January 2017

In this issue:

The understanding of collective impact continues to evolve in communities across the country and Bellevue is no exception. A key focus is the use of an equity lens on the work being done so as to create lasting and transformative  outcomes. 

This month we highlight three examples of the many ways students are involved in Eastside Pathways. We are excited to introduce Rachel, Zach, and Kate - who share their voices regarding their community involvement. Learn more about their continued leadership and how we can engage youth voice in the partnership.

Partner Highlight: 
The Bellevue Schools Foundation helps bridge the gap between the basic funding provided by the State of Washington and what Bellevue students need to truly excel. Read about how the Foundation works together with Eastside Pathways to ensure that every child is successful. 

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Eastside Pathways is accepting grant applications for the Bill H. Fund for Children through 2/28!

Visit here to view the grant guidelines and application process. 
Please submit your LOI to  bhfund@eastsidepathways.org .

Welcome New Board Members!

Rahel Abraham, Rachel Lau, Ernie Simas, Charles Catalano, and Alka Manchanda (left to right)

Eastside Pathways welcomes Rahel Abraham , Rachel Lau
Ernie Simas Charles Catalano , and Alka Manchanda  to the Board!

Rahel is an executive coach and consultant, who previously worked at Microsoft.
Rachel is a junior at Lakeside School, who also works with Bellevue Youth Link and WSYCA.
Ernie is a serial entrepreneur and current COO/CFO of GIA Enterprises, a McDonald's franchise company.
Charles founded Everlearn Ventures LLC in 2016, producing online learning programs with partners.
Alka is a community leader, serving roles in nonprofits such as BSF, TiE Seattle, and Pratham Readathon.
To read more about our new Board Members, visit here.

                                                Thank You from Eastside Pathways

Eastside Pathways appreciates and is grateful to all our donors and volunteers   for the generous contributions made throughout 2016.  Without their support, we would not have been able to continue  our collective effort towards a community where every child is  happy, healthy, and successful.

Eastside Pat hways collaboratives meet monthly.  Find out what  happened  at the last meeting and when the next one is!  If you  would like to attend a collaborative meeting and are new  to the group,  please email the facilitator to let them know you  will be attending to receive information in advance.

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United Way Early Learning Funding Announcements
Support for ParentsApplication due Feb. 24, 2017
This funding supports education services provided through a culturally relevant parent-focused curriculum or service model. These parent services are designed to promote/strengthen positive and effective parenting that enhances young children's physical, cognitive, emotional and social development and support early learning.

Early Care and EducationApplication due Feb. 24, 2017
This funding support direct service early care and education providers in their work to foster young children's development across the kindergarten readiness domains.

Early Learning Racial Equity Innovation -  
Letter of Intent due Jan. 24, 2017, followed by Brief Project Proposal due Feb. 17, 2017
The Racial Equity Innovation Challenge Fund will include investment and partnership with selected projects that directly address program, organizational, or systems wide change needed in order to improve outcomes for children and families of color and reduce racial disparities in kindergarten readiness.
For more Information visit the United Way website   
or contact Hannah Locke via email or at (206) 461-5021.

King County, WA  is startin g a new type of initiative called  Best Starts for Kids  (BSK), which aims to ensure that all children get the best chance to succeed in life. Help BSK know more about your experiences - your child's health, your family's strengths, and your community supports through a 20-30 minute survey.

Please take the survey online at  www.sdrg.org/bsk/survey by January 27th.
You can also learn more at the BSK website. The website features a great blog and you can also 
download the detailed implementation plan that's been submitted to the King County Council.

Bellevue Kindness Challenge 2017: January 23rd-28th

The goal of this challenge is to come together and inspire children and families to help foster empathy in our schools, make a difference in our communities, and raise awareness of impactful organizations.    

January 25th: Houston Kraft will speak at the BSD International School
January 28th: Kindness and Kids Fair at Crossroads Mall

Skillspire is currently offering incredible courses on Front-end Web Development with AngularJS and Software Testing coming up. 

Attend their Informational webinar, Tuesday, January 24th at 6pm,  and get your questions answered!!!

RSVP here
Year Up Puget Sound 
Open House
Meet the future of tech in Seattle at Year Up Puget Sound's Open House! Meet entrepreneurs and businesses located from the greater Seattle region and more. RSVP here.
Date: January 26th
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: 2607 2nd Ave Seattle
Kids Quest Museum 
Grand Opening
Visit the new Kids Quest Museum after their relocation to Downtown Bellevue! Ribbon cutting will occur at 8:30pm before the museum opens for the day.
Date: Tuesday, January 31st 
Time: Doors open at 9am
Location:  1116 108th Ave NE, Bell.
UW Bothell BOLD Day
Join the University of Washington Bothell at BOLD (Black Opportunity and Leadership Day) , encouraging African Americans to pursue higher education in the community. Register here.
Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 9am-1:30pm
Location: UW Bothell
IAWW Republic Day Celebration
Celebrate India's 68th Republic Day with IAWW! Performers, dance groups, and choreographers are encouraged to participate. Register today
Date: Saturday, January 28th
Time: 4-7pm
Location: BSD International High School
Cultural Conversations: Becoming and Belonging
Listen as Bellevue Residents share their stories and engage in discussion regarding universal themes of social isolation, acceptance, and self-awareness. 
Date: Wednesday, February 1
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Bellevue City Hall
UW Bothell Equity and Inclusion Conference
Join the University of Washington Bothell in discussion about equity and inclusion such as advancing women in tech, building diversity, advocacy and more! Register here.
Date: Friday, February 24th
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: UW Bothell
NW Children's Fund 
2017 Forum
Join the NW Children's Fund for a discussion on what neuroscience tells us about how to support youth and their success. Listen to others and learn! Register here.
Date: Tuesday, January 31st
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Year Up Puget Sound 
Winter 2017 Graduation
Celebrate and support the most recent graduates from Year Up Puget Sound as they launch their careers.
Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
NW Conference on Childhood Grief
Join Safe Crossing Foundation  to further support grieving children, expand skills, learn practices,  
network, and grow as a care-giving community.  Register here.
Date:  Friday, February 24th
Time: 8am-5pm
Location: Pacific Tower, Seattle
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