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New Report: 2020 Update on the Path to 70% Credential Attainment

April 16th, 2020

Washington educators, students, and families are charting new waters in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate this crisis together, the Washington Roundtable and our education foundation, Partnership for Learning, remain focused on what it will take to recover and to ensure Washington students are prepared for the future. Increasingly the jobs available in our state have been filled by… Read more

COVID-19 Update for Employers

March 25th, 2020

Businesses across the state are responding to the coronavirus outbreak. See below for COVID-19 resources for Washington state employers, public health resources, information about response funds, and how to help.   Washington State Official COVID-19 Website: The state’s Coronavirus Response portal links to official information from a variety of trusted sources. The website provides links to resources for families, businesses, and workers, including how to… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Storm, Boeing, Microsoft

March 4th, 2020

Seattle Storm CEO and general manager Alisha Valavanis featured in PROFILE Magazine PROFILE Magazine recently featured Roundtable member Alisha Valavanis, CEO and general manager of the Seattle Storm. In the story, Valavanis discusses her childhood, early career, her dual roles at the Seattle Storm, and her work in leading the team’s management company Force 10. Under Valavanis’s leadership, the Storm’s players and staff collaborated… Read more

Around the Table: Symetra, PSL Ventures, Windermere, and more

February 18th, 2020

Sharing some recent stories and headlines from our member companies…  Windermere donates $30K to Mary’s Place as part of Seahawks partnership As part of the #TackleHomelessness campaign with the Seahawks, Windermere agreed to donate $100 to Mary’s Place for every Seahawks home game defensive tackle during the 2019 NFL season. Windermere presented Mary’s Place, which supports families on their journey out of homelessness,… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days ago.@WellsFargo recently awarded $2.5 million to housing innovators such as @ForterraNW through the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. Forterra will prototype modular cross laminated timber for affordable housing in WA. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @amazon: We've joined up with TurboVote to provide a place where you can find out more about voter registration, voting by mail, confirm…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @AvistaUtilities: During colder months, home heating can account for 40% to 60% of our monthly energy bills. Water heating can account f…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @kpwashington: It’s almost time for celebrations and family traditions, but let’s consider three important questions when making holiday…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @SeattleFdn: Launched in '16, the Voter Education Fund was born from a partnership between @kcelections & @SeattleFdn to improve voter a…