Cue the Q Commons

Just a friendly reminder that Light Up the City is hosting an engaging and thought-provoking evening at the Impact Hub (220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104) downtown tonight, September 24th from 7-9pm.

Three national guests are scheduled, including Os Guinness, who will be video-streamed in; and also three local speakers discuss how to advance good in Seattle. This is our third Q, and each one has been informative and inspiring. We hope YOU will join in the conversation.

To register, click here!

Love, Listen, Learn

Brent Christie, Executive Director ofJubilee REACH: a Christian non-profit partnering with the Bellevue School District to meet the social/emotional needs of students and families, and seeing radical transformation in student attendance, academic performance and reduction of bullying and gang behavior.

Learning from Christian and Muslim Partnerships for Community Development Andrea Kaufmann is a Senior Advisor for World Vision International’s programs in training faith leaders. WVI’s programs have trained more than 400,000 pastors, imams, sheiks, and various faith leaders. She is passionate about Seattle weather, mountains, ocean, and the best thing that’s ever happened to her is the Malaysian restaurant Kedai Makan. She lives in Central District with her husband, Andrew, and daughter, Imogen.

Fostering the Vulnerable

Paul LaRose is the Senior Director of Specialized Ministries at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and has served as a Therapeutic Foster Parent, Youth Pastor, Foster Care Trainer. During their time as therapeutic foster parents, he and his wife specialized in caring for children that would otherwise be sent to Residential Treatment Centers and Psychiatric Hospitals. Their method of stabilizing the emotions and behaviors of high level of care children while creating a trauma informed therapy network quickly caught the attention of service providers. Paul began conducting trainings and sharing methods to other therapeutic foster homes. As a youth worker Paul has been influential in developing kids programs for churches and other non-profit organizations.

- Nathan Ryan

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