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A Look Back at the 2019-2020 School Year

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

  • Served 302 students during after school academic support program, Homework Center
  • Led weekly Restorative Justice class for 30 students to grow into Leaders of Change by learning the practice of circle-keeping
  • Hosted a school-wide viewing of the film "Push Out" and facilitated conversations with students and staff alike around the criminalization of black girls in schools

During our 2019-2020 school year programming at Emerson Elementary, we...

  • Engaged staff in 2 professional development trainings in Restorative Justice
  • Led weekly community building circles for 3rd-5th graders

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.

Quick Stats:
Hot meals served: 4,500+
Feed the Beach Partners: 30
Money Reinvested Back into local BIPOC-owned businesses: $30,000