Whenever there is a family in crisis and they feel too ashamed to ask staff for help, they turn to ‘Auntie’ or ‘Grandma’ Linda because they trust her and know she will assist them without judgment or hesitation.
Since Urban Artworks was started over 20 years ago, to help eradicate graffiti in the SoDo area, teens who are primarily mid-level offenders dealing with issues such as drug abuse and anger, have created more than 400 murals at Seattle schools, parks, along roadways and at construction sites and businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.