King County Announces Funding For Two Partnerships Aimed at Advancing Equitable Access to Education Through King County Promise

King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce two funding awards for King County Promise (KCP), a program model designed to develop a comprehensive student support model, helping historically underserved young people to obtain postsecondary credentials. KCP is a public-private partnership engaging local K-12 school districts, Community Based Organizations (CBO),…

King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…

Five Recommendations to Support Our Youth  

New data reveals that local youth are the experts on their needs and should be at the center of youth-serving systems. In this report, authored by a five-member Youth Commission sponsored by United Way of King County, youth are clear:  youth-serving systems must meaningfully engage the young people they seek to serve in order to create…

An Equitable Development Initiative is Coming to King County

King County is starting the process to create a community planning workgroup to support the development of the new King County Equitable Development Initiative (KC EDI)! We are looking for King County residents like you to help shape this initiative. For background, in 2021 a coalition of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) led…

Health Through Housing to Bring More Housing to the Region in the Coming Months

Health Through Housing is an initiative to rapidly acquire up to 1,600 units of affordable housing for residents experiencing, or at risk of, chronic homelessness while reducing racial-ethnic disproportionality. We’ve acquired nearly 1,000 units for at-risk and chronically homeless residents—housing that is dignified, connected, and service-enriched.  The initiative reached a new milestone last month when…

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Funding opportunity: $50,000 to Provide Services to Immigrant and Refugee Families in Kent

The Department of Community and Human Services is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) with up to $50,000 in funding to provide services to immigrant and refugee families in Kent. This is a six-month grant between July 1 – December 31, 2022.