Meet Lisle Bertsche Kehr, King County Grants Manager!
by School's Out Washington | | Posted under
Lisle has been with SOWA for the past few months supporting the Best Starts for Kids Quality Out-of-School Time Investment as our King County Grants Manager. It has been a busy summer as Lisle jumped right into things helping to support the grantees in their first year and ramp up for the fall. Take a moment to learn more about Lisle, what brought her to SOWA, and what she's excited about in her new role.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Chicago, but have spent the past seven years in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Although I’m a Midwesterner at heart, I recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and I’m excited to call Seattle home!
What do you do in your down time?
I love going on adventures and exploring new places, whether out in nature or closer to home in the city. I get a lot of joy out of cooking with and for family and friends. I start a lot of craft projects that may or may not get finished. I’m a voracious reader - I love to curl up with a good book.
What brought you to SOWA?
I’ve worked with young people in out-of-school time programs focused on environmental education, civic leadership, and youth philanthropy. My previous role was with Sprockets, an out-of-school time intermediary in Saint Paul, MN – where I learned so much about afterschool programs, the impact they have on the lives of young people, and the role intermediaries play in supporting high-quality programming and equitable access to those programs. I’m excited to work with SOWA and help tell the story of the impact of OST investments in King County.
Tell us one thing you are most proud of.
I’m proud of the way that I take on new challenges, personally and professionally. Whether that means moving to a new state and getting to know a new community or building new skills at work, I’m always looking for ways to stretch myself and to learn and grow.
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