Your monthly e-newsletter 
October 24, 2019 
If you are seeking assistance for housing, education, employment, food, and healthcare then please join us for the Community Resource Exchange. Click on the image above to learn more.

The Community Resource Exchange is designed to get people connected with free community resources. The Community Resource Exchange will provide a day of services to assist people in meeting immediate and long-term needs.

Thanks to our sponsors Providence Health Care and Numerica Credit Union, a free meal, warm clothing, and hygiene and snack items will be available. 
Date: Saturday, November 16th
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Spokane Resource Center, 130 S. Arthur Street, Spokane, WA  99202

ACIAnchor Community Initiative Coordinator Hired by United Way to Coordinate Youth Homelessness Services.

By securing grant dollars we are able to bring on a new staff member to coordinate community services and work with homeless youth to ensure services are meeting the needs of this vulnerable population.

Please help us in welcoming Cecily Ferguson to our team!
Cecily Ferguson, Anchor Community Initiative Coordinator at Spokane County United Way

Cecily (she/her/hers) has a master's degree in Social Work and a bachelor's degree from University of Washington, and  has advocated alongside vulnerable youth, young adults, and communities throughout her career. 

Prior to joining Spokane County United Way as Anchor Community Initiative Coordinator, Cecily worked with the St. Louis Community Foundation, the Mockingbird Society, Washington University in St. Louis, the YMCA, and Ampersand Families. Cecily is dedicated to social and racial justice and equity, and is passionate about advocacy, collaboration and youth-driven work. 

Cecily is originally from Portland, OR, and lived in Seattle, WA for ten years before moving to Minneapolis, MN, St. Louis, MO, and Spokane, WA. When not working, she likes to spend time exploring the outdoors with her partner and dog in their 1987 VW Vanagon, and visiting family and friends. 

Cecily is excited to join Spokane County United Way and the Anchor Community Initiative, alongside community partners, to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in our community. 

Join the Emerging Leaders Society for an evening of networking, service and leadership insights as the ELS teams up with Freda Gandy and Tyler Lafferty to knock out important projects at the MLK Jr. Community Center before the holidays.

Following the volunteer activity, Freda and Tyler will host a fireside chat about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the Spokane Philanthropy Awards. Past and present nominees and winners make true impact in our community through their giving and caring deeds.

We are proud to support each winner with $1,000 for their charity of choice and every finalist in the Outstanding Young Philanthropist category with $250 for their chosen charity.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in honoring philanthropic impact in our community and for participating in volunteering. Together guests created 350 hygiene packs to be handed out at the upcoming Community Resource Exchange in November!

Spokane County United Way

920 N. Washington, Suite 100 Spokane, WA  99201


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