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Seattle Amistad School LogoAt Seattle Amistad School, we foster community integrity through rigorous bilingual and bicultural education, developing our students’ academic strengths and cultural sensibilities, while nurturing compassionate and engaged citizens.

We believe that children learn and grow best in an environment that respects and nurtures all aspects of their lives. From children’s cultural and linguistic contexts, to their different academic interests and strengths, to their roles as dynamic participants in their families and communities, we encourage children to grow and challenge themselves in every area. We believe that art, music, food, play, and movement are essential components of our lives and our cultures, and should not be separated from children’s education. In fact, we believe that all of these dimensions are essential for a meaningful, transformative academic experience.

We believe that children have a right to nurture and strengthen the cultural and linguistic connections to their families and communities, and to use those strengths as the foundation for a rigorous academic experience. We believe that all children need the linguistic and cultural skills to navigate and influence the complex global society of the future, in order to bring about greater peace and justice for our communities and our world.

At Seattle Amistad School, we envision a community where children don’t have to choose between connection to their cultural values and a good education. Indeed, we know that schools are most successful when they are grounded in and develop students’ cultural and linguistic assets. We envision a community where all students are able to navigate both their own cultural contexts, and those of others. We know that children who have the tools to bridge cultural and linguistic divides will be leaders in creating a more just, compassionate world.
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Launch logoLaunch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child has equitable access to a brilliant start. Through our preschool, before & after school and summer programs, each year we serve a diverse group of more than 1,200 children ages 3 to 12 — foundational years when our social, emotional and academic support help launch young lives on a trajectory of success. We partner with schools, families and other organizations to close the opportunity gap, providing the highest-quality care and learning in a safe, fun and enriching environment that honors the whole child. Drawing on 40 years of experience, we serve as a proven model of effective programming and a passionate advocate for children, families and communities.

www.launchlearning.org
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Ace Scholarships logoThe philosophy behind ACE Scholarships, we are a nonprofit organization that raises money from generous donors and then awards financial scholarships to students from low-income families so they can attend the school of their choice. ACE Scholarships has quickly become an educational success story. In fact, since 2000, we’ve awarded over 23,000 scholarships worth over $52M, giving children from low-income families the chance to succeed. And succeed they have, graduating high school with most going on to college.
ACE Scholarships works with low-income families from a variety of different circumstances across numerous states. To qualify for an ACE scholarship, a family must meet the income requirements for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Our families have a medium income of $32,000 a year.
90% of the schools our students attend serve inner-city communities.
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Let’s face it. Trying to tackle school reform all at once is a pretty daunting task.
We realized something — we don’t need to. Instead, if we could help just one child at a time, we’d be able to have real impact starting from day one. And so we set out on a mission. We noticed something that everyone else seemed to overlook. While there were a lot of kids from low-income families failing in their current schools, there were a lot of really great schools with extra capacity. We saw independent schools operating with their own philosophies and teaching styles. Yet, as different as they all were, each excelled with the type of students they served. Maybe the problem wasn’t that there weren’t enough good schools, but rather that low-income families didn’t have a way into these schools. So we decided to change that.
http://www.acescholarships.org/

Joseph Learning Lab logoJoseph Learning Lab (JLL) believes that a community can be measured by the importance that it places on the growth of its children.  We are committed to maintaining a leadership role in the community as well as be providers of the most innovative, enriching and educational programs, which are presented by degreed and certified educators, tutors, and subject matter professionals in a unique learning environment.

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At Joseph Learning Lab, we work to close the learning gap and reduce the dropout rate.  We are focused on developing students of all ages and diverse backgrounds, providing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.  JLL guides students with the use of leading edge technology to produce stimulating educational solutions.  We are passionate about helping students to become empowered and realize their full academic potential.  We do this by utilizing the most innovative in class and virtual learning approaches, and a comprehensive range of integrated programs for a first-class education.

Each student is evaluated and assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This process allows us to personalize the tutoring sessions to fit each student’s educational needs.  The individualized learning plan is aligned with each student, allowing them to grasp and master learning concepts to stay on track with core courses.

To ensure a student’s success, quality tutoring services are available on school campus, at our organization, or virtual sessions with live, on-line instructors using interactive white boards.

The primary benefits that a child achieves at Joseph Learning Lab:
First, each child will develop stronger academic skills in Math, Reading, English and Writing.
Second, each child will have better concentration, and attention span.
Third, each child will gain more confidence and motivation.
Fourth, each child will have improved study skills, grades and test scores.
www.josephlearninglab.org

Southwest youth and family services logoSouthwest Youth and Family Services was first founded as the Southwest Youth Service Bureau Policy Board in 1979, as part of a citywide program to provide neighborhood-based diversion services in West Seattle and White Center. We were incorporated on September 9, 1980.
As the program offerings changed, the community came to know us as the Bureau. Our mission became serving all low-income youth in the neighborhood. We developed a number of innovative youth-run employment programs. We remained primarily employment-based until 1985 when we expanded programs to provide education and individual and family counseling services.
Our Education Program was created in cooperation with the Interagency Transition School, and initially served Seattle Public School students. Our Education Center Program, designed to serve drop-out students, started in 1986.

SWYFS currently has a staff of approximately 75 partnering with youth and families to transform their futures. We are actively planning to continue expanding our services across the area in the months and years to come.

http://www.swyfs.org/

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Sanchez Elementary PTA is a member of the Colorado PTA. Colorado PTA was founded in 1907 as the Colorado Congress of Mothers and  incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1915.  Since its founding, Colorado PTA has served as a nonsectarian, nonpartisan advocate for the child and for parental engagement.
As the volunteer-run, state chapter  of PTA, Colorado PTA acts as the link  between the national association, based in Alexandria, VA and the local school PTAs  (known as local units) located throughout the State of Colorado.
As a chartered, membership-based organization, each local unit, while maintaining its own autonomy, also benefits from being supported by this state and national structure which provides valuable information, resources and training.  Through this  structure, local unit members automatically obtain membership in both Colorado PTA and National PTA as well.
http://www.copta.org/
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Kashmir Education Initiative LogoKashmir Education Initiative will enable access to enriching educational opportunities, provide financial assistance to those in need, and sustain a supportive peer and mentor community. KEI considers education to be the primary imperative in the empowerment and development of individuals, institutions and communities. The KEI team will join forces with parents, the community and like-minded organizations to help students develop the skills required to become independent and productive thinkers and actors, to be successful, and to contribute responsibly in a global community.
http://www.kashmirei.org/

Alice Paul Institute logoThe Alice Paul Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. API was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth. It was an all-volunteer effort until 2000. Today, seven paid staff, dozens of volunteers, and a board of directors oversee the Institute’s activities.

Education. Empowerment. Equality.

The Alice Paul Institute

educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977), and offers heritage and girls’ leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. We honor her legacy as a role model of leadership in the continuing quest for equality.

API furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life’s work for gender equality, and also takes a leadership role in bringing recognition to organizations and historic sites that honor women. Paulsdale, a model of adaptive reuse of a historic site, hosts a vibrant menu of leadership development programs that use the rich history and potential of women leaders to inspire young people to make a difference in their schools and communities.

http://www.alicepaul.org/

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Boy Scouts of America, Mt. Diablo Council

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and nearly 1 million adult volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.

http://www.scouting.org/

SML Good Neighbors logoThrough a united church and community effort, SML Good Neighbors provides:

  • A four-week summer enrichment day camp for children from three Bedford County and three Franklin County schools. Academic mentoring in reading, writing, quantitative and communications skills is provided. Additional enrichments are provided every afternoon in Nature Education, Peace Education, Cultural Diversity and Global Education.
  • Vocational exploration experiences for college students through intensive Leadership Development internships.
  • Hot lunches for summer school students in three Bedford County elementary schools.
  • Weekend backpacks containing food for the weekend and a new book each week of summer school for children in three Bedford County and three Franklin County schools.
  • An in-school mentoring program in area elementary schools during the school year.
  •  Volunteer opportunities for 200 community volunteers.
  • Student Enrichment in the Arts programs that provide out of school enrichment opportunities across Franklin and Bedford Counties.
  • A new Middle School Academy launching summer of 2016.

Our Mission—To develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.

http://www.smlgoodneighbors.org/

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