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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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A Gathering of Hearts and Minds

A Gathering of Hearts and Minds

June in the Pacific Northwest is affectionately called “Junuary” because of its overcast skies and multiple days of rain. So what better place to have an early summer Companis Worker retreat than in a lush rainforest surrounded by mountains and mist? Workers and staff...

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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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Evictions and Why They Matter

Evictions and Why They Matter

With the pandemic eviction bans lifted, thousands of renters in Washington state are at risk of losing their homes. We offered a "Companis Connects" webinar on the subject and invited a legal expert on housing and tenants rights to talk about what's at stake and how...

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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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Something to Chew On: Bringing Dental Care to Schools

Something to Chew On: Bringing Dental Care to Schools

Dental care for underserved communities was Dr. Bill Leicht’s passion for his 30-year career, most of which was spent at a community health center in New York. After retiring as the center’s Dental Director, he moved to Seattle to start his next chapter which, lucky...

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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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Rain or Shine, It’s Reading Time

Rain or Shine, It’s Reading Time

Reading to children outside, sometimes with a golf umbrella, has its challenges. But Companis Worker Lee Campbell hasn’t let that stop her. She’s been reading to young children at Seattle’s University District Children’s Center since 2009.

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