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Cecily Ferguson, the new Seattle and Everett Engagement Specialist, started at The Mockingbird Society at the end of June 2015. Before Cecily joined The Mockingbird Society, she worked at a variety of places — at the YMCA Young Adult Services, the University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Municipal Court in Probation Services. She has volunteered at the King County Needle Exchange and RAIN City Animal Rescue. Cecily has a Masters of Social Work from University of Washington. She has a passion for working with youth and young adults and is excited to be a part of the Mockingbird team working as an ally for youth who have experienced the foster care and homelessness systems.

"Cecily is looking forward to
working with the Mockingbird
Youth Network that supports
young adults to be their best
selves and to be a part of
developing solutions
to broken systems."

Cecily is looking forward to working with the Mockingbird Youth Network that supports young adults to be their best selves and to be a part of developing solutions to broken systems. She loves TMS’s commitment to do this by advocating for systems level change for youth and having young people be leaders within this work. Cecily has been a big fan of Mockingbird for a few years and is looking forward to being a part of the positive work they are doing to improve the foster care system and to continue working with youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness.

Things Cecily likes to do for fun are hiking in the Northwest, kayaking in Seattle lakes, and camping in our gorgeous Northwest forests. Even though she lives in the Northwest, Cecily loves to travel to other areas that have beautiful environments to explore. She has recently visited Crater Lake, the Redwoods, Arches National Park, Grand Staircase/Escalante, and Valley of the Gods. She is also a huge bookworm and recently finished reading the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer. Because Mockingbird is named after the wonderful novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by the stunning Harper Lee, Cecily plans to re-read this book as well to join in book discussions with the Network Rep team. Mockingbird staff and participants are excited to welcome Cecily to the team!

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We welcome submissions of articles, poetry, artwork, and photography from our young readers who have experience in the foster care system and/ or homelessness. If you want to be, or have been, published in the Mockingbird Times visit www.mockingbirdsociety.org, call us at (206) 407-2134 or email us at youthprograms@ mockingbirdsociety.org. Note: Incoming letters to the editor and correspondence to youth under 18 years should be addressed to the Mockingbird Times and will be opened first by adult editorial staff.