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Committee for Children

Committee for Children is the leading developer of social and emotional learning programs for children from preschool through middle school. Founded in the 1970s, this small nonprofit organization, headquartered in Pioneer Square, now reaches 7 million children annually in 21 countries around the world with its award-winning programs, including:

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum
Pre/K–Middle School
Teaches children and families social and emotional skills to help them succeed in school and in life.

Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum
Pre/K–Grade 3
Teaches children, families, schools, and agencies how to address and prevent dangerous situations and sexual abuse of children.

Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program  
Elementary School
Guides staff, teachers, families, and students in reducing bullying and creating a safe and respectful environment.

Woven Word: Early Literacy for Life
Preschool and Kindergarten
Combines interactive reading with social and emotional learning to promote academic success.

We at Committee for Children believe that all children deserve the chance to reach their full potential, live without violence, and thrive in a peaceful world. We believe our programs can transform individuals, classrooms, schools, and communities.

Committee for Children
568 First Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104-2804


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Artist Trust

Artist Trust supports art at its source — the creative individual.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to:

Give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts;

Serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and,

Provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists’ work.

Artist Trust  is the only organization in Washington State, and one of few nationally, that is exclusively devoted to individual artists working in all disciplines. To date, Artist Trust has awarded over $2.9 million to 1,391 artists statewide and has equipped thousands of artists with the information and resources necessary to become self-sufficient art makers. In 2006, more than 250,000 Washington citizens benefited from Artist Trust’s programming. Programs include:

Grants: Three types of financial grants are awarded annually: Fellowships ($6,500); Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) ($1,500); Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement ($10,000).

Information Services: Vital information for artists of all disciplines, covering professional opportunities, grant and funding programs, healthcare and legal resources for artists, distributed to thousands of artists annually through our print publications, website, email, toll-free phone line, community workshops and the EDGE Professional Development Program.

Artist Trust’s website, at  HYPERLINK “” t “_blank”, includes a wealth of information services for artists working in all disciplines, including listings for studio space, jobs, and other necessary resources, along with informative articles on topics important to artists and their careers. The website also features an Events Calendar, Artist Registry, information on Artist Trust’s grants programs, and much more.


Lila Hurwitz
Communications Manager
Artist Trust
1835 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98122
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Agros International

Sustainability may not be the first word that comes to our minds to describe the way we live.  However, when we wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, pay the bills and go to sleep, that is exactly what we are doing;  we take specific actions throughout our lives maintain our lifestyles.  When looking at statistics of the number of people around the world who are currently living at a sustainable level, sustainability may be on the minds of more people than you think.


Quick facts from

- Nearly three billion people — half the world — live on less than two dollars a day.

- The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (i.e. a quarter of the world’s countries) is less than the wealth of the world’s three richest people combined.

- Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

- The bottom fifth of the world’s poorest nations have barely more than 1% of the expanding export trade and foreign direct investment.

- According to, Boeing Corporation’s economic status is above the countries Peru, New Zealand, Hungary and Algeria.


In Seattle, we not only have the ability to support ourselves, we can help others around the world in their pursuit of economic and social sustainability.  This is the basis of Agros International.


“Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, you’ll feed him for a life time.”  Agros International has taken this old proverb literally.  Based in Seattle, Agros International is a non-profit whose work in Mexico and Central America focuses on agriculture and partnership, enabling communities to become thriving, self-sufficient contributors to society.  Focusing on long range (meaning 7 to 10 years) solutions, Agros identifies the needs and resources of a community, incorporates local participation through land ownership and advanced agronomy techniques and integrates surrounding communities into the thriving system.


The United Nation, World Bank and the Inter-American Foundation have all recognized Agros for providing lasting solutions to poverty in Central america.  The “lasting solutions” part is key.The success of over 24 communities in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala are proof that the only way to create true sustainability is by investing time, energy and hope in the well-being of people.


Visit for more information on Agros’ development process, how to donate and get involved.

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