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How satisfied are nonprofit employees? A new countywide survey identifies key factors contributing to satisfaction and dissatisfaction

The United States is currently facing historic levels of turnover and career change across all job sectors. In August, job openings in the U.S. reached a historic high of 11 million. In November, a record 4.5 million people quit their jobs. Turnover in nonprofit organizations is 19% compared to 12% for all industries. Staff turnover…

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An Equitable Development Initiative is Coming to King County

King County is starting the process to create a community planning workgroup to support the development of the new King County Equitable Development Initiative (KC EDI)! We are looking for King County residents like you to help shape this initiative. For background, in 2021 a coalition of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) led…

King County Announces Funding For Two Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Equitable Access to Education Through King County Promise

King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce two funding awards for King County Promise (KCP), a program model designed to develop a comprehensive student support model, helping historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials. KCP is a public-private partnership engaging local K-12 school districts, Community Based Organizations (CBO),…

King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Survivor-Centered Mobile Advocacy 

The intersecting conditions created by the COVID-19 public health crisis have created increased barriers for survivors reaching out for help. Organizational capacities and resources that support domestic violence survivors have been strained by pandemic conditions at a time when the county is seeing an increase in domestic violence calls. National Domestic Violence Hotline data reveals…

Five Recommendations to Support Our Youth  

New data reveals that local youth are the experts on their needs and should be at the center of youth-serving systems. In this report, authored by a five-member Youth Commission sponsored by United Way of King County, youth are clear:  youth-serving systems must meaningfully engage the young people they seek to serve in order to create…

May is Mental Health Month! “Connect to Wellness” with these resources from our partners.

May is Mental Health Month and King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has partnered with behavioral health providers in our communities to develop and launch our 2022 Mental Health Month campaign, “Connect to Wellness.”