Author Archives: Sarah Bigley

VAN Spotlight: Jane Deer-Hileman, Jewish Family Service

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Jewish Family Service is a multi service agency, and we have been serving the community in Seattle since 1892. We serve Refugees and Immigrants, provide services for seniors, adults with disabilities, … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Lisa Yeager, Pacific Science Center

Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math, and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.     … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Ingrid Hartsock, Seattle Goodwill

Describe the mission, programs, and services of Goodwill: Our mission is to provide quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals with significant barriers to economic opportunity. We currently operate 10 Job Training Centers, 25 retail stores and 38 donation … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Marjorie Trachtman, Bellevue Police Department

Describe the mission, services and programs of BPD: The Bellevue Police Department’s mission is “to provide a safe place to live, work and visit through quality law enforcement. We are committed to serving the public with respect, accountability and integrity.” How … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Bridget Guerrero, Youth Tutoring Program

Describe the mission, services and programs of YTP: The Youth Tutoring Program is an after-school educational enrichment program for vulnerable first through twelfth grade students who live in low and mixed-income housing communities in Seattle.  We offer tutoring at six … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Jenny Woods, Seattle Art Museum

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Seattle Art Museum Connects Art to Life. We are one museum with three locations: SAM Downtown, Asian Art Museum, and Olympic Sculpture Park. Through art, the Seattle Art Museum enriches lives … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Alice Fong, United Way of King County

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: United Way of King County brings caring people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.  In almost every neighborhood in … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Carol Ryan, Zeno

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Mission:  Zeno is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. Vision:  Zeno envisions elementary school communities across the US where every child can … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Nanci Wehr, LINKS – Lake Washington School District

  Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: LINKS mission is: “To engage community volunteers to ensure students in Lake Washington School District have the resources they need to achieve academic and personal success now and in the … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Randi McKenna, YouthCare

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization:  YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. For nearly 40 years, YouthCare … Continue reading

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