Grant recipients for 2021 included:
Catholic Community Services. Seattle, WA. Youth Tutoring Program.
An after-school tutoring and summer learning program for students in 1st through 12th grade living in six low-income housing communities in Seattle. https://ccsww.org/get-help/child-youth-family-services/youth-tutoring-program/
Community for Youth. Seattle, WA.
A youth mentoring program that inspires and supports disadvantaged students with mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community. Caring adults act as trusted advocates and opportunity brokers so youth can set and achieve their goals, explore career options, and improve their community through service learning. https://www.communityforyouth.org/
Garden Raised Bounty (GRub). Olympia, WA. School Program and Youth Program Pollination.
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. https://www.goodgrub.org/
Invest in Youth. Seattle WA.
An after-school tutoring program that enhances the academic abilities, self-confidence, and life prospects of struggling learners in five Seattle middle schools. https://www.investinyouth.org/
Kandelia (formerly Vietnamese Friendship Association). Seattle, WA. Project Rise.
A year-round program after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer that seeks to close the graduation gap for refugee and immigrant students who attend the Seattle World School. https://www.kandelia.org/
Northwest Education Access (formerly 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. https://www.nweducationaccess.org/
Palmer Scholars. Tacoma, WA.
A program that guides low-income young men and women of color through rigorous postsecondary readiness training, provides one-to-one mentoring services with leaders in the community, allots scholarship funding, and builds career-connected learning partnerships. https://www.palmerscholars.org/
Peace Community Center. Tacoma, WA. Middle School to College Completion Program.
An after-school academic and college-readiness program serving youth in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. https://peacecommunitycenter.org/
Safe Futures Youth Center. Seattle, WA. Comprehensive Family Services Model.
An after-school program in southwest Seattle that offers tutoring, mentoring, and individualized academic planning to at-risk elementary, middle, and high school students. https://www.sfyc.net/
Seattle Aquarium Society. Seattle, WA. Community 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 four hundred high school students and fourteen teachers from thirteen schools across the region. https://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 5,500 students at 28 sites in the Puget Sound region. https://lectures.org/youth-programs/#wits
Team Read. Seattle, WA. Program Expansion.
This dual-impact program pairs 2nd and 3rd grade students who are reading below grade level proficiency with trained teen reading coaches for one-on-one tutoring support. http://www.teamread.org/
Trinity Presbyterian Church. Tacoma, WA.
After-school tutoring and mentoring programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. http://www.tpctacoma.org/our-programs
We.APP (Act. Present. Perform). Seattle, WA.
Active in seven Seattle Public Schools, We.APP cultivates inclusive and creative learning spaces that allow young scholars to use public speaking to uplift their culture, self-authored identities, and communities. https://theweappstudio.com/