We are a group of nonprofits, businesses, government and concerned citizens that have come together to address food security issues in the Issaquah School District area. We know if we work together sharing resources and ideas we can better support our community needs.
Next INN meeting: Tuesday, August 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE Hight St, Issaquah WA 98029
Friends of Youth Street Outreach Mobile Drop-In Resources, connecting young adults (15-24) who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to the resources they need. Schedule and more information here
Tent City 4 hot dinner meals sign up. Please call 206 618 3901 for more information. Tent City 4 has moved back to High Point as of May 2018. Exit 20 on I-90 East Bound, Issaquah, WA Amazon wish list. Gas cards, water and propane are needed
YWCA Passage Point is hiring a full-time Children’s Advocate role – see link for job description and application process.
Imagine Housing is seeking basic need delivery and community meal volunteers! Check out our website and sign-up today!
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank – Summer Lunch Program, every Friday from June 28 – August 30 10 am – 2 pm. This program is to address childhood food insecurity and fill the long gap over the summer break when children do not receive free and reduced priced school lunches. This program is moving inside, to be able to provide a wider selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Friends of Youth - Summer in Seattle now means months of longer, hotter days are on the way. We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of three ways you can help our youth during the summer. All in-kind donations must be made at our Kirkland campus. For questions about in-kind donations, email email@example.com.
Issaquah Schools Foundation – Bilingual Book Club, starts 7/17 at Valley Church, Renton and at Issaquah Library. See attached flyer. Parents are welcome to join the parent circle, talk time, and get help finding information and services.
Volunteers needed at Echo Glen. Golf Clinics - August 5th – 8th evenings – another great opportunity to meet some kids, staff & other volunteers. Each session has a lead instructor. You are needed to give attention and encourage individual kids. We’re set on equipment except need more golf balls & left handed clubs. More info including a short video sharing previous year’s clinics: http://www.echoglen.org/golf-clinic/ Let me know what questions you have. And thank you so much for anything you can do to spread the invitation! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.EchoGlen.org
National Night Out – August 6 gathering at Memorial Field in Issaquah from 5 to 7 PM sponsored by the police department. Free community engagement event with hotdogs, helicopter, booths, etc.
In Sammamish at Central Washington University campus 120 228th Ave NE from 6 to 9 PM.
If your organization would like to participate this year and have a booth at the venue please fill out the vendor sign up form. It does not cost your organization to have a booth. We are still in the planning stages and more information such as a NNO flyer will be sent out when it becomes available.
Thank you all for your time, we hope you have an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing you at National Night Out! For more information contact Alana Hall firstname.lastname@example.org Sammamish Police Department.
Issaquah Schools Foundation & Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank - Tools4Schools Monday, August 12 from 3 pm - 8 pm. This partnership event helps to provide new backpacks and school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need assistance. Families need to be registered by August 2 register here or to donate follow this link
Issaquah School District & Cultural Bridges – Ready for School Fair – 8/12/2019 at Maywood Middle School and Clark Elementary School. This fair will assist families with the online verification process. Spanish and Mandarin interpreters will be available. For more information email Lorna Gilmour email@example.com by 8/6/2019
Taste For Treehouse ! Join us at Taste for Treehouse, Thursday August 15th 2019 • 6:00 pm Third Floor Terrace, 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, a wine, beer, cider and spirits tasting event brought to you by Treehouse's Young Professionals Board. Live music, games, raffle and food provided by The Catering Company. All proceeds benefit Treehouse programs and youth in foster care. Taste for Treehouse is 21+
YWCA Passage Point Summer BBQ You are invited August 30 3:30 pm. If you are interested in visiting Passage Point, contact Don Burnett firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastside Baby Corner Ready, Set, Go...Run 5K and Kids4Kids 1K Our 1st Annual Ready, Set, Go... Run 5K and Kids4Kids1K will be on Sunday, September 15, 2019, and it will be a fun, family-friendly, timed running and walking event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner and in support of our back-to-school Ready, Set, Go campaign. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate! REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Click here to get signed up.
Real Change the 25th Anniversary Breakfast. Please join us on Thursday, September 19th at 7:30AM at the Washington State Convention Center for an inspiring morning of busting myths.
Each year, we honor two outstanding vendors with the Vendor of the Year Award, voted on by the vendor community. These nominees have demonstrated incredible committment to the Real Change mission, supporting their peers and leading in our community. And the nominees are...
Vendors are voting on the winners now, and the two selected representatives will share their stories at the Breakfast - join us in September to celebrate their hard work!
This event is free, with a suggested donation of $150. When you give $250 or more, your gift will be doubled, and you'll receive a Real Change t-shirt and bumper sticker, while supplies last.
P.S. Consider being an amabassdor for Real Change as a Table Captain! Bring 9 of your friends, coworkers, or family to the breakfast and share why you support our vendors. We'll provide tools or pair you with a co-captain to make this as easy as possible.
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Recipe For Hope Breaking Through Barriers Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 2019. New this year: Breakfast and Lunch opportunities to come learn more about IFCB programs, and the needs in the community. Breakfast 7:00am - 8:30am Lunch 11:30 - 1:00pm Eastridge Church Issaquah. Table Captains needed, contact Bonnie DeCaro-Monahan at email@example.com
Big sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity at Faith UMC (3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Road Issaquah, WA 98029) is the last weekend in September. Bring donated items on Sept 25-26. Sale is Sept 28-29.
General Description – The building of affordable homes through Habitat for Humanity has been a major mission project of Faith United Methodist Church for many years. Working with other churches on the eastside in a coalition format we have helped to fund and build seven homes in the last eleven years. Our primary funding source is a community-wide “garage sale” held at the church each year in September. In addition, church members may attend Habitat fundraisers or purchase Habitat-related items through the alternative gifting program held each Christmas season as a part of Faith’s funding.
Volunteer Opportunities – Church members 16 years and older may work at a Habitat work site on the scheduled coalition workday each month. This is currently the 3rd Saturday of the month. In addition, opportunities during the week are also available, particularly for retirees. No building skills or tools are required although volunteers with some experience are particularly welcome.
The annual Habitat “garage sale” requires a large number of volunteers. H4H@faithunited.org
Imagine Housing: Save the Date! A new fall event, coming this October! Join us at Raise The Roof at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. More information to come. A fun-filled night with local chefs, wineries, distilleries, and breweries all coming together to celebrate our work to create affordable apartment homes in our community.
Life Enrichment Options invites you to join us at the 2019 Enriching Lives Luncheon to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2019, 11:30am - 1:00pm Eastridge Church, Issaquah. Registration opens Aug. 1 2019.
HopeLink's 24th Annual Reaching Out Luncheon: An Afternoon with Queen Latifah ! Monday, October 21, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Table captain registration opens on June 13. General registration opens on August 1. Interested in becoming a table captain?
She is a one-woman entertainment conglomerate; a multi-award winning singer, rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and actress known for her roles in the big screen adaptation of “Chicago” and the HBO film “Bessie.” She released her first single at the age of 18, followed by her debut album – “Hail to the Queen” – a year later. And in 2006, the unofficial “Queen of Rap” was the first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hopelink is thrilled to announce that our 2019 Reaching Out Luncheon very special guest will be Queen Latifah!
Imagine Housing holds quarterly Lunch & Learn events, open to the community, for anyone who wants to learn more about our organization, our approach to affordable housing, and how to get involved. As a bonus, you get to see one of our affordable apartment buildings. We would love to have you join us, whether you’re just curious about what we do or you’re looking for ways to get involved in your community. Lunch is provided. Please contact Marsha Bukofzer at (425) 576-5190 ext. 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
October 24, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, Velocity Apartments, Rooftop Terrace Room, 10711 NE 37th Ct, Kirkland, WA 98033
SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Encompass Autumn Gala · Saturday, November 2 · 5:00-9:00 pm · Hyatt Regency Bellevue Please join us on Saturday, November 2nd for our 2019 Encompass Autumn Gala! We have an elegant evening planned, featuring silent and live auctions, raffles, the guest favorite Wine Wall, and fine dining at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Proceeds directly benefit the children and families we serve through pediatric therapy, early learning, and family enrichment programs. For more details or to inquire about being a table captain or an event sponsor, please contact Chelsea Nelson.
YWCA - Free ESL classes this fall Sept 10th - Dec 12, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at the YWCA Family Village, Issaquah. For more information contact Andi Wolff email@example.com
The Community Ride service, which has launched in three communities since March 2017, and serves specified areas instead of traveling along a fixed route with a set schedule. For communities in Sammamish, this service provides flexible connections to local destinations and additional transit options, and also mitigates the loss of the Metro DART route 927, which discontinued service in September 2014. The Community Ride service is offered by King County Metro in partnership with the City of Sammamish and operated under contract by Hopelink Transportation.
How to use Sammamish Community Ride
CarePoint - is hosting Medical Teams International to bring a Mobile Dental Clinic to Snoqualmie Valley for qualifying patients. For more information or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with the mobile dental clinic, contact CarePoint at 425 478 6627
2019 Car Seat Inspections in King County, including Eastside Baby Corner. Flyer has details on dates and locations.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program holds a free legal advice clinic at the Issaquah Senior Center every other Wednesday. This clinic is open to everyone, not just seniors. Appointments are required, and can be made by calling 425.747.7274 Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm
KCLS Issaquah presents Citizenship, learn how to become a US citizen and study for Naturalization test. Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm
KCLS Issaquah presents Talk Time, practice speaking English, learn about American culture and make friends. Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8pm
Announcing Change A Life ! The YMCA of Greater Seattle and Friends of Youth have launched a program that will efficiently and effectively house homeless youth. Host Homes connects homeless youth with supportive families in the community that have a spare room and are willing to provide a safe space to work towards a plan of independence.
The Host Homes King County program matches young adults (ages 12–24) who are at risk of becoming homeless with a caring host family within their community. Hosts provide safe, short-term housing and support to young people as they work toward becoming stable and self-sufficient. Qualifications of Host Family: 21 years or older • Own or leases a home • Has a spare bedroom • Lives within King County
For more information on the Host Homes King County program, contact Kimberly Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-458-8971.
Friends of Youth Now Offering Free GED Prep Classes ! Ages 16-21 who are residents of King County and not currently enrolled in school are eligible ! Students receive assessment, individualized instruction and assistance in preparation for passing the GED exam. Locations at Redmond Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 10am-11:30am, and Kirkland Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-5:00pm.
Friends of Youth Now Offering Healthy Start provides free evidence based parenting support for families. Home visits on your schedule to promote Health and family well-being. Child Development information and health Screenings. Fun monthly group events Confidentiality and cultural awareness. FREE basic supplies and access to local resources for families. Flyer in Spanish Referral Information Form
Friends of Youth Homelessness Prevention Program provides case management support to single youths ages 24 and younger, and families with monir children who are immently at risk of becoming homeless. Service area includes Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, North Bend, Wwoodinville, Bothell, and North King County. Call 425.553.6139 for more information
Family Development Program, this aims to create a long-term, step-by-step plan of action for the future, working with a Case Manager, clients can create an action plan tailored to their family’s needs (education, employment, health, housing stability, parenting, financial). Phone screening call 425 883 4744 or complete the online form.
South & East King County Cultural Navigator Program: The CNP offers free, confidential navigation and information assistance to individuals and families who have limited English language skills. This program serves people living in East and South King County by helping them to navigate systems, find resources, learn about programs, and connect to their community. Locations: Bellevue Mini City Hall, CISC Kent Office, Together Center Redmond. Find more information here
MAPS - MCRC Free Community Clinic is held every 3rd Sunday, 10am - 1pm, providing culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Our services include the following: General primary care (adults and children), Cardiology/Pulmonary care, Endocrinology, .Chiropractor. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please email us at email@example.com We highly recommend scheduling an appointment, although we will do our best to accommodate everyone. As always, all are welcome. Location: 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond
Issaquah Power Packs is seeking donations ! Help end weekend hunger in the Issaquah School District with a financial or an in-kind donation to this new program with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Wayfind - Attorneys Supporting Communities: We are a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises. Wayfind: 1-866-288-9695 firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 2134 Seattle, WA 98111 wayfindlegla.org
Do you like helping kids? Love books? Are you bilingual Spanish/English? (not necessary) Want to do something to help your community this summer? Then this Summer Bilingual Book Club volunteer opportunity is for you! You will receive reading buddy training on how to promote comprehension, fluency and a love of reading in younger kids.You will then be paired with an elementary school student during 5 weekly reading buddy sessions. We will need a few volunteers to work with younger preschool age children as well. This program is made possible thanks to the partnership of the Issaquah School District, the King County Library System and the Issaquah Schools Foundation! Sign up today !
Everyone For Veterans is seeking volunteers for their Wingman program. Through the Wingman program, low income combat veterans are served by donors fulfilling specific, individual requests. The program matches a volunteer with one veteran per year. More information and to sign up, click here
Everyone for Veterans also looking for volunteers: We’re looking for volunteers interested in making phone calls 1-2 hours per week and/or taking meeting notes two hours per month. Sign up here.
Join Sammamish Rotary for Rotary First Harvest work party ! Rotarians, guests, potential new members, and family members- everyone is invited to join a work party. RFH Work Parties – 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Visit here for more information and to sign up
Issaquah Senior Center: Volunteers are needed for lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays. Catholic Community Services provides lunch, and the cook needs kitchen help and serving. Contact Courtenay Garcia at 425.392.2381
VOICE mentors needed ! Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with Issaquah School District students. VOICE volunteers work with students as one-to-one mentors one hour per week throughout the school year. Volunteers may choose to work as mentors supporting social skills and setting positive goals or as academic mentors with students on specifc subject matter. All students benefit from your commitment.
Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities. Check out website here for more information on how you can help. Current need is for volunteers with speakers, cooks and gardenening vegetables.
YWCA Family Village in Issaquah is seeking volunteer instructors for dance, art, coding, cooking, photography and more ! Contact Victoria at email@example.com for more information
Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.
Healthy Youth Survey 2018 Results Now Available: Last fall, Issaquah School District 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students took the state's Healthy Youth Survey. The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) provides important information about the health of adolescents in Washington. Survey results for ISD students are now available on the Issaquah School District website and Issaquah Schools Foundation websites and statewide results are available on the Healthy Youth Survey website.
Issaquah Senior Center Newsletter: issaquahwa.gov/newsletter
Issaquah & Sammamish Libraries 2019 Summer Reading Programs
Education and Training Resources Available through KCLS: Step 1: Go to the library website www.kcls.org Step 2: Click Online Library Step 3: Select Education and Training under subjects (You may also choose A-Z Resources to see a list of all available online resources on the subject of continuing education and training). Access to all KCLS resources is always free. To access from home, you will need your library card number and pin number. Students in the Issaquah School District can use their student ID and last 4 digits of Student ID number as pin. Teachers and ISD District Staff can use Skyward login and last 4 digits of Skyward login as the password. Some resources require the creation of an account in addition to library card or student ID.
1. Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center. One-on-one, real-time assistance with professional tutors covering resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, or document proofing. Includes sample resumes, templates, and guidelines. Available daily, 2 pm - midnight.
2. Testing and Education Resource Center. Test preparation (eBooks and interactive practice for civil service, military, and academic admissions exams), school search, career exploration tools, and resume builder.
3. Lynda Video tutorials for software and computers skills
4. Mango and Dualingo for Language Learning: Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Many libraries also offer Citizenship, ESL and Talk Time classes. See Citizenship, Talk Time and ESL brochure for individual times and locations.
5. HS 21 program. Earn your official High School Diploma. Must be at least 21 years old. Call to be added to the waiting list 425-369-3443. Bellevue Library / Computer Lab, Room 6 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–11am
6. Earn your official elementary and/or middle school diploma at Bellevue library. FREE program in Spanish for adults of all nationalities. • You can study at your own pace. This is an individualized program. • Get your official elementary and or middle school Diploma by the SEP (Mexican Secretary of Public Education) Come to any of these drop-in classes: Mondays, 10am–1pm Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm For more information 425.369.3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Literature Club at Newcastle Library
Family Book Club in Spanish A reading program in Spanish for children ages 5 – 10 accompanied by their families. Learn through discussion and fun activities. Every fourth Tuesday of each month. Lake Hills Library. Tuesday, January 23, 5:30pm
Also homework help and feedback for student papers. In person tutors are also available in most KCLS libraries for K-12 students. Visit https://kcls.org/study-zone/ for a complete list of tutors, locations and subject specialties.
Free ESL Citizenship and Talk Time Classes at Issaquah Library ! Citizenship: Learn how to become a US citizen and study for naturalization test, Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Talk Time: Practice speaking English, learn about American culture, and make friends, Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Upcoming programs at the Issaquah Library !
Upcoming Events at the Sammamish Library !
Information about Villages for Seniors: The bigger problem as we age is being isolated, lonely and feeling helpless. Villages are very attuned to bringing everyone into the community to address these issues. When you are part of a village you are included and invited to all activities that interest you. Village Resources: Village main website Pasadena Village video how to create a village Pasadena Village website: Ellen’s Village website:
Links from Jan. 16 meeting, with King County presenting Best Starts for Kids funding opportunities. King County is hoping more eastside cities and nonprofits apply for funding. They are interested in supporting smaller organizations and programs.
Information from Blog: https://beststartsblog.com
Here is the link in our blog that provides you information on the technical assistance available: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/12/technical-assistance/
Here is a link in out blog that provides you a general sense of what applications may look like: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/20/applications-open-for-stopping-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-due-november-20/
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Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Issaquah Nourishing Network. Email Cori Walters or just show up!
Do you have events, programs, resources, volunteer opportunities or other information to share with the Network ? Email Kim Weiss at email@example.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.