They got us a home

“MSC helped us a lot and is still helping us. They got us a home. Our MSC case manager is always the first person I call,” shared Takisha. In August 2018, Takisha’s family lost their apartment home to a fire. The fire started in another unit, but caused significant damage to the building. Takisha and [...]

The next Warren Buffet

At “22 years young,” Renorldo has a crystal clear vision for his future. “In five years, I hope to be the next Warren Buffet,” he shares. “The company you keep has a lot to do with the outcome you will see. You can’t let your environment get the best of you. You have to surround [...]

Worth It

“I knew I wanted to do something more satisfying with my life than working in retail, but I just didn’t know how to get there,” shares single mother of three, Chiquita. So, in 2015, Chiquita entered a youth and young adult development employment program at MSC. A case manager helped her to define and [...]

2018-10-12T10:39:26-07:00October 12th, 2018|Education/Employment, Giving, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Getting Connected

After earning his Bachelor’s degree in 2011, Jason found himself struggling to find work. All the available jobs seemed just out of reach. He was either over qualified or didn’t have the required experience. He went back to school in 2014 to earn his paralegal certification, but found that didn’t open any additional doors for [...]

2018-03-22T12:10:14-07:00March 28th, 2018|Education/Employment, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

MSC can help you get Basic Food!

MSC can help you get Basic Food! MSC can now provide information, pre-screening, and assistance with completing an application for Washington State’s Basic Food Program. Basic Food is what Washington calls the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a USDA program that helps people make ends meet and improve their diet. Eligible households receive an electronic [...]

2017-10-26T16:15:32-07:00October 26th, 2017|Education/Employment, Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|0 Comments

Finding Value

Finding Value “Today, my sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence has risen 300% compared to when I first walked into MSC’s lobby for employment support. That’s because, in addition to the work exposure, I am regarded as a valuable being,” shared Bee Bee. Bee Bee was familiar with MSC. She had used MSC’s [...]

Now He’s Awake

Now He's Awake “My boy was in a coma for years, and because of MSC he woke up,” said Josh’s mom Debora. Ninth grade was when Josh finally dropped out of high school. He had missed so much school he didn’t feel there was a way to catch up. His mother had recently [...]

2017-09-22T13:01:51-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Education/Employment, Giving, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Support equals success: MSC’s Positive Outcomes Program

Support equals success: MSC's Positive Outcomes Program “Support equals success,” shares Andre Bullard. Andre, Evan Cook, and Will Jimerson lead MSC’s new Positive Outcomes Program (POP). POP serves youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 years of age that are typically overlooked or underserved, many of whom are at [...]

2017-03-17T13:24:54-07:00March 17th, 2017|Education/Employment, News/Media|0 Comments

Never Surrender

“I’m sick of looking back, I want to look forward. I want to leave a positive legacy and let people know not to give up, never to surrender.” At age 14, Jack left an abusive home and dropped out of school. He became emancipated so he could get an apartment and a job. He married [...]

2016-11-28T12:44:56-07:00October 7th, 2016|Education/Employment, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

MSC CEO Robin Corak comments on GED graduation celebration

Last Tuesday we held MSC's GED Graduation Celebration to honor the 21 graduates MSC has had so far this year. This has consistently been one of my favorite events and, in my 15 years of working at MSC, I have rarely missed a graduation. As a former public school teacher (with family members who also [...]