Join us October 23
Glee Actress to Keynote Golden Hearts Luncheon
“I got a chance to do what I love, and I did my best,” says Lauren Potter, best known as cheerleader Becky Jackson on the hit TV show  Glee .
 
Her career success is what Northwest Center’s 2018 Golden Hearts Luncheon is all about. The event will raise funds for Transition Services, so more students with disabilities can find rewarding employment. READ MORE
On the Way to Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream with Northwest Center
In the surgical room at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS), everyone works quietly and efficiently. The vet is finishing up a minor surgical procedure on a rescued dog. Mercie, her assistant, monitors the animal’s heart rate and prepares for his transfer back to his crate. READ MORE
Crystal brings Joy—and Precision—to Rylie Cakes
“I have worked many places in the industry and no one has been as thorough as Crystal,” says Rumi, head chef at Rylie Cakes.

Crystal found her job at Rylie Cakes through Northwest Center Transition Services with School-to-Work, a King County program where students graduating from their high school transition programs work with Northwest Center to find a place in the workforce. READ MORE
Back to School is Clothing Drive Time!
A clothing drive with The Big Blue Truck™ is a fun way for parents, teachers, and kids to clean out closets, recycle used clothing, get a tax deduction, and of course, benefit Northwest Center's services for people of all abilities. Get started today! READ MORE
Inclusion is Breaking Through on Spokane Radio
A new and innovative radio program airing on Spokane’s KXLY FM/AM is broadcast from Northwest Center’s Employment Services offices in Spokane.  Breaking Through  is a 30-minute radio show produced by Don Gillespie, a community employment services manager with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. Gillespie uses the program to share stories that promote equal opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. READ MORE
Message from the CEO
As we leave the Seattle summer behind, I want to THANK YOU for supporting Northwest Center and for helping make our world a more inclusive one! 
 
In Q2, we launched IMPACT (Inclusion Mentorship Program for increasing Access in Childcare Team) and another Northwest Center Kids effort: EPIC (Expanding Play, Interaction, and Communication) services for children on the Autism spectrum.  READ MORE
An EPIC Golf Outing raises $85,000
It was an epic day at the 7th Annual Northwest Center Golf Classic as more than 120 players competed in rounds of championship golf at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Golfers got out their putters on the greens and also their wallets to give green: they raised $85,000 to launch EPIC (Expanding Play, Interaction, and Communication), a new Northwest Center Kids initiative that will provide early and ongoing support to families of children with autism. READ MORE
Team Spirit earns Bronze at Special Olympics
In three days of competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, local soccer squad Team Spirit scored 17 goals and managed to make it into the semifinals, netting a bronze medal.
 
Head coach Mike Quinn, Northwest Center’s VP of business development, gave all the credit to his players, who managed to defeat Hawaii and South Carolina in the early rounds. In the semis, Team Spirit tied the Washington Thunder 1-to-1 in the elimination round to secure the bronze.  READ MORE
Make Spirits Brighter: Join our Holiday Drive
Want to make a big difference for people in need this year during the holidays? Join Northwest Center’s 2018 holiday drive. Once again, we’ll fulfill the wish lists of families in need by collecting toys and clothes that
The Big Blue Truck™, Northwest Center Kids, and our executive team will distribute for the holidays.
 
Our annual holiday drive is made possible by generous community and business partners whose employees and customers to help us find just the right gifts. READ MORE
Upcoming Events
1968: The Year That Rocked Washington
This exhibition features a profile sponsored by Northwest Center on Ralph Munro, a disability rights activist and friend of NWC who became a five-term Secretary of State.

Opens Friday, September 13, 3 p.m.
The Capitol Building, Olympia, WA
State Reception Room, 3rd Floor



Golden Hearts Luncheon
Join us in creating a path to employment for students with disabilities with featured speaker Lauren Potter.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Sheraton Seattle Hotel – Downtown
1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101



2018 Holiday Drive
Spread holiday cheer by joining with The Big Blue Truck™ and Northwest Center Kids to collect clothes, toys and other gifts for families in need. Contact us now to participate as an organization or individual.

Contact Kiwa Nadas: knadas@nwcenter.org