Washington Service Corps information by region
Central Washington is located between the rugged Cascade Mountains and Eastern Washington. The Columbia River, which winds its way south from Canada to the Pacific Ocean, is a powerful presence in Central Washington.
To Washingtonians, the central part of the state is apple country. In fact, Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival is the oldest festival in the state. Famous for its vineyards, Central Washington unites the east and west sides of the state both geographically and culturally.
There are many points of interest in the area, such as glacier fed Lake Chelan, which glistens long and thin for more than 50 miles, and the Gorge Amphitheater, which sits on the banks of the Columbia River. In Ellensburg, residents enjoy rodeos, farming and art festivals alike, in an area that once had a thriving mining industry. In Yakima, at the heart of Central Washington, the Yakama Nation and farming settlers paint the land with their rich history.
Central Washington offers beautiful views of the Columbia River, several mountainous areas, many rivers and lakes, resorts and festivals, a rich agricultural heritage, and outdoor sports, such as skiing, boating, golfing, hiking, climbing and hunting.
Come and enjoy the recreation, opportunities and sunshine of Central Washington and see what attracts other Washington Service Corps members to this area.
Central Washington programs serve the following counties:
Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan and Yakima counties
Service programsAmeriCorps State programs
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) programs
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