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Velma Chaney

Posted August 10, 2016

When you invest in the people, the people will invest in you. The Market is dedicated to helping the community through the service agencies supported by The Market Foundation, which in turn, motivates the members of the community to give back to such a thriving and wonderful cause.

Professional Bio: I graduated from Seattle Central with an Associates of Arts Degree in Social and Human Services, and I received my certificate in Child and Family Services. Most recently I interned at Wellspring Family Services to bring awareness to homelessness, provide resources, and ensure some of the basic needs of families were met.

Why I love my job: I am a survivor of homelessness. Through this difficult time in my life I learned what true strength is and how to fight for what I believe in and the things that I want out of life. I want to be there for all the individuals out there who need someone who understands them. I am passionate about helping people realize the fighter in themselves. This is what my new position as The Market Commons Coordinator encompasses and that is why I love my job.

Fun Fact: My singing group and I auditioned for Apollo when it came to Jackson. We actually won the preliminaries and the actual audition, but the group broke up because there were too many Beyonce’s. So suffice it to say, we never made it on the big screen.

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