BRIDGES is a Seattle-based alternative peer group (APG) bridging the gap from addiction to long-lasting, fulfilling recovery for adolescents and their families. They promote long-term adolescent recovery through an empathetic, inclusive, and enthusiastic network of peers.
Through medical, dental, and optical clinics, as well as water improvement projects, educational aid, and church development, the mission has grown into a major source of help for people living on less than $2US per day throughout the hemisphere. www.corneroflove.org
Hosted by our Presidents, Tom Tutt and Juergen Schatzer, it is time to reflect on some key questions:
Who are we?
What do we want to do?
How can we accomplish it?
Give these questions some thought before the meeting, then be prepared to discuss them with your Fellow Rotarians.
What is Neighborcare, and how does it support community health in our area? If it provides access for the underserved and low-income folks throughout Seattle, how is it managing during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our speaker, Tabitha Claus, graduated Pacific Lutheran University, and has been working in fundraising and administrative services for community health centers in our area for several years. Currently she is the Development Manager at Neighborcare Health, where she pursues funding opportunities, creates and maintains strong relationships with donors, and organizes fundraising events. She is also a Board Member of Health Resource Partners, a non profit that partners with rural Ghana communities to provide access to maternity care.
While these activities, as well as her membership in Seattle 4 Rotary, certainly qualify her as our speaker today, she is also daughter -in-law to our very own John Claus!
Veronica Espitia received a BA from Seattle University in Cultural Anthropology, She is passionate about learning, social change, community organizing, environmental justice, and storytelling to bridge cultures.
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Mark has created several community-based career training programs to support underserved youth in Lake City. Along with community partners, he created the Lake City Murals Project to empower youth, support local businesses, improve public safety, and build community through public art. Mark is also one of the founding board members and board president of Solarize Puerto Rico, a nonprofit with a mission to help rebuild a stronger and greener Puerto Rico by engaging communities and their youth to develop local and sustainable energy solutions. https://frontporch.seattle.gov/2021/01/11/reimagine-seattle-mark-mendez/