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, May 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm at our new location, YWCA Family Village, the Village Commons. *** Guest Speaker Jerry Blackburn, Executive Director of Influence The Choice ***
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)
Shelter Resources and Information:
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
Census Bureau is Hiring !!! There are several positions to hire for immediately. We have the following positions open and would like to have a diverse workforce! Find out more at this link. * Partnership Specialists * Partnership Specialist (Spanish) * Partnership Specialist (Tribal) * Media Specialists * Information Technology Manager *
Bellevue LifeSpring is hiring Events and Volunteer Coordinator. Position is looking for a creative, detail-oriented, organized person who is collaborative and likes to work with a team. Must be passionate about our mission to support children in need in the Bellevue community, able to stay calm under pressure and enjoy working with a wide range of personality types. You will never be bored! As one of the members of a close-knit team, each day will present new challenges and your individual input will be valued and appreciated.
The Toastmasters of Sammamish are sponsoring a new Gavel Club in Sammamish and Issaquah. Gavel Clubs provide the experienced leaders needed to present the youth programs. The adult with overall responsibility for the program is the club counselor. For more info, to join, email David Hall, Youth Program Coordinator at NWGavelClubs2019@gmail.com
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 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., May 4th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Renton, 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 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 425-747-7274 x 209 to see if they qualify and get an appointment. Flyer in Spanish Manadarin Russian
Eastside Baby Corner: Fifth Annual Diaper Derby May 3rd – June 7th to help local kids in need by collecting diapers. The Diaper Derby is a fun way to help local children while competing against other businesses and organizations by collecting diapers each week. The Diaper Derby takes place during horse-racing season, which is where the name “Diaper Derby” came from. The businesses and organizations will compete to see who can collect the most diapers for EBC. A complete list of participating businesses can be found at www.babycorner.org/diaperderby. Businesses and organizations can also sign up at this link. The deadline to register for the Diaper Derby is April 30th, 2019.
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.
NAMI 2019 Youth Mental Health Conference Open to families, mental health providers, and educators to learn about mental illness in our youth. Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30am - 2:30pm Sammamish Presbyterian Church 22522 NE Inglewood Hill Rd Sammamish * Lunch provided * Workshops include Early Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety during Elementary Years, Navigating the System & New Resources for parents of school-age children, Bi-polar Survival Workshop for families, Youth Panel, Bringing Mental Health Awareness to Our Communities, and more !
ParentWiser Invites you to attend Challenge Success Reduce Academic Stress without Sacrificing Achievement. Based on the Well-Balanced Student by CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a Stanford University think-tank of educators, psychologists and parenting professionals, speaker Mary Hofstedt, School Program Director for Challenge Success, shares research based insights on how to reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement. When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. This presentation is an interactive workshop coupled with opportunities for personal reflection, audience participation, and brief discussion. Parents leave with practical strategies for home and school. For parents of grades K-12.
Youth Eastside Services Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, May 6 & May 13, 2019. This course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help a youth who is experiencing a mental health or an addiction challenge or crisis. The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. YES’ 8-hour certificate course is split into two 4-hour days for convenience. The course cost is $75 which includes a training manual and dinner. Register here
6th Annual Issaquah Job Fair ! DATE: Wednesday, May 8th TIME: 2 – 5 pm WHERE: Pickering Barn (1730 10th Ave NW) Meet 30+ employers with vacancies, Find local jobs. Free resume review.
Issaquah Senior Center Invites You to Meet & Greet Night, Wednesday, May 8, 2019,7:00- 8:30pm, Issaquah Senior Center, The Share Your Story Project is an interview project inspired by Story Corps® Legacy to help share and record the stories of your life! Meet the teen interview teams, sign up, or just catch up with the students who interviewed you! Dr. Mary Lynn Hafner, PT, DPT Volunteer Coordinator & Facilitator email@example.com.
If seniors are interested in signing up to participate in being interviewed call the Issaquah Senior Center at 425-392-2381. Interviews are scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month at 6-7 pm or 7:15-8:15 pm; dates include June 12, July 10, and August 14.
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.
* 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
Diabetes Foot Care from Overlake Hospital at Issaquah Senior Center, Thurs., May 9, 1:00 - 2:30pm. Learn how diabetes can affect foot health, tips to best manage your foot care, and ways to protect your feet from injury. Register here
Share your stories with family ! Issaquah Senior Center Write Your Memoir May 9: Stories about Mothers. May 23: Speaker Karla Anderson will talk about Tell Your Story: Write A Memoir.
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 email@example.com. Keynote Speaker: SOLEDAD O'BRIEN Award-Winning Journalist, Documentarian, News Anchor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Transplant Recipients International Organization announces May 19, 12pm - 9pm TRIO will be the recipient of a fundraiser event at Ben and Jerrys. We are seeking to register 1007 potential donors representing the 1007 men, women and children in WA waiting for an organ transplant. We are also seeking youth volunteers to scoop and serve ice cream and help us promote the event on their social media networks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra presents a free public concert in support of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. May 20, 2019,7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Skyline High School. This is a family friendly event and children are welcomed. Please bring non-perishable food items to donate.
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
Join fellow ELAP supporters at the 9th Annual Breakfast for Justice! May 22, 2019 7:00 am – 8:30am Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue This annual event raises funds that are critical to support legal services for low-income families and survivors of domestic violence in King County. This year is special because we will be celebrating 30 years of ELAP’s dedication to the eastside community! Registration is now open! Featured Speaker: Monika Kalra Varma, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Influence The Choice Announces Action Forum for Youth - May 23, 2019 Enjoy breakfast at the Holiday Inn, 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. At this event, Influence the Choice and the Issaquah Schools Foundation roll out the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey results for the Issaquah School District. We focus on the following at-risk factors: alcohol and drug use; teen anxiety, stress and depression; suicide ideation; bullying; school attachment and community attachment. The breakfast is free, but we do require registration. Register here
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.
Sophia's Way RiSE Together: Gala & Auction Join us Saturday, June 1, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Bellevue for an exciting fun-filled evening with dinner, dancing, and the opportunity to raise your paddle for a better community. The funds raised will provide life-saving services, including the final capital dollars needed to build the first 24/7/365 permanent eastside emergency shelter for women and families with children.
Influence The Choice Offering Youth Mental Health First Aid Class - June 3 and 4, 2019. Back by popular demand! Influence the Choice, Friends of Youth and St. Michael's & All Angels Episcopal Church are co-hosting a two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Class, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on both days. The class teaches adults how to help a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, and is specifically helpful for those who work with youth, who encounter youth frequently in their work, for parents and for those who want to promote mental wellness among youth in our community. Class size is limited to 25. Register here
Our Movement, Our Moment 2019 NAMI National Convention June 19 – 22, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Seattle Join the nation’s largest gathering of mental health advocates as we share, learn and network around important mental health issues. Launching at this year’s convention – NAMI’s new strategic plan! The convention’s theme, Our Movement, Our Moment captures the power and excitement of this moment as we mobilize the NAMI movement! The 2019 NAMI National Convention offers engaging presenters, thought-provoking topics and the latest updates on important research.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
Issaquah Senior Center Newsletter: issaquahwa.gov/newsletter
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.