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Announcing Our 2023 Newell Award Winner

Announcing Our 2023 Newell Award Winner

Wally Webster is this year’s Janet G. Newell Award winner for community service. He is a strong advocate for Companis and exemplifies the humble “championing” that the Newell Award seeks to honor. Wally is a resident of Lynnwood and active in a number of civic and...

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A New Companis Decade Dawns

A New Companis Decade Dawns

We’re excited to welcome 2024 because Companis will be 30 years old in March!  Reaching that milestone offers a chance to reflect on where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. Since our founding in 1994, Companis has made more than 1,350 placements of volunteer...

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Showcase 2023 – The Highlights

Showcase 2023 – The Highlights

We had a wonderful time with our supporters and new friends at Town Hall Seattle on October 20th for Showcase, Companis’ annual fundraiser. Although we were tempted to include all 136 photos that professional photographer Dan DeLong sent us, we painfully edited it...

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Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul

The Seattle area is a thriving tech hub with lots of people working remotely. Many are young and working out of their apartment or occasionally in a coffee shop. That’s changed work life for a large portion of the population in profound ways. “The thing I miss about...

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Entering the Village at Casino Road is like entering a happy beehive full of community resources for those living in south Everett’s Casino Road neighborhood. Casino Road is an urban neighborhood with busy roads, commercial buildings, and apartments full of young...

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Grow with Us

Grow with Us

Companis is proud to share our new Impact Report with you, showing the work we’ve accomplished so far in 2023. We are fielding a greater number of requests for our services over last year (22% higher), a reality of society’s post-pandemic needs. At the same time, more...

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It’s All Fun and Games at All Aboard

It’s All Fun and Games at All Aboard

Companis Worker Lorraine Pidgeon stands next to the All Aboard entrance near the Everett waterfront.  Walking through the front doors of Everett’s All Aboard is like entering a sunny and warm ecosystem. Smiles abound and everyone looks happy to be here. There are...

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Supporting a Leader

Supporting a Leader

Companis Worker, Tracy Flynn; The IF Project’s Director of Programs, Dr. Felisa Bryant; and Companis Executive Director, Gary Davis. “If there was something someone could have said or done to change the path that led you here, what would it have been?”  That’s...

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