Eastside Pathways mobilizes our entire community to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.
October 2017
Be The Change!
The annual StriveTogether 2017 Cradle to Career Network Convening was held in Phoenix from October 3 to 5, with the theme Be the Change: Getting Results for Every Child.

The Eastside Pathways team attended the event with some of its partners. 
It was a huge learning experience, especially for those of us who were attending for the first time. It was great to connect with people who were passionate about the work they do. It was inspiring to listen to success stories. It was good to share the knowledge and learn best practices. We came away enthused with a renewed commitment to provide every child the opportunities they need to be successful. 
Conversations On Equity
In June 2017, the Bellevue School District (BSD), City of Bellevue, Eastside Pathways, and Leadership Eastside, held the first Eastside Racial Equity summit. The purpose was to bring together organizations across East King County to deepen individual understanding and commitment to racial equity and work towards having a more equitable Eastside.

 Continuing  on that journey, a follow-up meeting "Conversations on Equity" was held on September 20, facilitated by Shomari Jones, Equity Director at BSD.  A group of about 25 folks from different organizations, including Lake Washington School District, Virginia Mason, Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition, City of Bellevue gathered together to continue the conversation. Read More
Thank You, Seattle Foundation!

Your generous grant of $20,000 for will help support  the partnership and the backbone as we work to shape systems and provide opportunities for every child, from cradle to career. We acknowledge the grant was paid from the Charles B. Lindeman Fund, Edna Knisley Fund for the Benefit of Children, Frances S. Hodges Fund and Peter and Jean McTavish Fund, created by gifts to Seattle Foundation.

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.
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Camp Kindness Counts

"Do the Dandiya" is a family-friendly evening of appreciating the cultural diversity that exists in the greater Seattle Area. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in Indian culture and also support a project helping those who are homeless in our community as well as those affected in Texas by Hurricane Harvey.

Date:  Saturday, October 14
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Place: Microsoft Bldg, #36, 16255 NE 36th Way, Redmond. 

Are you all in?
Learn more about Bellevue Schools Foundation by watching their
"All in for Kids" video.

Interested in improving your collective impact practice? 

FSG has some upcoming trainings that can help you do that.

KidsQuest offers a variety of educational programs (weekly and monthly) for children of all ages and their families. 

Family workshops, concerts, and special events provide opportunities for families to explore specific topics in detail or just get out and have fun.
See the KidsQuest calendar for details!

NPR/KUOW 'Ask-A-Cop'

What do cops from around King County have to say about the role they play in our society? 

KUOW hosted a "Ask a Cop" event at  Tukwila Community Center on September 16 to prompt more conversation.

Click here   to explore the conversations in which members of the  Bellevue Police Department shared about their work and how they impact our communities.


Bellevue School District is preparing for its BOOM & SHOUT events and are looking for donations of swag bag and gift items for their students. (Bags, pens, lanyards, bracelets, pads, food/gift coupons)
BOOM will be held on December 12, 2017 (anticipating 250 male students). I tems will be needed by December 1.

SHOUT will be held on March 27, 2018 (anticipating 250 female students). Items will be needed by March 1)
For more information, contact: Ramika Toms, Admin Secretary, Equity, BSD 
Rainier Athletes

Rainier Athletes 4th Annual Shape The Future Event is taking place on October 14 at the Warren J. Razore Gymnasium. The key note speaker is Bellevue's past mayor and current King County Counsel Woman, Claudia Balducci.   To support the organization,  click here
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