Program Partners

SJI’s programs rely on multiple community-based organization and community college partners.

SJI partners with community-based organizations to staff Career Navigators who provide hands-on support to CareerConnect participants to prepare for, enroll in and complete education and training programs, and connect to well-paying employment opportunities.

If you are an interested participant or job seeker, you can learn about SJI’s program options and find out which community-based organization you should contact in the Job Seekers section of this website.

View general information about our community-based organization partners:

Neighborhood House

Since 1906, Neighborhood House has been helping diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health and community building. Our services include early childhood education (including Head Start and Early Head Start), mentoring and tutoring, emergency referral services, self-sufficiency/employment classes and services (including ESL and citizenship), job placement and training, substance abuse services, transportation and outreach for the elderly and disabled and publication of the Voice newspaper.

Pacific Associates

Pacific Associates has been providing quality employment and training services for 30 years. Our goal is for residents of Seattle and King County to gain skills and employment that will lead to careers and economic well-being for themselves and their families.

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

TRAC Associates

TRAC Associates is a leader in offering employment services for job seekers and businesses in Washington State since 1983. TRAC Associates assists job seekers in meeting the changing needs of businesses and the labor market.

South Seattle College
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North Seattle College
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Seattle Central College
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Highline Community College
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Shoreline Community College
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Seattle Vocational Institute
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Coldwell Banker Bain Community Partnership Program

Purchasing a home will help SJI build living wage careers!

Coldwell Banker Bain Realtor and Seattle Jobs Initiative supporter Wayne Stephens is collaborating with us through the Coldwell Banker Bain Community Partnership Program. Since the program was founded, Coldwell Banker Bain agents have donated more than $1.36 million to organizations in the Puget Sound area.

Each time a Seattle Jobs Initiative supporter, friend or a relative buys or sells a home with Wayne Stephens, Wayne and Coldwell Banker Bain will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of the commission to Seattle Jobs Initiative, whether it be a list, sell, or referral. It’s just that simple.

About Wayne Stephens

When asked about why he supports organizations like Seattle Jobs Initiative, his response came easily: “Because it was how I was raised”. Wayne recounted his years growing up in a military household where his father was away from home for long periods of time, as were the fathers of many of his friends. If he walked to the store for his mother, chances were he’d be stopping by a neighbor or two to find out if they needed something too.

As a Boy Scout, a member of the Naval Jr. ROTC, and as a military man himself he continued to embrace the ideal of self-sacrifice and working as a team.

A U.S. Air Force veteran with over 25 years at Allstate and PEMCO insurance companies managing complex claims and technology issues, plus 10 years as a small-business owner, Wayne understands the importance of timeliness, attention to detail and thoughtful communication.

In his role as a small-business owner, he’s learned to be flexible and creative. “When you listen closely to your customers, you can be proactive.” These same qualities apply to Coldwell Banker, the most respected real estate brand in North America.

Wayne is thrilled to have established a relationship with Coldwell Banker, and he’s even more excited about the possibility of helping Seattle Jobs Initiative fulfill their mission through the Community Partnership Program.

For more information on Wayne Stephens and how he can best serve your realty needs, contact him at (206) 947-8828, email him at, or visit his website here.

Hear more from Wayne here.

Please be sure to let Wayne know you are interested in supporting Seattle Jobs Initiative!