Eastside Pathways mobilizes our entire community to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.
August 2017
It was a summer field trip with a difference. There were no kids on the bus! Instead, 20 adults went on their first Summer Learning Field Trip. 
Organized by the Summer and Extended Learning Collaborative of Eastside Pathways, the objective was to engage leaders in the Bellevue community and give them an idea of the richness of offerings in the summer learning programs space on the Eastside. Read more
The group visited different organizations:
* Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue at Spiritwood Manor
* KidsQuest Children's Museum
* Bellevue YMCA at Benjamin Rush Elementary School
* Crossroads Community Center and Bellevue Youth Theater (City of Bellevue )
* Lake Hills Elementary School (BSD)
* Somerset Elementary School (B SD )
Kelly Jones, Data Officer at Eastside Pathways

StriveTogether is currently celebrating the work of their Network's Tableau fellows and learning about how the software is advancing their partnership's work. Kelly selected her visualization of Third Grade Reading Proficiency to be their 'Viz of the Month' for August. 
View Kelly's interactive viz.   Read Kelly's answers to questions about her viz and learn more about her work here .

Making sure each child attends school regularly is critical to overall development - not only academically but also in developing social-emotional skills and creating a success path to high school and college graduation.

You can help us spread the word! 
Download the poster and share it online with your community. 
Also print and post it in coffee shops, stores, community centers in your neighborhood.


Eastside Pat hways' Collaboratives meet monthly.  Learn more about their mission and goals.  If you have recently joined a Collaborative and are interested in  attending the next meeting , please email the facilitator to let them know and  to receive information in advance.
Upcoming Event
Eastside Pathways 101 
The Eastside Pathways 101 is offered quarterly and it's a great way to get a better understanding of collective impact and the work we're doing here on the Eastside with our Eastside Pathways Partnership.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WISC, Rainier Room, 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

Bellevue College: Career Education Options

The program is designed for students aged 16-21, without a high school diploma, to receive education and job skills at Bellevue College. It gives  students a second chance at their education, and will provide tools to succeed in the college environment. 

The College is committed to helping their students find that potential that will reconnect them to their individual path of success in education and career.

Now enrolling for FALL 2017!

Attend an Information Session: 
August 8,  4 - 5 p.m. Room A130
August 22,  4 - 5 p.m. Room A130
Christy Coulibaly, CEO Outreach Specialist Christy.coulibaly@bellevuecollege.edu

Springfree Trampoline to Host Eastside Baby Corner's 8th Annual Pants Party
on September 9, 2017

The goal of Pants Party is to collect 5,000 pairs of pants for children (birth to age 12) so that these can be given to the children in their service area that desperately need them. As a part of hosting, Springfree Trampoline will be raffling off a free trampoline at the event to one lucky family - valued at almost $2,000 (installation included)!

Individuals or organizations can sign up to host a collection drive of pants before the event and can turn them in on September 9th at the event. 

To sign up and for more information, contact Christine White christinew@babycorner.org

The Health Equity Assessment Tool is a framework developed by the HKCC Equity Workgroup to enable assessment of policy and/or program interventions, policies and planning by using equity lens. 
Join a train-the-trainer workshop.
August 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at  Pacific Tower,  Seattle
No cost - limited spots available
Complete online application by 
August 21 2017. 

KidsQuest's Early Childhood Classes nurture the curious nature of your child and help build the early learning foundation vital to success in school and later in life. 

Classes take place September - May.

Apex Foundation, which supports social emotional health especially for teens and youth have worked closely with The Jed Foundation (JED) to launch a website  Set To Go.   The website is a  guide to the transition from high school to college and adulthood.

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for the nation's teens and young adults.
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