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: August 2018 meeting is cancelled. See you in Sept !
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 are needed.
FREE Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101, Tuesday, August 21st, 1 pm - 5 pm, Kent Memorial Park Building -850 Central Ave N, Kent WA 98032
Description:The training is designed for public school staff and non-profit service providers that work with families and youth experiencing homelessness. This year in addition to the federal rights of homeless students under the McKinney-Vento Act we are also excited to have experts on the legal issues facing unaccompanied minors, including immigrant youth, and on how to advocate for students with disabilities who have or need Individualized Education Plans (IEP's). More information and registration on our website, www.homelessinfo.org
Tuxes & Tiaras Homecoming is here ! Donations of clothing, shoes and accessories accepted Aug 27 - Sept 11 at 4 locations ! Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah High School and Liberty High School. Help Issaquah students start the year off with a fun dance experience ! All Issaquah students welcome to attend the event, Sept 15 & 16, at The Garage, a Teen cafe. Visit here for more donation and event details.
Treehouse: You are invited to join celebrate Treehouse's 30th Birthday at Taste for Treehouse, a wine, beer, cider and spirits tasting event. Live music, games, raffle and catering provided by The Catering Company. All proceeds benefit Treehouse programs and youth in foster care. Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 2100 Building Rooftop Deck, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Buy tickets here.
You are invited to the YWCA Passage Point Back to School BBQ Fiesta ! Friday August 31st 2:30 PM until 5:00 PM, YWCA Passage Point 15900 227th Avenue SE (use *Issaquah* for google maps on some phones) YWCA Passage Point is next to the KC Cedar Hills Land Fill near the intersection of 227th and 228th. Continue down 227th to the YWCA Gate. Enjoy : Carne Asada * Hamburgers * Hot Dogs & All the trimmings! Learn about YWCA Passage Point’s reentry and reunification mission. Call 425.270.6649 for more information
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank: MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 2018 Recipe for Hope Breakfast! Date: Tuesday, September 18th Location: Eastridge Church, 24205 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road in Issaquah
Coffee meet and greet will begin at 7:00 AM Breakfast presentation will run from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Minimum of $100 contribution requested. Keynote Speaker: Ron Thiele, Issaquah School District Superintendent
Can't make the breakfast, but want to contribute? You can do so here.
IFCB Mayor's Month of Concern:
September brings one of our biggest annual food drives! Help us make it a big success by spreading the word and encouraging friends to give at their local grocery stores. The food received during this drive helps end our summer food drought and supplies food for local families for months to come. See the schedule and participating stores below. For more information, contact Mike.
9th Annual Congregations for the Homeless Luncheon Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.
Please join us to discover the work those experiencing homelessness undertake to develop independence and identity beyond their circumstances. There’s no cost to attend the luncheon. However, all guests will be invited to make a gift to support CFH during the luncheon. Suggested minimum donation is $150. Doors at 10:30am, program at 11:30am.
Hopelink's Reaching Out Luncheon Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue
Dr. Tererai Trent is an activist and a dreamer, educator and author, scholar and humanitarian. And on October 15, she will be our very special guest at Hopelink’s 23rd annual Reaching Out Luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Growing up in a war-torn Zimbabwean village – where boys were allowed to go to school and girls were expected to marry and start families – Tererai chose a different path; ultimately earning her Ph.D. Along the way, she found support in her community; from food and housing, to education and encouragement. Today, Tererai lives the belief that “we are all connected … we are on a sacred journey together.”
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
For the King County Library System, it’s time for Summer Reading and we’re pulling out all the stops. The theme this year, Libraries Rock, includes a line-up of programs and activities to ensure that patrons of all ages come together for a summer of fun and exploration, and to help kids bridge the three-month learning gap commonly known as the “Summer Slide.”
The King County Library is dedicated to helping students read, learn, and grow all summer long. Students can pick up their reading logs starting on June 1, and earn prizes like Seattle Storm vouchers, tickets to Wild Waves and a customizable tote bag, all while building their reading skills and preventing the summer slide.
Ready to Read programs for preschoolers and their parents are wonderful ways to read, talk, sing, write and play together–and to connect with other parents and caregivers—and KCLS Story Times remain popular for young children of all ages.
All you have to do is participate in Teen Summer Reading which is open to teens in grades 6-12 and runs from June 1 through August 31, 2018.
KCLS has Summer Reading programs for adults, too. Now in its third year, the Summer Reading in the Park program was created to draw adults outdoors to read. Held at parks and other venues around the county, adults can lounge in lawn chairs and families can spread out on blankets to enjoy a good book on a warm summer day while a local DJ plays music in the background.
Students can use their student ID number to check out ebooks, movies, music, and more this summer! Elementary, middle, and high school students in the KCLS service area get access to all of the online resources on the KCLS website, even if they don't have a regular library card.
Summer Meals at Renton Highlands Library! Mondays, Tuesday & Fridays 12:30-1:30pm, June 25th-August 24th [No meals on July 2 and 3]
Stop by Renton Highlands Library for FREE lunch for kids and teens this summer! The meals are available to children ages 0-18. There are no restrictions on family income and no registration is required. Come for lunch, the hang out to read, learn and have fun! Brought to you by KCLS, in partnership with the City of Renton and United Way.
Seattle/King County Clinic returns to KeyArena at Seattle Center for a fourth year, Oct. 26 – 29, with an ambitious goal of providing over $3.5 million in free dental, vision and medical services to people in need. To realize this target, the Clinic seeks healthcare professionals and general support volunteers to fill a broad range of functions and shifts.
The Clinic anticipates the need for 1,000 volunteers each day, and it also seeks volunteers in the days and weeks before and after the four-day event to help in preparation and wrap-up. The number of patients served each Clinic day depends on the number of registered volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals may register at www.seattlecenter.org/volunteers.
Eastside Baby Corner's 9th annual Helping Kids THRIVE Luncheon: Friday, November 2nd at 12 pm at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue; click here for details
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 email@example.com PO Box 2134 Seattle, WA 98111 wayfindlegla.org
HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside. Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes here. Free GED Classes Start any time. Join us twice a week to improve your reading, writing, computer and math skills so you can get a better job and get your GED
Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities. Check out website here for more information on how you can help.
YWCA Family Village in Issaquah is seeking volunteer instructors for dance, art, coding, cooking, photography and more ! Contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Issaquah Sammamish Interfaith Coalition needs office help. Looking for someone who is good at organizing, making phone calls, and knows how to use a computer. Familiarity with Excel would be a plus. Call 425 677 8043. Contact Person: Elizabeth Maupin (425)677-8043 email@example.com
YWCA Passage Point - Needs volunteers to participate in various children's support programs, everything from tutoring to gardening. Please see flyer for programs currently open for volunteer opportunities !
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/
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.