Media

All media inquiries should be directed to ROOTS Executive Director Kristine Scott at (206) 632-1635 or kristine@rootsinfo.org

ROOTS Videos

 

ROOTS in the News

February 6, 2017 Seattle Times story on proposed up-zone of the University District (includes quotes from ROOTS Executive Director Kristine Scott)

December 16, 2016 KUOW radio interview with Mayor Ed Murray (discussion on homelessness starts at the 6:30 minute mark, and ROOTS is mentioned at 6:42)

October 18, 2016 Seattle Weekly story on homelessness and voting (includes quotes from ROOTS Executive Director Kristine Scott)

September 13, 2016 KING 5 TV interview with ROOTS Executive Director Kristine Scott on youth homelessness

May 17, 2016 UW Daily story on Ron Moe-Lobeda of University Lutheran Church (mentions ROOTS and includes quotes from Kristine Scott)

April 11, 2016 UW Daily story on homelessness in the U-District

March 15, 2016 Seattle Weekly story on homelessness

March 15, 2016 KKNW radio show "Bright and Early Seattle" with ROOTS' Executive Director Kristine Scott

December 8, 2015 UW Daily Editorial on ending homelessness

November 12, 2015 UW Daily story on public safety in the U-District

November 11, 2015 UW Daily story on homelessness in the U-District

October 29, 2015 Seattle Times story on homelessness in the U-District

July 31, 2015 Seattle Times story on homeless LGBTQ youth (includes info on ROOTS)

May 30, 2015 KEXP Community Forum interview with ROOTS Executive Director Kristine Scott

March 12, 2015 Crosscut story on 2015 “Count Us In” and young adult homelessness

March 11, 2015 UW Daily story on proposed zoning changes in U-District (includes info on ROOTS and other social services)

February 23, 2015 UW Daily story on Mayor’s U-District tour (includes info on ROOTS and other social services)

December 22, 2014 Crosscut interview with two ROOTS guests

December 1, 2014 UW Daily story on ROOTS Friday Feast meal program

November 17, 2014 Seattle Times story on a ROOTS volunteer’s sleeping bag project

May 27, 2014 Crosscut story on how U-District plans will affect homeless youth and services

March 31, 2014 Crosscut story on youth homelessness

November 6, 2013 KIRO TV Mayor-Elect Ed Murray at ROOTS Luncheon

February 28, 2013 story on ROOTS at alltreatment.com

December 19, 2012 New York Times print story “Young and Homeless”

December 10, 2012 New York Times video “Young and Homeless”

October 1, 2012 Seattle Times - ROOTS Shelter Offers Homeless Young Adults a Chance

October 18, 2010 Seattle Pi - Fresh out of Foster Care and Homeless

February 16, 2010 The Daily UW - ROOTS Executive Director Steps Down

February 2, 2010 Seattle Times - $7.7M Grant To Aid Programs For Homeless Youth

October 13, 2009 The Daily UW - Youth Shelter Faces Overcrowding

 

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Number of Homeless Students Climbs for 8th Consecutive Year!

Numbers released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction show that in 2015-16, 39,671 Washington students were counted as homeless. The number is an 11.7 percent increase from 2014-15 and nearly double (a 90.9% increase) the 2008-09 count. The numbers are collected annually as part of the federal McKinney-Vento Act, which provides that homeless students be given the same access to education as other students and cannot be separated from other students.

“Children shouldn’t have to worry about where they will sleep at night,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “It’s incredibly difficult for a child to succeed if basic needs are not being met. Compared to students with stable housing, homeless students are more likely to miss school or drop out entirely.”
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Stop by the University Branch of The Seattle Public Library today to Rock Your Resume and learn more about job interviewing and resources. See event page for more info! ...

Ace Your Job Interview (for young adults 16 - 26)

March 15, 2017, 2:00pm - March 15, 2017, 6:00pm

Join us for a workshop to gain job searching skills and learn how to sell yourself during a job interview. After the workshop, there will be time for mock interviews and other resources. This workshop is for young adults, 16 - 26 years. Refreshments will be served. After the workshop, there will be time for mock interviews and other resources. From 4 – 6 p.m. we will have: • A representative from El Centro de la Raza to help with healthcare registration and questions. • Staff from Neighborcare Health's Youth Clinic with giveaways! • Staff from ROOTS Young Adult Shelter for one-on-one financial coaching. • Staff from Seattle Education Access to offer education support. • A case manager from Teen Feed. • Free haircuts from stylists at Rudy's • Free ice cream from Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream! Additional details: post.spl.org/2ktygoO This is the second workshop in this two-part series. "Rock your resume" will be held on February 15th from 2 - 4 pm: www.facebook.com/events/1906193412946962/

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OutSpoken Speakers Bureau and the NW Network’s Leadership Board have put together a series of FREE panels to educate providers and adult allies about the experiences and needs of LGBTQ young people.

The first panel will be held on Feb 27th from 6pm-7:30pm at 3818 S. Angeline St. in Seattle, and will focus on the intersections between homelessness/unstable housing and queerness.

RSVP to: brennon@nwnetwork.org (Please be sure to RSVP as there will be limited seating.)
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