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During this election season, I have often found myself thinking about Yasmin. I met Yasmin at one of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) buildings during our summer meals program. She came to this country from Somalia with her three year old daughter Hani in tow. Before that, she was at […]

Make your vote count



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The need for healthy, affordable food in our community is growing. At HIP  we are trying to expand our programs to meet that need. Since its launch in 2011, our Healthy HIP Packs program has grown from serving 9 children at one school, to currently serving over 220 children at five schools. We have […]

Meet Sam!



I’m sitting in the new HIP office on my second to last day as an AmeriCorps program coordinator, staring at our perfectly pear green accent wall that I helped paint. I still remember the first time I sat down at my desk in the old HIP office, a year ago, […]

Chucky Cheesy End of Term Essay



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It is always hard to say goodbye to our AmeriCorps members after we get to know them and work with them for close to a year. Last week Phoenica’s term with HIP ended. As much as we wanted to keep her at HIP forever, we know she is off to […]

Meet Grace!