We’re pleased to announce our New Solutions grantees. The funding for these agencies aims to expand or improve services for low-income residents, refugees, immigrants and communities of color. All 12 grantees have a distinct focus on grassroots community organizing. We’re so excited to share descriptions of these ambitious new projects here on our blog. First up is East African Community Services and its 6th-12th grade educational enrichment program.
East African Community Services will bolster the out-of-school educational resources and emotional support that low-income, East African middle-and high-school students receive within King County. The Multicultural Education and Youth Leadership Project will address the pervasive lack of equitable academic opportunities to low-income and under-served youth situated in the very neighborhoods in which they live. The project will meet the high demand for middle and high school programming on the New Holly Campus with year-round youth development through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-centric workshops, personal development counseling, individualized case management mentorship, college and career readiness programming.