Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

The next SESEC meeting is coming up on Thursday, 21 April from 12.00-2.00 p.m.  You can find the agenda here.  Please RSVP to [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. If you are interested, please contact [email protected]

SESEC has also 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. Priority for services will be given to SESEC partners. If you would like to become a partner, sign up here.

Community Announcements

South Lake High School is seeking volunteers and donations for their 4th Annual Teen Parents Community Baby Shower. They want to celebrate teen parents who are working on their education and future with their babies. Please join them to shower them with love and gifts this year. If you are a teen parent and would like to attend the baby shower please RSVP via this link by April 18th.

Seattle Public Schools is putting together task force to study the impact of International Schools. Please share and encourage families and colleagues to apply. For more information and the application, visit their website.

Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is recruiting for commissioners.

EverFi provides FREE online courses for public schools or CBOs serving K-12 students. EverFi is the fastest growing education technology company that seeks to close the gaps in education by teaching students critical life skills ranging from: financial literacy to health and wellness to digital responsibility to STEM education to career success and leadership. Course Overviews: All Platforms Overview  | Healthy Relationships Overview.  All of EverFi’s courses are Common Core aligned. If you are interested in learning more about EverFi, please contact the local EverFi Schools Manager, Shannon Gedo. She provides free support, trainings, and more information about EverFi and how to easily start these courses with your students. [email protected] (253) 666-9121.

iCivics Institute is still accepting applications for providers.

Please take this survey to help develop the best K-5 English Language Arts curriculum possible! Here is the Faculty/Staff (K-5 Only). The Family/Community Survey is available in multiple languages: EnglishChineseSomaliSpanishTagalog, and Vietnamese.

Technology Matching Fund is now accepting applications for technology projects.


Community Conversations – Seattle Education Association
When: Tuesday, April 26 from 5.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
Where: Van Asselt Community Center (2820 S Myrtle St) and Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave NE)
What: The Mayor’s Education Summit is a community process on how the City can help address important issues in our public schools. The summit process starts with gathering ideas and comments from residents at Community Conversations happening all over Seattle.

FOCS Arts Fest
When: Saturday, April 30 | 11.30 a.m.-2.30 p.m.
Where: Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
What: Fundraiser and Family Concert for Families of Color Seattle (FOCS). DANCE PARTY with our kids and get down to the premier Seattle sound with our city’s best and FOCS ARTS global teaching artists! Gather together with our beautiful community of families on El día de los niños! Afrofuturism, Hip-Hop, reggae, R&B, traditional and modern dance, West African, soul, Brasilian. Buy your tickets here!

Mayor’s Education Summit
When: Saturday, April 30 | 9.00 a.m.-3.30 p.m.
Where: Garfield Community Center | 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122
What: All are invited to the Summit on Saturday, April 30 at Garfield Community Center. The Mayor and other staff will present actions the City can take to reduce the education disparities among our children and close the achievement gap so all kids can succeed. RVSP here.

Seattle Opportunity Youth Fair
When: Thursday, May 5 | 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. | Come the whole day or just a few hours!
Where: WAMU Theater, Century Link Event Center
WhatOpportunity Fair with job interviews & on-the-spot offers, mock interviews, resume and application computers, clothing assistance, training resources, mentorship, food, and more! Targeting Opportunity Youth (16-24 year olds not working or in school). Contact [email protected] for more information. All attendees must register online. After youth register, they will receive email/text confirmations and full details on any required job applications for specific companies (if they selected a prescheduled interview). Many companies who have a booth on site will accept “walk-in” interviews with youth.

Job Postings

The Seattle Times is looking for an editorial writer with experience covering education.

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is looking for a Citizenship Program & Policy Specialist. Application deadline is April 26.

The Office of Sustainability and Environment is seeking a Healthy Food Access Intern.

The City of Seattle has new paid internships for college students.

School’s Out Washington is hiring a Database Administrative Coordinator.

Seattle Works is hiring a Development and Communications Manager.

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