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WestSide Baby's benefit tea; Google's new Code Corps project rolls out in Seattle

SEATTLE— 8 million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs are projected in the U.S. by 2018. To help train the next generation of computer scientists, Google, Corporation for National and Community Service and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America are launching a new computer science education program in seven cities across the U.S., including Seattle. The AmeriCorps VISTA Code Corps program will train 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members placed in Boys & Girls Clubs in King County with a goal to reach 5,000 Club members via the new Code Corps project.

SEA TAC— WestSide Baby’s 14th annual Benefit Tea is slated for Sunday, March 1 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Proceeds provide essentials to local children in need. It’s the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, donating $2 million in goods to children and serving more than 27,000 Seattle-area kids in 2014. Last year’s event drew more than 600 supporters.

TACOMA— Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts its third and final meeting about Tacoma’s Highland Park play area renovation project on Tuesday, March 3. The 6:30 to 7:45 pm meeting at Highland Park Elementary School will address the proposed design of the playground and give attendees the chance to provide final input on the community-initiated project aiming to improve the usability and safety for play space.

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