October 8, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010
Mayor Ava Frisinger has declared October as Jobs Powered by AtWork! Month in Issaquah.
The proclamation, issued Monday at a City Council meeting, commended AtWork! for supporting people with developmental disabilities in their quest to seek and maintain employment. Frisinger also commended 14 local businesses for hiring AtWork! clients.
In addition, the proclamation commended the nonprofit organization for supporting 24 Issaquah residents and AtWork! clients. The proclamation lauded the organization for empowering clients to lead productive and meaningful lives, provide support for their families and develop the skills necessary for long-term employment.
AtWork! Chief Development Officer Jane Kuechle accepted the proclamation from the mayor.
June 1, 2010
AtWork! official earns national certificate of achievement
Jane Kuechle, chief development officer for AtWork!, has been awarded a National Certificate of Achievement in Community Rehabilitation Management by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators.
To receive the certificate Kuechle, of Issaquah, successfully completed more than 60 hours of instruction in financial management, marketing, human resources and leadership for rehabilitation programs. The Community Rehabilitation Management Certificate Series is taught by training specialists and instructors through the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation at the University of Washington’s School of Rehabilitation Medicine Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center Northwest.
AtWork! is a 47-year-old private nonprofit company, based in Bellevue and Issaquah, that provides employment services to people with disabilities throughout King County, by helping them learn marketable skills; find and keep good jobs in the community; and earn wages and benefits that help them escape poverty.
March 16, 2010
King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Issaquah Councilman Fred Butler to the new Regional Transit Task Force meant to advise county leaders on the future of Metro Transit services. Read more
February 27, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 27, 2010
King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Issaquah City Councilman Fred Butler to the new Regional Transit Task Force meant to advise county leaders on the future of Metro Transit services.
The executive announced the appointment and 27 others Monday. The panel includes elected officials and representatives from business, labor, education and human service agencies, as well as Metro riders.
Constantine also appointed AtWork! Chief Development Officer Jane Kuechle to the group. The nonprofit organization operates a recycling facility in Issaquah. AtWork! helps people with disabilities learn marketable skills and find and maintain jobs.
February 16, 2010
Washingtonians recycled more than 38.5 million pounds of TVs, computers and monitors last year through the E-Cycle Washington program.
The program launched in January and became one of the first in the nation to collect unwanted TVs, computers and monitors for free recycling. Electronics manufacturers pay for the program, and the state Department of Ecology manages the effort.
Issaquah e-cyclers turned in old electronics at three disposal sites: Read more
November 11, 2008
Each year, the City Council considers grant funding for human services providers, and always there are hard choices to make. This year, it is even harder: 44 grant applications, totaling $359,490, were received by the Human Services Commission, but only $211,000 is available in the proposed 2009 city budget.