Grant recipients for 2016 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
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
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 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 in the classroom and 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 6,400 students at 25 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. Endowment for Children and Teens.
This 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