Friday, March 5, 2010

Youth and Families Initiative Meeting - Monday

This is the first phase of the Initiative, where people from across our community will come together to make their voices heard and talk about the issues facing our children and families in Seattle today in small-group breakout sessions. Each small group will have a facilitator to guide the discussion as well as a note taker to record the group’s comments and the priorities and possible solutions that are raised during the discussion, and each table will elect one delegate to attend the Kids and Families Congress on June 5th at Seattle Center.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Van Asselt Elementary School, 8311 Beacon Ave S

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Benni said...

Just for the information of the community, some of us who are closely involved with Youngstown Cultural Arts Center are forming a cooperative preschool open to the community with an emphasis on creativity, individuality, compassion and inclusiveness. Below is information that you can use to RSVP for an informational meeting being held on March 20th, 2010 for those interested in forming a first class of students at youngstown!
Hi everyone,

Many of you know that I am trying to organize a cooperative preschool to be housed at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. We have a preliminary commitment for space at Youngstown beginning in August, 2010, and now it is time to figure out who is interested in participating in this new coop!

Here is what the preliminary parameters might be for an endeavor like this:
Your toddler will be at least 24 months by August, 2010, and no older than 4.5 years old by August 2010
You are interested in volunteering in the coop on a regular basis (the volunteer positions and duration of them will be decided by the coop board)
You are potentially interested in belonging to the coop board, which will need to meet online and in-person on a regular basis to bring together the particulars of the coop
Here are the meeting particulars:

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 @ 10:00 a.m.
Mosaic Community Coffeehouse - in the demitasse room (kids playroom)
4401 2nd Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA

They have coffee, tea, and pastries there which can be purchased by donation (it's a community, not for profit coffeehouse). I will bring some extra treats as well. PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTLE! We can have a play date!

This will be an informal meet and greet to try to ascertain the level of interest and participation from the community. Please RSVP to If you can't make it but would still be interested in participating, please contact me by email and let me know your level of interest. Board members are encouraged! We have a lot of fun stuff to get done this spring and summer to get ready!