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April 2018 Action Bulletin

    • Idaho Department of Labor presents a "Partners in Buisness Workshop," a 2 hour workshop for emplyers on June 27th, 4-10am focusd on the Mental and Financial Wellness of Employees. Presentations will include ALICE statistics, a poverty simulation, Bank On North Idaho, and a mental health professional. Employers are encouraged to bring an employee to help develop greater understanding of issues facing workers. For more information, contact Stacey Hanlon at
    • Supportive Services for Veteran Families and Goodwill Industries are offering a grant for 6 months rent for families with a verified military service member. For more information, contact Robert at
    • Express Employment Professionals is offering a '2nd Chance' Program for those who struggle to be employable due to lack of positive references, time out of the workforce, or discouragement with the job search. Attend 3 classes, be on time, and participate to receive a certificate of re-employability, a letter of reference, and access to client benefits. For more information call (208) 667-5627 or go to
    • INSPIRE ID is a partnership between the University of Idaho, Innovation Collective, and Apple to deliver high-end skills to achieve upward mobility. Participants will receive custom training and a badge in Swift app development to compete in this multi-trillion dollar industry. Local employers are invited to sponsor/scholarship employees to receive this training. Classes held at Harbor Center and Innovation Den, dates TBD. MacBook Ai laptop required to complete the program (U of I will provide loaners). Contact Wanda Quinn at
    • Legal services at reduced rates (40-59% based on income) avaliable for divorce, child custody, wills and estates, small claims under $5000, guardianships, adoptions, landlord/tenant (both), elder abuse, small buisness, and self-employed contracts and contract disputes. Contact non-profit law firm Attorneys Northwest at (208) 664-1139 or
    • Kindergarten Preparedness with the READY! For Kindergarten program offers free workshops, learning targets, take-home activities, and tools to equip parents and caregivers to help toddlers and young children develop early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills for success in school. Three workshops per year are offered to parents/grandparents/caregivers of children 2-5 (before kindergarten) who will attend school in Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, or Lakeland school district. Learn more at
    • Bank On! is coming soon to North Idaho! Eight local financial institutions will be offering financial wellness classes. Completion of that class will lead to checking accounts and financial services for those who are unbanked or underbanked. Learn more at