2017-2019 Community Outreach and Education Fund

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) today announced the awarding of $3,267,512 in funding over two years for organizations to provide outreach, education and technical assistance to Seattle's workers about their rights under Seattle's Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Paid Sick and Safe Time, and Fair Chance Employment, Secure Scheduling Ordinances, as well as the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative.

OLS has selected seven different organizations and community partnerships to receive funding for the Community Outreach and Education Fund in 2017-2019. Organization activities will include door-to-door outreach, hosting community-based education events, training workers and other community organizations about Seattle's labor standards, and providing labor rights intake, counseling, complaint resolution and referral for workers experiencing labor standards violations. Each organization and partnership will emphasize reaching out to low-wage working communities who disproportionately experience workplace violations.

The organizations who will receive funding include:

Latino Community Collaborative  - $518,443


  • Casa Latina (lead)
  • Entre Hermanos
  • South Park Information Resource Center (SPIARC)
  • Washington Wage Claim Project

Communities of Focus: Latino, LGBTQ, women, low-wage workers

Chinese Information Services Center  - $156,035

Communities of Focus: Asian Pacific Islanders, Chinese, and other Asian workers

El Centro de la Raza– $139,432

Communities of Focus: Latino workers

Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle -$125,106

Communities of Focus: East African workers

Fair Work Collaborative – $2,151,819


  • Fair Work Center (lead)
  • 21 Progress
  • Al Noor Islamic Community Center
  • API Chaya
  • Bayan PNW
  • Got Green
  • Latino Community Fund
  • LGBTQ Allyship
  • Partner in Employment
  • Restaurant Opportunity Center of Seattle
  • Somali Community Services

Communities of Focus: Low wage workers, young workers of color, East African, South Asian, Asian and Pacific Islander, African American, Filipino, Latino, LGBTQ, immigrants and refugees, survivors of violence, and restaurant workers

Millionair Club - $58,513

Communities of Focus: Workers with criminal backgrounds and temporary workers

NAACP - $45,760

Communities of Focus: African American workers

West African Community Council -  $72,403

Communities of Focus: West African workers

For more information about the Office of Labor Standards or the Community Outreach and Education Fund, call 206-256-5297.

Download: Press Release - Community Fund Recipients Announced

2017-2019 Request for Proposal