Eastside Pathways mobilizes our entire community 
to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.
July 2017

On June 27, 110 individuals from 40 organizations gathered together at the Odle Middle School in Bellevue for the first Eastside Racial Equity Summit to align existing equity initiatives, deepen individual understanding and commitment to the work, and to set forth a common regional goal towards a more equitable Eastside. 

The Pacific Educational Group held a regional summit in Bellevue for the first time on June 27-28. The community from around the Northwest engaged in a deepened conversation about systemic racism and its impact on opportunity and achievement for all people. 

Eastside Pathways Board Chair,  Alaric Bien ; Board Member,  Alka Manchanda ; and Communications & Operations Manager,   Sujata Agrawal  share their experience of attending the Beyond Diversity session - the starting point for Courageous Conversation.

Summer Reading
We are sharing articles from a series on Equity and Collective Impact in the Stanford Social Innovation ReviewIn the three-part series, the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, FSG, and PolicyLink share perspectives on the importance of embedding an explicit focus on equity throughout any collective impact effort. 

For long-lasting, effective change, collaborative efforts must fully engage diverse community voices.
Leaders must be steadfast in their efforts to achieve results that advance equity-just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
The Equity Imperative in Collective Impact by John Kania & Mark Kramer
The five conditions of collective impact, implemented without attention to equity, are not enough to create lasting change.


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 Events and Meetings

A unique opportunity to learn more about summer learning in and network with folks passionate about enriching and engaging summer (and out of school time) experiences for our kids. Register here or  RSVP by July 8 to betsy@eastsidepathways.org   
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.

July 18, 9 - 10:30 a.m. at City Hall, Bellevue

Hopelink "English for Work" ESL Classes
New student orientations held the  week of July 10th.  This FREE class is designed to give non-English speakers the verbal skills they need to find work. Classes held in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland and Shoreline. Morning and evening options are available. 

Contact Marci at 425/250-3007 or  marciw@hopelink.org

Bellevue School District Sammamish Leads
For students 9-12th grade from Sammamish, Interlake, or Big Picture.  Students work with local organizations to solve real-world challenges. Organizations include: Gates Foundation, City of Bellevue, Foundry 10, Integrus Architecture, MonoMyth Theatre, and UW Physical Therapy

Find more information or apply  here .
Kindering is seeking applications for Parent Child Home Program Bilingual Home Visitor
A national program with the goal of supporting parents of 1.5-3.5 year old, by increasing parent-child interaction, promoting child pro-social-emotional behavior and advancing pre-literacy skills. 

Send  resume/application with cover letter to: careers@kindering.org 
Presented in Spanish and English by Eastside Legal Assistance Program
Thursday, July 13 at  6 p.m.
Issaquah Library, 10 W Sunset Way
For questions, contact: tlcid@kcls.org | (425) 369-3443

Youth Development Request for Proposals - Now Open!
Due August 10th
This funding opportunity will support organizations for up to three years, focusing on mentoring, youth leadership and engagement opportunities, positive identity development, and healthy relationships. Learn more
Kids Quest Museum 
Summer Camps
KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through science experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and exploration! Half and full day camps are available, with new hands-on projects and experiments every week. Come explore, play and learn!
Camps available for kids 3 years to entering 3rd grade.
Find more info here.
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