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Summer Learning Programs Grant Open: Supporting Academic and Enrichment Opportunities for Seattle K-12 Youth 

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Summer Learning Programs Request for Investment (RFI) is a 3-year grant that supports academic and enrichment programs for Seattle-based K-12 students in summer 2024, 2025, and 2026. This award is intended to prepare students for the new school year with new knowledge… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Advances Youth Leadership and Cultural Education Programming with $2.8 Million Investment  

Six community partner organizations will expand Culturally Specific and Responsive programs to support BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee youth SEATTLE (January 31) – The City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is announcing six community-based organizations (CBO) selected to receive a total of $2.8 million in funding to… [ Keep reading ]

Student Mental Health Pilot Expanding to Additional Schools

As part of the City’s $4.5 million investment to increase student mental health supports in schools, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is launching a funding process to expand services at up to three additional schools beginning fall 2023.

Focused on Student Success, $7.2 Million in Youth Programs Awarded 

Building on nearly $5 million in expanded learning and college and career programming since 2020, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) will invest approximately $7.2 million in programs for students and youth not yet meeting grade-level standards, in alignment with and funded by the 2018 voter-approved Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy. Opportunity and Access grants will fund 16 community-based organizations and serve approximately 2,000 youth and young adults through 2026, the final year of the levy. Each organization will receive $450,000 over three years. 

Youth Join Partnership for $4.5 Million Investment in Mental Health Pilot

Youth mental health is at crisis levels due to the ongoing impact of social isolation from remote learning, gun violence, and the negative side of social media. Students are demanding alternative services and the City has created the Student Mental Health Supports Pilot in response to their needs. This $4.5 million investment brings together schools, students, community organizations, Seattle Public Schools (SPS), and Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) to respond to what many public health professionals identify as a crisis of our time.  

Register in May for DEEL-Funded K-12 Summer Programs

Sixteen community-based organizations will serve nearly 900 students this summer through funding awarded by the Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning (DEEL).

DEEL Spring 2023 Newsletter

DEEL’s spring newsletter is available now! This issue highlights Seattle Preschool Program applications now open for the 2023-24 school year, and levy-supported classroom strategies supporting success.

New Strategies for Student Success Top of Mind for Levy Partners

DEEL staff and members of the FEPP Levy Oversight Committee (LOC) visit preschool through 12th grade classrooms throughout the school year to learn more about how levy supports and interventions are promoting student success

Eight of Ten Students Engaged in Summer Learning Report Being Better Prepared for School

Last year, survey feedback from 1,059 youth served by DEEL’s 2022 summer learning investments showed more than 8 out of 10 students had an overall positive experience in their summer program and felt better prepared to return to school in the fall. This year, community organizations and city agencies are eligible to apply for up to $75,000 per program to support existing programs through DEEL’s Summer Learning Enhancement fund. Applications open March 6.

DEEL Announces $7.2 Million Available to Increase Access to Expanded Learning and College & Career Exploration Opportunities for Seattle Youth

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced the opening of applications for Opportunity & Access funds. Up to $7.2 million is available to support organizations providing academic, enrichment, and college and career readiness programs to youth disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities in education.