investments in Youth Employment

The Schultz Family Foundation has launched a new youth employment initiative called 100,000 Opportunities. Based off the successful model of YouthCare’s Barista Training and Customer Service Program, the foundation plans to spend $30 million to train young people and secure jobs for them at companies such as Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Porch.com and Microsoft. In their endorsement… Read More of “Expanded Investments in Youth Employment”

YouthCare’s Civic Justice Corps Rehabilitates the Community

YouthCare’s Civic Justice Corps crew recently formed a new partnership with Community Arts Create, a local organization working to renovate their building on the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Orcas Street in Columbia City.  The CAC team was desperate for help: work was progressing at a glacial pace without a dedicated group of… Read More of “YouthCare’s Civic Justice Corps Rehabilitates the Community”