DEEL’s summer 2022 newsletter is available now! This issue features DEEL’s investments in summer programs and the annual FEPP Levy Year 2 Report for 2020-2021. Also included are highlights from the ribbon-cutting ceremony for SPP Provider Tiny Tots Development Center’s new facility in Othello Square, Seattle Public Schools graduations, and upcoming funding opportunities for early learning providers and community partners.
By Ciara Pickering, DEEL COVID-19 Communications Advisor
With the rise in COVID-19 cases this spring and the emergence of new variants, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves and our communities by getting vaccinated. New information about COVID-19 and the vaccine continues to surface and many people find themselves with a lot of questions, especially about vaccines for kids ages 5 – 11. In collaboration with Public Health – Seattle & King County and Seattle Public Schools, DEEL has produced the Handbook for Health Heroes, a comic book guide to help answer families’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.[Read more…]
DEEL is currently accepting applications for several exciting funding opportunities that will invest in community-based organizations providing equitable learning opportunities for Seattle children and youth.
We invite you to learn more about DEEL finding opportunities by visiting our website, viewing the information sessions below, and joining us for upcoming technical assistance sessions to receive guidance on your application.[Read more…]
Bruce Harrell, Mayor
Dwane Chappelle, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sage Leibenson, email@example.com, 206.507.6701
New Funding Opportunity: Community-Based Organizations Are Invited to Apply for DEEL’s Summer Learning Request for Investment
Apply by April 27th for grants up to $75,000
SEATTLE (April 12) – The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is currently requesting applications from community-based organizations and city agencies for DEEL’s Summer Learning Enhancement Request for Investment (RFI). Funded by the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, this funding opportunity seeks to expand or enhance existing community-based summer programs for Seattle K-12 students.[Read more…]
The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is seeking feedback from community-based organizations led by Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and sole proprietors serving youth and families of color in Seattle, WA. Feedback provided will help inform upcoming funding opportunities that support BIPOC youth empowerment and cultural education in response to recommendations from the Equitable Communities Initiative (ECI).
Through this survey, we hope to reach the following objectives:
- Identify community-based partners that may be interested in applying to the ECI funding opportunity.
- Understand existing efforts in the areas of youth leadership and cultural education.
- Identify current barriers for organizations in applying for City of Seattle funding to improve our application process.
To provide your feedback and receive updates relating to this funding opportunity when it becomes available, please complete the quick survey below:
Survey link: tinyurl.com/2022eci
Please help us spread the word about this survey to local organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color serving youth throughout Seattle, WA!
This survey will close on March 14th at 10:00 p.m.
Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor
Dwane Chappelle, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2021
Revised: November 3, 2021
Contact: Sage Leibenson, Sage.Leibenson@seattle.gov, 206-507-6701
Seattle Promise Scholars Exceed National Trends Despite Pandemic
Applications Currently Open for Class of 2022 Graduating Seniors
SEATTLE (November 3, 2021) – Following record enrollment in the Seattle Promise program in Fall of 2020, the program is now celebrating record setting degree completion rates. In 2021, more than 80 Promise scholars completed their post-secondary degrees exceeding national two-year and three-year college completion trends.
Among students who began college in Fall 2018, more than 20 additional Promise scholars, 75% of whom are students of color, completed their degrees within three years. In total, the 2018 cohort achieved a 37% three-year graduation rate, which exceeds the average national three-year completion rate of 28% reported by the National Center for Education Statistics. The Seattle Promise program also celebrates 2-year completion rates of 24% for the 2018 cohort and 20% for the 2019 cohort.[Read more…]
DEEL’s fall 2021 newsletter is here! DEEL is proud to welcome our City’s brilliant scholars back to classrooms for in-person learning. In this issue, we share stories about how the education community continues to support students throughout the pandemic from early learning to postsecondary. We also kick off the new school year by sharing information about resources that support student success and wellness including the Child Care Assistance Program, Seattle Preschool Program enrollment, School-Based Health Center services, and more![Read more…]
DEEL is seeking is seeking feedback from Seattle youth to develop a mini-grant that will provide funding for youth-led projects – by youth, for youth – that speak out against racism and other forms of bias and hate. Help inform this process by filling out this quick and easy survey:
Youth Survey (ages 12-24): tinyurl.com/deelyouthsurvey
Please help share this survey with youth and local organizations in your community! This survey will close on Friday Aug. 6, at 6:00pm.
DEEL is seeking feedback from Seattle youth and adults to develop a funding opportunity that will serve Black girls, young women, and Black queer and transgender youth. You can help inform how DEEL designs this process by completing the following surveys:
Youth Survey (ages 10-21): tinyurl.com/2021yth
Adult Survey (ages 22+): tinyurl.com/2021csrad
Please help us spread the word about this survey to youth and local organizations in your community!
This survey will close on August 5th.
The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Provider Facilities Fund Request for Investment (RFI) is now OPEN!
The Department of Education and Early Learning is excited to announce the opening of the SPP Providers Facilities Fund Request for Investment (RFI) funding opportunity as part of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, passed by voters in 2018.
To be considered for funding, applicants are invited to apply by 11:59 p.m. on Monday August 9, 2021.
- The 2021-22 SPP Provider Facilities Fund RFI has approximately $1,200,000 available to support child care facility expansion and renovation projects for use in Seattle Preschool Program.
- Home-, center-, and school-based providers who contract with DEEL as providers of SPP or SPP Pathway are eligible to apply.
- Funds are awarded through a competitive application process.
DEEL will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 on the Webex platform. Webex meeting links are provided below:
SPP Facilities Fund RFI Information Session
Wednesday July 7, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting password: PQiiWs5Zq29
Or, join by phone at:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 800 0353
Click HERE to learn more about this funding opportunity and access RFI documents.