Registration open for the 2021 Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our second annual virtual summit! As we look to the future of Best Starts for Kids, we’ll reflect on the community we’ve built around our shared vision for babies, children, youth, and families in our region. This year's…

Join us! King County Nonprofit Employment Survey community convening session

Join us to learn about the King County Nonprofit Employment Survey launching this spring! A Countywide Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Survey and an Employee Engagement Survey will help build a stronger nonprofit community in King County. Funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) and administered by our partner 501 Commons, the surveys…

Serving compassionately: making an impact in communities during COVID-19

Elisha, Horacio and Lisa of Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) in Enumclaw, an organization funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), have been busy spending their days compassionately serving their community, adapting services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure their community members’ most critical needs are being met. POM is the central…

Supporting survivors of human trafficking through collaboration and community experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of everyone in King County, the United States and around the world. National and local leaders have encouraged individuals to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and their communities. The pandemic has caused major economic disruptions, disconnected many from community resources and support…

Countywide Gender-Based Violence Prevention Pilot: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Historically King County’s investments for survivors of gender-based violence have focused on crisis and short- to medium-term response for survivors. While these supports are an essential part of the landscape in addressing gender-based violence, they do not address the root causes of violence nor meaningfully help us to build strategies to change the conditions that…

Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…