Workforce Development Center, which is a community based nonprofit organization. Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity in a community which has historically been and continues to be one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the nation. Foreign-born residents comprise 37.7 percent of the population, and 56 percent speak a language other than English at home. [henrystreet.org] During my year of service I will assist with workshops geared at helping individuals with their job search process, screen individuals for federal/state benefits, and become certified to provide income tax assistance. My experience here is in many ways an extension of what I learned while a student at UW. At the JSIS I learned about so many issues that effect our nation today, many of which concern immigrant and those in need. I look forward to learning more about the nonprofit sector during my year of service and exploring the city that never sleeps!
By Monica Chahary, International Studies (2011)