Snohomish County

Translating with Tenderness

Translating with Tenderness

by Jennifer Wing, Associate Executive Director - Programs We've fielded lots of requests these past few months from nonprofits looking for people who are fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. These are organizations that are resettling Ukrainian refugees. Let me tell you,...

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Baby Quinn is Here!

Baby Quinn is Here!

We’re excited to share the happy news that Tia Lawson, our Program Manager for Snohomish, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Quinn Markus, on August 25th. Both baby and Tia are doing great! Here are some thoughts from Tia, as well as photos of Quinn, Tia and the rest...

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Open for Business in Everett

Open for Business in Everett

We’re still celebrating the official opening of our new Snohomish County office in Everett at The Village on Casino Road. It was great to gather with the many nonprofit partners and longtime supporters who welcomed our newest staff member, Tia Lawson (far right in...

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Companis is in the House!

Companis is in the House!

For the first time in our history, Companis has two locations and we’re celebrating this milestone. Our Snohomish County office is open! We’re in Everett at the nonprofit site The Village on Casino Road, a hub co-managed by longtime partner agency ChildStrive....

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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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Why I Give Back

Why I Give Back

Companis Outreach Specialist, Cynthia Hunter, recently graduated from the Leadership Snohomish County Program, and was asked to speak at her 2022 graduation ceremony about why she gives back. Here is what she said:  First of all, it’s in my DNA.  I grew up...

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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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Catching the Light

Catching the Light

Where do we go to catch the light during these dark, winter months?  We asked Companis Workers and staff to send in photos that document a moment in time when light caught their eye and raised their spirits. From giant bubbles to meditation, we received an array...

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How Companis Supports Our Volunteers

How Companis Supports Our Volunteers

Having a worker support group makes a big difference for Companis placements. It creates community and holds space for reflection. Volunteers support each other by sharing their experiences through Companis’ monthly worker support meetings (in-person, when possible,...

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