The Request for Proposals to support Positive Family Connections is now open. Applications are due December 6, 2019. Positive Family Connections falls within the Best Starts strategy to Sustain the Gain for children aged 5-24. Learn more on how to apply.
Our team is currently seeking an energetic leader to join the Child Care Health Team to lead the BSK implementation of the Child Care Health Consultation Program. Applications are due by 11/18.
The India Association of Western Washington removes barriers, both small and large, for King County’s immigrant communities. With six sites across the county, the organization reaches almost 15,000 people a year. Learn more about their support for children and families thanks to Best Starts for Kids funding.
We continue our capacity building series by sharing more about our Innovation partners. Each funded partner received capacity building support through a shared process of designing, developing, planning and implementing their innovative ideas for the very first time. Learn more.
At Best Starts for Kids, we know that program implementation can be incredibly complex. Learn how Best Starts tailored capacity building to best support some of our funded partners across two Best Starts strategies.
We are excited to introduce Amy Pak as our new Strategic Advisor for Help Me Grow. Most recently Amy served as the founding Executive Director of Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) and brings 20 years experience creating high impact change in King County as a coalition builder and racial equity leader. Amy joins the Best Starts for Kids leadership team and will oversee the implementation of the Best Starts Help Me Grow framework strategic plan.
Positive Family Connections is an upcoming funding opportunity. Aiming to fund programs and activities that support families with middle school and high school age youth as they navigate their changing relationships, Positive Family Connections seeks to strengthen the family, particularly the relationship between the young person and their parents/adult caregivers. RFP is opening soon!
Best Starts for Kids is investing in a number of capacity building efforts. This is a series to share what we mean by capacity building and why we think it is so important. Today we talk about our overall approach to capacity building.
As part of the first phase of our investments in Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) in the school environment, Best Starts awarded nearly 100 organizations in 14 school districts up to $10,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. In the two years since we made those awards, the TIRP village evolved to now include 30 partners doing more intensive work to confront systemic and racial trauma in our schools. As we expand our partnership, it’s important to also look back to our roots to reflect and learn, so we took the time to analyze the final reports submitted by our initial awardees who received up to $10k.
Public Health–Seattle & King County is requesting applications from community-based agencies to participate in Promoting First Relationships Agency Training, either TRAIN-THE-LEARNER training model OR Promoting First Relationships TRAIN-THE-TRAINER training model. This funding opportunity is a partnership between Best Starts for Kids and the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. Applications are due by October 21, 2019.
We are so excited to share our 2018 Annual Report which is now in a beautiful, digital format! With meaningful stories from our partners, be sure to check it out!