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Seattle Family and Youth Organizations  
 
The Seattle area groups and organizations listed below are geared primarily towards serving local youth and families. They have been screened by us and found to provide excellent opportunities for learning, volunteering and relationship-building with other families.  

Friends of Youth

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Need a friend? FoY advocates for and works with youth and families facing serious emotional challenges in order to help them establish stability and self-sufficiency. Volunteers and donors welcome.

 

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IslandWood

 

Networking events on Bainbridge Island

Overview: IslandWood is a 255 acre outdoor learning center on Bainbridge; it connects children, adults and families with nature in a way that inspires values of environmental and community stewardship.

 

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North Cascades Institute

 

Networking events in North Cascades National Park and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: NCI organizes unique events year-round to help people of all ages experience, enjoy and learn about the special mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Outdoors for All Foundation

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: OFA (formerly Ski for All) works to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through year-round outdoor recreational activities like skiing, camping, biking and more.

 

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Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program

 

Networking events throughout Washington

Overview: Page Ahead helps children in need succeed in school by developing strong reading skills. They are the leading provider of literacy services for children in Washington State.

 

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Somali Community Services of Seattle

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: SCSS provides essential community-based transition, training, health and cultural services to help Somalis integrate into local society.

 

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YMCA of Greater Seattle

 

Networking events in locations throughout King County

Overview: One of the city's most respected nonprofits, YMCA offers hundreds of networking opportunities ranging from volunteer jobs and committee memberships to annual fundraising events.

 

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4-H Washington Youth Development Program

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Amigos de las Americas - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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ARC of Washington State

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: ARC works for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. The best way to get involved with ARC is to donate, volunteer or attend an upcoming event.

 

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Art with Heart

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Art with Heart's national program provides tools and books especially designed to help kids with mental health issues. Most of AWH's local events are geared towards its volunteers and donors.

 

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Arts Corps

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Arts Corps offers free arts education classes to kids in grades K-12. Teachers, donors, volunteers who support Art Corps enjoy regular opportunities to meet and network with each other.

 

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ArtsWest

 

Networking events primarily in West Seattle

Overview: ArtsWest is a multi-disciplinary arts organization in West Seattle. ArtsWest members and donors are invited to behind the scenes events and the group's annual gala.

 

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Atlantic Street Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ASC helps children of all ages to flourish academically, emotionally and socially while also serving families by providing a variety of services to parents and other family members.

 

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Bahia Street

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and internationally

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Battle Point Astronomical Association

 

Networking events on Bainbridge Island

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Bike Works

 

Networking events primarily in seattle

Overview: Bike Works is a local, Seattle nonprofit that works to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Supporters can network by volunteering or attending a fundraiser.

 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Broadway Bound Children's Theatre

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Empower your child through live musical theater with Seattle's own Broadway Bound.

 

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Business Among Moms (BAM)

 

Networking events primarily in West Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Overview: Seattle-based BAM has chapters throughout the Greater Seattle area. BAM provides mompreneurs the opportunity to network with other moms in a supportive, kid-friendly community.

 

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Cascade Orienteering Club

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region

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Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestras

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: CYSO provides a wholesome and stimulating environment for talented young musicians & creates an atmosphere that encourages, challenges and develops their fullest potential in the art of performance.

 

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Chess Mates Foundation

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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City Year Seattle / King County

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: City Year is a tutoring and mentoring program for school aged children made possible by the support of major local employers and philanthropic organizations.

 

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CityLeague Recreational Team Ski Racing

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and nearby ski areas

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Civil Air Patrol

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Community for Youth

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CFY runs mentoring programs that transform high school students from diverse backgrounds into determined, confident and self-aware young adults. Donors, mentors and advisory board members enjoy regular networking opportunities with other local people com

 

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EarthCorps

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: EarthCorps brings young people from around the world to Seattle for a 12 month educational and leadership program on local environmental restoration. The public is invited to join these emerging environmental leaders at volunteer events held nearly every

 

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Easter Seals Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Evergreen City Ballet

 

Networking events primarily on the Eastside

Overview: ECB develops dancers and educates a diverse public, including youth in the art of dance. Classes and professional performances are supported by a strong local community of ballet enthusiasts.

 

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Family Law CASA

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CASA is a community nonprofit that supports volunteers appointed to give children involved in custody disputes a voice in court. CASA organizes several fundraising events annually for supporters.

 

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Friends of the Children - King County

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Friends of the Children provides one-on-one mentoring relationships for the most at-risk children, from the time they enter kindergarten until high school graduation.

 

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Frye Art Museum

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Members of the Frye, Seattle's only free museum, receive invitations to members-only exhibition openings and receptions where they can meet other members.

 

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Gage Academy of Art

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Gage Academy of Art is a school in the tradition of the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris and the Art Students League in NYC. GAA enrolls 2,200 students and involves some 7,000 members annually.

 

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Girl Scouts of Western Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Western Washington

Overview: Girl Scouts of Western Washington provides opportunities for girls and the adults who support them to develop new relationships through events ranging from fundraising lunches to alumnae meetings.

 

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Girls on the Run of Puget Sound

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Global Visionaries

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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GreenStage

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: GreenStage organizes free outdoor theatre productions intended to inspire audiences to engage in live theatre. Networking opportunities are available for volunteers and donors.

 

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Heron Habitat Helpers

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: HHH is a group of local residents who care about Herons and enjoy each other's company. Become a member today. Family memberships are only $15 per year and events are open to all.

 

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Homewaters Project

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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IGNITE

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: IGNITE organizes programs connectin school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

 

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Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n' Shine)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: IYP provides at-risk children ages 5-18 and beyond with a place where they belong.

 

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Jack Straw Productions

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: JSP is a community-based organization dedicated to the audio arts. JSP provides residencies in sound and writing as well as arts and technology training for youth and adults.

 

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

Overview: JA teaches young people about business and economics to prepare them for adulthood. Events and sponsorship provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Kirkland Arts Center

 

Networking events primarily in Kirkland

Overview: Kirkland Arts Center provides learning and networking opportunities to people of all ages interested in the visual arts. Programs include workshops, exhibits, classes and special events.

 

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Kiwanis

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

Overview: Kiwanis is a global service organization of people who share a commitment to community and helping children. Kiwanis fosters strong bonds between members through regularly scheduled events.

 

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Lake Union Crew

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

 

Networking events primarily in Woodinville

Overview: LBTRC helps children and adults with disabilities to improve their bodies, minds and spirits through therapy involving horsed. Over 300 volunteers donate their time to this cause.

 

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Lutheran Community Services Northwest

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: LCSNW provides basic services offering hope, justice and health to over 100,000 people and families in needs in the PNW. Meet other supporters through volunteering, donating or attending an event.

 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington Chaper

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Marymoor R/C Club

 

Networking events primarily in Redmond

Overview: Marymoor RC Club is a group of hobbyists who share a love of remote control airplanes and flying. Frequent events at the Marymoor airfield provide relationship building and learning opportunities.

 

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Meany Center for the Performing Arts (formerly UW World Series)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Discover and support exceptional international talent in music, dance and theater performing in Seattle. Financial supporters enjoy uniquely enriching networking opportunities.

 

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Meetup Groups and Events

 

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

Overview: There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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Nature Consortium

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Nature Consortium teaches local youth environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects, including the Arts in Nature Festival.

 

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New Futures

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: North Helpline is a broad, grass-roots nonprofit involving thousands of volunteers who serve the needy in North Seattle. Supporters include individuals, foundations and government. All welcome.

 

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Northwest Nanny Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NNA is a networking and learning organizations for nannies in Seattle and beyond.

 

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Northwest Sudent Exchange

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NWSE is a Seattle-based international exchange program for high school students. Host a visiting student in Seattle or send your high schooler overseas for the experience of a lifetime.

 

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

 

Networking events primarily in Pierce County

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OneWorld Now!

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: One World Now! provides global leadership training combined with Chinese and Arabic language classes for local, economically disadvantaged high school students of color preparing for college.

 

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Optimist International

 

Networking events in Seattle and Clubs throughout Washington State

Overview: OI has more than 3,000 clubs around the world. Members share a commitment to local community service with a focus on programs that help young people.

 

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Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: PNMYC is a group of RC (remote control) sailboat enthusiasts who meet regularly to share their passion and race their boats.

 

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Parkour Visions

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Passages Northwest (A YMCA leadership program for youth)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

 

Networking events in Tacoma

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Puget Sound Basketball Leagues

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound

Overview: This is the largest recreational basketball league in the area with over 250 teams. Great way to make new friends and get some fun exercise all year round.

 

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Reel Grrls

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Reel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production.

 

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Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: RICP is a Seattle-based program that helps to place unaccompanied refugee children arriving in our area with foster families and to support their transition to their new country.

 

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Safe Crossings Foundation

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Safe Crossings Foundation funds local programs for grieving children touched by the loss of a loved one. To help, become a donor, attend the annual luncheon or host your own fundraiser

 

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Salish Sea Expeditions

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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Seattle Asian Sports Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Boy Scouts of America - Chief Seattle Council

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Childrens Chorus

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Seattle Children's Chorus nurtures excellence in young musicians ranging in ages from 5 to 19.

 

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Seattle Children's Theatre Champions Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: STC organizes regular shows, classes and workshops for the whole family. Donors at the Champion level enjoy special networking opportunities.

 

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Seattle Conservatory of Music

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Inner City Outings (ICO)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ICO is a community outreach program organized by the Sierra Club and run by volunteers to give local urban youth and adults the opportunity to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.

 

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Seattle MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Seattle Public Library

 

Networking events in locations across Seattle

Overview: Seattle Public Library calendar is full of free and affordable learning, networking and community events for residents, families and local business owners.

 

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Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Sno-King is one of the largest amateur hockey leagues in the nation with ice rinks across the region. Teams for players all ages, including adults, provide great opportunities for new relationships.

 

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Snoqualmie Nordic Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: Snoqualmie Nordic Club is a club of cross country skiers of all ages with a common interest in developing and assisting nordic skiing in the Snoqualmie Pass area.

 

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Sound Discipline

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Overview: This Seattle nonprofit organizes regular events for teachers and parents who need mentoring and training to become more effective.

 

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Sound Experience

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Overview: Sound Experiences runs programs for members and students aboard its historic 133 foot schooner.

 

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Student Conservation Association (SCA) - Seattle Office

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Studio East

 

Networking events in Kirkland

Overview: Studio East provide theater arts education for children on the Eastside. Networking opportunities exist for parents, supporters, volunteers, sponsors and fans of this award winning organization.

 

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Technology Access Foundation (TAF)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: TAF prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing K-12 programs that build confidence, enhance learning and develop leaders.

 

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The Moyer Foundation

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Moyer Foundation's Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa help children in distress and grieving families. Excellent networking opportunities exist for donors, volunteers, sponsors and event participants.

 

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The Service Board

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Service Board introduces teens to public service and outdoor adventure as a way to overcome personal and cultural challenges. Get involved with this dynamic group by donating or volunteering.

 

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The Washington Bus

 

Networking events primarily in greater Seattle region

Overview: The Bus is the political organization of young people, by young people, and for all people.

 

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Treehouse

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Treehouse improves the lives of foster children by providing services that other agencies often cannot.

 

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Urban ArtWorks

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Urban ArtWorks empowers young people through professional opportunities in the arts with specific focus on at-risk youth. The group offers excellent networking for participants and donors.

 

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Village Theatre

 

Networking events in Issaquah and Everett

Overview: Village Theater is a nationally acclaimed theater group providing family entertainment and opportunities for youth through classes and workshops. Networking opportunities abound here.

 

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Washington Business Week

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Washington DECA

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

Overview: WA DECA creates partnerships between business and education by giving high school students to gain real world marketing experience. Members and supporters enjoy regular networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Junior Golf Association

 

Networking events in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region

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Washington Kitefliers Association

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound

Overview: WKA is a family friendly association of kite enthusiasts offering regular opportunities to get together and to make new friends.

 

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Washington Service Corps

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington STEM

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington state

Overview: Washington STEM works to advance excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math education for students across Washington state.

 

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Wilderness Awareness School

 

Networking events primarily in Duvall / Eastside and Seattle

Overview: Wilderness Awareness School connects people and families with the natural world, builds community and fosters personal growth through its classes and programs.

 

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WithinReach Washington

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WithinReach serves as the foremost catalyst for improvements in maternal, child and family health. Supporters have the opportunity to network at WR's annual luncheon and through giving activities.

 

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Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: YCAC provides a physical space for community activities and events related to the arts and education along with volunteer, donor and sponsorship opportunities for those with an interest in local arts.

 

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Youth Eastside Services

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue and the Eastside

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Youth for Understanding

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

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Youth in Focus

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Youth in Focus helps kids and young adults (ages 13-19) facing difficult challenges through formal photography classes and training. YiF welcomes donors and volunteers.

 

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Youth Maritime Training Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Youth Theatre Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Mercer Island

Overview: Youth Theatre Northwest nurtures the intellectual, artistic and personal development of children and youth through drama education, performing opportunities and live theatre experiences.

 

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YouthCare

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Donors and volunteers support YouthCare services ranging from street outreach and residential housing to education and employment training to help Seattle youth in need to build a better future.

 

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