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Donate Your Used Musical Instruments at Folklife

Give your unused musical instruments a new life by donating them to Music4Life at the Folklife Festival.

How to Get Money for Your Favorite Community Project

This year, NMF will award $3.2 million dollars to community-led projects that strengthen our communities, such as cultural festivals, community space improvements, public art, community organizing, and much more.

Teach Kids to How to Call 911

To help teach your kids about how to use 9-1-1, a variety of free downloadable resources are available including a 911 emergency song and an educational coloring book.

Donate to "Teddy Bear Patrol" for Kids in Trauma

Your donation of a teddy bear in April helps kids in stressful or traumatic situations

Sea-Tac Airport Triples Number of Nursing Pods

The Port of Seattle has added two more nursing pods for traveling families

KidsQuest Children's Museum Grand Opening January 31st

KidsQuest Children's Museum has a spectacular new home much closer to Seattle families.

KEXP "Mom Show" Airs Thursday

DJ John Richards offers a musical salve for the pain of loss.

On-site child care programs cut at Seattle schools

Schools already bursting at the seams will need to make more classrooms available as SPS starts to lower class sizes to 17 students per teacher from kindergarten through third grade, which will be required by the state in 2018.

Teens encouraged to participate in city "idea assemblies"

Idea Assemblies are being held to brainstorm potential city projects; these are the foundation for what will be on the ballot in May.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Todd Crooks

Through it all, Todd is the rock. He is the one we all turn to when we need help, advice, or just that loving hug. He gently guides, is strong, and sometimes cries in private. It’s not been easy, but we have 4 stellar young adults, who are strong, kind, and supportive to others because of the role model they had in their dad.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Sonia Dye

Sonia is humble and yet very knowledgeable about infant brain development and early childhood practices. She is a quiet and gentle spirit often in the midst of fractured lives and dysfunctional families.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Janell Hantel

Janell volunteers at least three days per week at the school, either in classrooms or the office, as well as serving on the ECEAP Parent Advisory Council.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Keoki Kauanoe

Keoki has shown remarkable courage, strength, and empathy as he has inspired many, many men to to do better in their role as fathers.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Sabin Hogue

Sabin is intrinsically in-tune with the unique strengths and needs of her children, holds high expectations, but meets each child at the their current level.

Advocate for Kids at Have a Heart for Kids Day in Olympia this Tuesday

Bring the kids for a lesson on democracy! Organized by Children's Alliance, Have a Heart Day for Kids provides a chance for you to get trained on how to advocate and make sure your legislator hears about issues related to kids.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Henrietta Price

Mrs. Price is a Seattle great-grandmother still involved in her community as a concerned grandmother to all the children and parents of the Leschi school community.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Joanne Coriell

Joanne and all of this family have for many years taken in foster children and adopted a number of them that have been in high risk situations, injured by others and most often are special needs children.

Battle Ground 9th Grader Wins WA Google Doodle Competition

Vote for your favorite kid-created doodle for the new Google logo.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Kristina Wendorf

Kristina helps parents raising deaf and hard of hearing children navigate how to advocate for their children, educates parents on deaf and hard of hearing issues, and provides emotional support for parents who are struggling to cope with their child's diagnosis.

Reminder! Mail your ballot to support school levies!

Your ballot must be postmarked by Feb 9 to count.
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