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Education + Companis = Healthy Futures

Education + Companis = Healthy Futures

Companis Workers are helping the very young and the college bound, thanks to their volunteer service with our nonprofit partners University District Children’s Center and Minds Matter Seattle.  When it comes to the older kids, Companis Worker Rob Tyrrell has that...

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Writing To Help Others: A Companis Worker Gets the Word Out

Writing To Help Others: A Companis Worker Gets the Word Out

“You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.” That statement stems from the 6th Amendment in the Bill of Rights which codifies the right to a public trial, the right to a lawyer, and the right to an impartial...

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Mentoring the Helpers

Mentoring the Helpers

Viewing refugees through the lens of abundance isn’t what most of us are accustomed to. But Allison Taylor, Clinical Director of Lutheran Community Services Northwest for North Puget Sound, speaks with a sense of awe when describing the strength of those who make this...

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Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Sumeet Pamma is one of those people powering change. He comes from an agricultural family that emigrated from Punjab, India, and when they landed in California in 1978 his parents resumed farming in their new country. "It's in our blood that we are farmers,” says...

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Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Zheng Zhou has been volunteering with Companis while working on his Master of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University. Zheng moved from Beijing, China for the master’s program and sought out Companis as a way to connect to the community and get hands-on...

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Adding Value at Byrd Barr Place

Adding Value at Byrd Barr Place

Byrd Barr Place has a history of serving the African American community in Seattle’s Central District. The agency provides safety-net services to help people remain in their homes. Over the years Companis has placed a number of volunteers there. Here’s a look at how...

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