Apply now for Youth Engaged in Service program

Do you know a teen who wants job readiness and leadership skills? Applications to our YES program are available!

Say “yes’” to YES!

The 2016 Winter/Spring Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program is a job readiness and leadership development program that provides youth with a broad range of service and training opportunities.

The YES program is open to Seattle teens between the ages of 14 and 19. The 2016 Winter/Spring YES Program is 11 weeks long starting the week of January 25, 2016 and ending April 9.  Service projects will be after school between 3:30 and 7:00 p..m and some projects will meet on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Winter/Spring participants must complete a minimum total of 65 program hours, of which 30 hours may be applied towards the Seattle public high school service learning graduation requirement. For the remaining 35 hours, participants will receive a $150 stipend.

City seeks proposals for redevelopment of Bldg 2 in Magnuson Park


Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for the redevelopment and renovation of Building 2, the largest former airplane hangar in Warren G. Magnuson Park. Proposals should include the management and operation of recreation, arts and cultural or environmental programming that will be open to the public. This is a rare opportunity to develop a major facility in a prime location. Seattle Parks and Recreation does not have designated funding for this redevelopment and as a result, proposals should include a funding plan.

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for a partner who can make a significant capital investment in Building 2 in exchange for a long-term lease or concession agreement. While SPR encourages interested groups to work in partnership to develop a comprehensive proposal, the department intends to enter into an agreement with only one proposer. Therefore, only proposals where a designated sole lead entity or organization is clearly defined will be accepted.

Proposals are due Friday, June 3, 2016 by 4 p.m. and should be mailed to:

The City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, Attention: Dan Iverson, Tenant Development Coordinator, 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 109E, Seattle, Washington 98115,

SPR will host pre-submittal conferences and site tours on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. and on March 14 at 3 p.m. The events will be held at Building 2, 7727 63rd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA, 98115.

To download a copy of the Request for Proposals packet including reference documents and supplemental information, please visit: