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STUDENT-CENTERED DESIGN

Our Student-Centered Design team partners with higher education and training institutions to make systems and programs more responsive to the needs of underserved students.

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JOB SEEKERS

Looking to kick-start your career in healthcare or manufacturing? Check out our programs today!

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SNAP E&T

SJI is available to provide individual advising and technical assistance to your state agency or organization on building and operating an effective SNAP E&T program.

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OUR RESEARCH

Our Policy & Research team’s work complements our program efforts, allowing us to achieve far greater impact on low-income communities.

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Our Mission

SJI supports people from under-invested communities to build careers. By creating equitable workforce systems and developing impactful partnerships, we address structural racism.

Where We Come From

Mayor Norm Rice started a partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) to create SJI, which would combine job-skills training, wraparound services, and business involvement to connect low-income individuals with living-wage jobs. In 1997, SJI was officially launched. In January 2003, SJI spun off from OED and established itself as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, SJI continues to function as a workforce development intermediary creating equitable workforce systems and developing impactful partnerships to address structural racism.

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