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 (Printable Trifold) & Other Helpful Handouts
Issaquah School District Translated Forms & Documents
Cultural Bridges – Issaquah Schools Foundation


Current Programs How You Can Help

Winter Shelters are still open.  Visit the Issaquah Nourishing Network website for latest version.  www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/issaquah/

ENGLISH FOR WORK – AN ESL PROGRAM through Hopelink. Learn English. Prepare for Work. Free classes starting each quarter http://adulteducation.hope-link.org/what-we-do/esl/    flyer

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.  (flyer)

KCLS Poetry Conest – Rhyme On is back and runs the month of April. Teens in middle school and up are invited to submit their best poem for a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. For more information and judges’ hints, read about the Rhyme On Poetry Contest.

Issaquah Library hosting a new Drop In Resource Fair !  Need help? Single adults, parents, seniors, teens. Drop in and connect to organizations providing essential resources in our community including housing, food, healthcare, transportation, and education.  Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm.  April 26 & May 31.

Take the next step in your job search! Attend the Issaquah Job Fair with more than 30 local employers.  The fourth-annual event is free and open to all ages, with a focus on job seekers ages 16 to 24.  The job fair returns to Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., from 2-5 p.m. May 2, 2017.  Questions? Contact Candice Baer via email or at 425-837-3450  http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2799&PREVIEW=YES

Discover local clubs, hobby groups, service organizations and community activities for you and your family at City of Issaquah’s 17th annual Hobby & Volunteer Expo.  Saturday, May 20  9am – 2pm Pickering Barn

Improve your résumé by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification in Word, Excel, or other Office software. Go to www.kcls.org/mos for premium study materials and upcoming test sessions. Over a $150 value per certification test offered free in partnership with the Washington State Library.

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 and Thursdays 3-5 pm

Issaquah Library will offer a FREE practice SAT exam for students on Saturday May 20th 11-3pm. Please register.  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=SAT

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 ! Tutoring begins Tuesday, September 9, 2016.  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.   

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.


The Issaquah Schools Foundation Tools 4 School Committee is already planning next summer’s event, scheduled for August 26 at Eastridge Church.  Committee leaders are seeking volunteers now to chair or join Hair Cuts Committee.  For full job descriptions, go to www.healthyyouthinitiative.org and download materials from the homepage.  Each year, Tools 4 School provides up to 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District students in need

Volunteer for the Spring Clean Up on Earth Day !  Saturday, April 22 at 9 AM – 12 PM by Downtown Issaquah Association 9am CHECK IN AT THE HISTORIC SHELL STATION at 232 FRONT STREET North  Tools and supplies provided.   Top Pot Donuts®, Starbucks® coffee provided in the morning and Flying Pie Pizza, Talking Rain and KIND Bars will be served at Noon. Students can earn their community service hours. Bring a friend; make new friends! Make a difference.  For quick sign up go to: www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EACA92AA5FD0-keep or  contact Brenda DeVore at: events@downtownissaquah.com or 425-391-1112 for more information.

Issaquah Food Bank’s Harvest program is gearing up for another bountiful summer !  Harvest Issaquah & Farmers Markets volunteers harvest local produce from community fruit trees, serving as a food bank ambassador and collecting produce at local farmers markets. Contact Volunteer coordinator Megan at megan@issaquahfoodbank.org

Our Hands-On Food Bank Ambassador Training at the Issaquah Farmers Market is taking place on May 20, 2017Click here to RSVP!

Volunteers needed at YWCA Passage Point for elementary and middle school students in reading and math. Contact Laurel at lkirbawygrenfell@ywcaworks.org.   Other volunteer opportunities around gardening, cooking classes and Welcome Baskets.

GIVE BIG is coming May 10th !  Remember your favorite organization.

Stamp Out Hunger is coming May 13.  The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ national food drive is important to our local food banks, stocking shelves for our community families.  Simply leave a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on May 13, and letter carriers will deliver to local food banks. Visit https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive for more information.

April 2017

Interested in becoming more involved?

Contact:   Kim Weiss at outreach@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

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