Attainment Fund



Through a grant from Living Cities, SkillUp Washington has provided a support services fund available to all students in the College for Working Adults pilot programs.  The Attainment Fund serves as an emergency fund for program coordinators to access when a financial issue stands in the way of a student's persistence or completion.  The Attainment Fund is intended primarily for needs that cannot be met through other conventional resources. 

The Attainment Fund is meant to be:

*Linked to case management
*Integrated into existing system
*Provided through a single point of contact between student and fund
*Consistent in terms of services and support for the student

The Attainment Fund provides at least $60,000 in direct support services. SkillUp leveraged support from the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development for fund management to ensure more funds can go toward student support.

Seattle Jobs Initiative manages the fund on behalf of SkillUp Washington.


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    Great things happen when frontline workers become a more integrated part of hospital care teams and work hand in hand with labor-management to design “green” projects and take a lead in the their implementation. 

    The Seattle-based Frontline Workers Green Training Projects is a SkillUp funded case study surrounding labor/management partners engaging frontline workers to lead hospital environmental sustainability efforts, supporting: people (patients, workers, the community)the planet (the environment); and profits (costs).

    Download the report:  Frontline Workers Green Training Project.pdf