AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available

Now accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA! Title: Community Engagement Coordinator Term of Service: Full-time; Aug 31, 2018 - Aug 30, 2019 Living Allowance & Health Benefits Location: Tacoma, WA Lead in the areas of: Communications & volunteer recruitment/management “Peer Educator and Awareness” Program Requirements: Associates Degree; excellent written and verbal communication; and passion to end human trafficking See details and apply here. Continue reading

"I Am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening-Tacoma

Join us Wednesday, April 11th  for a FREE screening of the documentary "I Am Jane Doe" with an introduction and discussion with Erik Bauer, one of the Tacoma lawyers featured in the film. Register for your FREE TICKETS HERE (limited tickets available). WHEN: Wed, April 11, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT WHERE: The Grand Cinema 606 Fawcett Avenue; Tacoma, WA 98402 View Map WHO: This event is put on in partnership with Washington Trafficking Prevention, Annie Wright Schools, Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking, The Tacoma Salvation Army, Destiny House Restoration Center, and Rebuilding Hope: Sexual Assault Center.   ABOUT THE FILM (from www.iamjanedoefilm.com) Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire); “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times); “viscerally emotional” (The Washington Post), I AM JANE DOE chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. Runtime:  99 minutes.  Unrated, but the filmmakers recommend PG-13. Continue reading

Now Accepting Education Director Applications

Passionate about ending human trafficking? Join our team! Washington Trafficking Prevention seeks a dynamic and experienced trainer and public speaker with demonstrated leadership skills to join our passionate team. The Education Director will lead the strategy, implementation and supervision of the Youth Empowerment Programs providing human trafficking and facilitator training and consultation to school districts and youth-serving agencies. The position is responsible for the development and delivery of presentations/trainings that are research-, survivor- and data-informed. Priority Application Deadline is March 10th, 2018. See Education Director Position Description for more details and how to apply. Washington Trafficking Prevention is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and culturally competent team and highly encourage applications from women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals. Learn more about our organization at traffickingprevention.org. If you have questions or would like to discuss the position, please reach out to us over email at jobs@traffickingprevention.org

Register for (Rescheduled) Feb 7th Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about Washington Trafficking Prevention and the volunteer opportunities available by attending an upcoming web-based Volunteer Orientation that you can attend from anywhere with a computer! Wednesday February 7th we will be hosting two Volunteer Orientation Webinars, at 12PM and at 8PM. Please RSVP by clicking here. Send us any questions at volunteer@traffickingprevention.org

Registration Now Open for "Race Against Trafficking" 5K on April 28, 2018

REGISTER FOR THE THURSTON COUNTY "RACE AGAINST TRAFFICKING" 5K HERE Join the Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking, an initiative of Washington Trafficking Prevention, on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 for the annual "Race Against Trafficking 5K Run/Walk." Help raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our community and what YOU can do to prevent it.  This is a Fun Run, so bring family and friends, and run, walk, skip, or push a stroller... your choice!  Youth aged 18 and under are only $10 and receive a t-shirt!  Learn more and register here. Put together a race team and win a prize for the largest team - see registration screen for how to register team members as a 'group'.  Please Note:  Team registration must occur by April15th to be eligible for largest team prize.  Prizes for fastest runners in age categories. New race course starts and ends at the Mountain View Church at 940 Israel Rd. in Tumwater (near Tumwater HS) .  This race will be hand timed.  Please join us in raising funds to support education programs in our schools to keep our youth safe and prevent further exploitation. Continue reading

Washington Engage Has a New Executive Director!

Kerri Pedrick has joined WA Engage as the Executive Director. Her passion and experience is in empowering and directly supporting young people, refugees and those who serve them. For the last seven years, Kerri has served in different areas of leadership at Peace Community Center in Tacoma, WA. Kerri's education is in community-based social work with a master’s degree in Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University School of Social Work in New York, NY. She grew up in rural eastern Washington but has called Tacoma home for the last 13 years, where she lives with her husband James and daughter Penny. Kerri is excited to put her passion, experience and skills to work to help prevent human trafficking by protecting and empowering the most vulnerable in our communities.

First Survivor Voices Program Graduates!

We are so proud of our first cohort to graduate from the WA Engage Survivor Voices program!  Take a moment to visit the Survivor Voices page and hear... Continue reading

New Take On Program for Youth!

This week WA Engage is training the first group of facilitators for the new Take On Olympia Program! Housed in the Thurston County Juvenile Court, male and female facilitators will be working with at-risk youth in the detention center, on probation and also civil youth, to engage them in the fight against human trafficking. Continue reading

Support Don Backman!

I am thrilled to tell you about an amazing and adventurous WA Engage supporter. In June, Don Backman will be kayaking from Olympia to Anacortes to raise awareness of human trafficking and funds for our organization! Check out Don's You Tube "promo" video. Continue reading

Just Released - Spring 2016 Report!

Want to know what WA Engage has been up to over the past 6 months?  Click on Read More to go directly to the Spring 2016 Report... Continue reading