Sawhorse Revolution’s All-Women’s Program in Full Swing!

Last fall, fifteen diverse young women designed a new security booth for a local homeless community. Now spring is here, they’ve come back together to bring their design to life! Working with Katie Walker of JAS Design/Build, Sawhorse teens are learning the basics of building a structure together. Plus, in this diverse all-women’s group, other subjects include discussions about homelessness, tool use, and equity in the trades and in everyday life. Stay tuned on our Instagram for weekly build highlights!

BackStage: Teens in our innovative technical theater education program create the tech for FHS’ The Wedding Singer

Opening Night is May 11!

Sawhorse Revolution, Intiman Theater, Franklin High School, and the WA Training Trust are working together to provide a comprehensive technical theater education for diverse teens at FHS this spring. Ten (yes, ten!) backstage craft professionals are mentoring 25+ high school students in everything from costume to set construction, lighting to sound, in a pioneering after school program. This effort is a pilot project that looks to establish a new model for backstage-craft education.

Tiny Homes for a Family: On site and nearly complete!

Huge thanks to Aegis Living, Starbucks Chorus, BN Builders, and Metis Construction for their help on building out the Parabay Homes, Seattle’s first tiny house duo designed for a larger family. Barron Peper designed the structure to accommodate a family of four and larger, with beautiful windows to help unify the spaces and built-in bunk beds and furniture for living space. Volunteer groups from Starbucks and Aegis really made the build happen, with their generous giving and attitudes! Metis Construction and BN Builders provided amazing mentorship along the way. We’re so excited to see the homes finished, and will continue to provide updates as the houses progress.

Interagency Academy Spring Programs are beginning: Another Ramp for Rampathon underway

Lead Builder Matt Rhodes and new Program Coordinator Meg Hartwig are mentoring eight teens in creating wheelchair ramps for Seattle’s newest tiny house village. The Interagency Program is unique in our project series. Teens are paid a stipend for their attendance, making the effort much closer to a work readiness program than other Sawhorse projects. The students work on basic tool skills, as well as consistency in attendance, communication, and, most of all, having fun making something awesome with your peers.