Community engagement reflects the special projects that JA develops with partners across Washington state.
Have a proposal? Contact Statewide Program Director Nancy Pappas.

Department of Social & Health Services — Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Partnership

JA of Washington has partnered with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide workplace readiness training and work-based learning programs for students with disabilities, aged 14-21. Working specifically with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, JA will be making an impact on a student population they did not previously have access to and at a critical time when these students will be needing more assistance with preparing for and succeeding in a volatile job marketplace.

Emergency Food Network

Our partnership with Emergency Food Network allows for JA programs to be distributed to families in need. By including access to JA programs at a food pick-up site, each family has the option to take home programs and lessons that teach about financial health and prepare young people for a stronger future.


Our partnership with YouthCare provides work and career readiness curriculum tailored to the needs of youth experiencing homelessness. With the support of a generous grant from Symetra, this collaboration will allow YouthCare to significantly expand its employment training opportunities for young people.