Issaquah NN

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, April 16, 2019  3:00pm - 4:30pm  at our new location, YWCA Family Village, the Village Commons.   

The address: Village Commons is 949 NE Ingram Way, Issaquah WA 98029. For first timers at our location, recommend people check in at the front desk and be directed to the Village Commons. The front desk address is 930 NE High St. Suite 101 Issaquah, WA 98029. The Village Commons is the stand alone building in the middle of our campus.

Parking: Across from the office (Main office address 930 NE High St. Suite 101 Issaquah) or in the Regal Cinema Parking Lot (940 NE Park Dr Issaquah). Another option is the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (1755 Highlands DR NE Issaquah)


Winter 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 are needed.


 Upcoming events

Do you use assistive technology? Help KCLS make online library services accessible by completing a survey. The King County Library System values diverse experiences and perspectives and strives to fully include everyone who engages with KCLS and its technology.   Your feedback will help to ensure that our online library is accessible to all patrons. Survey here


Influence The Choice announces the 7th annual Influence the Choice student video contest has launched.  The contest is open to all students in grades 7 through 12 who live in the Issaquah School District or the City of Sammamish.  Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in each submission category, and a grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to the overall winner.   ** The deadline extended to March 27.  **

While the majority of students in our community don’t abuse drugs or alcohol, almost every student is confronted with a choice about alcohol or drugs at some time during their school years. Influence the Choice Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth is sponsoring a video contest to inspire youth to POSITIVELY influence each other by producing 2 minute public service announcements.  You could be a winner, but even better, you can help "influence the choice" of your friends and fellow students.


Eastside Legal Assistance Program is having a free Wills Clinic service for any interested clients (we're especially reaching out to Seniors, Domestic Violence Survivors, and Veterans). The Wills Clinic will be Sat., March 23rd from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM at the Bellevue Family YMCA Gym, and anyone that needs a Simple Will, Power of Attorney, and/or Advance Medical Directive is who we are looking for. The goal is for a client to walk in with the necessary paperwork, have a 1.5 hr consultation with the legal professionals present, and walk back out with a completed will, Power of Attorney, and/or Advance Medical Directive that has been notarized by a notary at the event. No walk-ins are accepted, so potential attendees must call our office at 425-747-7274 to see if they qualify and get an appointment.  Flyer also available in Spanish here

KCLS Issaquah presents Practice the art of Tai Chi with Richard Chan. Program for ages 12 and older (children must be with adult).  Mondays, March 25, April 29 and May 20 all at 7pm at Issaquah KCLS.


Plateaupians For Peace 2019 Community Conversations Series seeks to bring a wide-range of voices to discuss community-building topics important to the Sammamish community and beyond. All talks are free and open to the public. Volunteers and refreshment donations gladly accepted!  All events are 7pm - 8:30pm at Lodge at Beaver Lake 25201 Southeast 24th Street, Sammamish, WA 98075  Registration for all events Here

  • March 26, 2019 "Communicate Effectively with Your Kids"
  • April 30, 2019 'Models of Disability - How do we ensure everyone belongs?':
  • May 20, 2019 "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" comes to us from a panel of presenters from all over the globe.

You are warmly invited to Beyond the Build: Building Community. Building Hope Habitat for Humanity Seattle - King County's Annual Luncheon Fundraiser  Thursday, March 28, 2019  Showcase Open House: 11:00-11:45am  Program: 12:00-1:00 pm  Washington State Convention Center.

Join us as we gather at our annual luncheon where we will celebrate another year of building stronger communities in King County through safe and affordable housing and honor our longtime partner Delta Air Lines with the Community Leader of the Year Award and hear from Ron Sims, the former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and serves as the chair of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board.  Don’t delay! Registration required to attend.


Issaquah Kiwanis presents: Boots, Barrels and Brews March 29th, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pickering Barn Issaquah A Night of Music, Tasting and Friends!  Tickets here  Tickets are $45 per person/$55 at the door.  This includes: A Live Band, Delicious Food, 6 Tasting Tickets,Commemorative Tasting Glass and the opportunity to join in for two line dancing lessons.  All proceeds benefit the Issaquah community.


You're invited to the 2nd Annual Race and Equity Summit hosted by the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition.  Join us for a day of information and inspiration!   Fri, March 29, 2019  9:00am – 4:00 pm Bellevue Presbyterian Church  1717 Bellevue Way NE  Bellevue.  The summit is geared toward people doing equity work in East King County, but all are welcome. We encourage equity advocates from throughout the Puget Sound region to come connect and learn from each other.  Sign in at 8:30am. Program begins at 9:00.Lunch and refreshments provided. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  Jimmy Matta, Mayor of Burien, WA   Kalika Curry, Community Impact Manager for Eastside Pathways.  Attendees will participate in breakout sessions following each keynote to dive deeper into conversations, network, and explore tangible action steps they can take in their community work in the coming months.


You're invited to State of Mind !  Sat, March 30, 2019,  1:00pm – 4:30pm, Gibson Ek High School, 379 1st Place SE, Issaquah  Sponsored by Swedish Hospital and organized by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and Issaquah Schools Foundation, State of Mind is a behavioral health conference in its sixth year designed to continue discussions around stress management, body image, leadership and more! Snacks will be provided. Check-in on the day of the event is at 12:30 PM. Participation is free, but registration is required.   More information regarding breakout sessions will be published. Stay posted!

Grades 6 – 12 & Adults Fantastic discussions, forums and presentations about behavioral health issues that impact teens within the Issaquah School District. Subjects include substance abuse, self-confidence, selfcare and stress management. Enjoy our featured keynote, Kara Murphy, who will discuss pressures facing students and how success is not determined by your GPA. Other speakers include Cletus Coffey, a former professional athlete and world champion turned motivational speaker, that will talk about leadership and how student athletes thrive in stressful situations.


Rocket out of this world at Kindering's Galaxy Gala Hosted by Dennis Bounds March 30, 2019 6-11pm New Location! The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, Evening: 6-9:30pm Cocktail Reception Silent & Cellar Auction Gourmet Dinner & Live Auction  9:30-11pm  VIP After Party & Entertainment  *Black Tie Preferred*


Issaquah Senior Center presents Baby Boomer Retirement Bootcamp Are you thinking about retiring soon? Have you recently left the workforce?  Join us for this free Retirement Planning Conference!  

The Issaquah Senior Center in partnership with King County Library System and Era Living has invited a group of retirement experts to learn from. They will share best practices and guidelines to help you get the most out of your retirement years and avoid common mistakes. Snacks will be served courtesy of Era Living.  DATE: Sunday, March 31, 2019   TIME: 1-5 pm  LOCATION: Issaquah Senior Center: 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA 98027   COST: FREE   Chair of the Advisory Council of Aging and Disability Services for King County and former Mayor of Issaquah, Ava Frisinger, will kick off the event as the keynote speaker.  Workshops include topics on Planning for Your Own Aging, Legal Issues to Address Before You Die, Financial Fundamentals, Caregiver Burnout, How to Downsize, Housing Options as You Age, and more!  Registration Required: Call 425-392-2381 


Sammamish Rotary Community Service Grant Applications are now open !  Apply on-line by April 1, 2019.  Applications, eligibility requirements, and more information can be found hereAreas of Focus for Funding Priority:  Underserved children (0-18) and seniors (55+); Families in need – food, shelter, and jobs; Homelessness, Persons with mental and physical disabilities


It’s time to register for Hopelink’s free “English for Work” spring ESL course, which is designed to help non-native-English speakers improve their language skills and prepare for work.  Students develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and technology skills; receive one-on-one advising;  and participate in mock interviews conducted by local employers.  Orientations begin April 1 at the Hopelink centers in Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, and Shoreline.  The full class series begins April 15th. 


Come to Hidden In Plain Sight !  Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home ?  The "Hidden In Plain Sight" initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors, using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom.  After walking through the display, the participants will learn more about adolescent development and common signs of substance abuse provided by professionals in treatment, law enforcement, substance abuse prevention, and other parents. Sign up at www.parentwiser.org    **THIS IS A PARENT-ONLY EVENT  **

  • Tuesday, April 2nd    Skyline High School      6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Treehouse invites you to be inspired !  Champions Luncheon Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.  Sheraton Seattle  Join us for an inspirational hour! Hear firsthand from youth in foster care who are positively changing the trajectory of their lives. Together, we are creating a road to hope and possibility for all youth in foster care across Washington state.  Register here


Lunch For The Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break.   Lunch for the Beak provides a free box of grocery items for each student in the family that can be used to make breakfast, lunch and snacks.

  • Donors can shop from this shopping list, register their donation here, and bring complete boxes to one of three convenient locations on Wed., April 3, 2pm - 7pm
  • Donors can donate a complete box of food and have it packed and delivered by Supply All Kids. Donate here
  • Donors can donate funds to support the purchase of fresh produce, bread and extra protein for each child here
  • Families can pick up their boxes from a choice of three convenient locations on Thurs., April 4, 2pm - 7pm, Register here

The Garage, a teen cafe, Community Open House: Becoming Part of the Solution. Understanding Substance Use in our Community.   In partnership with Influence The Choice, engage in discussion with our teen panel  Monday, April 15th at 6:00pm  235 1st Ave SE, Issaquah   RSVP here


Employment Opportunity !  Requesting Proposals for Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (GRAT) New Funding Opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy and MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax.  More information and application Here  APPLICATIONS DUE: April 19, 2019

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposals for the Geriatric Regional Assessment Team (GRAT) with funding from MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund (MIDD) and the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan and the MIDD 2 Implementation Plan.

Successful applicants will provide a specialized outreach crisis and behavioral health assessment and intervention service, including the use of substance use screening and cognitive assessment tools, that is age, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for King County residents age 55 and older living in their own homes who are experiencing a crisis that puts them at risk for loss of housing or inappropriate institutionalization and for which the referent believes mental health or alcohol and/or other drugs may be a contributing factor and/or exacerbating the situation


Friends of Issaquah Library are seeking donations of books for their upcoming Spring Book Sale !  Please encourage your friends and family to bring their gently used donations to the Issaquah Library. To turn in book donations, check with the staff at the library service desks.   Most books are welcome. We are not able to sell old travel books, old computer books, magazines, or anything moldy.


Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day ! The Downtown Issaquah Association and the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah invite you to roll up your sleeves and join in the 7th annual citywide "Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day", Saturday, April 20st, from 9:00-12:00.   Sign up here

Volunteers - both groups and individuals - are needed to spend a couple of hours making a difference in our community. Clubs, businesses, students and families welcome! If you can pick up litter, push a broom, swing a shovel or plant some flowers, your help is needed. There are jobs for all ages and abilities and flexible schedules to get the work done.  Students can earn their community service hours. Bring a friend, make new friends! Make a difference.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th- CHECK IN AT THE HISTORIC SHELL STATION ON FRONT STREET  9 am - 12 pm - Projects and check in / tools / vests / bags  12:00 - 2:00 pm - Flying Pie pizza, Talking Rain Sparkling Ice and KIND bars will be served


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


MAPS-MCRC presents  GOLDEN TIMES EVENT FOR SENIOR WOMEN    MPR Room at MAPS 17550 NE 67th Ct., Redmond.  MAPS-MCRC presents 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 faithsPlease register here   Monday, April 22, 2019


Join YWCA Passage Point  Stand Against Racism on Tuesday, April 23, 2019  11:30am  A panel discussion on interrupting the school to prison pipeline and unpacking incarceration in King County.   Featuring Rev. Lawrence Boles III author of I Made It Out, Oracio Valdez PBSES Coach at Echo Glen, William Jimerson Credible Messenger Program, Dominique Davis Community Passage Ways, Christopher Poulos, Exec Dir at Statewide Reentry Council


Encompass Presents 2019 Rise and Thrive Breakfast, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:30 am - 9:00 am, at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge (formerly TPC Snoqualmie Ridge) Building a Resilient and Trauma Informed Community This unique opportunity will feature Dr. Kevin Haggerty as our  keynote speaker complimented by a delicious breakfast, and will bring together over 250 community leaders, educators, local businesses, and parents to help engage in our vision to create a community where ALL children thrive.


TEEN VAPING - The epidemic sweeping the nation. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7pm – 8:30pm Issaquah High School Theater.  Smoking is out, but is vaping any different? Find out why the FDA and American Medical Association is calling vaping / juuling an “urgent public health epidemic”; explore the impact vaping has on our young people and how parents can help.Speaker Jerry Blackburn discusses and explores with parents: * dramatic impact of nicotine on the brain * nature of vaping and associated products * aggressive unregulated marketing to youth * dangers/concerns of vaping consumption * how parents can reduce the risk of use for youth.  This talk is for PARENTS / ADULTS ONLY of grades 5-12.  Free attendance, but please register to reserve a seat! Walk-Ins seated only if space available.  Register here


Save The Date !  Muslim Association of Puget Sound present MAPS Banquet, an annual community celebration, Saturday, April 27th, 6pm - 10pm. Witness the accomplishment at MAPS and what's coming next !  


Join Catholic Community Services by Walking + Witnessing For Immigrant Families April 29 - May 11, 2019.  Destination on May 11 is The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, all are welcome.  Join people from across Western Washington in a prayerful walk showing solidarity with immigrant families.


Eastside Baby Corner: Save the dates! This year's 5th annual Diaper Derby will be May 3rd - June 7th, 2019. Want more information on how your business or organization can get signed up? It's easy, email communityhelpers@babycorner.org.


Save The Dates !  Join Issaquah Schools Foundation for the events of the season to witness stories of impact from our students made possible by donors like you. Thanks to our generous Golden Apple Sponsors 100% of attendee's donations will go directly to support our students.


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.

* May 9, 2019  *  July 18, 2019  *  October 24, 2019  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, Velocity Apartments, Rooftop Terrace Room, 10711 NE 37th Ct, Kirkland, WA 98033


Save The Date !  Tavon Learning Center's  Annual Auction will be held on May 11, 2019 at the Bellevue Westin supporting their mission of providing active learning and community programs that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to acquire home and community skills for living better


The 27th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  Stay tuned for details on supporting our local food banks.


Join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish in 2019.  YWCA King County Inspire Luncheon  THU, MAY 16 AT 12 PM, Washington State Convention Center · Seattle.  YWCA’s luncheons bring together thousands of community leaders, top local and international businesses, and government representatives each year in support of women and girls in our community. We hope you’ll help us impact positive change for the more than 12,000 people we serve each year.  If you are registering for a company-sponsored table, please contact Alicia Crank at acrank@ywcaworks.org.  Keynote Speaker:  SOLEDAD O'BRIEN  Award-Winning Journalist, Documentarian, News Anchor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist


Washington State Nonprofit Conference – May 21, 2019 Bellevue, Washington  Pre-conference tracks on May 20, 2019  Go to the conference website to learn more!  As the state association for all nonprofits, Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy, and collaboration. We envision a strong, united nonprofit sector that is a valued partner in creating thriving communities across Washington


NAMI Eastside NAMI Family & Friends is a free four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.  Saturday May 25th at the Together Center in Redmond (9:00am to 2:00pm)  More information and Registration here

This course takes much of the content of our 12-week Family-2-Family course and packs it into four hours. We are providing this as a 1/2 day seminar, and including lunch so that we can have a little more time and opportunity to convey a lot of information and for you to get to know the other attendees in the course.


Ongoing Programs and Resources

United Way of King CountyTax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers. Our tax sites will help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay.  More information about qualifying, locations and times can be found here


Free Tax Help by AARP Foundation at Issaquah KCLS: Saturdays, Feb. 2 - April 13, 2019  10am - 4pm, no new returns started after 3pm.  Drop-In Service, First-Come, First Served.   Flyer has iist of documents to bring with you.


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.
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

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     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

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.


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


Issaquah Senior Center Newsletter:   issaquahwa.gov/newsletter


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

Assistance League of the Eastside

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

Encompass

Everyone For Veterans

Friends of Youth and Amazon Wish List

The Garage, Teen Cafe

Habitat For Humanity Seattle/King County

HopeLink

Imagine Housing

Influence The Choice

Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness

Issaquah Community Services

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Issaquah Schools Foundation

Kindering

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

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

SHARE / WHEEL

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

Wayfind

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.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month

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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