Save The Date: TIPS Spring Event
Congratulations to our new Board Chair – Ben Phillips
Ben Phillips is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at PushSpring, which helps companies understand more about their mobile audiences. Before that, he was a manager at Redfin for the New Business Engineering team. Ben’s first job was working as a TIPS intern at EarthCorps. He was able to do everything from helping in the back office through working with the international teams out in the field. The passion and motivation he found at EarthCorps inspired him to make service a central part of his life. He is excited to be able to share similar opportunities with future interns. In addition to TIPS, Ben also serves on the board for the Independent Colleges of Washington. He is a 2015 graduate from Leadership Tomorrow. Ben graduated from Stanford University with a BA and an MS in Computer Science.
Teens In Public Service Announces New Members to Board of Directors Seattle –Teens in Public Service, a non-profit organization that facilitates paid summer internships in nonprofit organizations for teens, announced today that four new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members include one former intern, a local reporter and news anchor, a prior serving board member, and a community volunteer. The new board members were installed as of January 21st, 2016. Their terms will last through January 21st, 2019. The new board members are: Joe Brotherton, Natasha Ryan, Rebecca McLean, and
Joe Brotherton will serve as Vice-Chairman of the board. Mr. Brotherton is a Seattle Attorney-CPA and Investor. He has taught at the UW for over 30 years, primarily at the Foster school, but for the last 5 years, at the Law School. He is a real estate owner and developer and owns and operates a number of businesses. He returns to the board after serving TIPS for its first decade. He was a board member at Cornish for nearly twenty years and also serves on boards at both the UW Law and Business schools. He also teaches at the Prison at Monroe through the University Behind Bars.
Natasha Ryan is a reporter and anchor for KING 5 News. She started her television career in Pennsylvania after graduating from Penn State. She then moved to Roanoke, VA where she anchored the 10 and 11 o’clock newscasts. While in Virginia, Natasha covered the Virginia Tech shootings and anchored a newscast on a standoff that earned the station an Edward R. Murrow Award. While at KING 5 Natasha created a segment that focused on people doing great things for those in need. Natasha believes in giving back and that’s why TIPS is a perfect fit. She started
her community service work in high school, volunteering at nursing homes on her own time. She carried her love of service to college by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the American Red Cross and helping to raise thousands of dollars for children with pediatric cancer. While in Virginia, she spent early mornings in a soup kitchen before work, serving homeless men, women and children. Eager to get back into community service here in Seattle, she is happy to finally find an organization that affords her the ability to volunteer her knowledge and time.
Rebecca Mclean resides on the eastside with her husband and teenage son. Retired since 2007 from a successful career in mortgage lending, she applies her dedication and care to the realm of community service. Beginning as a young Blue Bird selling Campfire mints to tutoring younger students as a high schooler along with serving as a companion to residence at a local nursing home, Rebeca’s passion for service grew into adulthood as she continued to serve in areas near and dear to her heart. Focused on efforts that most directly impacted students in the class room, Rebecca volunteered as Art Docent through the years her son attended elementary school. Collaborating with the Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue Junior League and local area artists, she introduced students to a wide perspective of art, cultures and history and encouraged their appreciation through discussions and hands on projects. Rebecca is excited to be serving for her 4th year on the Selection Committee for Teens In Public Service. She also serves on the Fundraising/Event Committee.
Edward Yang is a student at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, WA. As a 2015 Teens in Public Service Alumni, he interned at Wonderland Developmental Center in Shoreline, WA and received the 2015 Tia Heim Founder’s Award in recognition of his work. Outside of TIPS, Edward is the Executive Director of the youth nonprofit Student Music Initiatives and serves as a drum major for the Inglemoor High School Marching and Pep bands, while also being involved in a variety of other leadership positions and community service ventures. He was a Gold Level recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2015 and 2016. Edward also volunteers for the TIPS Selection Committee and Fundraising/Event Committee.
Board Members who have completed their term are Polly Newcomb and Greg Zeman. Teens in Public Service thanks those that have served on the board and welcomes the new members!
TIPS 2016 Luncheon Committee- Join Us!
Every fall our non profit partners, interns, alumni, parents, corporate sponsors, and friends come together for our biggest fundraiser of the year. Each previous spring a dedicated group of committee members come together and start to make it all happen. This year is no different! We are ready to call together a great group of causenetworkers to begin planning our 2016 fall luncheon. We are looking for individuals to co-chair the following committees:
No previous experience is necessary, but a commitment to do some good and a passion to give teens the incredible TIPS opportunity is!
Join us (and bring a friend) for an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 630pm – 8:00pm at the Agora Room in the 1551 Building, which is located at 1551 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle 98102. Refreshments provided!
Spotlight: TIPS Intern Edward Yang!
Edward gave one of the top speeches at our fall luncheon, watch it here, or see the entire list of speeches
TIPS was recognized by the Evergreen State Society at the 2003 Awards held at The Seattle Center that spring. TIPS was one of nine organizations honored for “exemplifying the spirit of unwavering and inventive commitment to mission and service that animates the supporters, volunteers, and staff”. The award was given in recognition of positive connections established between the energies of teenagers and the needs in the community. The award recognized that TIPS successfully opens doors to community service for students across King County. In a time of reduced employment opportunities for teens and increasing needs in the non-profit world, the program has expanded, allowing nearly 60 placements during the 2003 program year. These teens help fill the workforce gap in dozens of non-profits. By exposing teens to service and volunteerism at a time when they are forming their values, TIPS works to create a generation of socially aware and committed leaders.
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