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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 ]

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. 

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).