Outreach & Family And Community Engagement


Our Outreach and Family and Community Engagement Program (FACE/Outreach) programs fosters communication and awareness of both the needs and the resources occurring in the greater Issaquah community. By sharing information from organizations like Issaquah Nourishing Network, the PTSA network can easily bring together those who are seeking assistance with those organizations and individuals contributing resources. Be sure to check below for events and programs happening now, as well as ways in which you or your organization can help.


General Resources
Issaquah Resource Guide: English | Spanish  (Printable Trifold) & Other Helpful Handouts
Issaquah School District Translated Forms & Documents
Cultural Bridges – Issaquah Schools Foundation

Save the Date: Recipe for Hope Breakfast is September 26th. More Info/Register HERE.

KCLS Homework Resources (HERE)

Tutor.com Live Homework Help in English & Spanish. (KCLS or Student ID card required.)


Current Programs How You Can Help

Registration is now open for Hopelink’s fall “English for Work” ESL program! See the attached flyers (English and Spanish) and details below. New student orientations will be held the week of September 11th. Classes are held in four convenient locations— Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, and our new Shoreline location. Morning and evening options are available. Classes are free!  But they fill up quickly, so early signups are recommended!

ENGLISH FOR WORKAN ESL PROGRAM through Hopelink. Learn English. Prepare for Work. Free classes starting each quarter SEE FLYER or visit  https://www.hopelink.org/need-help/adult-education

Free GED Classes Start any time.   Join us twice a week to improve your reading, writing, computer and math skills so you can get a better job and get your GED.  

Child Care resources: http://childcare.org/family-services/

Life After High School Programs offered through KCLS SAT/ACT Math Preparation Tips, The World as Your Classroom, Secrets of College Admissions, Gap Year Study Abroad, College Success for Students with Disabilities, Get a job! The Intelligent Job Search, Your College Planning Checklist and more !    http://kcls.org/teen-subject/life-after-high-school-resources/

Find out if you qualify for a computers and/or free internet access: http://washingtonaccessfund.org/free-and-low-cost-computers/

Shelter Information:  Visit the Issaquah Nourishing Network website for latest version.   www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/issaquah/

Study Zone hours for Sammamish KCLS

Starting Sept 11:  Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays: 6-8pm
Starting Sept 17:  Sundays: 3-5pm

Study Zone hours for Renton KCLS

Starting Monday Sept 11th
Mondays             5:30-7:30pm
Tuesdays             5:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesdays      4pm – 6pm
Thursdays           4pm – 6pm
Sundays               2pm – 4pm


. Join us for Hopelink’s largest and most popular fundraising event of the year!  Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:15pm, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.  Registration opens August 1st.  Our luncheon keynote speaker this year is former Second Lady Jill Biden; a military mom dedicated to supporting veterans and their families, an English professor who was the first Second Lady to continue her career while her husband was in office, and a philanthropist and activist committed to ensuring equality and opportunity for all.  For more information about the Hopelink Reaching Out Luncheon, email RSVP@hope-link.org or call 425.897.3703.   For more information or to register, click here.   Click here to learn how you can sponsor this event.

SAVE THE DATE!  Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Recipe For Hope Breakfast: The Growing Need September 26, 2017 Your support makes a big impact on the families we serve. Join us at this years event to help us address the Growing Need!  Interested in hosting a table or being a table captain this year?  Please email Kelly@issaquahfoodbank.org

Congregations for the Homeless fundraising luncheon where we share our successes with our community. Attending the luncheon is a great way to get involved and show your support.  We will hold our Annual Luncheon fundraiser on October 5, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA.  Our keynote speaker will be Mr. Jon Fine, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of King County, who will speak on the current state of homelessness in our community.

YWCA Housing Family Issaquah Village is seeking volunteer instructors (dance, arts, fitness, cooking, photography, etc). For more information, contact Victoria at vthai@ywcaworks.org.

Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale is coming September 29 & 30! Drop-off of items will begin Wednesday afternoon, 9/27. Collect your items now, and plan to volunteer as much as possible that week! More info visit website http://www.faithunited.org/habitat-for-humanity/

Join Athletes For Kids: Beneath the Same Sky Dinner Auction AFK’s largest FUNdraising event of the year! Your ticket includes cocktails, a silent auction, a sit-down dinner with unlimited wine, and an amazing live program with auction, entertainment, and inspiration!  Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton  3225 158th Ave SE  Bellevue, WA 98008   ThursdayOctober 195:30-8:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.


September 9, 2017

Interested in becoming more involved?

Outreach Programs:   Kim Weiss at outreach@issaquahptsa.org
Family and Community Engagement Program (FACE): Ina Ghangurde at face@issaquahptsa.org

From OSPI: New ESSA Resources Available in Top 8 Languages.

OSPI has translated five of our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) flyers into the Top 8 languages spoken by Washington’s students. Those flyers address some of the biggest pieces of ESSA, including Title I: Federal Programs, Title II: Teacher & Principal Quality, Title III: English Learners, as well as Equity and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. These flyers were created to help readers understand the new federal education law—without first taking a course in legalese. They have been translated into Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. English-language flyers are available on the ESSA resource page.

Upcoming Outreach & F.A.C.E. Events

(click on an event for details, and event links to websites or fliers for more information)

  • September 20, 2017 6:00 pmIssaquah Welcomes You: A Cultural Celebration
  • September 23, 2017Mayors Month of Concern Food Drive Begins through 10/14
  • September 25, 2017 5:00 pmFamily Night Out - First Annual
  • September 26, 2017 7:00 amRecipe for Hope Breakfast - Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
  • September 28, 2017 4:00 pmUCal and UW Applications: Admission Pinch or Cinch?
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