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, June 19, 2018 3:00 - 4:30pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah
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.
Top Pot Doughnuts * Ameriprise Financial * Bothell Chiro. Clinic * Dacels Jewelry * Evergreen Academy * Sammamish YMCA * MOSAIC Children's Therapy Issaquah * Kari Olson Design * Marlow's Fine Jewelry * Aellgro Pediatrics * Heritage Bank * Bayley Construction * Carissa Saffel Real Estate Ave Properties * Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard * Gemini Fish Market * Issaquah Kiwanis Club * See Kai Run * Coldstream Wealth Management * Carter's * Dynamic Chiros * SAP Concur * Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic * Evergreen Ford, Lincoln and Chevrolet * Keller Williams Eastside Reality * Nintendo of America * Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Issaquah * Lake Washington Christian Church * Sorenson ECC PTA * Umpqua Bank * Insperity * Evergreen Home Loans * Three Moons Midwifery & Village Pediatrics*
Best Start For Kids: Now accepting applications for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support RFP--Due June 14. This RFP for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support, is one of five Community-Based Parenting and Peer Supports RFPs that Best Starts is releasing to partner with community-based organizations to promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and to support parents and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers.
Best Starts for Kids Funding Opportunity - Now accepting applications for Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP--Due July 12
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Summer Lunch Program is coming ! Every Thursday, June 21 - Aug 30, children will receive grocery bag filled with a week's worth of breakfast, lunch and snacks. You can support this critical program by donating kid-friendly foods, donate money, donate paper bags, or volunteer to pack or distribute bags.
Tools4School is coming ! Tools4School is a community-wide partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial assistance. With your support, hundreds of Issaquah students will be able to start school ready to learn with the core supplies requested by their teachers.
In order to better serve our students and volunteers, we are asking for donations of the packaged supply kits only (no loose school supplies please). Thank you! Donations of new, empty backpacks appreciated. They can be donated via the Supply All Kids site, or purchased and dropped off at Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, or Issaquah Schools Foundation office. July 28th is the Last Day to Donate
Event Details: Clark Elementary School, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, Dates/Times: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Families, Please do register for the event so we have an good count of how many people are coming!
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.
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
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Next quarter January 4 –March 22
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 email@example.com Holiday break, no classes until January 3rd
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.