Grant recipients for 2015 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/
Cocoon House. Everett, WA. Education and Life Skills Program.
A transitional housing program that provides tutoring, case management, advocacy and life skills services for homeless and at-risk youth in Snohomish County. www.cocoonhouse.org
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 six Seattle public high schools. www.collegeaccessnow.org
Community for Youth.
A weekly program with on-on-one mentoring that helps more than 200 youth in six south Seattle public high schools identify and achieve their goals through mentoring, learning experiences, and participation in a powerful community. www.communityforyouth.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 will support expansion of the program. www.goodgrub.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.
This after-school program in Southwest and Southeast Seattle offers tutoring, mentoring and individualized academic planning to at-risk elementary, middle and high school students. www.sfyc.net
Seattle Aquarium Society. Seattle, WA. Citizen Science program.
An inquiry-based marine science education program on local beaches throughout the Puget Sound region. The program serves approximately 375 high school students and 14 teachers from 12 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 6,000 students in 25 Puget Sound schools. 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
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
Zeno. Seattle, WA.
An in-school math enrichment program in 30 Puget Sound area elementary schools. www.zenomath.org