Children and Education
21 Progress - "The mission of 21 Progress is to Build a 21st Century Movement for Equity & Justice. 21 Progress provides programs that empower leaders among the hard working people of Washington and advances bold ideas for economic and social justice."
Agape House – “The Agape House employs a preventative model, a bridge of non-time limited housing and education/training for the homeless, underserved, aging out foster care woman in order to address sexual trafficking and homelessness.”
Arts Corps – “Arts Corps – “Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education.”
Children's Alliance - "At the Children’s Alliance, we’re advocates for kids. We ensure that laws, policies and programs work for kids, and we hold our leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy."
Coyote Central – “Coyote Central challenges young adolescents of every race and socio-economic background to build skills, creative thinking, self-awareness, and social awareness through hands-on projects with professionals in creative fields.”
Diverse Harmony – “The mission of Diverse Harmony, a Queer-Straight Alliance Youth Chorus, is to create a safe, affirming environment where everyone is accepted for who they are. We use our passion and the power of music to inspire and celebrate differences in our homes and community. We invite all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight (LGBTQS) youth ages 13-22 to participate in a choral community, open to all vocal skill level.”
Equity in Education Coalition - "Eliminating the opportunity gap and promoting birth through career success for all children of color in Washington State."
Families Like Ours - "“The mission of Families Like Ours is to overcome barriers for ALL families – traditional and non-traditional wishing to foster or adopt children of all ages and backgrounds. We achieve this through strong individual family and youth advocacy, a continuum of family support, community outreach and education. As an independent advocate for youth and families, we are able to overcome obstacles insuring that the right of a supportive permanent family is protected.”
Family Law CASA - "Our mission is to recruit, train, supervise and support community volunteers who are appointed to investigate custody and visitation disputes in order to give children the voice in court that they deserve."
Free2Luv – “Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to rockin’ individuality, celebrating equality, spreading kindness & standing up to bullying through arts & entertainment. We empower, engage & enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are.”
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children - "Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) provides specialized, holistic legal advocacy for children in child welfare proceedings and other juvenile court matters. LCYC works to ensure each child’s voice is heard, unique legal rights protected, court experience enriched and life improved. LCYC advises youth who are or are at risk of becoming homeless."
Mockingbird Society – “To improve foster care and end youth homelessness.”
Office of the Education Ombuds - "OEO promotes equity in education by working with families and schools to remove barriers
so that every student can fully participate in and benefit from public education in the State of Washington."
Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets - "We exist to support homeless and at-risk youth and young adults to become empowered to lead positive and self-sufficient lives. Our philosophy and practice of inclusion has allowed us to develop low access barriers to engage young people who are at risk of falling through gaps in community services."
Pongo Teen Writing Project - “The Pongo Teen Writing Project teaches and mentors personal poetry by youth who have suffered childhood traumas, such as abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence.”
Rain City Rock Camp – “Rain City Rock Camp empowers girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to engage their creative potential through music, champion equity, and thrive in a community of allies and activists.”
Street Youth Ministries – “To provide youth in Seattle’s University District with life-skills, resources and relationships that bring hope and healing to their lives and the community.”
Street Bean Coffee – “We are a nonprofit multi-roaster coffee shop providing opportunity for street-involved young people to reclaim their lives, one cup at a time.”
Teen Feed – “Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets.”
Treehouse - We envision – and strive to create – a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community."
Washington Philanthropic Investment Group – “The Women’s Philanthropic Investment Group of Seattle’s mission is to invest in helping women and children in need move toward self-sufficiency and stability through advocacy, outreach, and charitable giving.”
Wellspring Family Services – “Our mission is to build emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a nonviolent community in which they can thrive. We achieve our mission through the effective provision of social and mental health services that help strengthen families, addressing a broad range of issues that can negatively affect their lives. “
WestSide Baby - “WestSide Baby, in partnership with our community, provides essentials to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothes, books and equipment.”
Youth Care – “YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.”
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