With your Help, ALY Project is in the BAG

The ALY 2017 Class has selected the BAG (Bridging A Gap) Weekend Feeding Program as their community partner for their team project. Haven’t heard of it? Here’s some background info to get you up to speed: “There are over 22,000 students in 39 schools within the Federal Way School District.…

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AL Earns 2016 Community Impact Award

At its 2016 Annual Gala in November, the Greater Federal Way Chamber honored Advancing Leadership with its Community Impact award. According to GFWC CEO Rebecca Martin, CCE, “The Community Impact Award recognizes leadership which serves as a model of inspiration in personal, professional and volunteer efforts; a track-record of community…

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A New Path for an AL Original

With the dawn of 2017, Advancing Leadership is joining the entire Federal Way community in bidding farewell to one of our program’s greatest contributors. On December 5th, AL held a tribute to Jon McIntosh, ALA ’99 and former AL board president, program planner, team project coach and speaker – at…

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Sixth Annual EWTS Rockets to Success

Where were you on the night of October 8th, 2016? If you said, “Evening with the Stars”, count yourself among a packed house of 225 of our community’s best. At our sixth annual fundraising event, we shared inspiration, laughs, auction wars and so much pasta. Here are some highlights: Jon…

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Partner Spotlight: Getting Smart, Highline College

Advancing Leadership is privileged to work with an ever-expanding network of community partners. We share much of our success with these partners, especially when our work together is extended over many years. Getting Smart and AL share a founder in Tom Vander Ark. From our program’s inception, he has helped…

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New Program Day Equips Students to Face Challenges

Homelessness, suicide prevention, and human trafficking are very real concerns in the lives of our local youth. In conversations with ALY learners, we heard that they want more information about how to deal with these issues in their own lives as well as the lives of their peers. These interests…

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ALA 2018 – Apply NOW!

Time flies when you’re changing the world! Believe it or not, we’ve just opened the application for the Advancing Leadership Adult (ALA) Class of 2018. If you’re ready to make an investment in your professional and personal development, there’s no better opportunity than ALA. The Advancing Leadership Adult program includes…

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Read This – It Just May Save A Life!

Save a life? Yes. Why? Because we’re announcing the Advancing Leadership Adult (ALA) 2016 Team Project: Save a Life Saturday! Did you know you can learn “hands only” CPR in as little as 10 minutes? The goal of this project is to get hundreds of people in our city CPR trained…

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Linking In to Leadership

LinkedIn is the leading professional social media platform and the perfect way to continue networking with all of your AL contacts – from high school students to seasoned professionals – while following your own career path. It’s also the place where we learned Nikhil Bedi, AL ’11 is preparing to graduate from…

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Alumni Updates

Nimotalai (Nimo) Azeez, ALY ‘11 has a new position as a research assistant at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Jordan Crahan, ALY ’12, was a featured speaker at TEDx WWU on April 16th. We asked him to tell us about his talk and the overall…

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