Spring 2016

In This Issue

GiveBIG to Eastside Pathways and help us in our mission to mobilize our entire community to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career.

Eastside Pathways is participating - for the first time - in Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG 2016 event on May 3rd. The one-day event helps nonprofits generate much-needed funds that are "stretched" with added dollars from Seattle Foundation's pool of funds from their sponsors.

Please click here to donate today

By giving to Eastside Pathways you help us and our partner organizations give every child and youth the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential and be happy, healthy, and successful.

Together, with our partner organizations, we have:
  • Sustained reduction in tardiness - 29% decrease over two years
  • Increased 3rd grade reading proficiency from 83% in 2012 to around 88% in 2015
Help us make an even bigger impact. 
You can schedule a donation anytime up until midnight on May 3rd.  

Eastside Pathways News
We are pleased to share with you Eastside Pathways'  community report  for 2015.  This is the fourth report that reflects the collective work our Partnership has undertaken.  This report is a look at where we stand on progress toward our goals.  It is meant to help monitor key outcomes for kids, but also identify and build on the changes happening at a systemic level. It highlights the individual and organizational collective learning that continues to make our work better each year.
This year, we have taken the additional step of making detailed data available for exploration on our website. The report links to several Tableau dashboards which will be updated periodically as new information is available.
After you have read this, we hope you join or renew your commitment to working collectively on behalf of our children.

Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the "Little Rock Nine," came to Bellevue in late March as the keynote speaker at the YouthLink Youth Involvement Conference. His lunchtime plenary captivated the youth in attendance, and afterwards a group of 30 or so Eastside Pathways partners and community members were able to speak with Dr. Roberts about the challenging, necessary work of advancing racial equity in Bellevue.

We did it!
Since August 2015, Eastside Pathways' facilitators had been learning how to manage and focus their collaboratives' work in ways that can maximize and accelerate outcomes.  On April 29th, the facilitators completed the  certification process developed by Leadership Eastside. This  adds Adaptive Community Leadership skills to their Eastside Pathways facilitator tool box. 

Are you interested in learning more about Eastside Pathways? Do you have questions about collective impact? If so, you are invited to attend an 
Eastside Pathways 101  meeting! 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bellevue Library, Room 1
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
 Join us on July 14th - register now!

Collaborative Updates

Eastside Pathways collaboratives meet monthly. If you have been out of the loop for a while, you can stay up to date here. 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. The facilitator will then send you any documents in advance and let you know about any location or time changes.

Community Happenings
2016 Brainerd Fellowship
Applications Being Accepted

Social Venture Partners (SVP) is a network of more than 3,200 engaged individuals in 39 cities around the globe. SVP works to build powerful relationships among people and organizations by cultivating effective philanthropists, funding and strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions to address critical social challenges.

To ensure a strong, healthy Partnership, SVP continually strives to increase the diversity of socio-economic classes, cultural backgrounds, and professional and life experiences, and ensure a rich and varied network of perspectives. In this spirit, SVP invites interested individuals in King County to apply for a fellowship, named in honor of SVP's cofounder, Paul Brainerd, and reflects his spirit and ethos. The participation and infusion of diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences into decision-making processes ensure a sense of cultural competency and effectiveness that will help widen and strengthen the SVP Network and will help to achieve our community wide goals. The fellowships are funded by current Partners and cover the annual Partner contribution.
Applications for the 2016 Brainerd Fellowship are being accepted until  Friday, May 6th.
Hello BSD Community Partners!
Middle School Social Emotional Learning Implementation Team Forming
The Middle School SEL Adoption Committee came to a consensus and made a curriculum recommendation to be presented to the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) in June. If approved, the recommendation will be presented to the School Board for their approval soon after.  
Regardless of curriculum, the Committee recognized that there are many questions, concerns and thoughts around implementation of SEL in our 7 middle schools. For this reason, the Committee recommended forming a  Middle School Social Emotional Learning Implementation Team . This team will need to have representation from each building; teachers, administrators and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
This new  Implementation Team  will discuss options, listen and provide feedback from people they represent, and make recommendations around "how, when &  where" the SEL curriculum lessons will be delivered.
Are you interested in participating? Please email Wendy Powell by  May 10th.
 King County Vroom Network First Quarterly Meeting

Attend the first Vroom quarterly meeting to discuss robust ideas around Vroom usage and integration in the work being done in King County. This network will be a space for sharing best practices and getting feedback about Vroom. 
King County Vroom Network First Quarterly Meeting
Friday, May 20, 2016
10:00 - 11:30am
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation 
at Daybreak Star in Discovery Park
RSVP at http://ow.ly/4mKwjY 

Rang Barse - IAWW Bollywood Dance Night & Fundraiser
Saturday, May 21, 2016 
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Blakely Hall at Issaquah Highlands 
2550 NE Park Dr, Issaquah, WA 98105

Join the Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW)  for their annual fundraiser.  It will be a fun evening with food, dance, and friends! You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets  here .
The City of Bellevue will be hosting the first ever Bellevue Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, May 21 from 8am-4pm at Bellevue City Hall.  

Come network with your neighbors and participate in over 20 workshops being offered. Workshop topics include learning to navigate city process and communications tools, planning neighborhood events, engaging volunteers, bridging cultural barriers, dealing with conflict, creating safer neighborhoods and more. 

Conference registration open now. Contact Julie Ellenhorn at  425-452-5372. Space is limited!