SOWA is excited to partner with the following organizations for the BSK Expanded Learning Initiative: 

Place-based Collaboratives $7,647,725 
After-School All-Stars 
Federal Way Public Schools 
Geeking Out Kids of Color 
Bellevue Boys & Girls Club 
KidsQuest Children’s Museum 
Community Day School Association (dba Launch) 
Amt Up 3D 
Coyote Central 
STEM Paths Innovation Network 
Kent Youth and Family Services 
Communities of Rooted Brilliance 
YMCA Greater Seattle 
Neighborhood House 
Cascade Middle School 
Dick Scobee Elementary 
Seattle Housing Authority 
Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI) 
Seattle University 
Team Read 
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas Youth Tutoring Program 
Seattle Parks and Recreation 
STEM Paths Innovation Network 
Tollo Social Purpose Corporation 
Southwest Youth & Family Services 
Arts Corps 
Geeking Out Kids of Color 
The Renton School District 
Construyendo Juntos 
Supporting Parents in Education 
Team Read 
The Silent Task Force 
The Urban Food Systems Urban Family 

About our funding process: SOWA relies on a peer review process for reviewing and scoring applications. Among the 23 peer reviewers who reviewed BSK Expanded Learning applications, 87% identify as BIPOC and 96% share identities and/or lived experience with the priority populations of youth served. After participating in an orientation and anti-bias training, reviewers independently reviewed and scored a subset of applications using a scoring rubric aligned to funding priorities outlined in the RFP. Small groups then met to discuss and come to consensus on a score for each application. SOWA recommended high-scoring applications for funding to King County, with added consideration for licensed childcare programs, geographic equity, and representation of target populations of youth served. Final decisions were made by King County Best Starts for Kids.