|City Level Activity
Family and Education Levy
Mayor Durkan’s Seattle Family and Ed Levy plan was released in mid-April which includes four proposed investment areas: Preschool, K12 & Community Based Investments, K12 School Health, and Seattle Promise. You can view the full planhere.
The City Council is debating the plan and may make some changes before it gets put forward to voters this fall. Concerns include the decrease from $12M to $2M annually in the K-5 space, erosion of summer learning funding, and decrease in middle schools $. Please consider attending one of the upcoming hearings. YDEKC staff and several members have been meeting with Council members and testifying at the Education Committee meetings around preserving the funds in the K-12 sector.
Seattle Human Services Department
Catherine Lester left as Director last month. Jason Johnson is interim Director, and Tanya Kim is the interim Youth and Family Empowerment Division Director.
Community Safety RFP
The long-awaited RFP for approximately $4.6M in “Community Safety” (formerly Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative) has been delayed until spring 2019. HSD will be working on a co-design process for the full RFP qualifications. They will invite providers and other stakeholders to a series of convenings to get input and co-design what the skeleton of the RFP will look like, including activities for release in spring 2019 for 2020 contracts. Current contracts in place now will stay in place through the full 2019 year.
Seattle Human Services Coalition City Budget Task Force
YDEKC put in a request for a $2 million increase in general fund money in the youth development funding stream of the Human Services Department.
Seattle Human Services Coalition Human Services Awards:
Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall, 6/5/2018, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Join the Seattle Human Services Coalition in congratulating this year’s awardees! More information is available here.