As a community service we are re-posting the newsletter from the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs.   To receive the newsletter log on to: 


The Commission serves as the official state representative of the African American community—advising the Governor, Legislature and state agencies regarding policy development and implementation. The commission also works to establish relationships with local governments and private sector organizations that promote equal opportunity and benefits for  African-Americans. Peruse our newly commissioned report

Creating an Equitable Future In Washington State


Public Commission Meeting

Friday, January 8, 2016, 1 pm to 4 pm

General Administration Bldg. Auditorium, 210 11th Ave SW, Olympia, Washington.




View a complete list of scholarship opportunities and college prep information on our website


Unfortunately, there are scams even when searching for a scholarship. You should never spend money on a fee to find a scholarship or complete forms and a le­gitimate scholarship would never ask for your bank account, credit card number or Pin number. Learn more about scholarship scams.


The YWCA of Olympia’s Girls Without Limits! program seeks a part-time intern. GWOL has served hundreds of girls by providing camps and afterschool programs that promote confidence, skill building, career awareness, and curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and math. Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to Rachel Greene, GWOL! Program Facilitator, at [email protected]




Search for federal jobs at


Bates Technical College  – various job opportunities


City of Tacoma— Housing Division Contract & Program Audi­tor, Contract & Program Auditor – Housing Division;  Concrete Finisher Crew Lead .View all current openings here


Clark College —  Assistive Technology/ IT Accessibility Spe­cialist. View all openings here or at


College Access Foundation Executive Director recruitment or go


Community Colleges of Spokane search listings here


Highline College: a number of full and part-time positions on the HR Job Opportunities webpage. Now hiring for Graduate Program Coordinator, Public Safety Officer and two Community & Employment Services Program Specialists


The Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac seeks a Director of Member Experience


Port of Tacoma / NW Seaport Alliance



SoundTransit — view various openings here including Archi­tect, Construction Manager and Marketing Coordinator


Seattle Central College Scholarship Manager recruitment clos­ing 12/31


Seattle University — positions viewable at


Senior Accountant needed Regular Part Time (20-30 hrs. per week) for well-established CPA Tax business located in lower Queen Anne (Seattle). Competitive pay and perks. Send resume and inquiries to Dennis Loney atden­[email protected] or 425.239.6299


Treehouse, a King county organization providing support for foster care youth invites candidates to apply for the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Program Administrative Coordinator.


United Way of King County view Community Impact Manager; Associate Director of Individual Giving and Associate Director of Public Relationsrecruitments. Associate Director of Individual Giving


University of Washington Epidemiology Case Manager open­ing  Search all positions here.


Washington State Association for Justice opening for Execu­tive Director


Washington State University Careers—searchable listings found here


YouthCare,  the largest agency in the Seattle, King County area that serves homeless and unstably housed youth is recruiting for a Director of Employment and Education


State of Washington:  Search for jobs at New openings include:








  • Military Department:   

Mitigation & Response & Recovery Unit Manager (WMS Band 3 Pierce County)

Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 4 (Yakima)

Grounds/Nursery Svc. Spec. 2 (North Region)


Custodian 2 (Pierce County)



  • Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Executive Director recruitment. Application packet should be sent to Kym Ryan, Office of the Governor, PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-002 or[email protected]. Closes 1/5/16.



  • Washington Courts Follow this link for current openings.



County & City Employment Links

King County – view all current King County careers, including internships.Pierce County  Snohomish County  Spokane County  Thurston County Yakima County  City of Seattle
City of
Tacoma   City of Everett  City of Vancouver  City of SpokaneCity of Lynnwood 




Scammers, pretending to be from the IRS, are trying to steal your money!

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspen­sion of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller be­comes hostile and insulting. Victims may also be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information.

If the phone isn’t answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.


Don’t fall victim! The IRS states they will never:

1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill;

2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe;

3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card;

4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or

5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Turn the tables and report instances of IRS-related phishing attempts and fraud to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484.


New Year Resolution Run

If a healthier you is one of your resolutions, take part in the FREE Reso­lution Run in Tacoma January 1, 2016! Bring your friends and the kids!

In Tacoma, the  1-mile run/walk begins at 11AM at the Point Defiance Boat Launch—5912 N. Waterfront Dr. Tacoma, 98407. There will be a free Polar Bear plunge afterwards. The race is not timed and partici­pants can sign up by Dec. 30 by calling Metro Parks at 253-305-1000.

Have a safe and happy new year!