NEWSLETTER
February 2018
We envision a community where every child is happy, healthy, and successful. 
SPOTLIGHT
Thank you for the hard work you do!

More than 50 individuals from 28 partner organizations gathered for the first All-Partner Meeting of 2018. It was an afternoon of learning and sharing, and looking forward to a new year of working collectively to make systems change.  Read more
A Story of Impact by StriveTogether 


StriveTogether featured an article on the Promotors in "Stories of Impact" on their website. These stories focus on how local partnerships are driving change and moving outcomes for every child, cradle to career.

When he was 22 years old, Víctor Londoño Quintero moved to America from Colombia looking for a brighter future. Now, three years later, he uses his experiences adapting to changes to support others in his community. Through the Promotores Project in Bellevue, Washington, Londoño Quintero is one of eight bilingual residents selected to serve as liaisons for information, education and outreach between families and organizations, creating opportunities for self-advocacy and stronger communities.  Read more
Spring for Change!

Eastside Pathways will be moving to a new office soon! We are excited about the move and  hope you can help us set up our new home.
We need furniture and some office supplies - here is our wish list. If you have any of the items on our list, or know of others who can help us, please  contact Sarah Krawczak.
CALENDAR

The Calendar on our website is your resource for all Eastside Pathways events and meetings of the collaborative, as well as the meetings and events of our partner organizations.  Click on a date  to find out details of the meeting, the organizer, and a link to the registration page, if any. 

Partners, who would like to have their events and meetings featured here, can email info@eastsidepthways.org 

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
On February 13 -- Vote YES! for the Bellevue School District Levies
  • The Education and Operations Levy funds programs students and community expect every day.
  • The  Capital and Technology Levy  funds large scale capital improvements.
  • The School Bus Levy allows the district to buy additional buses. 
These levies will benefit over 20,000 Bellevue students.  Learn more 
Message from Dr. Duran , Superintendent, Bellevue School District: 
Support, Respect, and Dignity for All Students.

"I ask all of you to take another step forward with me to ensure that our students experience respect, dignity, and safety in their daily lives. Collectively, we must work together to make sure that every one of our students finds success today in the classroom and success tomorrow in the world." Read more
Washington Youth Program Registry

The Washington Youth Program Registry is a free tool and comprehensive database to support expanded learning opportunities, youth development professionals, and quality information for Washington State.  By joining the Registry, you will help to build a complete picture of ELOs in Washington State. Strong data means a brighter future for Washington's youth!
Learn more about the Registry
Best Start for Kids: RFPs Open for Applications

Child Care Health Consultation Systems Development 
Best Starts will partner with one lead organization for systems development work. 
Applications are due by March 14, 2018.
Learn more

Child Care Health Consultation Service Delivery
Best Starts will support programs based on a public health Child Care Health Consultation model, as well as community-informed pilot programs. 
Applications are due by February 28, 2018. 
Learn more
Camp Kindness Counts

Compassion 4 Creatures!  (A mid-winter break camp) 
Through art, exploration, and games kids, ages 6 to 10 will learn alongside their guests - The Humane Society, Animal Welfare Club and Puget Sound Bee Association!

Kids will also learn mindful movement exercises and skills to help them build on their compassionate and mindful bodies!
 
When: February 20-23, 9 - 3 p.m. (extended care until 4 p.m.)
Where: Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
 
Elders and Kids! 
Spend time with our elderly community.  Families are welcome to bring a book or simple game to play alongside our senior friends.
 
When:  Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. 
Where:  Sunrise of Bellevue, by Crossroads Mall
RSVP here  (limited space)

LifeWire

LifeWire offers a 20-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy and Volunteer Training twice in a year in the fall and spring.
Spring training dates and topics:
  • Monday 3/5 (6-8 p.m.) - DV Education
  • Wednesday 3/7 (6-8 p.m.) - History of the Movement
  • Monday 3/12 (6-8 p.m.) - DV and Economic Justice
  • Wednesday 3/14 (6-8 p.m.) - DV and Homelessness
  • Monday 3/19 (6-8 p.m.) - DV and Children/Youth
  • Wednesday 3/21 (6-8 p.m.) - DV and the Legal System
  • Monday 3/26 (6-8 or 9 p.m.) - DV and Social Change
  • Wednesday 3/28 (6-8 p.m.) - DV and Mental Health
  • Thursday 3/29 (6-9 p.m.) - DV and Advocacy
Apply to be a volunteer and attend training

For more information or to attend the training for personal or professional development, please contact Natalie Nguyen

Save The Date! March 29

Race: Moving Past Anger and Into Action! 
This summit is sponsored by the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition and is for service providers, educators, faith leaders, city government staff and elected officials, and other community members, who are engaged in equity efforts. 

When:  March 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Overlake School, Redmond

Welcoming Week

The Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition is convening its members and partners to host events for the Eastside's 3rd annual participation in this national celebration of our diverse communities.
When: September 14 - 23, 2018

If you're interested in learning more and possibly hosting or co-sponsoring an event, please join ERIC's email list and you'll be invited to the March Mixer. 

UW Bothell 
Equity & Inclusion Conference  
UW Bothell will be hosting their fourth annual Equity and Inclusion Conference with keynote speakers Ijeoma Oluo and Robin Diangelo. 
When:  Friday, February 23

OSPI
Building the Bridge: Inclusion and Kindergarten Transition
Do you want to know more about what you can do to support inclusion and kindergarten transition? Learn about Bellingham's strategy for kindergarten transition. Amber Havens, OSPI WAKIDS Coordinator, will share what's new in WAKIDS and you'll also get access to useful resources for students with disabilities.
When: February 14, 10 - 11 a.m.
Join the Quarterly Network Meeting for Vroom in King County. At this meeting, they will review results from the most recent Vroom Messenger Survey and discuss what Vroom Activation has been focused on. 
 When: Friday, February 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Where:  Renton Library,  100 Mill Avenue South,  Renton, WA 98057
WORTH READING
Holly Truitt, Director of the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula shares how her understanding of "collective impact" helped change the way they work and its impact.

"Working collectively not only yields more impact and investments but creates joy. In a sector where leaders often feel isolated, surrounding oneself with like-minded partners is a gift." 
  Read more

The article appeared in Dimension, September/October 2017 issue and has been shared with the kind permission of Todd Happer.
Eastside Pathways is a strong community-wide partnership of 68 public, private, and nonprofit organizations on the Eastside that works collectively to attain better outcomes for children, cradle to career (birth to 26 years). We use the collective impact framework to work across sectors, focus on different goal areas to improve educational outcomes for children and make lasting systems change. The partnership is supported by a backbone entity that mobilizes, convenes, and facilitates its work. 
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