Family & Community Learning

Families with children ages 5 to 8 years old (plus brother and sisters).  While eating FREE dinner, explore 
PBS kids media and think like scientists. 

March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 from 5 to 7 pm at the Mt. View Public Library.

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Odd Squad Camp

The Odd Squad Camp needs children ages 7 to 10 years old that are adventurous, math-focused and have a knack for solving the silliest, strangest and most odd going things - in town.  

March 11 - 14th 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Mt. View Boys & Girls Club.  Free Lunch is provided.

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Job Opportunity

Are you Bilingual? Want to earn extra $? The Language Interpretation Center is seeking bilingual individuals fluent in English and another language to become qualified trained interpreters with opportunity for flexible part-time work. Come and attend our information session for more information.

For more information call (907) 297-2760 or write to

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AMATS is looking for applicants for seats on the AMATS Citizens Advisory Committee

They are trying to look beyond the normal transportation community so they have more of a diversity of voices on the committee, particularly from people with social services backgrounds or from underrepresented populations. The current vacancies are in Eagle River/Chugiak, Midtown, and South Anchorage.


AMATS is seeking volunteers to fill three (3) vacant positions on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). This is not technical committee and no transportation related experience is required. Individuals residing in the following Assembly Districts are encouraged to apply:

  • District 2: Eagle River/Chugiak
  • District 4: Midtown
  • District 6: South Anchorage


The CAC consists of 11 members, with 6 of those members being appointed to fill a seat representing each of the Assembly districts within the Municipality of Anchorage. Committee members serve a term of three (3) years beginning on February 15 of the year of appointment and shall expire on February 14 the year their term expires. They may be reappointed one time. The other five (5) members of the committee consist of one member each representing the Federation of Community Councils, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, the Municipal Planning and Zoning Commission and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER).


The AMATS Policy Committee encourages that membership on the CAC reflect diversity with regard to ethnicity, profession, and geographic location, and shall consider representation from academia, youth groups, and/or senior groups. CAC membership should reflect a broad cross-section of local residents with an interest in developing an efficient, safe and cost- effective transportation system. Additionally, the CAC welcomes and encourages participation by persons with disabilities, women, and minorities.

Please submit the following application if you are interested in applying


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Anchorage Police Department's "Pathway to Policing" Youth Academy

What does law enforcement do? How do men and women protect an entire city? Have you ever thought about becoming an officer or working at a police department? The APD is hosting a four-day Youth Academy to expose teenagers to the field of law enforcement. In this academy, you’ll learn from the experts and participate in activities that will show you what it’s like being a public safety leader in this community.  APD’s “Pathway to Policing” Youth Academy will be held June 4-7, 2018. 

You must submit an application for the APD Youth Academy, which is open to any teen who meets the following established criteria:

  1. Participants must be between the ages of 16 and 19
  2. Participants must pass a background investigation
  3. Participants must reside or attend school within the Municipality of Anchorage
  4. Participants must have parent/guardian permission to participate

 The Youth Academy will accommodate up to 30 participants. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis pending approval of their application and background investigation.  So don’t delay!!
The application may be found on our website at

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Translated Materials for Anchorage Municipal Election - VOTE BY MAIL

Materials available in Hmong, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Yup'ik

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Apply for a Board Appointment

There is currently a need for diverse board members to fill seats on any one of the 140 boards and commissions of the State of Alaska.  If you or anyone you know might be interested in serving at the state level as a Public member, here is a link to the online application process

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When scheduling a free appointment with a local Healthcare Navigator (by calling 211), please let them know if you will need a translator.  They can make accommodations during your appointment for you or your family.  


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HMA Grant Program

The Home Modification & Accessibility (HMA) Grant Program is now open for application!

The purpose of the HMA is to provide housing accessibility modifications for eligible applicants who are Alaska Mental Health Trust beneficiaries and individuals with disabilities or special needs that will extend their ability to live independently in the community.  Home modification will allow eligible individuals to overcome roadblocks in realizing an enhanced quality of life while attaining the highest level of self-sufficiency possible.

Up to $15,000 is available to qualified beneficiaries or individuals with a single-family, owner-occupied home, or up to $12,000 for applicants who live in rental housing.  There are no income limits or age limit.

For More Information:  Call NeighborWorks Alaska at 677-8490 and ask to speak with our Grant Coordinator  

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Job Opportunity - U.S.P.S.

For the first time ever, the U.S. Postal Service will be a participant in the Alaska Women’s Show.  The show caters to women of all ages and races.  The focus at the USPS booth will be on recruiting females to join the team.  Please inform your daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and girlfriends to make a point to stop by our booth.  

The Alaska Women's Show will be taking place at the Sullivan Arena September 22-24, 2017 from 11–6 Fri/Sat and 11–5 on Sun

Admission and parking is free!

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