Letter from the CEO
As I reflect on the past year at Northwest Center, I feel an overwhelming appreciation, a great sense of pride, and unbridled excitement. 

I appreciate the incredible Northwest Center staff and their longstanding dedication to inclusion and making our world a better place through service to our clients and customers and through the miracles they achieve every day. And I appreciate every Northwest Center supporter who increases our impact by giving their time and money. Read more
The Path to Employment: Golden Hearts Luncheon raises $60,000 for School-to-Work
Our 2017 Golden Hearts Luncheon raised money for a more inclusive working world. Host Dennis Bounds, former King 5 news anchor, kept things lively as he shared success stories like that of Devin, who found his career through Northwest Center School-to-Work. Read more
Chris Ulmer with Devin and Emily at GHL 2017. Support the expansion of our School-to-Work program at www.nwcenter.org/give
NICU-to-Home Project Blazes Trails for Premature Babies
The program that Northwest Center Early Intervention has pioneered in collaboration with the University of Washington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (UW NICU) is not only making a huge impact on families whose babies are beginning life in the UW NICU; it’s also making one statewide. Read more
A Foot in the Door at Amazon—then Something More
“One second.”

Conlan holds up a finger and furrows his brow, focused on the screen in front of him. He’s working as a Problem Solver at Amazon’s Prime Now warehouse (UWA1) in Kirkland. Read more
Anthony and his mom Sara
Nurturing Every Child's Potential
Anthony looks at the world a little differently—and often beautifully.

“When Anthony goes up a hill, he says it’s heavy because it makes his body feel heavy,” says his mom Sara. “What a unique way to describe that feeling.” Still, Sara and her husband Jason struggled to find a preschool that would nurture Anthony’s potential the same as any other child . Read more
Home-grown Innovation Benefits the Local Community
Few regions have seen as much recent change as the Pacific Northwest, where a technology-driven boom earned Seattle the status of the nation’s fastest-growing city. Yet while much of the change is positive, we struggle with homelessness and affordable housing, disparities in education and income, and the lack of an inclusive community. Read more
Upcoming Events
Advocacy Days: Employment Day & Rally
Advocate for employment opportunities for people of all
abilities and support transition programs like School-to-Work.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10 a.m.: Meet at the United Churches of Olympia
12:30 p.m.: Employment Rally at the State Capitol

Special Olympics Winter Games
Cheer on athletes from across the state of Washington
competing in alpine sports, basketball and more at the
2018 Winter Games in Wenatchee.
Friday, March 2-Sunday, March 4, 2018
Wenatchee, WA

The Derby Gala
Mark your calendar for our seventh annual gala featuring
fun and exciting additions in 2018. More details coming
in the new year!
Saturday, April 28, 2018