Speaker Date Topic
Fellowship Gathering Jul 25, 2024 12:00 PM

Meet at Azteca in Burien.

Joy Throndsen Aug 01, 2024 12:00 PM
Elk Run Farm

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Fred Swanson Aug 08, 2024 12:00 PM
Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: How Highline Schools Foundation supports Students, Educators and Families in Highline.

Fred Swanson is a knowledgeable, adept team builder and collaborator focused on removing barriers and dismantling systems that prevent communities from achieving joy and equity.  A proud dad, dedicated leader, published writer and award winning poet, Fred won the Business of Pride 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from Puget Sound Business Journal. He is currently Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation, Vice President of the Des Moines Rotary Foundation, an organizer of Burien's 7 Stories Project and served as Chair of the City of Burien Human Services Commission for the past two years.

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Rev. Jenny Partch Aug 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Highline Methodist Church

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Meg Alley Aug 29, 2024 12:00 PM
Team Read

Meg Alley is the Communications and Development Director at Team Read, a student powered literacy tutoring organization. She’s worked in fundraising and communications for Seattle-area nonprofits since 2012 and currently serves as Board President at The Environmental Science Center. When not working or volunteering in the community, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or exploring the Northwest with her family.

Team Read is a local literacy tutoring organization that has partnered with Seattle Public Schools for over 25 years, and will soon begin its 7th year partnering with the Highline School District. What sets Team Read apart is that they recruit and train local high school students to work as paid reading tutors to second and third graders who need literacy support. The dual impact of this program results in elementary students improving their reading skills, and teens having access to a meaningful first job. Meg will present on Team Read’s curriculum, structure, impact, and opportunities for community support.

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