On Friday, June 24, representatives and community members involved in local efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline gathered together for an open house in the spirit of solidarity and to celebrate Best Starts for Kids’ Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline strategy awardees. The gathering illustrated a small piece of the both local and national momentum around…
Each of our eight data dive community meetings were led by community partners and facilitated by members from the particular invited community. Maria Cruz facilitated the conversation during the Latino/a data dive and shares her takeaways in the following audio recording.
Maria Cruz es una facilitadora en nuestra Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad. Ella condujo el grupo para compartir data y sus enseñanzas (con su compañera de equipo en la Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad, Fátima González-Galindo)
This is the third post in a month-long series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We brought the data to specific communities in the form of “data dives”, asked what they thought, and learned a lot from community input and data interpretation! In this post, we share more about what we heard and learned about these five important topics: Reading, Singing and Telling Stories to Children; Family Resilience; Parent/Caregiver Emotional Support; ACEs; and Thriving Children.
Last week, we kicked off our month-long “community owned data” blog series. Today’s post shares more details about how “data dives” happened. Part of the idea behind the data dives is to put the power in the hands of specific communities to shape the narrative of what their data “means,” rather than having people without knowledge of community context and history tell the story. That’s why, rather than having generic community-wide events, we decided to hold community-specific data dives where we shared survey results specific to a community, alongside members of that community. Learn more…..
During the month of June, we will be running a “community owned data” blog series. This is our kick off post! Every other year, Best Starts collects community data that helps guide our funding strategies. To ensure that we are truly partnering with communities and sharing data ownership, Best Starts partnered with specific communities to have conversations about the data and help us understand it. We learned a lot from this process and want to share our learnings with our larger community here.
“Loud at the Library” are collaborative events that take place at multiple libraries to foster community for moms and babies. A partnership between Nurse-Family Partnership, Vroom, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Library, Loud at the Library events counter library stereotypes in fun, creative ways. Learn more and how it connects to Best Starts for Kids.
Interested in learning more about Best Starts for Kids prenatal-to-five funding opportunities this fall and winter? We have multiple opportunities for you to hear from Best Starts for Kids staff in person! Come see us at our Open House on 10/26 at the Renton Community Center or at any one of our scheduled “Drop In Hours” throughout the county during October and November. Read on to learn more.
This summer over 1,500 people stopped by the Best Starts for Kids booth at community events to talk, share ideas, pose in our photo booth, and build relationships! As summer comes to a close, we want to thank the kids, parents, and community members who joined us for the fun.
It’s been great connecting in person as BSK staff have been out in the community for our road show. For those unable to attend a meeting, we hosted an online webinar last Friday. The recording is available here.
We’ve visited 3 communities and have 4 more events scheduled on the Best Starts for Kids Road Show. Did you miss Best Starts in your community? Have more questions for Best Starts staff? Loved it so much you want to see it again? Join us for a short webinar presentation and online Q&A session with Best Starts…