Education: Girl Taking Notes 

Providing every child with a high-quality education is among our most important responsibilities as a community. Educational attainment is perhaps the most powerful factor in determining whether children will reach their full potential as healthy, self-sufficient adults.


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Teach lifeskills for success in life, college and career
Increase support for high-quality public schools
Atlantic Street Center »Atlantic Street Center serves low-income youth and families of color in Seattle's central and southeast neighborhoods. Education is at the heart of all our services.
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Wilderness Awareness School »Wilderness Awareness School connects kids and adults with nature, community and self, through transformational Nature Connection programs — training and inspiring the next generation of Nature Connection mentors, environmental stewards and leaders.
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Raising Our Youth as Leaders Project »The ROYAL Project (Raising Our Youth As Leaders) is a program that provides intensive supportive services and diversion strategies to King County youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
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2011-2012 Youth Grantmaking Board Outcomes
This year’s Youth Grantmaking Board learned more about the importance of young children (birth to five) acquiring the emotional, social and intellectual skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
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Coaching-to-College Pairs Foster Children with Volunteer Mentors
Treehouse for Kids offers Coaching-to-College, a program pairing foster children with volunteer mentors to help them identify, pursue and achieve their educational goals. Working with their mentor, they discuss college options and even tour campuses together. This kind of support and mentoring is essential to help foster children learn about and access higher education.
Approximately 45 percent of the nation’s public high school graduates will be non-White by 2019-20, reflecting increases in Hispanic (41 percent) and Asian/Pacific Islander (30 percent) graduates.
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Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom
This Center for American Progress report presents examples of successful antipoverty strategies in schools across the country and urges policymakers to realize the positive impact that school-based antipoverty programs could have on the education and well-being of low-income children across the United States.
The Strengths and Challenges of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy
This new study finds that "by leveraging the collective power of parents, youth, residents, and institutions, community organizing can alter longstanding power imbalances and patterns of inequality that result in failing schools."
With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
Based on a national survey of young adults, this research dispels some common myths about why so many students do not graduate and details what kinds of changes might make a difference.
Kids Count Data Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center provides more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety and risk factors.
Lessons from SEED, a National Demonstration of Child Development Accounts
A nationwide system of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) established as early as birth can lead to lifelong savings, raise college expectations and affordability, and serve as a basis for more stable and productive financial lives for American families, according to this report.

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