We encourage those who are interested in Educators for Social Justice to attend a meeting and get acquainted with the range of issues and events that ESJ is currently involved in. Although membership with voting privileges and meetings are always open to College of Education graduate students, we extend the invitation to attend the meetings to other groups associated with the education field as well.
COE faculty and staff are also invited to attend general meeting; please contact an ESJ member if you are interested in attending a meeting.
Big Brother/Big Sister
Volunteers meet 2-4 times a month with Little Brothers or Little Sisters from all kinds of backgrounds who are in need of friendship and guidance.
Location: King Central 1600 S Graham Street Seattle, WA 98108
Book-it Repertory Theater
A non-profit organization that provides an interactive relationship between youth and literature through theatrical productions and educational programs.
Location: Center House Theatre 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109
Web site: book-it.org/education
Bridges for Understanding
An organization that engages K-12 students worldwide in direct, interactive learning and storytelling using technologies such as digital storytelling, live video conferencing, in-person student exchanges, and teacher-led text-based communication.
Location: 601 N 34th St Seattle, WA 98103
Web site: bridgesweb.org
A “coalition of Latino educators, parents, youth and concerned citizens who are alarmed by the academic achievement gap facing the Latino community and volunteer our time to building solutions.”
Location: See Website
Web site: campanaquetzal.org
A statewide child advocacy organization that mobilizes advocates across the state and connects families and communities to programs that benefit children.
Location: 2017 E Spruce Seattle, WA 98122
Web site: childrensalliance.org
Family and Education Levy
Provides funding for programs that serve children and their families both in Seattle public School and in the surrounding community.
Location: for more info contact Lisa Taylor, email@example.com 206.252.0990
Web site: www.seattleschools.org/area/ocl/felprograms.xml (if this direct address doesn’t
work, a google of “seattle school family and education levy” brings up the site)
Flores After School Program
Provides before and after school services for children ages 5-12 from low-income families in need of support with homework, tutoring and mentoring.
Location: 2524 16th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 206.957.4623
Web site: www.elcentrodelaraza.com/programs/afterschool.htm
Fremont Public Assoc / Solid Ground
A group “dedicated to achieving a just and caring community, free from poverty, prejudice and neglect” through response to community needs, human services, advocating public policy and supporting others who share their vision of community.
Location: 1501 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103 206.694.6700
Web site: www.fremontpublic.org
A year-round Seattle Public Schools program, partnered with community colleges and universities, working to provide “seamless pathways for students to move on to higher education.”
Location: Seattle Public Schools
Web site: seattleschools.org/area/gearup
An organization “dedicated to professional education and curriculum development for elementary and secondary education . . . with the intention of building stronger global and local bridges between classrooms and communities.”
Location: Global Source Education PO BOX 11316 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.780.5795
Web site: globalsourcenetwork.org
Hate Free Zone Washington
Human rights advocates for immigrants and community, helpline , coalition, legal aid, voter registration and advocacy.
Location: Seattle, Lynnwood, multiple
Institute for Community Leadership
Provides leadership development opportunities and works to “develop ties and mutually beneficial relations among organizations and organizers.”
Location: 24833 180th Ave SE Kent, WA 98042 253.872.3612
Web site: icleadership.org
International District Housing Alliance
Provides low-income housing, homeownership education and counseling, financial literacy, tutoring and support, job skills and related services for International District residents and Asian and Pacific Islanders of greater Seattle.
Location: 606 Maynard Ave South, Suite 105 Seattle, WA 98104 206.623.5132
Web site: apialliance.org
Jack Straw Productions
A multidisciplinary audio media arts center.
Location: University District
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
A center providing quality cultural entertainment and educational opportunities.
Marra Farm (part of Fremont Public Association)
Farmland growing organic produce for local food banks.
Location: South Park neighborhood, Seattle
Marine Resources for Future Generations
Serving Asian Pacific Islander populations.
One World Now
OneWorld Now! is a two-year global leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors that provides international learning experiences to underserved youth through world language studies, transformational leadership training, study abroad scholarships and college and career opportunities.
Location: Seattle-wide organization
Parent Empowerment Network
Helps community members develop strategies to promote sound policy for quality public schools.
Location: Nationwide organization with contact person in Seattle
Powerful Buddies – Powerful Schools
Pairs mentors with elementary school students.
Location: Southeast Seattle
Provides services to Latino students.
Location: Chief Sealth High School & Ballard High School
Puget Sound Writers Project
Helps teachers of writing.
Provides education and support services for academically-talented students of color.
Technology learning programs in community centers.
Non-profit publisher of education materials.
Location: Nationwide organization
Provides opportunities in math and science for underrepresented K-12 students.
Seattle Team for Youth
Levee-funded program to provide case workers and assist Seattle low income youth
ages 11-21 with school troubles to stay in school.
Location: El Centro de la Raza
Seattle Urban Debate Foundation
Debate programs that prepare youth for higher education.
Location: Seattle high schools
Support program for new teachers and teachers experiencing difficulty in public schools.
Location: Seattle public schools
Technology Access Foundation
K-12 children of color. Provide rigorous education. Science, Technology and Math focus. To prepare for higher ed and professional success.
Location: Columbia City
Tyree Scott Freedom School
Summer/winter camp 13-18 ages,racism, social justice issues exploration including theater (spoken word) workshops & institute.
College prep & resources, tutoring for low income, 13-19 first generation.
University of Washington Campus-Community Partnerships for Health
Facilitates (nationwide) partnerships between university & community health organizations.
Location: U District
University of Washington Office of Community Partnerships
Facilitates partnerships between communities and the University of Washington.
Location: University District
University of Washington Pipeline Project
Serves Seattle public schools. K-12 outreach for undergraduates.
Location: University District
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Building community through performing arts, dance, poetry, theater.
Youth in Focus
Media/video production serves urban teens.