Seattle Business Magazine: 2019 Community Impact Lifetime Achievement Award – Janis Avery

Treehouse was launched in 1988 by social workers seeking to improve the lives of youth in foster care. Seven year later, when Janis Avery became Treehouse’s chief executive officer, the modest nonprofit had 10 employees, a budget of $400,000 and served 900 youth in the greater Seattle area.

Today, Treehouse serves some 7,500 youth, employs 130 people, has a budget of $14.5 million and is recognized as a national leader in tackling the academic challenges faced by youth in foster care.

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