Date Published: 06/22/2020
During our 2019-2020 school year programming at Rainier Beach High School, we...
Facilitated 18 conflict circles through Restorative Justice
During our 2019-2020 school year programming at Emerson Elementary, we...
Though this past school year took a turn due to COVID-19, we managed to stay busy with our Feed the Beach effort! Thanks to individual donors like you, we brought food justice to hundreds of students and families in the Rainier Beach neighborhood for 14 weeks straight and reinvested tens of thousands of dollars back into Black and Brown owned local businesses. We couldn't have done it without you!
Typically, we've engaged 100 K-12 Southeast Seattle scholars in a 6 week, high-impact, culturally responsive literacy program during the summer to Build Leaders of Change and combat summer learning loss. In response to recommended social distancing measures, we facilitated a virtual curriculum for scholars to access in lieu of our annual in person programming. To gear up for our virtual summer learning program, the WA-BLOC team needed to take a short break from Feed the Beach. We restructured Feed the Beach events to take place every Friday during our summer programming rather than twice/week and used that space as a point of safe, in-person contact with our virtual learning scholars and families.
Hot meals served: 4,500+
Feed the Beach Partners: 30
Money Reinvested Back into local BIPOC-owned businesses: $30,000