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WCP is Part of the Winning Puget Sound Region RTT-D Grant!

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 in News | 0 comments

White Center Promise is part of the winning DOE Race to the Top – District grant that was coordinated by The Road Map Project on behalf of 7 school districts in Seattle and south King County.  The application was one of only two nationally to be awarded the full $40 million, and our application was the fourth highest scoring out of 372 nationally.   Among an array of important systemic work within each district, White Center is one of the two “deep dive” locations with a focus on alignment of effective direct service work.  This work is centered on the early learning,...

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WCP Summer Celebration a Big Hit

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in News | 0 comments

We had a great turnout for the White Center Promise Celebration this year. Over 1,000 people came out on the sunny Friday of Labor Day weekend to eat, dance, get free backpacks and talk with us about WCP. Also in attendance and providing key remarks were Highline School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield and King County Executive Dow Constantine. There were huge performances from the well-known EriAm Sisters, Au-Lac Vovinam Lion Dance Team and Seattle Kokon Taiko Drummers. In addition, fifteen community organization hosted tables as vendors to get information out about educational...

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WCP Featured in the West Seattle Herald

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The West Seattle Herald is getting the word out about White Center Promise.  It’s a well-timed article that should bring even more people to the WCP Summer Celebration tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 31st, 4-6:30, Greenbridge Plaza).  We already have over 500 people signed up so it should be a great event! http://www.westseattleherald.com/2012/08/24/features/white-center-promise-initiative-plans-lift-po  

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Register for White Center Promise Summer Celebration

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments

We are looking forward to coming together with the White Center community for the White Center Promise Summer Celebration 2012. It’s on Friday, August 31st from 4-6:30pm at Greenbridge Plaza. Last year we had over 400 participants and we anticipate even more this year. There will be excellent local food, giveaways for kids and adults, great entertainment, and breakout sessions about White Center Promise with language interpretation in Somali, Spanish,Vietnamese, Arabic and Khmer. Advance registration is requested so we can ensure enough food, interpretation, and materials. Registration...

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Federal Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant Submitted

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 in News | 0 comments

White Center CDA completed and submitted the federal Promise Neighborhood grant for White Center Promise.  The WCCDA requested $20 million over 5 years to support the infrastructure and programs needed to implement the continuum of solutions developed over the last 18 months.  A huge thanks goes out to all of the individuals and organizations who came together to support this huge undertaking. While the Department of Education has until the end of December to announce the awardees, we are committed to beginning implementation of White Center Promise in January 2013 either way.  We have a...

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Resident Advisory Committee Seeking Applicants

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 in News | 0 comments

We are seeking White Center residents for our new White Center Promise Resident Advisory Committee to provide the WCP Core Leadership Team and staff with information and recommendations to ensure that WCP is constantly listening to and accountable to White Center’s children and families. The Resident Advisory Committee will be made up of 15 White Center residents selected for a one-year term through an application process.  Thirty percent of the committee should be White Center parents and another 30% should be White Center youth.  The application deadline is Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ...

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