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BUILD is in the business of BUILDING Capacity within our community. That includes sharing information about events, activities, programs, and jobs for EVERYONE in the community. If you're looking for some new programs, free art programs, or even a new job, check out our links below. If you have an opportunity you want to share with the community, email your information to

Information will be updated as new information is made available.


  • Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program

    • The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program (MPA) at The Museum of Flight is named in honor of Washington native and payload commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It leverages Michael’s legacy to inspire underserved middle school (6th-8th) youth from throughout Washington State to participate in the Museum’s exciting educational programs while being mentored by professionals in the aerospace and aviation industry.

    • The Museum has planned around the health and safety of our students, staff, and volunteers. the 2022 implementation of the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program will be offered via an online/remote format, with the possible opportunity of in-person bonus events in Spring.

    • The entire program is provided at no cost to participants.

      • Washington State resident

      • Students must be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade as of Fall 2021

      • Internet access for online learning

      • Must participate in online and offline activities totaling about 4 to 6 hours per month

    • Click HERE to Submit an Application: 2022 registration open until January 19, 2022

    • Click HERE to learn more.

  • Seattle Children's Hospital 2022 Summer Scholars Program

    • June 13 - August 19, 2022

    • The Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) Summer Scholars Program provides undergraduate students and recent graduates, with a background that is historically underrepresented in the biomedical and health sciences, an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators. Email for any questions or more information. 

    • During this 10-week program students will:

      • Earn $20/hour and receive transportation and food stipends

      • Gain real-world lab experience, such as enrolling patients in studies, pipetting, using lab equipment, analyzing data and learning research methodologies

      • Attend career and professional training sessions

      • Build mentor relationships

      • Shadow physicians and other health care professionals

      • Write and publish an abstract for the program final report

      • And much more!

    • Applications open February 1-28, 2022

    • Click HERE to learn more.

  • Announcing the Environmental Justice (EJ) Video Challenge for Students from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): 

    • The goals of the Challenge are to Inspire students at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories to work directly with communities in the identification and characterization of EJ challenges using data and publicly available tools, and to help communities address EJ challenges and/or vulnerabilities to environmental and public health hazards using data and publicly available tools. 

    • In Phase 1, students will submit a video that demonstrates innovative approaches to identify and characterize an EJ issue(s) in a community using data and publicly available tools.

    • Challenge participants will have a chance to win up to $20,000, as well as other additional benefits.

    • Details on Phase 2 of the challenge will be shared at a later date. 

    • Phase 1 submissions are due April 1, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. ET. 

    • Click HERE to learn more about EPA’s challenges & prizes program.


  • BUILD Black Wealth Workshops (Registration Opening Soon)

    • In partnership with BECU's Black Community Development Program (BCDP), BUILD is proud to present the Black community with its BUILD Black Wealth Workshop series in 2022.

    • FREE workshops will be provided to the community to improve their financial literacy and inject needed resources into Black businesses, families, and community members.

    • Workshop topics will be Home Ownership, Resume Writing, Goal Setting, Tax Education & Preparation, and Investing.

    • Registration will be offered to those on the interest list first and then made available to the community.

    • Workshop attendance will be capped. So be sure to sign up on the interest list.

  • College Success Foundation Scholarship

    • College Success Foundation has three (3) scholarships whose application cycles just opened on 12/1/21, and close on 1/31/2022: Leadership 1000, Governors for Foster Youth, and the Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship Fund. 

    • Click HERE for more information.

  • Paradigm Challenge

    • Deadline: 5/01/2022

    • Available to: Students up to the age of 18 - Award Amount: Up to $100,000

    • The Paradigm Challenge is open to students up to the age of 18. You may work in a team or alone in creating an original and creative way to help solve real-life problems in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world.

    • Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or

      less) to qualify for this award.

    • Details:



​More info coming soon.



  • Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Grant to Support Student Learning Recovery and Acceleration: 

    • $11,885,000 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds through American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will be available through competitive grant opportunities to community-based organizations (CBOs) to support student learning recovery and acceleration.

    • For information on eligible activities, the application’s rolling process of competitive grants, and how to apply, click this link. 

    • Applications are open now.​​​


  • The Washington Women’s Foundation recently restructured its granting processes.

    • The 2022 Collective Grant cycle includes funding for ‘law, justice, and incarceration’, ‘housing and hunger’, and ‘arts and community culture’. 

    • The first step for application is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) starting in October 2021 (the deadline is January 2022).

    • See the timeline here.

    • The first 30 organizations will be invited to move forward in February and final funding announced in June 2022. 

    • Everyone who moves past the LOI stage gets funding of some amount.

    • Applicants can opt into also applying for an Advocacy Grant if doing advocacy work. 

    • Learn more here.


​More info coming soon.



  • Washington State’s Office of Homeless Youth Advisory Committee is recruiting for several open positions. 

    • The advisory committee provides guidance and recommendations to the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs regarding funding, policy, and practice gaps within and among state programs.

    • The committee is a 12-member group composed of legislators, youth, parents, law enforcement, service providers and other stakeholders working to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness.

    • Except for legislative members, advisory committee members are appointed by Gov. Inslee. 

    • Open seats include: One youth representative, Two parent advocates, and Three stakeholders, service providers, or others knowledgeable in the provision of services to homeless youth and young adults. 

    • Deadline: Midnight, Jan. 10, 2022

    • Click HERE to learn more.

  • Art & Design School Graduates Needed

    • If you went to art college or design school, I’ve got just the survey for you! 

    • The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project's survey gathers, analyzes and reports out on survey data from graduates of arts and design schools and colleges to understand better the professional success, educational satisfaction, and personal fulfillment of alumni. 

    • Registration to participate in the 2022 survey is open now.

    • Click HERE to participate.

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