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New Program Manager for Snohomish County

New Program Manager for Snohomish County

In May, we welcomed Tia Lawson who is focusing on increasing our placement of Companis Workers in Snohomish County, as well as deepening our relationships with our Workers, nonprofit partners, and the wider community. Before joining Companis, Tia worked for over a...

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Watch the Biennial ’21 presentation

Watch the Biennial ’21 presentation

If you missed our live stream on October 21st, we bring you the Companis Biennial '21, "Where Compassion Meets Action," in its entirety here! Click on this link to watch! We thank Dr. Ben Danielson, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, for...

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Exploring Mental and Emotional Well-being

Exploring Mental and Emotional Well-being

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum in partnership with Companis is initiating a monthly series on mental health and emotional well- being. The first event takes place on October 14 at 5:30 - 6:45PM online via Zoom. It’s free and open to all.  Fear, prolonged social...

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Bring on Biennial ‘21!

Bring on Biennial ‘21!

We're now about a week away from Biennial ‘21! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so today by going to Companis.org and clicking on the blue registration link in the pop-up window. The event takes place on Thursday, October 21st, at 6PM. Closer to the date,...

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Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Since mid-May, Companis has made 13 new placements and two Companis Workers have successfully completed their placements. Companis has also started a new partnership with African Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH), placing two Companis Workers with...

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Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Gary Davis, Executive Director, Companis: “If we’re not fed and have good nutrition, there’s very little we can do. The people who are inspired to step up and feed their neighbors never ask for the spotlight. But we are sending them love because what they do is so...

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Companis Partners for Some Summer Fun

Companis Partners for Some Summer Fun

Back by popular demand, “Carpool Cinema” returns in August. All films will be screened at Seattle’s Phinney Ridge Community Center every Thursday and Saturday of the month. The gates open at 7:30pm and the films begin at sundown. Tickets are $20 a carload. Companis is...

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New Faces at Companis

New Faces at Companis

We are excited to welcome Jennifer Wing as Companis’s Associate Executive Director - Programs. She is taking over Karen’s duties in connecting skilled Companis volunteer professionals with partner nonprofits. Jennifer had a long and successful career in public radio....

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Pass the Torch and the Bread

Pass the Torch and the Bread

At a recent Companis Worker retreat, Karen Hundrieser spoke about the spirit of Companis and used bread from our partner nonprofit Community Loaves as a symbol for sharing. “We all know that Companis, loosely translated, means to share bread. That makes Companis an...

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