Change Maker Luncheon Series—September 10, 17 & 24, 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Change Maker virtual event series! If you missed any of the events, please see all the recorded events below.


September 24, 2020 at noon—30-minute live stream program

  • Hear how Pioneer has been impacted by COVID-19 and how we are adjusting to serve people through this critical time
  • Get a national perspective on criminal justice reform
  • Follow our former clients’ progress and hear where they are today
  • Learn how you can support Pioneer’s mission

September 17, 2020 at noon—10-minute program

  • Learn more about Pioneer’s services across the state
  • Hear how our former clients used the tools and skills they learned at Pioneer to transform their lives
  • Learn how you can support Pioneer’s mission

September 10, 2020 at noon—10-minute program

  • Discover how Pioneer is helping to shape a more just society
  • Meet our former clients who are now thriving in high-skill jobs in our community and learn more about their life before Pioneer
  • Learn how you can support Pioneer’s mission

Guest Speaker

Adam J. Foss
Keynote Speaker

Adam J. Foss

It is so exciting to announce that Adam J. Foss will be our keynote speaker on the live stream event on September 24. Adam  is the Founder and Executive Director at Prosecutor Impact (PI), a non-profit organization that develops innovative curriculum and experiential training for prosecutors across the country. PI’s goal is to reduce the use of incarceration by training criminal prosecutors to employ data-informed, sustainable, and safety-focused interventions that are aimed at fostering more equitable outcomes for the communities they serve.

Angela Russell

Angela Russell

We are thrilled to have Angela emcee our program for the sixth straight year! Angela is highly respected member of our local media, currently co-hosting "Evening" on King 5. Among her many accomplishments, Angela is most proud of her work on a documentary called "Five Weeks That Changed my Life". It followed the lives of several women enrolled in a job-training program designed to help them become self-sufficient. Through education, support, and ultimately, a job; the women not only changed their lives, but the trajectory of their children's lives as well. We appreciate Angela’s commitment to Pioneer’s mission!

Support Us - 3 Ways to Donate!

  • ​​Click DONATE button at the top of this page
  • Text “Pioneer” to 345345 through September 2020
  • Mail your check to: Pioneer Human Services, Development Department, 7440 Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Life Changer Level
Friend Level
  • Alliance 2020
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Corrisoft
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S.
  • Kantor Taylor
  • Murphy Armstrong & Felton, LLP
  • Winston & Cashatt