A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things. - President Barack Obama

Photo courtesy of Attendance Works

October 2016

In this issue:  
Tribute to Lourdes Salazar 
On October 2, one of our close friends and collaborators left this earth. Lourdes Salazar Portillo was a strong, smart, and selfless woman. Many of us knew her from her work at the City of Bellevue and as a Commissioner of Hispanic Affairs and her involvement with the Latino Community Fund, Leadership Eastside, Office of Law Enforcement Oversight - King Co. Sheriff Dept., and Eastside Latino Leadership Forum. Lourdes had been involved with Eastside Pathways since its early days being a liaison to the Latino community on the Eastside.
While her passing may have been sudden after a brief battle with cancer, the impact on her family, friends, and community will be long lasting as many were touched by her love, kindness, and support.

Partner Testimonial:  Youth Eastside Services

Youth Eastside Services helps children and youth facing mental health and emotional issues through a wide range of programs and services.
Learn about how their partnership with  Eastside Pathways develops  different ways to work to make a deeper, positive impact on kids in the community.
EastsidePathwaysNewsEastside Pathways News

The 7th Annual Cradle to Career Network Convening took place in Memphis, Tennessee, from September 20-22. There were nearly 400 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business executives, nonprofit professionals, and policymakers gathered there. Read the insights and takeaways of the Eastside Pathways' staff who attended. 
Partner Highlight

Eastside Baby Corner makes a positive difference in the lives of kids and families in need by collecting and purchasing children's items and distributing them, free of charge, through local social service agencies. They are especially passionate about providing the absolute essentials for the most vulnerable children in the community. 
 Attendance Campaign - Thank You!

A huge   THANK YOU to all the businesses that hung up our  "Right Place, Right Time, Ready to Learn" posters to help us with our 4th annual attendance awareness campaign:

Absenteeism is a chronic problem across the U.S. 
Join us in getting kids to school on time throughout the 2016-17 academic year! 

Most Eastside Pathways 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 collaborative, please email the facilitator to let them know you will be attending to receive information in advance and any updates.  
CommunityHappeningsCommunity Happenings

Social Venture Partners is now accepting letters of inquiry for their 2017 Kindergarten Ready Grant Cycle! SVP will award one $30k grant with the intention of developing a multi-year partnership to help strengthen a local nonprofit, including:

- Up to 4 years of unrestricted funding ($150-200k)
- Tools to assess the internal systems (e.g. financial management, communications, human resources)
- Skilled volunteers and paid consultants 
- A commitment to working in partnership

Letters of inquiry are due November 17th, 2016.
Funding Workshops

The Alliance of Eastside Agencies is hosting a funding workshop on 
Wednesday, October 19th from 1-3pm at Youth Eastside Services! 

Adrienne Quinn, Director of the Department of Community and Human Services  will begin with an overview of recent changes, updates and strategy.  Then, have the chance to meet with representatives for each funding source to  find out how to participate in the process for a funding source. 

 Find more info here.

Wednesday 10/19 
Join the community on the very important issue of immigration in the greater Seattle area! Share your perspective and hear others.
Location: Bellevue Library
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday 10/22 
Come for a family friendly evening of Bollywood Folk dance, ethnic food, a Dandiya celebration and making a difference for underserved children in the community in support of Camp Kindness Counts! 
Location: Microsoft Building 36
Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Monday 10/24
First, a  lunchtime forum with state Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal. Then, An Evening with Houston Kraft, in support of the Social Emotional Learning Initiative in our schools.
Location:  WISC Rainier Room
Time:  12pm and 6:30pm
Friday 11/
Share the experience to support Eastside Baby Corner's mission of helping children, families and agency partners.
Location:  Meydenbaur Center
Time: 12pm
Friday 10/21
Join the Bellevue School Foundations to support Arts, Enrichment, and Innovation!
Location:  Cast Iron Studios
Time: 7pm

Monday 10/24
Help Hopelink expand their services to thousands more people over the next few years! 
Location: Meydenbaur Center
Time:  12pm
Saturday 10/29  
Adults can experience the power of play with Carnival-style games! Learn how KidsQuest impacts our entire community. 
Location:  Hyatt Recency Bellevue
Time:  6-10pm
Sunday 11/6
Join the  India Association of Western Washington  for a great evening of song and dance to celebrate Diwali 2016!
Location:  Skyline High School
Time:  1pm-5pm

Saturday 10/22 
Help support USO Northwest, our local military heroes, and their families at the USO Five Star Gala! 
Location:  The Westin Bellevue
Time:  5-11pm
Monday 10/24
Celebrate strides made towards quality early learning for all children in Washington! This year's event will highlight the Early Achievers Initiative and how CCR's services are impacting school-readiness in our region.
Location:  Seattle Marriott
Time:  12pm
Tuesday 11/1
Explore the intricacies of being multiracial. Share your story and listen to that of local author Sharon H. Chang, who wrote "Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World" and her experiences.
Location:  Crossroads Center
Time:  1-2:30pm
Saturday 11/ 12
Join Jubilee REACH friends and supporters for a night of festivities, libations, and beautiful decor! 
12 professionally and beautifully decorated themed trees will be auctioned. Over 800 guests will gather at what has become Bellevue's Premier Holiday Gala. 
Location:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Time:  5:30-7:30pm
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