Monday, April 22, 2013

Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Avenue South  98144
[This beautiful facility with free parking and a grand view of Lake Washington is just three blocks east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. and one block south of S. Jackson Street]


A roundtable of invited speakers, with audience participation

An important part of growing up is the experience of working.  Teen employment teaches work skills, provides valuable mentorship, and introduces youth to possible careers.   Yet openings for teens, including in the summer when they are most needed, are scarce.  Why are teen jobs and rewarding volunteer positions harder to find than in previous generations?  What government and business programs exist to provide teens employment and volunteer opportunities?  What can youth and their parents and schools do to find them a rewarding position?  Please join us as a roundtable of experts (aided by your own questions, experiences, and suggestions) discusses the crisis in teen employment and its solutions. 

The April 23 meeting will also include our monthly Round Robin with the opportunity to share news about your neighborhood’s issues and projects.  If you have informational materials to distribute at the meeting, please bring them or e-mail electronic copies or links to

7:00    Introductions/Minutes /Treasurer’s Report / President’s Report
7:10    The teen employment crisis:  What is working and what more can be done?
8:30    Round Robin of issues and projects in your neighborhood
9:00    Adjourn

The Seattle Community Council Federation ( is one of the nation’s oldest and most active coalitions of community associations.  It was founded in 1946 to facilitate resettlement of Seattle’s Japanese-American residents who had returned from wartime internment to reclaim their homes and businesses; and to help Black veterans coming back from the war.  Over the decades, SCCF has grown to cover the entire City.  Its monthly meetings are open to the public, and suggestions for agenda items are always welcome. Yearly dues for member groups are $50, and new groups are always welcome.  Individual donations are also welcome, and go very far, as SCCF is all volunteer.  Please mail your check to SCCF, 2370 Yale Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102-3310.  For questions, contact treasurer Chris Leman at 206-322-5463 or

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