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.
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.
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.
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!
South End Stories engages students, teachers, and families in conversations about identity, history, and the healing power of art.
Walk Away City Collaborative’s program Middle School University introduces young people to professionals in fields such as photography, videography, environmental science, and music production.
The high-quality after school and summer programs Best Starts for Kids supports give young people the opportunity to learn about themselves, explore the world around them, and build confidence in their abilities.
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…