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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).

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.

Seeking Feedback from Community Organizations Led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color: Survey to Inform Funding for Youth Empowerment and Cultural Education Programs Serving Youth of Color

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 as part of the Equitable Communities Initiative (ECI). 

Fall 2021 DEEL Newsletter

DEEL’s fall 2021 newsletter is here!  In this issue, we share stories about how the education community continues to support students throughout the pandemic from early learning to postsecondary.

Kingmakers of Seattle Expands to Franklin and Cleveland STEM High Schools for 2021-2022 School Year

This summer, the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced that the Kingmakers of Seattle (KoS) program, part of the Culturally Specific and Responsive investments area under the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy, will expand to two additional schools beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Franklin High… [ Keep reading ]

Partner Chat: Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program Teacher

In celebration of DiscoverU 2020, a week of college and career exploration, we’re featuring an interview with Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Teacher at Daybreak Star Preschool and recipient of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy funded SPP teacher scholarship. The SPP scholarship contributes to the early learning workforce by supporting SPP educators to meet lead teacher education requirements (bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education).

Fall 2020 DEEL Newsletter

Announcing the launch of DEEL’s new department newsletter! Here’s a peek at the Fall 2020 issue.

A King’s Journey: 2020 Black Male Graduates Rise to Excellence in the Kingmakers of Seattle Program

A King’s Journey tells the story of Kingmakers of Seattle participant DeMarcus Belle and his teacher and mentor, Emery Walters. Funded by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning through the FEPP Levy, Kingmakers provides culturally specific programming emphasizing positive self-identity, literacy, and academic mentoring.

Suspension of DEEL’s Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design

On April 14, 2020, DEEL Director Dwane Chappelle informed the community partners we have worked with on the Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design of the suspension of the process due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Seattle is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is taking aggressive measures… [ Keep reading ]