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.
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.
Your donation of a teddy bear in April helps kids in stressful or traumatic situations
The Port of Seattle has added two more nursing pods for traveling families
KidsQuest Children's Museum has a spectacular new home much closer to Seattle families.
DJ John Richards offers a musical salve for the pain of loss.
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.
Idea Assemblies are being held to brainstorm potential city projects; these are the foundation for what will be on the ballot in May.
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.
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.
Keoki has shown remarkable courage, strength, and empathy as he has inspired many, many men to to do better in their role as fathers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vote for your favorite kid-created doodle for the new Google logo.
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.
Your ballot must be postmarked by Feb 9 to count.
Joyce's encouragement of relative caregivers has been monumental. She always arrives with a smile, a calmness, and quiet reassurance. [she has ...] served 100's of grandparents and relative caregivers along the way.
As a parent of a child with Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Carrie Fannin is a strong advocate for vulnerable children and a successful community mobilizer.
Even after experiencing several tragedies within her family, Unsung Hero Chandra Reeves has shown resilience and a determination to keep her family strong and her culture an integral part of their lives.
Coats, boots, snow overalls - any outerwear that help keeps a child is needed. Donated items will benefit Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline and Northwest Center serving Seattle and King County.
The reason I am nominating Mrs. Garcia, is because she is an example for all parents in our school, community and in the state of Washington.
I first met Yvette when I was facilitating a Family Readiness Group meeting as president of the USS Pennsylvania Blue Family Readiness Group (FRG), when her husband had just transferred from a different boat (submarine) to the Penn. The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is a command-supported organization whose sole purpose is to provide emotional support during the Sailor's time in the command.
Some of the Unsung Hero honorees volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All, however, are outstanding caregivers doing heroic work on behalf of children.
Life in this country does come with many things that refugees lacked in their home countries, like accessible food, safe places to live and clean water, but it also comes with extraordinary struggle and the potential for backlash, shame and prejudice.
REI is encouraging folks to #OptOutside instead of participating in Black Friday shopping – and Washington's National Parks Fund is following suit.
The Woodland Park Zoo is helping their gorilla Nadiri's newborn baby adjust to life in the zoo.
Start times are shifting, with some schools starting as late as 9:35 am.
The gum wall is getting scraped clean after twenty years of chewy additions.
Check out cute animals up for adoption and support the Sounders.
Will Seattle Public Schools continue a twenty-year relationship with the nonprofit?
There’s a grassroots, parent-led campaign taking off to fund public education in Washington.