Communties in Yakima County Served
Youth Placed into Summer Jobs
Safe Yakima Valley is a Yakima-based not-for-profit organization, dedicated to improving and safeguarding our community. Through outreach, education and special events, we strive to highlight what’s best about the Yakima Valley and create positive change throughout our beautiful community.
Safe Yakima Valley is really making an impact on our valley with the resources they provide. Their efforts make a difference in our community as well as our local youth. We are fortunate to be associated with such a powerful and dedicated organizationJamie Burns
Over the last four years, the “100 Jobs for 100 Kids” program has placed over 400 youth into summer jobs, with hundreds more receiving helpful job-readiness training.
Safe Yakima Valley was the catalyst in the creation of the Yakima County Gang Commission
The Safe Yakima Valley “Faith and Families” Action Team has provided several hundred sandwiches to the local homeless every week for several years.
Helped in the expansion of Block Watch groups in both Yakima and the Lower Yakima Valley.
Safe Yakima Valley has played an important role in the “Stand Up for Outlook” program. This program has helped the community of Outlook gain much-needed streetlights, hold regular community safety forums, and has encouraged local residents to take an active part in making Outlook safer.
Safe Yakima Valley will help expand youth opportunities in the county by partnering with such organizations as the Yakima Greenway, YPAL, and The Boy Scouts of America and many others to support potential examples include: supporting the creation of Cub Scout Packs in Toppenish Elementary Schools, and a community-wide “Provider’s Fair” in which local clubs and activities all come together on the same day in the same location to recruit youth towards positive activities.
Safe Yakima Valley will work towards securing a Prescription Drop Box in each Police Department in the Yakima County.
By summer 2018 Safe Yakima Valley will help coordinate an annual safe gun storage event.
Following the model of “Stand Up for Outlook”, Safe Yakima Valley’s “Safe Neighborhoods and Communities” Action Team will be replicating this community mobilization model in the town of Buena and in the Yakima Neighborhood surrounding Naches Avenue and Birch Street. These efforts include community clean-ups, safety forums, and potluck dinners.
In summer 2018, we will form a youth graffiti removal team to work as an expansion of our “100 Jobs for 100 Youth” Program. This team, staffed by local high school students, will remove graffiti all while earning money during this fun and rewarding summer job.