November 2017
We envision a community where every child is happy, healthy, and successful. 
Check Out Our New Look! 
We are excited to introduce you to our newly refreshed website 
and invite you to browse through it!

  • The Who, What, and Why - better understanding of the work of Eastside Pathways as a partnership and a backbone organization
  • Collaboratives - details about each collaborative, its work and partner members
  • Goals - gives a deeper understanding of the five goals that guide our work 

  • Calendar - your single click to know what is happening in the community (events, meetings, fundraisers, and more)
  • Community Reports and interactive Data Dashboard - learn about the data that helps us understand problems, identify goals and track metrics that define progress toward our goals
  • Positive Pathways - shines the spotlight on some of the stories of outcomes of our work. More to be added later


We would like to thank Michael Glass for his generous contribution of his expertise and time to help us create this amazing website.

We hope you like the new look and content. Please email your feedback, comments, and suggestions to us at

Eastside Pathways Team 
Data Corner Kickoff: Immunizations

Welcome to the Data Corner, a new feature of our newsletter, that will  highlight any indicators with new data since the previous month, with a monthly deep dive into one indicator.   

For our first Data Corner, please welcome guest blogger Oliver Tjalve, a sophomore at Bellevue Big Picture School who is currently an intern at Eastside Pathways. Oliver crunched the numbers on kindergarten immunization rates and shares his insight.  Read more

All-Partner Meeting: October

More than 50 executives from Eastside Pathways partner organizations gathered together at the third [and last] All Partner Meeting for 2017 to look back at the year's work and explore the way forward.  We were privileged to have  Dr. Ivan Duran , superintended of the Bellevue School District attend the meeting and share his thoughts.  Read more


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 

BEST START FOR KIDS: Request for Proposals 

Bellevue College Bound 101 Workshop

Together with the Washington Student Achievement Council, WCAN (Washington College Access Network) has a redesigned College Bound Scholarship workshop for both new and seasoned school staff.  

A wonderful opportunity to both, learn or refresh your knowledge of the College Bound Scholarship. The workshop, for school staff and/or third party service providers, aims to make sure they receive baseline information about the College Bound Scholarship.

When: Thursday, November 9; 2 to 4 p.m. 
Where: Bellevue Public Library

Eastside Baby Corner's 8th Annual Helping Kids THRIVE Luncheon

Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) is holding their annual fundraising event with the theme "Simple ideas for brighter futures." 
The keynote speaker is Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, M.D. at the Oregon Health & Science University. 

EBC helps kids thrive by providing basic necessities for children so that EBC's partners - schools, human service agencies, food banks, hospitals--can help families become stable, safe, housed, fed and employed.

When: Wednesday, November 15 at noon
Where: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

LWTech Fall Job Fair

LWTech's Employment Resource Center in partnership with WorkSource Snohomish and King Counties is inviting students, graduates, job seekers, and community members from Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Bothell, and great Seattle area, to their annual Fall Job Fair. The event will feature local companies, both large and small, who have current open positions in industries such as healthcare, IT, customer service, sales, automotive, manufacturing, design, and culinary.


When: November 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  11605 132nd Ave NE, East Mall Area, Kirkland


Register -- this event is FREE!
Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills
An article by Dr. Perri Klass. M.D. in the New York Times

The more we understand about the developing brain, the clearer it becomes that children need interaction; they are constantly learning, but they need adults and voices and interactions for that learning to take place.  Read more

Eastside Pathways is a community-wide partnership 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 goals to improve educational outcomes for children and make lasting systems. The partnership is supported by a backbone organization that mobilizes, convenes, and facilitates its work.