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DEEL Partners with Community Organizations to Provide High-Quality Summer Learning Opportunities to Seattle K-12 Youth 

million in community investments to enhance summer learning opportunities for more than 1,400 kindergarten through 12th grade youth in Seattle. Funds will support community-based organizations to provide academic experiences, college and career exploration, and enrichment opportunities for Seattle youth with a focus on social-emotional learning.  

DEEL Invests $1M in Community-Based K-12 Summer Programs to Address Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on Student Learning

This week, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced $1 million in grant awards to enhance community-based summer learning for more than 1,400 youth.

DEEL Funding Opportunity FAQ’s, May 11, 2022 

View frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) pertaining to DEEL’s funding opportunities currently open now, updated May 11, 2022. 

DEEL Announces Up To $1.5M in Grant Funding for Cultural Education and Leadership Opportunities Supporting Historically Underserved Youth

DEEL is currently accepting applications for the Youth Leadership and Cultural Education Request for Investment (RFI). As part of DEEL’s 2022 budget allocation supporting recommendations from the Equitable Communities Initiative, DEEL will invest up to $1.5 million in community-based leadership and cultural education opportunities for historically underserved immigrant, refugee, and youth of color disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities. Applicants are invited to apply for up to $150,000 with funds awarded through a competitive process managed by DEEL. 

DEEL Spring 2022 Newsletter

DEEL’s spring 2022 newsletter is available now! DEEL is excited to announce Seattle Preschool Program enrollment is currently open for 3- and 4-year-olds in Seattle. This issue also provides information about Washington state’s new Cost of Care Study for child care providers, financial aid and internship opportunities students, new funding… [ Keep reading ]

Fabrics of Our Lives: Atlantic Street Center Youth Celebrate Black History   

At the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Seattle youth took to the stage to deliver a stellar performance celebrating Black History Month titled, Fabrics of Our Lives.  The play highlighted art, culture, and important moments in American history through tributes to Black civil rights activists, the Harlem Renaissance, Harriet Tubman, the Black Panthers and boy bands of the 1980’s to name only a few. Performers included youth representing Atlantic Street Center (ASC), D&G Dance Company and individual youth performers Tazz Enrico, Skye Dior, and Ashley McCarver.   

Call for Community Volunteers: Join the FEPP Levy Oversight Committee to advise on how the City of Seattle advances educational equity from preschool to postsecondary through policy and financial investments

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is currently accepting applications for five new committee members for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy Oversight Committee (LOC). LOC members serve three-year terms, with the exception of youth members, who will serve a one-year term. Interested community members are encouraged to apply through the City of Seattle Boards and Commissions website. Applications are due by Monday, February 14, 2022. DEEL… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Invests Over $440K in Community-Driven Programs Supporting Black Girls, Young Women, and Black Queer and Transgender Youth 

SEATTLE (January 12) – Today, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced more than $440,000 in grant awards for the Black Girls, Young Women, Black Queer and Transgender Youth Request for Investment to support positive identity development and social-emotional learning for middle- and high-school age youth in Seattle. Six community-based organizations will receive awards ranging from $69,000 to $75,000 to provide culturally-responsive programs designed to support Black girls and Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) youth with leadership skills, mentorship, dedicated safe spaces and mental wellness services. Three of six organizations are first-time grant recipients from DEEL, and the majority of programs will serve students in the Central District and South Seattle. Programming will occur during the 2021-2022 school year and will serve over 200 youth. 

Seattle Developmental Bridge Program: A partnership between DEEL, King County Developmental Disabilities & Early Childhood Supports Division, Wonderland Child & Family Services, Northwest Center and Boyer Children’s Clinic

For children with disabilities and developmental delays, accessing services early can help them build a strong foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond. Early education and therapy services have been shown to help children build the important functional daily living skills they need to thrive in school and in life. DEEL is proud to partner with the Developmental Bridge Program to ensure families of young children in Seattle who are eligible for developmental support services have access to them at no cost.  

DEEL Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Community-Based Organizations to Support Equitable Birth Outcomes and Kindergarten Readiness for Families with Young Children

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced nearly $1.5M in awards for the Prenatal-to-Three Community Grant Program to increase equitable birth and kindergarten readiness outcomes for young families. This grant program is designed to support community-based organizations to identify challenges families with young children are experiencing and implement their own community-driven solutions.