Partner Highlight: Urban Native Education Alliance

Despite attempted erasure, Native peoples proudly claim their place and cultural identity. Best Starts’ funding supported Clear Sky, UNEA’s youth empowerment program and their critical work to have Licton Springs designated as the first landmark site honoring the indigenous people of the Seattle area. Learn more!

Back to school with Best Starts: School supplies for the whole child

As parents look for last minute supplies and students pack up their backpacks to head back to school this week, we’re thinking about what educators, school staff, students, and families will be bringing to school this year as we work together to make sure school is safe, supportive, respectful, and engaging for everyone. In honor of the start of the school year, we created a Best Starts for Kids back to school packing list.

New investments from Best Starts for Kids build healthier, safer schools & neighborhoods

Today King County Executive Dow Constantine joined partners from schools and community-based organizations at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to announce new investments from Best Starts for Kids that will build healthier, safer schools and neighborhoods. The announcement included $2 million to set up the three new school-based health centers, and $1.7 million in funding to 17 organizations who will partner … Continued

Watch the Healthy and Safe Environments Pre-proposal Conference

What are examples of policy and systems change? Where can I access data to support my proposal? What do I need to know about contracting with King County? Watch the presentation on Best Starts’ Healthy and Safe Environments Request for Proposals to find the answers to these questions and more. Download written questions and answers from the … Continued