Grant recipients for 2017 included:
Catholic Community Services. Seattle, WA. Youth Tutoring Program.
An after-school tutoring project operating at six centers located in low- and mixed-income housing communities in Seattle, Washington. ccsww.org/get-help/child-youth-family-services/
College Access Now. Seattle, WA.
An in-school program that works with talented, low-income, first-generation-to-college students who are navigating the college application and financial aid process. Currently operating at seven Seattle public high schools and many colleges and universities. www.collegeaccessnow.org
El Centro de la Raza. Seattle, WA. Plaza Roberto Maestas After-School Program.
An academic support program for middle-school students living in Plaza Roberto Maestas housing and the surrounding neighborhood. www.elcentrodelaraza.org
Friends of the Children. Seattle, WA.
A long-term mentoring program that pairs qualified adult counselors with selected at-risk kindergarten students from Seattle’s Central District. The mentors and students meet every week until the student graduates from high school. www.friendskc.org
Garden Raised Bounty. Olympia, WA. Cultivating Youth.
An education, empowerment and employment program for at-risk high school students that is centered on producing, marketing and selling organic produce. This grant supports expansion of the program. www.goodgrub.org
Invest in Youth. Seattle, WA.
An after-school, one-on-one tutoring program that seeks to enhance the academic abilities, self-confidence, and life prospects of struggling learners in five elementary schools in the Seattle Public School system. www.investinyouth.org
Peace Community Center. Tacoma, WA. Hilltop Scholars.
An after-school academic and college-readiness program serving youth in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. www.peacetacoma.org
Safe Futures Youth Center. Seattle, WA. Motivating Youth to Succeed in Academics.
An after-school program in southwest Seattle that offers tutoring, mentoring, and individualized academic planning to at-risk elementary, middle and high school students. www.sfyc.net
Sawhorse Revolution. Seattle, WA. Women’s Design/Build Program.
This project is an innovative combination of job-relevant experience and community service for young women who design and build tiny homes that provide shelter, security and privacy to a person or small family transitioning away from homelessness. www.sawhorserevolution.org
Seattle Aquarium Society. Seattle, WA. Citizen Science Program.
An inquiry-based marine science education program in the classroom and on local beaches throughout the Puget Sound region. The program serves approximately 400 high school students and 14 teachers from 13 schools across the region. www.seattleaquarium.org/blog/citizen-science
Seattle Arts & Lectures. Seattle, WA. Writers in the Schools.
A K-12 writing program that features long-term classroom residencies by professional writers. The program serves more than 6,200 students at 27 sites in the Puget Sound region. www.lectures.org
Seattle Education Access. Seattle, WA. College Success Program.
A King County program that connects non-traditional students with the information, resources and support needed to achieve higher education. www.seattleeducationaccess.org
Seattle Public Library Foundation. Seattle, WA. Endowment for Children and Teens.
This endowment will continue proven, high-impact programs that reach thousands of children; ensure funding for staff specialists; and provide funds for developing new programs. foundation.spl.org/
Trinity Presbyterian Church. Tacoma, WA.
After-school tutoring and mentoring programs for elementary, middle and high school students in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. www.tpctacoma.org
Vietnamese Friendship Association. Seattle, WA. Project RISE.
A year-round program for after school, Saturday, and during the summer that seeks to close the graduation gap for refugee and immigrant students who attend the Seattle World School. www.vfaseattle.org