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October 17, 2019

Marking My 20th Year Anniversary with a Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Believe it or not, I am celebrating 20 years of service at WithinReach this month! Over the years, what I have appreciated most is the opportunities for professional and personal growth…
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August 19, 2019

Well-Being is Vital at WithinReach

We believe all people thrive when they experience balance in body, mind and spirit and feel connected to purpose, people and community. We strive to build pathways to health and well-being for ourselves and the people we serve.
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July 1, 2019

Responding to the Measles Outbreak: Perspectives From a Clark County Nurse

Learn about the process local public health staff went through during the measles outbreak, as well as reflection and insight from a Clark County Public Health nurse.
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June 27, 2019

A Community Conversation Highlighting Health Equity

Last month, WithinReach held its very first Learning Series event centered on health equity and the obstacles families and individuals face when accessing the resources they need…
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June 14, 2019

Dads Make a Difference

About the time I started at WithinReach, Governor Gary Locke created the Commission on Early Learning, with the goal of making sure every child in Washington was ready to learn when they started school…
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May 9, 2019

Food Insecurity on College Campuses

My name is Tom and I am a recent college graduate serving as an AmeriCorps member at WithinReach. As part of my job, I go to colleges around King County and connect students with resources needed for a healthy and thriving life…
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May 2, 2019

Happy “Mothering” Day!

Every year on Mother’s Day I am reminded of a quote from Martha Beck’s book, Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth and Everyday Magic…
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April 22, 2019

Belonging Starts with Sawubona

If I were greeting you on the street in passing, or at Starbucks for coffee today, I might say: “Sawubona!”…
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March 15, 2019

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2019: Reflecting on my Service at WithinReach

When I made the decision to join AmeriCorps, I had just graduated from college and had no idea what I wanted to do with my degree…
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January 28, 2019

Baby Jeremy joins the WithinReach team (and everyone wins!)

WithinReach has always tried to create a work environment that supports women, moms and families…
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January 23, 2019

Meeting Students Where They Need Us: A Quick Guide to Benefits Hub

According to The Seattle Times, Seattle has the greatest number of college students living below the poverty line out of the 50 largest U.S. cities…
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December 13, 2018

30 Years of Women in Leadership Makes a Difference

As we come to the end of our 30th year anniversary, I continue to reflect on the ways WithinReach has grown and changed over the years to help hundreds of thousands of families live healthier, safer and more hopeful lives…
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December 10, 2018

Public Charge

WithinReach envisions healthy, vibrant communities in Washington where all families have the opportunity to thrive…
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November 6, 2018

Taking a “Both/And” View

So often, especially now, it seems we are pulled to live in a binary world – things, people, places, opportunities, opinions are either good or bad, right or wrong, racist or non-racist, etc…
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September 10, 2018

Suicide and Des-pair

I’ve learned a lot about suicide over the last several years because my spouse works with college-aged students, and regularly counsels students who are considering suicide…
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July 25, 2018

The Resilience of Brotherhood Goes Viral

Over the last year, I have volunteered as a mentor with Year Up: an amazing, yearlong program that provides low-income young adults with a combination of skills-based learning, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships and tons of support…
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July 19, 2018

A Board Abroad Travelogue

My husband, John, who serves on the WithinReach Board of Directors, and works in the Kindle division at Amazon, recently received word that he needed to leave for a business trip to the Middle East with only 10 days’ notice…
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June 27, 2018

A Story of Service

Howdy! My name is Samuel, and I am a specialist serving as an AmeriCorps on the Healthy Connections team whose mission at WithinReach is to connect families and individuals all over Washington State to basic resources to achieve healthy living…
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June 19, 2018

Families Belong Together

For 30 years, WithinReach has been connecting families to the resources they need to be healthy and safe. We envision a Washington State where all kids and families are growing and thriving…
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June 18, 2018

Being an Anti-Racist Takes Muscle Building

I have come to understand that it is not enough to wake up, learn, and care (or just consider myself ‘not-a-racist’), I must work to be an anti-racist…
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June 4, 2018

To Know Us is to Love Us

My dream is for everyone to get to know WithinReach better, because … to know us, is to love us … and our “badass love” for Washington families…
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April 24, 2018

Podcast: Help Me Grow with Founder Dr. Paul Dworkin

During the Help Me Grow National Forum, WithinReach’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sharon Beaudoin, sits down with Dr. Paul Dworkin to discuss the Help Me Grow model and importance of its key components and the work happening in our state…
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April 3, 2018

An Opportunity to Advance a “Child-First” Agenda

As debate rages on as to how best reform our health care system, we ask, “What about our children?”…
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March 30, 2018

Partnership Spotlight: Rebecca Hendricks & The End-FLUenza Project

On December 19, 2014, my 5-year-old daughter, Scarlet Anne, died. She died from the flu…
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March 2, 2018

My Year of Waking Up – Series: Part 5 of 5

The final piece in this reflective series on my recent learning about individual and institutional racism, about the difference between equality and equity, and about myself, is dedicated to hope…
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February 28, 2018

My Year of Waking Up – Series: Part 4 of 5

My past ‘year of waking up’ was not only enhanced by Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, and my gym pal and local high school teacher, Eddie Stead, but by many others I was fortunate to meet throughout 2017…
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February 23, 2018

My Year of Waking Up – Series: Part 3 of 5

I started this series by saying that 2017 was a big year of learning for me about individual and institutional racism, about the difference between equality and equity, and about myself as a white person of privilege…
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February 20, 2018

Why WithinReach? Why Now?

When the opportunity to serve as a WithinReach Board member presented itself, I asked these same questions: Why WithinReach? Why now?…
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February 15, 2018

My Year of Waking Up – Series: Part 2 of 5

As I described in the introduction to this series, this has been a year of deep learning for me – about racism, bias, inequity and myself…
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February 8, 2018

My Year of Waking Up – Series: Part 1 of 5

Over the last year, I have experienced deep learning about racism, bias, inequity and myself…
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