Money. We all use it. We all need it. And as SOWA expands our impact, someone's got to keep an eye on it. That's why we've brought on Justin Davis as our new Assistant Controller, who will bring his experience managing finances to our organization. Let's get to know him!
Kristin Brewster works with the Youth Program Quality Initiative to support programs throughout Washington in their journey through the assess-plan-improve process. Let's took a moment to ask Kristen about herself and what brought her to SOWA.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Cheryl is the first face you're likely to see as you walk into our office. As Finance and Administrative Assistant, she provides office and accounting support. Let's get to know her!
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of July 10th asSummer Learning Weekacross Washington State. This is the third year Governor Inslee has lent his support to this celebration of high quality summer programming, highlighting the need for engaging and fun programs across Washington State that are accessible to all of Washington’s children and youth.
National Summer Learning Day is an opportunity to showcase your summer program and help spread awareness and enthusiasm around summer learning.This year, Washington is expanding to a week-long celebration of all things summer to show strong support for summer programming.
The 2017 state legislative session is finally almost over with the Legislature tackling the final task of passing the Capitol Budget. One major hurdle was met in the early morning hours last Saturday with the passage of the biennialOperating Budgetand theK12 Funding/McCleary Plan,both officially signed by Governor Inslee. Included in the final budget were many bright spots for expanded learning opportunities afterschool and in the summer. This will help in our collective efforts to build momentum for theSparkwind Movementand increasing equitable access for more children and youth to high-quality programs!