Swan Graphics is a vocational screen printing business on the Yakama Reservation
Due to a lack of economic opportunity for high school students and graduates on the Yakama Reservation, Swan Graphics began as a non-profit economic development enterprise, training youth in life, job and vocational skills.
In addition to providing business and vocational experience, Swan Graphics focuses on building positive character traits. Recent economic research shows that character skills predict a wide range of life outcomes. Programs that show the most promise in alleviating these challenges have integrated work skills with character and ethics components.
By ordering products from Swan Graphics, you are directly providing economic opportunities for individuals in White Swan. All proceeds from sales support the mission of Swan Graphics and provide an hourly wage for employees.
As Swan Graphics continues to grow through high demand, additional employees will contribute to the Swan Graphics family. In a community of many broken relationships, the lasting relationships in the workplace of Swan Graphics bring love, joy, encouragement, and hope.
Swan Graphics provides economic opportunity and a stable community. More importantly, Swan Graphics shares the hope of Jesus Christ. Through daily devotionals, conversations, and living life together, the gospel message is spread at Swan Graphics. By the grace of God, the prayers of supporters, and the work of the Spirit, the hope of Christ is made clear and the power of God is working.
Help Support Our Program
Giving to Economic Development efforts in the White Swan community
Swan Vocational Enterprises is a Christian based, non-profit entity organized under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Economic development efforts are operated under the umbrella of this entity. Currently, these economic development efforts include Swan Graphics and Swan Technology.
All donations are tax deductible. The IRS Employee Identification Number for Swan Vocational Enterprises is 84-4879278. Please find donation methods listed below.
The Swan Vocational Enterprises Board has authorized designated funds to receive donations. Your donation is made to the organization. All donations to these designated funds are under the authority and control of the Board of this organization. No donated funds can be used for the benefit of any individual above their reasonable compensation. There is no intent for individuals to receive funds directly.
Ways to donate:
Donate by Check
While we think an ACH transfer is the best method for you to make your tax-deductible donation, we recognize many supporters prefer mailing checks.
If you wish to send a check, please make check payable and mail to:
Swan Vocational Enterprises
PO Box 353
White Swan, WA 98952
Include in the memo how you want the donation designated:
- Swan Graphics Program
- Swan Vocational Management (Maxfield)
- Swan Technology Management (Dempsen)
- Swan Vocational Training (Nail)
- Swan Graphics Management (Ritchie)
- Swan Technology Program
- Swan Vocational Housing
Donate by ACH Transfer or Credit Card
Long-Term Appreciated Securities
Swan Graphics Staff
D'Armon graduated from White Swan High School in 2018. He is also a huge New York Yankees fan. D'Armon prefers Taki's over Hot Cheetos. He is also saving money to buy his very own car. D'Armon has mastered the dark room and has printed over 5,000 t-shirts since the opening of Swan Graphics!
Joel graduated in 2018 as valedictorian from Sherman Indian High School. Joel is taking a gap year before continuing his attendance at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. From the moment he sat down at the computer he has blown us away with his design and creative talent!
Yesenia is a senior at White Swan High School. Yesenia just celebrated her second spiritual birthday. She has mastered our heat transfer machine. Yesenia has great computer and organizational skills and helps keep us running efficiently. She helps manage this website as well.
Marinda graduation from White Swan High School in 2016. Marinda has a young son and likes playing softball. Marinda is an organized person who is trying to go back to school to get a degree in Medical Billing. Marinda handles our Etsy orders, does our heat transfers and is learning Adobe Illustrator.
Nelson graduated from White Swan High School in 2018. He plays basketball during his spare time and is a huge 49ers fan. He is a caring person who plans to save enough money to buy his own car. He loves Dr. Pepper! Nelson takes care of many day to day facility needs and is one of our screen printers.
Tierra graduated from White Swan High School in 2016. Tierra lives in White Swan. Tierra is learning embroidery and other portions of the business. We are excited to have her start.
Leslie is an enrolled Yakama. She has five beautiful kids who are very involved with Sacred Road. Leslie cultivates appreciation for cultural tradition both in her family and in her community, and is well known for her seamstress abilities in the community. She is learning embroidery and Photoshop.