Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

We have a SESEC meeting coming up on Thursday, 19 May from 12.00-2.00 p.m. at the Rainier Avenue Church (5900 Rainier Avenue S), downstairs Fellowship room, accessed through the back parking lot. Please feel free to bring a lunch, we will have light snacks. RSVP to [email protected]. See the Agenda here.

SESEC is hosting a Facebook chat with the Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds on 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

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.

Youth Voice, Youth Choice: What would you do with $700,000 of the City’s budget? Calling all youth ages 11-25 years old who live, work, or go to school in Seattle! You can VOTE online @ anytime from May 21-May 29! It’ll take you less than 5 min to help fund the projects you want to see in your community.

Check out this list of all Families and Education Levy-funded summer learning programs for K-12 students. There’s also information on Summer Jobs for teens and free Summer Meals!

Seattle Votes needs your help reaching a goal of 5,000 completed surveys by Friday, June 17! Are you an immigrant/refugee living in King County over the age of 18? Do you have friends, family, and colleagues who qualify? Please find and fill out this Seattle Votes online survey in your/their language!


Seattle Times Education Lab
When: Wednesday, June 1 | 6.00 p.m.
Where: Pacific Tower | 1200 12th Ave S Panoramic Center
What: The Seattle Times Education Lab invites you to an in-depth discussion about school funding in Washington state that will feature a facilitated discussion to help you understand the range of perspectives on the issues, and a chance to share your own views. Register here.

Congressman Adam Smith Grants Workshop
When: Tuesday, June 28 | 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Where: Nagomi Tea House | 519 6th Ave S #200
What: Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to learn best practies when applying for federal grants! Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. Call or email Shakisha Ross at (425) 793-5180 or [email protected]

BCDI 2016 Conference
When: Saturday, May 21 | 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Where: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence | 2445 Third Avenue South
What: Black Child Development (BCDI)—Seattle Affiliate’s Mission is to “look into the eyes and lives of African American children and families and advocate for positive social change.” Our mission is actualized through public policy, advocacy and direct service within the community.  One of the ways we provide direct service is by holding our annual conference, where Black leaders in the community come together to share various strategies in how to work more effectively with Black youth and families! Get tickets and register!

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