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Meet the Farmworkers Leading the #MeToo Fight For Workers Everywhere

From farmworkers to fashion models, worker-led social responsibility sets out to protect basic human rights. “Never again will we allow ourselves to be silenced as…

Metro Center Director, Brad Gaolach speaks at the Next Generation Extension – Learning for Leaders Series

Key Insights To Leading an Urban Extension Program March 2018. Dr. Brad Gaolach discusses how both Washington State University’s and his county’s expectations of an…

Seattle Approves Plan for Tax on Its Largest Businesses to Help Pay for Housing, Homeless Services

The Seattle City Council Monday afternoon chose a smaller, simpler, “reasonable” compromise to create a new tax on the city’s largest companies to help pay for affordable…

Local Investment Networks

Build an investment network that connects local businesses needing capital with local community members who want to invest. LIN establishes a wealth building strategy that…

The Metro Center Awarded: Innovative and Creativity – Team for 2018

The Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension was recently announced as a national award winner by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals…

Our Lack of Paid Leave Is a Public Health Crisis

Studies show having time off to recover, without worrying about money, is key to maternal and infant health, and so much more. “My experience of…

The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John

In the corridors of American power, it can be as easy to find a man named John as it is to find a woman. Fewer…

The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash

The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday. “Our data suggest that the average person in the…

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

WSU will be hosting the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC) in May, 2019. The Metro Center is offering several internship and volunteer opportunities for this conference which will bring together hundreds of leaders in Urban Extension from across the nation. The Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension (Center) is seeking a Communication Intern with a focus on marketing, graphic design and…

Your lifestyle is making blue box recycling unsustainable

Recycling costs are rising as communities struggle to adapt to more plastics, fewer newspapers. Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We're…
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