Educational Resources

    • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a competitive federal program that provides six- and seven-year grants to education/community partnerships and states to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

  • Year Up
    • Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year .
    • Their mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Information for Recent Immigrants

  • The Welcoming Center at Kent Library is a place for immigrants, refugees, and new arrivals. All events and services are free.
      • Prepare for U.S. citizenship.
      • Practice English.
      • Take computer classes.

Ask a Welcoming Ambassador about employment, health, and housing.

Learn more at

Mental Health


      • Nidhi Berry, MSW, LSWAIC at ACRS
      • 206.695.5974 or to see how she can help.
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation (253-939-4055)
  • Nexus Youth and Families (253-204-5323)
    • South King County Youth & Young Adult Services & Shelter Ages 12-24. Their case managers can connect you with counseling, healthcare and other services. Their street outreach team can meet you anywhere to provide blankets, bus tickets, clothing, flood & hygiene products.
    • Contact: Kayla (253-204-5323) or Riley (253-204-5316). Email -

If experiencing dangerous thoughts, please see the below for help:

- Crisis Clinic: 206.461.3222

- Crisis Text Line: send a text to 741741

- Local emergency number: 911

- Suicide hotlines in the United States:

o 1.800.SUICIDE

o 1.800.273.TALK

o 1.800.799.4889 (for deaf or hard of hearing)