Outreach

 

Our Outreach program 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


KCLS Homework Resources (HERE)

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

 TAX Preparation Help via Hopelink and United Way:  Bellevue or Seattle

 


 
Current Programs How You Can Help
HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside.  Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes here. 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

OSLC Safe Parking can provide a safe place for Eastside families and single women who are homeless with no place to stay except their cars. No single men, please. Safe Parking times are 9 PM—9 AM. No campers or trailers. This is intended to be a transitional program for families to become stabilized and get into more permanent housing. Intake procedures are required and include criminal records check. Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front Street South, Issaquah, WA 98027 Leave Message @ 425-200-0669

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

Issaquah Library Teen Open House (meeting room open for teens to study and hang out).  Tuesdays 2:36-6pm

Upcoming events at the Issaquah Library:

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/

Issaquah School District students with financial hardship may be eligible for a free computer.Contact your school office for more details.

Study Zone at our libraries! Issaquah, Newcastle, Renton Highlands, and Sammamish libraries offer drop-in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors during the week ! The Study Zone schedule is updated frequently and occasionally the volunteer tutors may be unavailable for a scheduled session.  Please check for updates at http://kcls.org/study-zone/  or contact your KCLS library before planning to attend a Study Zone session.

 

. Echo Glen is in need of volunteers & donations: Find Volumnteer Opportunities here:
http://www.smilepower.org/Echo_Glen_Children_s_Ctr.html .
Principal LaShae’s school wish lists are listed on the main page but for ease here are direct, categorized links:

 

Issaquah Community Services Annual Fundraiser Merry Christmas Issaquah & Sammamish !  100% of your gift will provide emergency financial assistance enabling local families stay safe and warm in their homes. Last year generous donations allowed us to help 436 households, which included 555 children.

Please help ICS reach it’s $100,00 goal .  This is our only fundraiser of the year!  Please mail your donations to:  ICS P.O. Box 669  Issaquah WA 98027 Or, use the Donate online here

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank has additional client service time starting on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 to help meet the growing needs in our community.   We’re looking for volunteers to work Wednesday nights (4:30 pm to 7:15 pm.) in both the food and clothing bank.  We need your help to make this happen.  If you’re interested in volunteering on Wednesday nights, please sign up online using the volunteer dashboard. HERE is the link to log in and sign-up.

From AllHome: Count Us In 2018 will take place on Friday, January 26th, 2am – 6am !  The core purpose of our annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. For questions about the PIT count, please contact allhome@allhomekc.org.  We are now accepting volunteers for Count Us In 2018: 

Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness across King County. Teams are comprised of community volunteers and expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness), who will walk/drive all over their assigned routes beginning in the early morning hours (specific times to be determined). Volunteers are expected to have a cell phone, and to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary. Volunteers with cars will be asked to help transport their team members on the day of the count.

To sign up to participate as a volunteer, please fill out this short survey. (Please note that expert guides will be recruited separately through a different process. If you have been recruited as a guide, please do not complete this form.)

EBC Partners with SHOES-n-FEET for NW Winter Challenge – EBC has partnered with SHOES-n-FEET in Bellevue for their 2018 Northwest Winter Challenge where you can sign up to challenge yourself to walk or run at least one mile everyday in January 2018 and 15% of the proceeds from the month-long event will benefit EBC. To get yourself signed up to be a WINTER WARRIOR and for more information please click here.

YWCA Inspire Luncheon – May 15th. For more information: https://www.ywcaworks.org/events/2018-05-15/ywca-inspire-luncheon-king-county-30th-anniversary

13th Annual Celebration of Youth Luncheon – March 9th. For more information and to RSVP: http://www.friendsofyouth.org/CelebrationofYouth.aspx

 

November 2017

Interested in becoming more involved?

Outreach Programs:   Kim Weiss at outreach@issaquahptsa.org


From OSPI: New ESSA Resources Available in Top 8 Languages.
http://www.k12.wa.us/ESEA/ESSA/Resources.aspx

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)

  • February 1, 2018 6:30 pmEvery Parent Wants to Know About the ISD
  • February 14, 2018Lunch for the Break - Donor Dropoff
  • February 15, 2018Lunch for the Break - Family Pickup
  • March 9, 2018 11:30 amCelebration of Youth Luncheon
  • May 15, 2018 12:00 pmYWCA Inspire Luncheon
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