We are excited to be moving forward with more community partnerships and career experiences!
Yes, Envision has been partnering with the Food Bank, Pleasant Glade Elementary, and Seven Oaks Elementary to provide service learning opportunities. We are adding Black Dog Farm and Animal Sanctuary to the list.
In addition, Envision has hosted several guest speakers to share with students their expertise as well as provide guidance and potentially ongoing career mentorship. So far, we have heard from:
- Members from our own NTPS Facilities Department: Plumbing, HVAC, and Construction
- South Puget Sound Community College
- Evergreen State College
- uMass Global
- John Harris – Starbucks Recruiter
- Members from PUSH for Dreams Mentoring
- More to Come!
In January, Envision is hosting several speakers including our first ever Women Leaders Symposium! Local women leaders will be joining us in a panel presentation followed by breakout sessions for smaller groups of students. We will then travel over the coming weeks to some of these businesses (and more) to begin establishing additional career experiences like job shadows, career mentorships, and internships.
Our Women Leaders Panel includes:
Denise Sawatzky – Owner of TAGS Awards and Specialties and Envision’s official Partner in Education
Lara Anderson – Founder and Principal Designer of Red Door Interiors
Jaquelin Earley – Sierra Pacific Industries Human Resource Coordinator
Jasmin Smith – flying in from Alaska – Entrepreneur, Small-Business Consultant, Community Organizer, owner of Baby Vend Unlimited.
Brooklyn Hooper – CPA with a small local firm, Bliss and Tuttle. She is passionate about her role serving as a small business liaison in Boston Harbor, supporting young entrepreneurs.
Stay tuned for our February Black Leaders Symposium! If you or anyone you know would like to present at this, please contact Brody LaRock at: 360-412-4880.