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, Oct. 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE Hight St, Issaquah WA 98029 

Shelter Resources and Information:

Resource Talk has a list of shelter information at this link              Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness shelter updated weekly here

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

 Upcoming events

The Mayor’s Day of Concern is Saturday, September 21 and IFCB needs help sorting food at the warehouse.  This volunteer opportunity is open to high school students and adults only (must be able to lift 30-60lbs)  and will be based at the AtWork warehouse 930 7th Ave NW.  Please visit the sign-up at https://signup.com/go/PxLLwFy 

Echo Glen Children’s Center - Art Docents Needed  Help at-risk youth express themselves through art.  Leads & assistants needed. Use our lessons or your own favorites.  Materials provided.  Timing is flexible during school or after.  Small time commitment - big impact!  Learn more

The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce has been distributing a Senior Programs survey at Farmers Market in August. We would like to broaden the circulation to include more people. Please feel free to print it to post and/or circulate it more widely throughout your membership. Survey here

Job Openings:

Issaquah Schools Foundation is hiring !   Funding Development Manager position, flyer here

Food Lifeline has several open positions, including a Warehouse Associate. See our website for details.

Northwest Harvest is hiring a Partner Programs Manager. Job openings can be viewed online.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is looking for a Human Resources Director. For a full job description visit their website.

Beecher’s Foundation is hiring a part-time Nutrition Education Instructor. Apply here.

Issaquah Police Department's 10 week Parent Project course returns for the fall 2019 series. Classes begin Oct. 10 and run through Dec. 19. Space is limited. To learn more and to register: issaquahwa.gov/parentproject  Sign Up is now open !

We would like to invite you to attend Issaquah Welcomes You, an inaugural event to celebrate Issaquah’s cultural diversity. The event, hosted by the City of Issaquah, the Issaquah Library, and the Issaquah Schools Foundation Cultural Bridges Program, is one of a number of events occurring throughout the Eastside this September in celebration of Welcoming America Week, a national event to help build unity between immigrants, refugees and long-term residents.

The City’s diversity has grown over the years – nearly 35% of the population is non-white and over 21% speak a different language. We have an opportunity to build greater connection among the cultures represented in our community.

On Sept. 20, you will have the chance to be a welcomer by visiting the interactive booths of local cultural and non-profit organizations, tasting foods from various regions of the world catered by local food trucks and enjoying a celebration of our community through dance, music and speakers. We hope you will consider attending!

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our volunteer signup. Event details are below or can be found in the attached Program.

DATE & TIME: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (food service & music begins at 5:30 pm; formal program begins at 6:30 pm)

LOCATION: Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah, WA 98027

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/cityofissaquah/videos/392970611603576/

Eastside Legal Assistance Program   Sat. Sept. 21st from 10 - 2:30 PM - Wills Clinic - Attorneys will help to draft a Simple Will, POA, and Advance Directive for low-income clients (as long as they qualify) for free. There will be notaries to notarize their documents. Please have them call Chris Lovings at 425-747-7274 to get scheduled for appointments!

MAPS-MCRC Free Legal clinic  Sunday September 22nd   17550 NE 67th Ct  Redmond  MAPS-MCRC Legal clinic and Free Educational Family Workshop. Topics include: DIVORCE * ALIMONY * CHILD SUPPORT * CHILD CUSTODY * CHILD ABUSE * DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  * PARENTAL RIGHTS  All are welcome! Refreshments provided! Sunday September 22nd, 2-5pm at MAPS To make appointment click  here

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 bonnie@issaquahfoodbank.org

P4P Presents: A PFLAG Panel on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Beaver Lake Lodge. 25101 SE 24th Street, Sammamish, Washington 98075.  Tickets here Improving inclusion of Eastside families and their LGBTQ loved ones.Panelists: Beth Lenholt, Ginger Chien, Harry Dixon (all PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside board members). We will go around the panel as we discuss these topics:

- Open with individual introductions and personal life stories.

- Anecdotes of unconscious and overt bias experienced by us personally and our families/friends whether straight or LGBTQ.

- Comment on the phenomenon of unconscious and institutional bias which affects straight and LGBTQ but in different ways, and how to identify and make changes to increase inclusion for all.

- Discuss the Equality Act which is legislation recently passed in the US House to protect LGBTQ people, non-LGBTQ family and friends, and others by adding gender identity and orientation to the federal 1964 Civil Rights Act. Passing the Equality Act will be a strategic focus of PFLAG for the next few years.

- Closing thoughts. & Q&A

Influence the Choice - Sammamish Action Forum for Youth - Thursday September 26th, 7a.m-9a.m.  Sammamish Boys & Girls Club Register here  Join us as we explore the challenges facing today's youth and look to create sustainable solutions. Connect with fellow community leaders for a breakfast presentation on the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey results for the city of Sammamish middle and high schools. The feature presentation will be provided by Jerry Blackburn, M.Ed. CDP, the Executive Director of Influence the Choice followed by a panel discussion with school students from the Sammamish area. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. This event is presented in partnership with the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, the Lake Washington and Issaquah School Districts and Influence the Choice.

Big Garage Sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity at Faith UMC (3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Road Issaquah, WA 98029) is the last weekend in September. Drop off items on:  Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday Sept. 26.  Sale is Friday, Sept. 27  - doors open at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 28 – doors open at 8:30 a.m.

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

Rick Steves’ The Story of Fascism in Europe  PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah  6:30 PM, Friday, September 27, 2019  Location:  Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave NE Issaquah,WA

Imagine Housing:  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.

If you would like to help with Imagine Housing’s inaugural Raise the Roof event, check out the different volunteer opportunities that make up our Day of Event Success team! You can find volunteer role descriptions & sign-ups here.

ELAP, in conjunction with the Kent Library, is having an Immigration Forum and Clinic on Thur Oct 3rd starting at 6 PM. At the event, immigration attorneys will present info about the new Public Charge and current immigration policies. We will also have immigration attorneys available for a 30 min appt with attendees who qualify after the presentation.

Eastside Friends of Seniors Annual Luncheon Enriching Lives, Friday, Oct 11, 2019  11:15 Registration & Reception, 12:00pm-1:30pm Luncheon Program.  Eastridge Church 24205 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd Issaquah  Emcee: Jeff Renner Retired KING5 Chief Meteorologist, Independent Television Producer & Professional Speaker Guest Speaker John Wilson King County Assessor    Please RSVP by October 3rd here or call 425.369.9120. There is no cost to attend but you will be asked to consider making a contribution. Suggested donation $150

TEAMING UP!  Workshop: Eastside Faith Communities Partnering with Cities and Developers To Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis   * MODELS THAT WORK   *   OBSTACLES   *   PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS  SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2019   9AM-1PM St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue Workshop includes: Keynote Speakers, a Presentation Panel of a Variety of Affordable Housing Models, Conversation with Municipal Leaders, Roundtable Discussions over Lunch (provided)  EXPO in the ATRIUM: Affordable Housing & Sustainable Building Options to Consider, 9AM-1PM   Details and RSVP here

KCLS Programs in Spanish: We're in Business! Empowering Latino Businesses & Entrepreneurs  Renton Highlands Library. Saturday, October 12 12:30-3:30pm  Hear success stories from entrepreneurs in the Latino community. Get valuable tips and advice on how to start or grow your own business. Share information about your products and services.Free event. Families welcome. Children's activities, refreshments, musical entertainment and raffle prizes.

MAPS-MCRC presents Golden Times, a morning of social connection and fun activities for Senior Women. A light lunch will be served. This a free event open to senior women of all faiths. MAPS MPR Room 17550 NE 67th Ct  Redmond     Register here   Oct 14, 2019  * Nov 18, 2019 * Dec 9, 2019 * Jan 13, 2020

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. 

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Jarvis Adams  Kristin Jarvis Adams is the winner of the Nancy Pearl Book Award, the Gold IPPY Award, and is a Washington State Book Award Finalist. Her memoir The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful has received national attention in the Wall Street Journal and on NBC News affiliates. Her writing can be found in the Washington Post, ParentMap Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, The Autism Blog, Focus on the Family, Salvation Army’s: War Cry, and Seattle Children’s Pulse.  Find her online at www.kristinjarvisadams.com, or on Facebook at Kristin Jarvis Adams, Author.

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!

Nightwatch First Light Fundraising Breakfast  Start the day right. Get inspired!  Love your neighbor. It matters.  Join with other friends of Operation Nightwatch, to be inspired to start the day!  Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m  Doors open at 7:00 a.m.  King Street Ballroom at the Embassy Suites, Pioneer Square  255 S. King St, Seattle, WA 98104  There is no charge to attend, but RSVP is required. Please come prepared to give a gift meaningful to you.   Interested in helping? Contact us at volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org.  Parking:   Public Self-Parking is available in the hotel building, in nearby surface lots and on the street. Valet Parking is also available, at the east entrance of the hotel.  Public Transportation:   Light Rail, Sounder train, Metro bus and the First Hill Streetcar all serve Pioneer Square.

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 marshab@imaginehousing.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.

Everyone For Veterans: A Free Honor Our Veterans Open Mic Event and Everyone is welcome to attend this free Veterans Day event. 
Sat, Nov 2, 1 – 3 PM  Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA

Veterans and non-veterans, come celebrate Veterans Day; listen and learn from veterans and their families who want to share the pride, grief, or quiet appreciation of life that war bestowed upon them.   This is a free event. Light refreshment provided. Town Hall Seattle is wheelchair accessible. Doors open at 12:15pm. Event is from 1pm-3pm.

If you are a veteran or a family member who would like to speak at this event, please click the appropriate ticket when you register.   If you have any questions, please contact our program coordinator at jennifers@everyoneforveterans.org.

Athletes For Kids Join us in celebrating the impact of kindness, acceptance and inclusion at our annual Beneath The Same Sky Auction on Thursday, November 7th, 2019.  ´╗┐The event will include cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, and so much more!  CLICK HERE to register   CLICK HERE to donate an item.

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  esl-andi@outlook.com

Ongoing Programs and Resources

  • King County metro in partnership with the City of Sammamish -  has just launched a Sammamish Community Ride within certain designated neighborhoods. .  The Sammamish Community Ride service will operate in Klahanie, and parts of Sunny Hills, Providence Point and Sammamish Highlands neighborhoods (see map). It will provide reservation based, daytime service within the designated service area. Service at first will operate Monday through Friday, and expand to include Saturday service beginning July 6.

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

  • Visit hopelink.org/need-help/transportation/dart-ride-request, or call 1-855-233-6043 to book a trip.
  • Reservations must be made at least two hours before your desired pick-up time and can be made up to 30 days in advance.
  • Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturdays (beginning July 6) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • All Community Ride vehicles are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.
  • All standard Metro fares and payment methods apply, including ORCA, cash, paper transfers and mobile ticketing.
  • Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis

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 seniorsAppointments 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 kimberlyturner@seattleymca.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

HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside.  Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes.

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 mapsmcrcclinic@gmail.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

Eastside Human Services Forum 

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     contact@wayfindlegal.org      PO Box 2134 Seattle, WA  98111  wayfindlegla.org

City of Sammamish - Has newly updated their website and had tons of resources for seniors, human services and the government, city and residents..

Volunteer Opportunities / Needs

Imagine Housing is seeking basic need delivery and community meal volunteers! Check out our website and 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 vthai@ywcaworks.org for more information

Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed

Compassion House Vounteers Needed - If you feel compelled or called to volunteer, find volunteer tab at the top of the page. 

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.

YWCA Passage Point - Needs volunteers to participate in various children's support programs, everything from tutoring to gardening. 

Community Agency Newsletters & Upates

Healthy Youth Survey 2018 Results Now AvailableLast 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  September’s newsletter is here.

King County Library System

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.

Highlighted Resources:

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 espanol@kcls.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

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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:

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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.

Helpful Flyers: Best Starts For Kids Overview      Best Starts For Kids Data Information    Best Starts For Kids Prenatal - Age 5 Program Information

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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Resources & Websites

Issaquah Resource Guide Aug 2018 in English  in Spanish

All Home

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

ARCH  A Regional Coalition For Housing

Assistance League of the Eastside

Bridge Ministries

Catholic Community Services

City of Issaquah Office of Sustainability

Compassion House

Congregations For The Homeless

Eastside Baby Corner

Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative

Eastside Friends of Seniors

Eastside Human Services Forum

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

Eastside Race & Leadership Coalition


Everyone For Veterans

Friends of Youth and Amazon Wish List

The Garage, Teen Cafe

Habitat For Humanity Seattle/King County


Imagine Housing

Influence The Choice

Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness

Issaquah Community Services

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Issaquah Schools Foundation


King County Housing Authority

King County Housing and Community Development

King County Homeless Housing Program

King County Mobile Medical Program

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

Life Enrichment Options

Muslim Association Resource Center

Muslim Association of Puget Sound

NAMI Eastside

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Plateaupians for Peace

Real Change

Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH)

Resource Talk

Sammamish Kiwanis

Sammamish Rotary

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Seattle Works


Sophia's Way and Amazon Wish List and Providing Meals

State of WA Dept. Of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth

The Tavon Learning Center

Together Center

United Way of King County

Washington Nonprofits


We Speak Medicare

YMCA Host Home Program

Youth Eastside Services

 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 kim@squidgey.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.

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Time: 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

Convener: Cori Walters – cori@issaquahfoodbank.org

Location: YWCA Family Village, Village Commons Bldg. 949 NE Ingram Way, Issaquah WA 98029

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