Announcing new Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline awards

We are proud to announce new awards to create opportunities and provide community-based resources that help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and expand pathways from school to life success for young people who face systemic and institutional racism within our criminal legal system, schools, and communities. The combined $4.48 million in funding will expand supports that…

Connecting communities to careers

Communities of Opportunity (COO) aims to bring attention to the systematic barriers that can impact people of color from accessing the support and resources they need to thrive economically. Last month COO, King County Veterans Program (KCVP), King County Jobs Initiative (KCJI), and Career Connections brought together job seekers and employers to share and learn…

We’re hiring! Peer Connector

The Department of Community and Human Services is hiring a Peer Connector responsible for outreach efforts that connect youth and young adults with re-engagement programs throughout King County. Peer Connectors serve as a bridge between youth and the programs, services, and pathways designed to reconnect them to education and employment. The Peer Connectors act as…

Offering Child Care Providers The Support They Need to Help Children Thrive

Whether they work at a center, are based at home, are informal caregivers, or are in a preschool classroom, King County’s child care providers are dedicated to the healthy development and school readiness of all the children in their care. The Child Care Health Consultation program offers free consultation with public health nurses and other specialists in health education and child development. In 2018, more than 500 child care providers and caregivers participated. Learn more about this amazing strength-based resource.

We’re hiring! Youth Development Program Manager

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Youth Development Manager (Program Manager III). This position will provide project management to Best Starts for Kids implementation and lead the program development and implementation for the youth development strategies. Activities include executing grants and RFP cycles for youth development while building partnerships with grantees; building external and internal…