December 2017

Make 2018 your year for education


SEIU Local 221 has partnered with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, a set of degree programs designed for working adults like you.

Learn how a college degree can open doors for you in 2018. Learn more or apply here:

SEIU Local 221 Member Karyn Zillman, pictured above, completed the program because she wanted to expand her career opportunities. Zillman, 39, recently graduated and is eager to explore the new job options available and said flexible scheduling was the only way she was able to go back to school.

“With this program I can work on my studies anywhere at any time,” she said. “That works when you never know when a bit of time will present itself.”

Zillman, who has an 11-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son, has been engaged to her fiancé for five years. They want to move in together and get married but can’t afford a home that will accommodate their blended family. That’s a big reason Zillman was motivated to advance her career. She also wanted to be a positive role model for her kids.

“If I can do it, they can do it,” she said.

Professionally speaking, Zillman said her courses helped improve her writing skills. Previously her supervisor would have to ask her to clarify certain parts of written reports and comments. Since enrolling in courses, her supervisor has fewer questions. Earning her degree also improved her confidence.

For $3,000 a year or less SEIU members can advance their education like Zillman did. Federal student aid and financing available for all programs. Most students in a College for America program graduate without debt.

Associate and bachelor’s degrees: Fully accredited associate and bachelor’s degrees give you an opportunity to earn college credit and degrees in fields like management, communications, healthcare, and general studies.

Visit to learn more or apply


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SEIU 221 members donate to Promises2Kids


AAAC President Iris Trammel and County Chapter President Tracey Carter delivered a donation from SEIU Local 221 members to Promises2Kids a charity for Foster Children. The money will be used to buy gifts for Children 14 and older.

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Get your holiday party tickets before they sell out

There are still a few tickets left to the SEIU Local 221 Holiday Party. Get your tickets now before they sell out. No tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults (includes one free drink ticket) and $15 for children. Free parking for attendees, but we encourage carpooling. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. Click here to download the RSVP form. Make sure to return it by Dec. 13. Send the completed form to Norma Whitaker at (858) 560-0151 ext. 225 or


SEIU Local 221 Holiday Party

Saturday, Dec. 16
6 – 11 PM
Marina Village – Seaside Room
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego 92109

Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Unions United and receive a ticket for a special door prize drawing! Click here to download a PDF with more information. Contact your Worksite Organizer at (858) 560-0151 for more details or to purchase COPE tickets and an opportunity to win cash prizes!


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