Washington, D.C. / National

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration is now accepting applications!


The Program Demonstration will recognize job creators for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.


The Program Demonstration will allow the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) to initially run applications, raise awareness of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, and enable more employers to prepare to successfully garner recognition when the Program launches in 2019.


The Program Demonstration will use the same criteria the HIRE Vets Medallion Program will use in 2019. The Program Demonstration has no application fee and is limited to the first 300 applicants.


Job creators of all sizes can apply online at


For more information, visit, follow @VETS_DOL, and join the conversation #HIREVets.





Olympia, Washington

The Washington State Department of Corrections Reentry Division will be hosting a Reentry Simulation in the month for all of our Program Level Management Staff and some of their direct reports.  We are looking at between 35-50 attendees that we will invite to participate.  We are looking for volunteers that will participate as the various services providers who actually provide the service.   We will be working with Peggy and representatives from other agencies that have experience pulling these together to build on their experience and make this a very impactful event.  Peggy can help us identify all of the services that we want to simulate so that we can reach out to volunteers who actually provide the service.


For those who have not participated in a Simulation.  The Reentry Simulation was created by Project H.O.P.E to educate decision makers and the general public on the collateral consequences of having a criminal conviction. Participants were assigned an identity and asked to meet the many requirements of probation, treatment, family reunification, employment, housing, and more. The Re-entry: A Simulation” offers staff and volunteers from organizations providing re-entry services the opportunity to experience what it feels like to negotiate the “re-entry game” – finding the services that meet the needs of individuals returning from prison.


March 8, 2018 - International Women's Day

Lynwood Convention Center - Lynwood, Washington

This Second Annual event will bring together women in nontraditional careers to celebrate their success as leaders, inspire other women to find and embrace their inner leader, and showcase the possibilities when women succeed in nontraditional careers.


Men and women should attend to join this shared movement to encourage more women to "lean in" as leaders and support recruitment of more women into these career opportunities.


More info:


May 19, 2018

Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool - Seattle, Washington

Spring Into Summer Community Carnival is an event dedicated to assisting children in our community who are impacted by a family member or parent’s incarceration.  Children directly impacted with the loss of a family member in prison or jail are not able to receive the same critical resources to succeed.


Spring Into Summer Children’s Event offers a chance for the community to gather for a day of activities and resource sharing (for example, the opportunity to receive scholarships to summer camps and free books for summer reading). We will also provide a delicious meal and musical entertainment.


For more information visit:


June 5 and 6, 2018

South Seattle College - Seattle, Washington

The 2018 Washington State Fatherhood Summit partners will convene community experts, fathers, researchers, local agency program providers, state agency leaders, and elected officials to listen to voices of fathers and create a high level, statewide plan for action.


Summit Goals: (1) Catalyze action based upon a common understanding, among a diverse group of interested stakeholders, of the changing picture of fatherhood in our state. Examining data trends, best and promising practices, and listen to fathers’ voices to create immediate next steps around how local partners might work together differently based upon what they heard and learned.; (2  Create and commit to a statewide Fatherhood plan for near term action to a strengthening fatherhood programs, leadership, systems, and policies.


Registration information can be found at:



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