Burien’s HomeTask Cares Foundation Helps Non-Profit New Futures
“Ever wondered what a handyman could get done in a couple hours?” asked Jerrod Sessler, HomeTask Founder. “Fix the leaking sink, or finish some dry walling? Well on Aug. 24th, New Futures in Burien found out what ten professional handymen could get done in a couple hours.”
Sessler told us that a team of HomeTask Franchise Partners from around the country, in town for a convention, teamed up and spent the afternoon volunteering for New Futures, along with a “pile” of wonderful kids from the Woodridge community.
The mission? New Futures Woodridge location was moving into a new building which required some heavy lifting, wall hanging installation and assembly of various pieces of furniture.
Here are some pics from the event:
With three locations in the Burien area, New Futures’ mission is to partner with families in their communities and with educators to ensure that children succeed in school and life.
“Our integrated, culturally relevant programs build skills, foster connectedness, and promote strengths,” said Executive Director Jenn Ramirez Robson. “We operate vibrant community learning centers at three low-income apartment complexes in South King County.”
New Futures provides on-site children and youth, family, and community-building programs for over 1,000 people on an annual basis.
New Futures provides four main services aimed at supporting the whole family with culturally competent, linguistically accessible services:
- After-School and Youth Programs: The After-School and Youth Programs provides a safe, supportive place for children and youth in to build skills to succeed in school. Students in grades 1st through 12th receive academic support and are provided with high quality opportunities to build leadership skills, develop healthy support networks, and plan for graduation and careers.
- Family Advocacy Program: The Family Advocacy Program partners with families to find resources to meet basic needs, problem solve, and develop strategies to meet family goals. The program offers parents skill-building classes, such as English language and computer training, to provide opportunities for families to increase their self-sufficiency.
- Early Childhood Programs: The Early Childhood Program recognize parents as the first and most important teachers and supports parents in the healthy development and school readiness of their children aged birth to five.
- Community Development: The Community Development Program takes a strong role in the apartment complexes and neighbors we serve to help neighbors build connections, trust, and relationships within the neighborhoods.
Want to find out more? Visit http://www.newfutures.org/ or attend their open house on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Want to help out? New Futures needs volunteer tutors (all grades and subjects) for their after school programs, 3-6 in Burien and SeaTac.
HomeTask Cares is a thriving charity driven by the national base of nearly 200 HomeTask franchised locations and their owners. For more information about HomeTask Cares, to volunteer, support, or inform us of a need in your neighborhood, email [email protected] or visit http://www.hometask.com.