ALY Teen Heads to Olympia

Hajer Al-jebori, ALY ‘18 and a student at Todd Beamer High School, has been selected for a legislative page position with State Representative Mike Pellicciotti of the 30th District. She will serve during the Spring 2018 legislative session in Olympia, WA. Although she had been doing her own research for opportunities…

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Welcome Our New Program Manager

Advancing Leadership is happy to introduce you to Carrie Raflowski, our new, full-time Program Manager. Carrie brings a wealth of community knowledge and experience, as well as a passion for servant leadership – all crucial elements of the Advancing Leadership model. She has volunteered in the Federal Way school district…

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Our Partners Make Things Happen

The only way to make communities strong is to work together. AL’s business partners are an integral part of our leadership network. Meet two of the local organizations helping us BE Transformational! Since 2010, Jerry Korum has modeled the leadership way for us by investing not just the support of…

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ALA ’18 Giving Five to FW

Every year, ALA and ALY classes are presented with community needs and challenged to design and implement a team project that will have a lasting impact on one of those needs, and the Federal Way community at large. The ALY ‘18 class was so impressed with the importance of the…

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Meet Our Latest Additions

All three of our programs: Advancing Leadership Adults (ALA), Advancing Leadership Youth (ALY) and our second-year youth program, ALY 2.0, are already in full swing. We are so impressed with the 2017-18 learners and wanted to introduce them to you : ALA 2018: Joel Barrett , Mark Bensen, Mary  Bigham,…

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A Bob for Robin

The Bob Wroblewski Servant Leadership Award is an annual recognition of an Advancing Leadership alumnus or board director who exemplifies the pillars of servant leadership that are at the heart of our programs and uses this approach to achieve positive change in our community. This year, the nominees were: Angelica…

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EWTS Goes for the Gold

The 2017 Evening with the Stars Dinner and Auction on October 7th brought over 200 Advancing Leadership supporters together for food, friendship, inspiration and just a touch of mayhem. Guests enjoyed a catered buffet, drinks, silent auction and raffle while watching the premiere of our new video, witnessing the big…

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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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