Chinese Information and Service Center: Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time Grantee Profile
SOWA is excited to work with the many amazing organizations funded through the King County Best Starts for Kids Out-of-School Time (BSK OST) investment! These organizations, funded either as stand alone People of Color-Led organizations or Place-Based Partnerships, are all working hard to maximize their positive impact on King County youth.
Learn more about Chinese Information and Service Center, funded as part of a People of Color-Led Organization grant.
CHINESE INFORMATION AND SERVICE CENTER
Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) is a Seattle-based organization which works to “support immigrants and their families by creating opportunities for them to succeed, while honoring their heritage.” They provide a multitude of services, including early learning and youth development programs. CISC has been running after-school services for over 20 years, and largely work with students who are below level in math and reading. In addition to dedicated academic supports with homework help, English acquisition, and STEM education, they also provide field trips, guest speakers, and cross-cultural experiences to expose youth to the variety of heritages and traditions present in their new home country. The BSK OST investment supports the hiring of additional reading, phonics, and math specialists.