SNAP E&T Action Lab

This Action Lab focused on leveraging Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) to expand access to and support student success in education and training programs that lead to good careers. This session included a SNAP E&T 101 session from Seattle Jobs Initiative, an armchair discussion with a representative from USDA Food and Nutrition Services, and presentations from partner organizations from International Rescue Committee, the American Public Human Services Association, Council on Adult Basic Education, and National Skills Coalition.


  • Mary Nelson, Policy Associate, American Public Human Services Association
  • Susan O’Callaghan, Senior Consultant, Seattle Jobs Initiative
  • Rebecca Wilkey, Economic Empowerment Manager – IRC Idaho
  • Rachel Gragg, SNAP Office of Employment and Training, USDA FNS
  • Kate Kinder, State Strategies Director, NSC
  • Erica Bouris, Director, Economic Empowerment, IRC
  • Sharon Bonney, CEO, COABE
  • Marc Goldberg – Principal, Skills Strategy Consulting