Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

SESEC is hosting a Facebook chat with the Governor’s Office of the Education Ombudson Tuesday, 24 May from 9.30-10.30 a.m. on the Facebook Chat Event Page. Come learn about the Washington State Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) and what they do! Representatives from OEO will be online to answer questions. If you can’t be online during that time but have a question, feel free to leave it here and we will do our best to have it answered. Translation available upon request ([email protected]).

SESEC is currently seeking community volunteers, nonprofit leaders, and parents for our Advocacy and Policy Workgroups to develop stronger policy and advocacy skills in the SE Seattle community.

SESEC has invested in an online foundation directory to research grant opportunities that are available from local and national grantmakers. If you are seeking funding and would like SESEC’s assistance in identifying opportunities, please complete this online form. Staff will conduct an online review and provide you with the results of the search. Please be as specific as possible so we can conduct a search that provides you with viable opportunities.

Community Announcements

How would you spend $700,000 of the City’s budget? Calling all youth ages 11-25 who live, work, or go to school in Seattle! You can VOTE online for your favorite 7 projects. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes to help fund the projects you want to see in your community. Cast your vote anytime from May 21st – 29th.

What do you want in next year’s Professional Development Calendar for Education Partners? Fill out this survey to let them know.

CCFW has opened registration for a unique teen mindfulness course that brings together leadership and creativity skills. This program is a four-day intensive for teens ages 14 – 18. You can find the details on their website. There is a limited number of scholarships available, as well as income-based reduced fees.

Seattle Public Schools is looking for input on their website. Take a few moments and tell them what you think.

Upcoming Events

Next Generation Language Access Training
When: Monday, May 23 | 11.30 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Where: Jackson Federal Building (Please Bring a Federal ID to enter) | Elliott Bay Room 3090 | 915 2nd Ave
What: Knowledgeable about the basics of language and want to learn more about cutting edge practices and policies? This training is for you! Come learn how to embed and incorporate limited English proficient (LEP) communities into your administration and operations. RSVP to [email protected] Facilitator: Tuyet Duong.

Know Your Rights, Workers Rights!
When: Wednesday, May 25 | 6.00-7.00 p.m.
Where: Ethiopian Community Center | 8323 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
What: This training is about understanding your rights as a worker in the City of Seattle. The goal is to be able to give you the knowledge to understand when your rights may be violated by your employer and to also give you the resources to take action if your rights are violated. Register online.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Workshop
When: Thursday, May 26 | 9.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m.
Where: Tukwila Community Center | Banquet Hall | 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168
What: CCER is sponsoring a half-day ESSA workshop to aid education leaders and advocates in understanding the changes and policy implications of ESSA for the Road Map Project region, and provide a forum for discussing the region’s engagement in the development of Washington’s comprehensive state plan. Continental Breakfast at 9. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at Road Map.

Cultivating the Genius of Black Children
When: Thursday, June 2 | 6.00-8.00 p.m.
Where: New Hop Baptist Church | 124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
What: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, Dean, Seattle Central College and author of the book,”Cultivating the Genius of Black Children”. Facilitated by: Bevette Irvis, Early Learning Center Director, Wellspring Family Services. Sponsored by:  African American Family Gathering, African American Leadership Forum Northwest, Black Child Development Institute, Black Community Impact Alliance, Children’s Alliance, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and Southeast Director’s Consortium. Free dinner and childcare provided. Register online.

Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators End of the School Year Celebration
When: Tuesday, June 14 | 5.30 p.m.
Where: Mount Zion Baptist Church
What: The celebration is in honor of scholarship recipients, organizations, and retirees from Seattle Public Schools. This year, they are focusing on organizations who are helping their community, students, teachers and parents to accomplish goals. They would like for the President/Leader or a designee to say what the mission of your organization is and what you are doing to accomplish solutions to the problems that affect all children(1 min). There will be eight persons at a table. Please help support this event as this is a scholarship event. All proceeds will go towards scholarship for students. Please RSVP to [email protected] by June 3.

News to Follow

Congratulations to SESEC partner and SE teacher Matthew O’Connor for being named a Golden Apple (Moment).

Read Crosscut’s Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’.

The invisible tax on teachers of color.

Job Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools is seeking a Director, School & Community Partnerships.

WA State Board and Commissions has multiple openings.

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