Eastside Pathways mobilizes our entire community 
to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.
September 2017
Eastside Pathways was invited to present a challenge for students taking part in Operation IDEATION, a three-week summer program sponsored by the Bellevue School District (BSD), for students entering grades 7 and 8 in the fall of 2017. The focus was on fostering innovative thinking through the Design Thinking framework among youth. The program was conceived and developed by Debbie Brandt, Curriculum Designer and Program Administrator for BSD. 
For Eastside Pathways, it was an excellent opportunity to integrate youth voice into their work.  Read more

As the 2017 school year begins in the Bellevue School District, there is a critical message being communicated to parents, students, and the wider community: 
"Right Place. Right Time. Ready to Learn!" 
Eastside Pathways acknowledges and thanks the many organizations and individuals who worked tirelessly together to develop and support the Attendance campaign. 


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
Conversations on Equity 
Bellevue School District, City of Bellevue, Eastside Pathways, and Leadership Eastside, invite you for a discussion on Racial Equity. The event is a follow-up to the Eastside Racial Equity Summit held on June 27, 2017, facilitated by Courtlandt Butts from the Pacific Educational Group. We will continue our conversation on aligning existing equity initiatives and deepening individual understanding and commitment to the work towards a more equitable Eastside.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 5 - 7 p.m. 
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, 15 Lake Street, Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98033
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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 12 - 1:30 p.m.
WISC, Rainier Room, 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

Best Starts for Kids is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities. 

Current Open RFPs (as on September 1, 2017)

Welcoming Week in East King County
Welcoming Week is a national celebration with events that bring people from diverse backgrounds together. It's about welcoming newcomers, immigrants, refugees, and those who were born in the US. Events offer the opportunity to meet people you might not normally get a chance to know, and to learn about other cultures.  View the events happening throughout East King County, hosted by Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition ( ERIC)
2nd Annual Welcome America Health Fair
Bellevue Family YMCA and International Health Community Services invite you to  connect with your local community resource groups. Participate in health screenings ( blood pressure, sugar, hearing), learn about health insurance options, voter registration, know your rights workshops.

Saturday, September 23
10 a.m. - 2 p.m
Bellevue YMCA Branch

2017 Equity and Engagement Conference

The conference will include an exclusive 3-hour session with Dr. Karen Mapp, Harvard Professor of Education, national expert of family engagement in education creator of the dual capacity Building Framework, and best-selling author.

Who should attend? Educators, parents, students, community professionals and others working with students and families.

Saturday, September 23
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center 200 Tower St. Everett WA 98201
Register here

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in search of 75 mentors for a new program @ Interlake High School in Bellevue! MentorU is a 1-to-1 high school mentoring program focused on career readiness and college preparation for students facing academic and personal challenges.

  Click  here  to find out more and sign up  today !
Bellevue PTSA Council: 
Back to School Fair

The Bellevue PTSA Council invites you to participate in their Back to School Fair.  

Saturday, September 9
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bellevue High School

Bellevue College: Volunteer Fair 

Mark your calendar!

Thursday September 28
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bellevue College Cafeteria

RSVP to peertopeer@bellevuecollege.edu

Tinker Tots: for 2 - 5 years old with caregiver. 
Ready, Set, Learn: for 3 - 5 years old, drop-off. 
QuestClub: Forces in Nature Ages for 5 - 8 years old, drop-off. 
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