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Life Enrichment Group Cultivates Scholars and Leaders in Rainier Beach

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Best Starts for Kids OST, School's Out News

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.

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2019 Bridge Speaker Spotlight — Building a Movement

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Bridge Conference, School's Out News, Workshops & Training

In Looking Back, Facing Forward we invite you to explore, connect and share out the many strategies your program uses to elevate the field of expanded learning opportunities (ELOs). 

We cannot build this movement in isolation. How can we uproot inequities, nurture solid partnerships, and ultimately allow our communities to flourish?

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Two State Initiatives Impacting Kids

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, School's Out News

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).

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