November 2021 Newsletter

Hi Snoqualmie Valley!

We are ever grateful for how our community works together to make the Snoqualmie Valley a place where all community members can thrive. Thank you for all you do – it matters.

Read on for more information about upcoming community events, job postings, and to see what we’re reading this month. 

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Community Resources

Have you taken a look at the Resources Page on our website?

The Resource Page is a one-stop shop to learn about programs and services in the Snoqualmie Valley that may benefit you and the people you care about. If you work at a local nonprofit and are interested in contributing to our resource page or in becoming a part of our referral network, please contact us at

If you do not see a local resource to meet your need, call 2-1-1 for further assistance.

What We’re Reading

Join us in reading the New York Times best-selling book, White Fragility, which explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

Check it out! White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

Do you have a resource suggestion? It can be a book, podcast, movie, show, anything! We’d love to hear from you! Respond to this email or reach out to us

What’s Happening in the Community!

We are sharing the resources below in an effort to promote connections and highlight activities and events hosted by local organizations in SCFA’s network. The information below was not created by, nor constitutes endorsement by SCFA. If you’d like us to help raise awareness about an upcoming event or opportunity, please reply to this newsletter or email us at

Help us spread the word about these upcoming events. We invite you to forward this email to family, friends, and within your networks.

Hopelink English for Work

This free one-quarter program offered by Hopelink helps immigrants and refugees improve their English language skills and prepare for employment. Students practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing as they learn about topics such as skills and strengths, job search, resumes, and interviewing. Near the end of the quarter, students participate in mock interviews conducted by local employers—a highlight of the program! 

Hopelink now has flyers translated into multiple languages on their webpage.  Languages include Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic, Dari, and Pashto. Hopelink is eager to welcome immigrants and refugees into their program and are preparing to welcome newly arrived Afghan refugees.

Winter quarter orientation starts on January 4.  Classes meet two times a week on Zoom from January 19 – March 24. Morning and evening options available. New students can contact Hopelink to register at or 425-250-3007.

Encompass: Kinship Care Group
Join other relative caregivers at monthly Kinship meetings. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns, joys, and resources associated with the unique responsibility of raising children. The next meeting is scheduled for December 1st from 1 – 2 p.m. on Zoom. Learn more at the Encompass website.

Kinship meetings now take place via Zoom at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. Please contact Laura Lewis at for the meeting link and more information.

Art Classes for Teens
The Trail Youth has Free Art Classes for Teens every Thursday from 3-4pm.  Please join us at 226 E North Bend Way in North Bend. The next class is scheduled for December 2nd from 3-4 p.m.  Other upcoming art classes will be held on 12/9 and 12/16 from 3-4 p.m. Learn more here

Valley Reads with King County Library System
All aboard! Join your friends and neighbors for the Fall 2021 One-Book, One-Community Valley Reads! Through a partnership between North Bend Art and Industry and FreeValley Publishing the The Lost Train anthology came to life. Join some of the artists and authors as they take you on a journey, car by car, to share short readings and background stories about their project contributions. Suitable for adults 18+. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the North Bend Library, this event will be held December 1st from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please register here. You will be sent a Zoom link and information before the event. 

Copies of The Lost Train will be provided to the first 20 registrants at the North Bend Library. Call the library after registering to arrange pickup of your copy, 425.888.0554.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center will welcome the return of the sun on December 18th from 2 – 7 p.m. with a magical luminary walk, cozy winter snacks, and fun for all ages.  Stroll around the Oxbow grounds, soak up the calm and quiet of winter, and enjoy family-friend activity under their covered pergolas. Parking and activities are free, but please pre-register.

Job Postings

Check out the Living Snoqualmie blog for newly listed positions throughout the Valley. 

Sno Valley Jobs is another online resource for jobs local to the Valley.

Eastside Legal Assistance is hiring for a Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence Legal Program and a Legal Navigator.

Empower Youth Network is hiring for a Communications and Development Director and a Programs Director.

Encompass is hiring multiple positions including a Physical Therapist, Systems Administrator, Substitute Teachers, and more. Learn more on their website.

Friends of Youth is hiring! Check out their open positions for sites in Redmond, North Bend, and Issaquah. 

Hopelink has a variety of positions open in Bellevue, Kent, Redmond, and Shoreline. Visit their website for a full list of job listings and details on how to apply.

Mt. Si Senior Center in North Bend has multiple openings. Visit their website to apply.

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is hiring for a Native Plants Program Manager and more! See their website for more information. 

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is hiring for multiple positions including the school nurse, bus driver, and administrative roles. 

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services is hiring for Site Supervisors. Learn more on their website.


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