Southeast Seattle Education Coalition

Weekly Wrap-Up

Thank you Seattle Public Schools for naming our coalition as the district’s nominee for the 2016 Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Community Recognition Award. The award belongs to all of our coalition partners. We look forward to doing more in partnership.

Thank you to WA Education Ombuds for joining us for a Facebook chat on Tuesday. A lot of great questions and answers were shared. Click here to read the thread.

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

Consider applying for the Capacity Planning Task Force! The role of the task force is to gather, analyze, review, and consider information and data and to prepare a report to the Superintendent of Schools regarding Seattle Public Schools capacity issues. Apply by June 10. Application can be found at the above link.

The City surpluses hundreds of computers each year. These computers, which are usually about three years old, are provided for free to Seattle based nonprofit human service agencies and schools that serve Seattle residents. If your group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves Seattle residents, you may be eligible to receive surplus computers. For more information, call or email Jacqueline Tabor at (206) 684-0136. [email protected]. Return application to City of Seattle Human Services Department, Attn: Jacqueline Tabor, PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

KaBOOM! is excited to build a new playground in Seattle, creating extended opportunities for the balanced, active play that all children need to grow and thrive. I think your organization could be a competitive applicant for the Build it with KaBOOM! Playground Grant, and I hope you decide to apply! Attached, please find a sample playground design and information about our selection process. To apply, please visit You are encouraged to submit your application by June 7th. If you are having trouble completing the application before then, please contact 202-464-6074 or [email protected].

New Generation Seminar is an intensive two-week study, dialogue and travel program that provides the next generation of Asia Pacific and American leaders an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of key regional issues, discuss policy options for common challenges and build an international network. This fellowship is for 25-40 year olds. Apply by June 13!

Upcoming Events

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.

Advocating on a County Level for the Food Innovation District
When: Tuesday, June 21 | 2.00-4.00 p.m.
Where: Seattle City Council | 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98118
What: There will be opportunities to advocate for the Rainier Beach Food Innovation District among other projects through public commentary of the Seattle 2035 comprehensive plan and equitable development. Contact [email protected] for more information.

News to Follow

Job Opportunities

  • Alliance for Education (Seattle) is hiring a President & CEO, apply quickly since they are currently reviewing applications.
  • Coalition of Refugees from Burma is hiring a .5FTE Project Coordinator. Job site is in Kent.
  • Budget and Policy Center is still accepting applications for a Deputy Director.
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