Pearl Jam Pledges $1.3 million to Ending Youth Homelessness

YouthCare was honored to host A Way Home Washington’s launch of the Anchor Community Initiative yesterday at YouthCare’s Orion Center. We heard powerful personal stories from two young people, Azia and Roel, as well as inspiring remarks from Jim Theofelis, First Lady Trudi Inslee, State Senator Maureen Walsh, and many others. More than one hundred… Read More of “Pearl Jam Pledges $1.3 million to Ending Youth Homelessness”

YouthCare Receives $57,500 Gift from University Baptist Church

University Baptist Church recently donated $57,500 to YouthCare. In sincere appreciation of their generosity, we wanted to share a little about our friends there and the great impact they’ve had on our community. University Baptist Church opened in Seattle’s University District in 1901. Over the next century, their congregation grew steadily and provided many needed… Read More of “YouthCare Receives $57,500 Gift from University Baptist Church”

Growth and Challenges: How Your Support Impacted Homeless Youth in 2015

2015 was a year of opportunity, learning, and challenge for YouthCare, as well as for homeless youth in our community. By reviewing the 2015 Impact Report, we invite you to discover what your support of YouthCare has helped accomplish. We are grateful! Every day we meet youth with diverse backgrounds and complex experiences already in… Read More of “Growth and Challenges: How Your Support Impacted Homeless Youth in 2015”

YouthCare Receives $1M Investment from Paul G. Allen

Paul G. Allen has donated $1 million to YouthCare for the purchase of a new building to expand our capacity to serve homeless youth. This generous gift will double the number of emergency shelter beds for youth 12–17 in Seattle. “Paul is committed to building partnerships with private and public organizations to identify systemic innovations… Read More of “YouthCare Receives $1M Investment from Paul G. Allen”

Workplace Giving Season is here!

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it beautiful fall leaves, cozy sweaters, and, for many businesses, workplace giving season! Through workplace giving programs, companies encourage employees to contribute to the causes they are passionate about by making it easy to set up one-time or ongoing payroll deductions, organize events, or host donation drives for local agencies. Workplace… Read More of “Workplace Giving Season is here!”

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, and Microsoft. In their endorsement… Read More of “Expanded Investments in Youth Employment”

GiveBIG Raises $38,736 for YouthCare

WOW! Thanks to the generosity of those who donated yesterday during The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG, we raised an amazing $38,736 for YouthCare’s programs to help homeless youth! And thanks to The Seattle Foundation’s stretch pool, this total will be increased when stretch pool dollars are distributed! We are so grateful to the 223 donors who contributed to… Read More of “GiveBIG Raises $38,736 for YouthCare”

Starbucks, Schultz Family Fund National Expansion of Barista Program

The Seattle Times’ Angel Gonzalez shares the good news about the Barista Training and Education Program, founded ten years ago as a partnership between YouthCare and FareStart: The Schultz Family Foundation and Starbucks are committing $3.4 million to launch in other states a well-established Seattle program that trains at-risk youth as baristas to build skills… Read More of “Starbucks, Schultz Family Fund National Expansion of Barista Program”