Data Now Available from BSK Kids Health Survey

This time last year, we were striving towards our vision of a Best Starts for Kids Health Survey as the first ever survey about the well-being, strengths, and needs of young children and their families in King County. Almost 6,000 families participated in the survey. Thanks to these families, we now have new and unique data that we will use to assess existing strengths and needs, plan interventions, and evaluate the BSK impact in the community. Read on to learn what data is currently available!

Best Starts for Kids Health Survey Recognized with National Equity Award

The groundbreaking new methods we used in the Best Starts Health Survey lead the nation in ensuring our data reflects the strengths and needs of all King County kids and families. A nation-wide panel of epidemiologists selected the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology Practice in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

We’re hiring! Youth Development Program Manager

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Youth Development Program Manager to provide project and contract management for Best Starts development investments in youth development. These include mentoring, healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention, positive identity development, and youth leadership and engagement opportunities. This position will be part of the Best Starts Policy and Planning…

School’s out, but learning is still in: Best Starts partnering with School’s Out Washington

This school year may be winding down, but our efforts to give children and young people the opportunities they need to be happy, healthy, and thriving are just getting started. We’re proud to announce our partnership with School’s Out Washington (SOWA)  to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day.

Spread the Word! Communities of Opportunity is Hiring

Communities of Opportunity is hiring two project/program managers to join the team. We are looking for team players who can implement our vision of enhancing community leadership, investing in community-led solutions, and advocating for institutional, systems and policy change so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place. If you enjoy working…

BSK Leadership in the News: Trise Moore

The Children and Youth Advisory Board provides oversight for Best Starts for Kids. Comprised of King County residents and stakeholders with geographically and culturally diverse perspectives, board members make recommendations and monitor distribution of levy proceeds. Executive Constantine appointed 35 experts, researchers, and community leaders to the Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB), and the King…