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Welcome to Seattle

Since 2003, 692 high school sophomores reflecting the Emerald City have chosen to become Summer Searchers.

Summer Search supports young people from Tukwila, Kent, Renton, and Highline with year-round 1:1 and group mentoring, transformational experiential learning, and legit CONNECTs for the real world.

We are proud to partner with Summer Searchers in their discovery that they possess not just the talent, but also the inner strength to carve their place in the world.

READ OUR SEATTLE IMPACT REPORT

Land Acknowledgement 

Our Seattle office resides on the unceded land of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Duwamish, and Muckleshoot peoples, past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself, and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.

We recognize this as just one step in acknowledging the history of forced removal of indigenous people from their land and our work toward racial justice.

We ask you to join us in acknowledging the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Duwamish, and Muckleshoot communities, their elders both past and present, and future generations.

Get In Touch

635 Andover Park West Building 8 Suite 200 Tukwila, WA 98188

(Phone) 206.729.0911

(Fax) 206.729.7303

seattle@summersearch.org

Our People

(Choose a Category above to filter between our Seattle Community Staff and our Board / Alumni Board.)

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Suzanne Eberhard

Board Member

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Mohamed Abdi

Seattle Alumni Board

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Shabazz Abdulkadir

Seattle Alumni Board

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Tigist Abebe

Seattle Alumni Board

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Marie Angeles

Board Member

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Jane Barker

Board Member

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Neil Bretvick

Board Member

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Mysonne Brown

Seattle Alumni Board

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Ian Courtnage

Board Member

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Michael Davis

Senior Program Associate, Black and Indigenous Student Achievement | Seattle

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Bao-Chao Do

Interim Seattle Alumni Board Chair

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Frances J. Erskine, CPA

Board Member

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Elissa Fink

Board Member

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Elizabeth Galvan

Seattle Alumni Board

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Logan Groh

Senior Program Associate | Seattle

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Jasper Hanowell

Career and Internship Navigator | Seattle

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Susan Huynh

Director of Post-Secondary Program | Seattle

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Michele Janes

Board Member

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Andy Johnson

Board Member

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Duron Jones

High School Program Manager | Seattle

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De’Andre Jones

Board Member

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Thea Karakalos-Kyriazopoulos

Post-Secondary Program Coordinator | Seattle

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Lakesha Knatt

Executive Director | Seattle

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Elizabeth Laughlin

Board Member

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Jean Lee

Board Member

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Christina MacDonald

Board Member

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Van Nguyen

Seattle Alumni Board

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David Nguyen

Post-Secondary Program Coordinator | Seattle

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Jessica Par

Seattle Alumni Board

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Jayjay Pastores

Seattle Alumni Board

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Trisha Paulino

Program Associate | Seattle

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Jaylin Prescott

School & Community Engagement Coordinator | Seattle

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Rachel Tausend

Board Member

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Viche’ Thomas

Regional Director of Recruitment & Outreach | Seattle

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Erik Toth

Seattle Board Chair

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Nicci Trovinger

Board Member

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Alisa Vitello

Board Member

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Philip Watkins

Institutional Partnerships and Communications Manager | Seattle

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Melen Yemane

Seattle Alumni Board Vice Chair

Connect With Us

Connect with us in person, on Summer Search CONNECT, and on Instagram to learn about all of the new, exciting projects we’re taking on here at Summer Search.

Seattle | #ThatsWhy

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"Summer Search opens a doorway to new opportunities and possibilities."

— Harmony, Seattle Summer Searcher

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" I recommend Summer Search because they brought me to places such as Ecuador to chase my ambitions as doing humanitarian work."

— Jonathan, Seattle Summer Seacher

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"Because [Summer Search] provided me with opportunities I wouldn't have known about otherwise."

— David, Seattle Alum & Staff

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"Because you get to go to places like here!"

— Philip, Seattle Staff

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"I chose Summer Search 'cause of the many opportunities and adventures I was able to go on."

— Kalkidan, Seattle Student

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"Because this is a community that will meet you where you are at, and celebrate who you are."

— Therese, Seattle Staff

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"The heart of what we do is relationships. And that's the heart of what alumni work is."

— Seth, National Staff

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"I have witnessed how transformational [Summer Search] is for young people. I saw students that were struggling to find their place become leaders in and outside of school. I have watched former Summer Searchers become adults that are making a difference in their communities!"

— Jennifer, College & Career Readiness Specialist, Foster High School

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"if you're looking for a community that truly got your back and wants you to be you as you are, come on over to Summer Search."

— Michael, Seattle Staff

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"Choose Summer Search for the amazing connections that you're gonna make with people from all across the country for the endless support that we're gonna provide to you and all of the amazing life-changing experiences that you'll get to be a part of."

— Logan, Seattle staff

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"You should join Summer Search because you get amazing mentors, amazing help, and you get to make really cool, lifelong friends and you get to travel for free somewhere really cool."

— Edan, Seattle Summer Searcher

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"Why Summer Search? You should do Summer Search for your peers, family, friends, and siblings, to set an example, and to live a better life."

— Noe, Seattle Summer Seacher

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"You should join Summer Search because you'll have a fun time and make good connections. "

— Jehan, Seattle Summer Searcher

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" I love Summer Search because they provide you with an extra like area of support, through high school and beyond. "

— Hawi, Seattle Summer Searcher

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"Because the more connections you got, the more money you'll make, the more friends you'll make."

— Jaylin, Seattle Staff

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"You should join Summer Search because there's nothing more powerful than having a group of people believe in you, sometimes, even more than you believe in yourself."

— Nick, National Staff

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"Join Summer Search to meet new people and to get support in whatever pathway that you choose to do after high school and to be part of a big, fun community."

— Susan, Seattle Staff

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"Because this program will show you how powerful you truly are."

— Allie, Former Seattle Staff

Welcome to the NEW summersearch.org!

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