Place-based collaboratives have two or more organizations that collectively serve the same group of youth throughout the school-year and during summer.

Programming takes place in neighborhoods and school communities that lack sufficient access to high-quality out-of-school time programs.

Each partnership serves an average of 50-150 elementary and/or middle school youth for at least four days per week after school and at least six weeks in the summer.

Place-Based Partnership Grantees

Funded Amount (over 3 years)
Bellevue School District with: $855,000The Bellevue School District will partner with the Boys and Girls Club, Parks & Community Services, KidsQuest Children’s Museum and the YMCA of Bellevue to provide 195 unduplicated students experiencing homelessness with enriching summer and year-round programming. Program offerings will include cooking, horse care, climbing, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), animatronics and circuitry.
City of Renton- Recreation and Neighborhoods Division (lead)$520,560The City of Renton (Recreation & Neighborhoods Division) will partner with Centro Rendu of St. Vincent de Paul and Techbridge Girls to provide high quality afterschool and summer programming to 61 youth per day at the Highlands Neighborhood Center located in the Sunset Area. Youth from Highlands Elementary and McKnight Middle School will take part in culturally appropriate programming, developing academic and life skills in a safe and healthy (physically and emotionally) environment.
Kent Youth and Family Services with:$855,000
Kent Youth & Family Services will partner with Somali Youth and Family Club, Coalition for Refugees in Burma and the YMCA of Greater Seattle to serve youth at the Birch Creek Youth Center in Kent. Elementary and middle school aged youth will receive academic supports, recreation, life skills training, social emotional and enrichment programming; including cultural arts, peace circles, language, farming, technology and cooking.
Neighborhood House with:$855,000Neighborhood House will partner with Dick Scobee Elementary and Cascade Middle Schools to provide afterschool and summer programming to 320 children and youth, annually, living in and around the KCHA subsidized housing communities of Burndale Homes and Firwood Circle in Auburn. Youth will engage in project-based learning, positive social/emotional development, mentoring, academic tutoring and literacy activities.
Seattle Parks and Recreation with:$313,404Seattle Parks and Recreation will partner with Seattle Public Schools, STEMPaths Innovation Network, and University Tutors for Seattle Schools to serve 90 youth per day at Northgate Elementary School, with the goal of improving students’ performance in school courses and on state assessments. Youth will receive programming afterschool and through the summer focused on reading and math intervention, STEM, and reading & writing enrichment.
Somali Youth and Family Club with:$855,000Somali Youth and Family Club, Techbridge Girls and Urban Family Center Association will partner to provide afterschool and summer programming to 80 youth, daily, living in the Creston Point Apartments in the unincorporated community of Skyway. In a safe and culturally appropriate environment, youth will engage in high quality academic supports, physical activity, Girls STEM programming, refugee support, and cultural enrichment programming.
Southwest Youth and Family Services with:$855,000
Southwest Youth and Family Services’ New Futures Program will partner with Arts Corps, and Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC) to create access and eliminate barriers in White Center, SeaTac and Burien Housing Authority sites for 129 youth daily. With the goal of increasing math and literacy, developing technological skills, and building confidence, elementary and middle school students will engage in academic enrichment, arts education and technology programming, both afterschool and during the summer.