BSK-funded programs had fun in the sun this summer with learning that shared common themes

Best Starts for Kids Expanded Learning grantees provided incredible summer learning opportunities to youth across King County through a variety of engaging programs and activities. Highlights from this summer included field trips across the region, celebrations of food and culture, exploring health and well-being, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities, academic supports, and so much more.   Field trips Youth especially loved heading outside to explore and enjoy the local nature that the Northwest has to offer. For example, Living Well Kent’s summer program went on a field trip to the Soos Botanical Garden. The youth enjoyed the diverse, … [ ]

How was your Bridge?

Thank you for joining us at this year’s Bridge Conference: Forging Brighter Futures. We would love to hear about your experience. What were the highlights? How was the venue? How can we improve?  Please complete this evaluation form by November 20th. It only takes 5 minutes! Share your feedback STARS credit Workshop certificates have been added to all applicable workshop sessions and STARS credit has been updated for attendees. If you do not see credit in your MERIT account, reach out to us at Accessing materials Materials from your sessions are still available in Sched. Please follow the directions below to access session materials, … [ ]

Bridge Conference 2023 Highlights—Forging Brighter Futures

What an event! Together, we set out to Reflect, Connect, and Reimagine our work to advocate and uplift the young people around the state of Washington. With our collective wisdom and knowledge, we achieved our goal. Now, we have a rejuvenated pathway to Forging Brighter Futures.  Where are you rooted?  On Bridge day one, we opened the conference with a powerful message from our keynote speaker, Melannie Denise Cunningham. Her talk centered on our foundation and how we show up for ourselves and others. Ms. Melannie challenged us to reflect on our upbringing and on the cycles of socialization that … [ ]

Finance & Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: The Finance and Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for a variety of SOWA functions including, but not limited to, finance, IT, senior management, office operations, and organization-wide events and initiatives. Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration Location:  625 Andover Park W, STE 101, Tukwila, WA 98188 This is a hybrid position. Some of the job duties are required to be performed onsite at SOWA’s Tukwila office, hence candidates must reside within a reasonable daily commuting distance to Tukwila, Washington. Some duties can be done remotely. RESPONSIBILITIES: Finance Information Technology Office Operations Senior Management Support Organization-wide Events and … [ ]

Grants & Contracts Director (part time)

Position Summary: School’s Out Washington is seeking a collaborative leader, a strategic and systems thinker, and a strong communicator to drive our revenue strategies, with a focus on public and private institutional giving and service contracts. This is a part time position (24 hours/week) for a senior leader who enjoys flexibility around their work and schedule yet seeks to make a long-term impact as part of a leading systems-change organization. The Director will participate as a member of the SOWA Leadership Team.  Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  Location: Remote from anywhere in Washington state, or from our Tukwila, Washington office  … [ ]

Bridge 2023 closing plenary: Mobilizing for a Brighter Future

What role do we play in forging brighter futures for young people? Through youth and community voice, collective action and advocacy, and the resourcing and development of our rich tapestry of providers and programs, we create the conditions for all young people to be healthy, thriving, and reach the future they envision. In this closing session, we will hear from a panel of national and local leaders about how the youth development sector can be mobilized to move us toward our goal of building sustainable systems that elevate and empower young people and their communities.  Come ready to be inspired and called to … [ ]