Spotlight: TIPS Alumna Kasia Omilian!

Kasia was recently featured in a post by Goodwill. She mentioned Teens In Public Service as part of her journey to find volunteer opportunities. Kasia also continues to volunteer with TIPS including sharing her story with current TIPS interns at the leadership day. Way to go Kasia! We can’t wait to see where your journey takes you next! Find the whole interview here:


Meet the 2015 Summer Interns!

2015 TIPS Interns

Letter from the Founder

Dear Friends of TIPS,

I have some important and exciting news to share with you about Teens In Public Service. As many of you know, my daughter Tia and I launched TIPS in 1997 to give teenagers an opportunity to work as paid community service interns, matching their interests and skills with nonprofits across King County. In these 17 years, TIPS has placed nearly one-thousand interns, changing many lives in the process.

We are excited about some changes that have come to pass at TIPS! Cathy Michalec, our beloved Executive Director of 7 years, was recently called to Oakland California, to support the work of her husband John. We were sorry to have her tenure end, but with change come new opportunities!

2015 Tips Leadership

Linda, Maureen and Barbie

I am proud to announce that Linda Tessier, a longtime TIPS board member and President of the TIPS Board, has agreed to be our interim Executive Director. Linda comes to the position with a background in business and volunteerism.

I am also pleased to introduce our new President of the Board, Barbie Siefert. She brings not only talent and experience but strong leadership to the job.

With these two individuals at the helm, I am optimistic that TIPS is about to reach new heights in service to our community.

Gratefully yours,

Maureen Brotherton


Thank you to the following Sponsors:







Thank you to our SPONSORS for their continued support:

Tresemer Foundation

S.O.S Foundation

Petunia Foundation

Riley and Nancy Pleas Family Foundation

Lucky Seven Foundation




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