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The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle.

 

The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER),

a nonprofit organization.

 

       

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Working together to fight summer learning loss.

That's what the Let's Read! summer reading campaign is doing right now thanks to many amazing partners.  Research shows  that children who don't read over the summer can lose valuable literacy skills and fall behind. Scroll down to read about the exciting ways the region is coming together to make sure our students are successful in the coming school year. 

There are also exciting things happening in the family engagement realm: For the second year, a delegation from the Road Map Project region is attending the Family Engagement in Education Institute at Harvard University. Check out the update below for pictures and information.

Questions? Email us at info@ccedresults.org. We hope you have a wonderful day! 

CCER Team

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Region's summer reading campaign in full swing

The Let's Read! summer reading campaign is making sure kids and families in our region remember to keep reading and learning, even when school is out. Here are a few of the great things happening right now as part of the campaign:


Summer learning at free meal sites |
Through a partnership with United Way of King County and School's Out Washington, Let's Read! is helping to bring quality educational programming to free summer meal sites across King County. Eighty United Way-sponsored AmeriCorps members currently working at the meal sites were trained on fun, interactive and educational activities that keep kids learning and engaged. These enriching activities not only keep kids learning, but encourage them to return to the sites for free and nutritious meals throughout summer.


Material distribution |
Let's Read! is proud to have distributed over 53,000 posters, stickers, magnets, postcards and summer reading agreements to all seven school districts in the Road Map Project region and over 30 local partner organizations. These materials will be highly visible to kids and families, and encourage them to read and learn during the summer months.
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Book giveaway | Thanks to a generous donation from First Book, Let's Read! was able to give away over 3,000 free books to partner organizations. These books will be given directly to kids, used to replenish summer program libraries and handed out at doctors' offices when kids come in for check-ups.
 

Weekly learning tips | Let's Read! is again sending out weekly learning tips. These reading and STEM tips are emailed every Tuesday during summer and are a great addition to newsletters, communications with parents and educators, and email signatures. You can also find the tips on social media by using #tiptuesday. If you are interested in receiving learning tips this summer, please email Sara Siegel (ssiegel@ccedresults.org) or follow Let's Read! on Facebook (www.facebook.com/letsreadkingcounty) and Twitter (@LetsReadSKC).


Let's Read! on Univision |
Let's Read! is sharing the importance of summer learning with more Spanish-speaking families through a partnership with Univision Seattle! Throughout the summer, there will be informational interviews during the newscasts, plus text messages with helpful information and tips sent to more than 10,000 Univision viewers. You can watch the first interview featuring José Garcia of the King County Library System here: bit.ly/1HEmNnr 


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Road Map Project group attending Harvard institute

Photo credits (clockwise from upper left): Anita Koyier-Mwamba, Anthony Shoecraft and Amanda Scott Thomas
 
Did you know 68 people from the Road Map Project region are at Harvard University for the 2015 Family Engagement in Education Institute They're learning from each other and national family engagement experts this week. This is the second year a group from South Seattle and South King County has attended the institute.  Members of the delegation are posting about their experiences on social media. You can follow the action via the  hashtag #RMPfamily. Look for a post-trip update in a future newsletter.  

 

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CCER looking for Communications Coordinator

CCER is looking for a Communications Coordinator! This position will  work closely with the Communications Manager, Executive Director and CCER team to support the communications function of the Road Map Project . The Communications Coordinator will support a variety of ongoing and new efforts, including the implementation of a new Road Map Project communications plan and annual community campaigns.  This is a unique position for someone who has passion for connecting with people and communities, and can excel in a fast-moving environment. 

Click here to view the job description. The application period closes. Aug. 2.

 

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Road Map Project "101" coming up


Would you like to learn more about the Road Map Project? Sign up for the next Road Map Project "101" on Aug. 26! "101" meetings are held several times a year and are designed to help participants learn about the Road Map Project work, make connections and get involved. Here are the details:

 

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (light breakfast will be provided)
Wednesday, Aug. 26
Community Center for Education Results
1200 12th Ave. S. Suite 701

Seattle, WA 98144


Please email info@ccedresults.org to register for the meeting. If this time isn't convenient for you, please know future meetings will be held at varying times of day. Information about upcoming meetings will be shared in future email updates.

 

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