March 16, 2014 SEAPAX Program Meeting: Focus on Children, Youth and Families

Please join us on Sunday afternoon March 16 for our next meeting which will feature presentations by representatives of two of the local organizations that received 2013 end-of-year donations from SEAPAX.  Both agencies will share an overview of their programs and services and tell us about volunteer opportunities.  After a brief SEAPAX business meeting, we’ll hear from  representatives of Open Doors for Multicultural Families, a family support and training organization which serves King County families with children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs, many of whom are immigrant and refugee families. Speakers will be Open Doors’ Board members Susie Schaefer and Jenny Ap, and Nizar Ali, parent in a client family. Open Doors offers both practical assistance and recreational activities for the whole family, through its team of multicultural, multilingual staff members and community volunteers.  Also speaking will be Brooke Knight (RPCV Ghana) Senior Director for Young Adult Services of the YMCA of Greater Seattle.  This Y program works to help homeless youth and teens aging out of foster care transition to independent living, with comprehensive services including housing and life skills, and supporting their education and employment.

When: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Antioch University,  2326 6th Ave. Seattle 98121, Room 100 (bottom floor, north side of building; closest to Space Needle). Located in the Belltown neighborhood, Antioch is served by many transit lines. Street parking is free on Sundays.
What: Bring a snack to share