By Sierra Wagner, Expanded Learning Opportunities VISTA
Lights On Afterschoolis the national celebration of afterschool, organized by theAfterschool Alliance. Expanded learning opportunities happen during out of school time and support working families, build stronger communities, and engage families.
by Lex Gavin, Best Starts for Kids Program Quality Coordinator
“I have something I want to say,” a middle school boy in the back row said unexpectedly. He stood in front of family and friends, who had gathered for Parent’s Night in the Rainier Beach Community Center to celebrate the accomplishments of their kids in The Scholars Project.
In a few weeks, you’ll be receiving your ballots for the November 5th election. There are two statewide ballot initiatives that will or could have a big impact on children and youth in our state: Initiative 976 (which would restrict car tabs to $30) and Referendum 88 (Fairness in Education and Employment). SOWA’s Board has taken a position on both (No on I-976 campaign and Yes on the Ref 88/Initiative 1000) and below is more explanation. Note: 501(c)3 non-profits can take positions on ballot measures and initiatives (not candidates).